The lineup for Lightning in a Bottle 2013 is out this morning. And it's a big one. The ultra-bohemian EDM fest is headlined this year by Nicholas Jaar, Rusko, Tycho, Emancipator, Griz and Paper Diamond. As reported by our sister blog, West Coast Sound, the eight installment of this five-day event is ... More >>
Ladies travel site Misstravel.com recently named named Coachella the number one music festival at which to go on a first date. For so many reasons, this is a terrible idea. Issue number one is that unless you have some day pass scenario worked out, a first date at Coachella means that you're aut ... More >>
The post-hardcore outfit reunites for the 10th anniversary of their album 'What It Is to Burn'
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The five-day Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo opens Oct. 24 at the Ultraluxe Anaheim Cinemas at GardenWalk. It says so on the nonprofit Anaheim Film Arts Society's website. But if we've learned anything about showbiz, it's don't always believe your lying eyes.
On Aug. 27, about 20 runners with Latin American indigenous group Peace and Dignity Journeys made their way from Long Beach to the La Colonia neighborhood in Anaheim, making a brief stop on the Anna Drive where the police shooting of Manuel Diaz set off several days of civil unrest through ... More >>
Chef Castan was in Temecula at the beginning of the year, and asked a vendor if he could blend his own olive oil. They agreed, and Frederic created a combination that was mild enough for most palates, but flavorful enough to finish well with most dishes. The 100% organic "Chef's Blend" will be avail ... More >>
What does Anaheim have in common with El Cajon, Temecula, Ventura and San Bernardino?I mean besides the exact same strip malls, fast-food joints and foreclosure signs.It's the distinction of being a Southern California city with more than 100,000 residents and a significant spike in violent crime.
The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>
Dave LiebermanCalifornia olive oil was the laughingstock of the olive oil world for a long time; despite our climate being absolutely perfect for olives, the oils ended up being acidic and sour, and chefs ignored them in favor of expensive imports. Fortunately, the quality has taken a marked turn ... More >>
At least this can be said of the decision by operators of The Promenade at Temecula to track Black Friday shoppers via their mobile phones:At least they aren't using the technology only to track black people.Back in the day--but not anymore, right guys--African Americans were closely monitored at ... More >>
¡Co-lom-BIA!Celebration of Colombia's Independence Day officially kicked off ten days early on Sunday at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim with the Festival Colombiano O.C. The day-long event featured food & drink stands, gift booths, musical stylings, and more sombreros volteados than you could s ... More >>
Dick's most-recent booking photo from Temecula.UPDATE, MAY 16, 8:57 A.M.: More details have been released about the April 29 incident that resulted in the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) considering taking legal action against troubled comic actor Andy Dick.The piss-destroy-chew episode (see o ... More >>
It's now the world's most famous mouthless white cat's turn to help out Japan: Tomorrow, Sanrio.com and select participating boutique locations will donate all net proceeds toward Japan disaster relief.The company (whose stateside headquarters is housed in Torrance) seems to be following in the f ... More >>
Edwin GoeiIt's been a long while since Vessia in Irvine shuttered, about a year. The owner and namesake, Franco Vessia, closed the long-standing Italian restaurant at the Crossroads in Irvine to focus on his newer Frankie's Steak and Seafood in Temecula. But then, that restaurant had to close ... More >>
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Photo by Flickr user Flying House StudiosWe're lucky to have a great many ethnic groups and their native cuisines heavily represented in Orange County, but North African foods aren't among them. Sure, I've eaten at Moroccan restaurants a handful of times, but in fact, I know bupkes about the spic ... More >>
The announcement that UltraStar Cinemas at GardenWalk in Anaheim will be the official theater venue for the inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival (AIFF) packs all the wallop of heavily favored Jeff Bridges getting the last best actor Oscar.Seeing as how the festival office and its May pr ... More >>
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Ten years ago, the only blueberries consumers could purchase were trucked in from the East Coast; they were awful, lifeless, wooden facsimiles of the fragrant lovelies of the Northeast, sold at a premium to gullible shoppers willing to pay $5 or more for a half-pint of nothingness.Dave Lieberman
A "historic moment" happened last night on the third level of the GardenWalk outdoor shopping mall (just follow the Disney Tower of Terror shadow)--historic not just for Anaheim but California and the whole world as we know it, according to Sinan Kanatsiz.www.facebook.com/anaheimfilmAIFF co-found ... More >>
Chris A. Michaels/ / CC BY 2.0Santa Barbara VinesIf there was a moment for California wine--one in which it went from being something that only came from Napa and Sonoma or was just two buck chuck--and became something relevant in pop culture, it was the release of Sideways.
