Studio City

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Government of Free Vietnam Is No Republic for Old Men

    From Garden Grove, the organization tried to bring down its former country's Communist regime. Instead, it gave American diplomats a giant headache

  • Film

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    On The Line: Walter Cotta Of Alegria And L'Opera, Part One

    We've heard of chefs operating multiple restaurants, but who frequents more than one daily? When your two concepts are on the same stretch of Pine Avenue in Long Beach, the answer is Walter Cotta. Depending on the time of day, Cotta will bounce between the Latin flair of Alegria and Italian hospital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One

    The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Another Lauded LA Ramenya Coming to Costa Mesa

    ​Did you hear about the ramenya that Jonathan Gold dubbed one of LA's 99 Essential Restaurants coming to Costa Mesa? No, not Ramen Yamadaya, which has been open for months. I'm talking about Jinya, the other slurp peddler that has restaurants in Studio City and the Miracle Mile of which Gold said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Killer Shrimp Headed to Newport Beach?

    ​ I hate to admit it, but it's not often I cross over the Orange Curtain and into Los Angeles. I'm a Bay Area transplant who doesn't leave the bubble. What I really need is a guided tour, but I digress ...One place that used to be on my short list was always Killer Shrimp, a Southern seafood spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    [UPDATED with Protest and After Party] Musicans Call Out Elimination of Grammy Award Categories as Racist

    ​UPDATE, FEB, 6, 1:56 P.M.: and, which has its own petition in circulation, are joining forces in calling for a protest this Saturday over the slashing of Grammy Award categories. The Facebook page for the protest, which encourages supporters to bring their instruments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Late-Night Caffeine Hounds Rejoice: The Night Owl is Open Late

    Dave Lieberman​I've always wanted to run into a busy, buzzing newsroom and shriek, "STOP THE PRESSES!" The problem is that (a) I write for a food blog, hardly an incubator for urgent, breaking news, (b) 90 percent of what I write is online and shouting, "Stop the blog software!" just doesn't have ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    The Hard Cell At the OC Jail

    [Moxley Confidential] Deputies locked an innocent man in a cell with a homicidal, white-supremacist gangster and walked away

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Will "Rule of Law" City Costa Mesa Soon Border "Sanctuary City" Santa Ana?​Pretty soon, you may be able to stand on the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa border and place one foot in a so-called "sanctuary city" and the other in a so-called "rule of law city."A new Facebook group has formed in support of making Santa Ana a sanctuar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    DJ and Palette Recordings Boss John Tejada

    Ryu KasaiJohn Tejada works his turntable magic"If you say the word techno, people assume you're playing hard, banging music, and that house is always deep with vocals and congas," says Palette Recordings label boss John Tejada. "Not true. I feel genre descriptions have really lost all focus." Approp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Frantically Mincing Words

    A couple of my husband and I's favorite booths to visit at any given craft fair are The Frantic Meerkat and The Mincing Mockingbird. One booth features all kinds of fun clip-arty type images with hilarious sayings accompanying them--the other, poignant artworks focusing on all kinds of birds. I got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    On the Line: Steve Samson of Pizzeria Ortica

    It's hard to believe that Costa Mesa's Pizzeria Ortica, co-founded by David Myers and Executive Chef Steve Samson, has only been open since January. An instant hit, despite being slightly off the South Coast Plaza beaten path, it's known for its stunning pastas, meats, fish and p ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 28, 2008
  • Features

    January 24, 2008


    Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    George Bush on Ecstasy

    A talk with former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter

  • Food

    December 4, 2003

    Paris Hilton, Pinot Noir & Moi

    Devouring Lamburgers and Juicy Gossip at Plums

  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    Meta Musil

    Joseph J. Musil's theater comes from someplace beyond

  • Features

    October 18, 2001

    What Would John Wayne Do?

    We go to a famous psychic in the bedroom of the Dukes yacht for answers in these troubled times