Photo from FourQBBQ.comThose of you who follow the OC food blogging scene and Chowhound should know that our friend and Weekly contributor Professor Salt is passionate for BBQ. He and three friends, all of them food bloggers, make up a competitive BBQ team called Four Q. They've competed ... More >>
Willy BlackmoreStephanie Anglim at Anglim Winery White wine is certainly worth drinking year round, but with the heat making its way back to Orange County, a cold, crisp bottle has become evermore tempting in the past weeks. We've tasted some wines from nearby Temecula in previous editions of Due ... More >>
Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven
Nick Schou sits one cubicle away from mine at OC Weekly. And yet, I interviewed him about his new book, Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World, from my home while he was on the road to his home in Long Beach. Complicating matter ... More >>
21202718@N00 @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Gougères (pronounced "goo ZHERR") are French cheese puffs. They're made with pâte à choux, the sticky dough that, when sugar is added, makes éclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs. In this case, there is no sugar; salt and grated cheese are added.In the ... More >>
http://trstn.com/This week, Stick A Fork In It has managed to cover everything from crime and condiments to burgers as big as your face!Gustavo's Taco Bell Crime of the Week recounts the story of an ex-manager on the run after an ultimate act of job dissatisfaction.Edwin discovers a Korean cookie ... More >>
Living in California and drinking locally, alcohol-wise, is by no means difficult. From the world-famous wine regions in Northern California to the craft beer Mecca of San Diego County and a few other noteworthy sources of wine, beer and booze (SF's Anchor Distilling makes thoroughly interesting and ... More >>
Dave LiebermanQuick, name a place in downtown Fullerton to get breakfast. Full English at the Olde Ship? The gut-busting buffet at Chomp? Granola and yogurt at Rutabegorz? Eggpatty McSysco at the Yellow M on Chapman?No, the best-kept breakfast secret in Fullerton is the Monkey Business Café, a w ... More >>
Buono dropping off her goodies to Old Vine Cafe...I can attest to the wonderful food produced by Morningsong Farms (based in the Temecula-area town of Rainbow, but owner Donna Buono lives in San Clemente and provides Best Restaurant in OC Old Vine Cafe with most of its produce) because the chica ... More >>
We missed this item on the LA Times's Funland blog on Monday. Apparently, Irvine water park Wild Rivers, which has spent the better part of its decade proclaiming it would soon shut down but never actually doing so, may finally see its last day in 2010.In its place would be a seemingly identical ... More >>
Lawyers for the Orange County Register have filed nine lawsuits in the last nine months--including two in recent days--seeking more than $350,000 in outstanding debt from advertisers, commercial printing clients and at least one distributor of OC's largest daily newspaper.According to Superior Court ... More >>
Orange County Register: The third Disney theme park April Fools prankster comes clean. . . . Two teens are busted in the Old Towne Orange tagging spree. Holiday sales were down 18 percent at South Coast Plaza. . . . Sokol: Military members living under Don't Ask, Don't Tell tell. . . . Mickadei ... More >>
The Temecula Creek Inn--with its views of miles of verdant, vine-covered hills, a golf course, sumptuous spa treatments and nearby wine tastings--is a splendid spot for a decadent weekend getaway. In late 2007, about a month after beginning his post as Capistrano Unified School District's newest sup ... More >>
Theyve faced the decline of hair metal, the rise of rap, the transformation of the record industry, even death. Meet this summers real superheroes, Fullertons own Lit!
After a polite email exchange with Seal Beach environmental/electric car/anti-Bush activist Doug Korthof -- he was catching This Ticking Time Bum up on what he's been up to lately (lots more than us, that's fer sure) -- it occured to us that if the automakers are telling the truth, our heads will al ... More >>
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