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    May 13, 2014

    On the Line: David Pratt of Brick, Part Two

    Pratt arrived 20 minutes early to our interview. By the time I walked in, he was in the middle of formulating a dish for his menu. Being a chef means you're constantly thinking about business, whether you like it or not. Read our interview with David Pratt of Brick Pizzeria, part one. And now, on t ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 28, 2013

    OC Holiday Theater Preview 2013

    We Hebrew up our holiday theater preview

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    November 21, 2013
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    October 31, 2013
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    October 25, 2013

    Akeem Johnson Thought It Was A Good Idea To Have Sex With Intoxicated Lady; He Was Wrong

    Here is a scenario: It's Thanksgiving night 2010 and you're a man in a Tustin bar where you see a heavily intoxicated woman, a tourist from Australia and a mother of two kids, who can't even walk on her own. Would you try to help her, ignore her or would you see a cheap opportunity for sex? For Ake ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    March 28, 2013

    Gilbert Gottfried

    Irvine Improv

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    March 7, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    On The Line: Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part Two

    Balmy Orange County weather is a powerful thing. Just ask Kurt Schaeffer. A New York transplant, he's adapted to the sunshine. We find out what he loves and remembers most in today's edition.Read our interview with Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part OneAnd now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Food & Mics

    Detroit Bar

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    December 3, 2012

    Wienerschnitzel's Chili Cheese Tamales: Too Lean on the Beef!

    After Thanksgiving, my holiday diet mainly consists of tamales and pozole until a few days after the New Year. With that uptick being the case for a lot of us Mexis, Wienerschnitzel is wise to roll out its 'for a limited time only' Chili Cheese Tamales starting this month. Loving the signature brown ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Owners of Hans' Homemade Ice Cream Sell Business--But No Need to Worry!

    After 40 years of scooping homemade flavors and watching their surroundings grow from bean fields to buildings, Hans and Judy Biermann were ready for retirement. They found the right buyers, and new ownership took effect on Monday. We sat down to speak to the new management team during their recent ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part One

    Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    No. 57, Gudeg at Indo Ranch

    If you're lucky enough to see gudeg at Indo Ranch, one of a handful of OC Indonesian restaurants (and I use that term very lightly here), it will be offered without rice. Indo Ranch's version is close to perfect despite missing the beef rinds in the sambal...that is if you even know what I'm talking ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Akeem Jelani Johnson Gets 8 Years for Raping Drunk Aussie and Dumping Her Behind Bar

    Akeem Jelani Johnson, the Tustin 28-year-old who raped a drunken Australian tourist in the back of a car before dumping her in an alley behind Godfather's Bar, was sentenced today to eight years in state prison and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender.A jury last month convicted Johns ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Akeem Jelani Johnson Guilty of Raping Aussie Tourist and Dumping Her Behind Alley

    ​A 28-year-old Tustin man who raped a drunken Australian tourist in a car before dumping her in an alley behind Godfather's Bar was convicted Friday.Akeem Jelani Johnson, 28, faces eight years in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender at his April 20 sentencing in Westminster.

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    February 3, 2012

    [UPDATED with More Participating Cop Shops:] Super Bowl Sunday Flex Defense Employed Against Offensive Boozers Behind the Wheel

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 3, 4:27 P.M.: According to a release this afternoon from the Anaheim Police Department, that agency and 13 others are taking part in the previously announced countywide law enforcement patrols targeting drunken drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. That now makes it an "Avoid the 26" operati ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Top 5 Hip Hop Releases of 2011

    ​ Although it may feel like it when tuning into the radio, hip-hop is far from being dead. Keeping the culture alive and vibrant, a plethora of creative and conceptual albums from all over the globe were released in 2011. Narrowing down a list of the five best offerings from them is a painstaking ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call for November 2011

    ​What the heck happened? One night I was handing out candies to adorable ghouls and ghosts, the next thing I know, we're a week past Thanksgiving with tomorrow the first day of December! This means of course, another installment of our monthly restaurant roll call, a summary of restaurants and eat ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Lupe Fiasco: 'These Ain't Bars, This is Barbarity!'

    ​ When I first downloaded Lupe Fiasco's free Friend of the People mixtape on Thanksgiving, I had no clue what to expect. Like many fans of the rapper these days, everything new that he does comes with the preoccupation as to whether the music industry will clamp down and restrain his genius. The i ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher: Newt Gingrich is a Poseur

    ​The broken clock syndrome that saves Congressman Dana T. Rohrabacher from a continual series of embarrassing, boneheaded decisions has struck again. Rohrabacher didn't use his Thanksgiving Twitter soapbox to take his usual foaming-at-the-mouth-but-ultimately-limp swings at journalists who long ag ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Takeru Kobayashi Gobbles 7.5 Pounds of Turkey in 10 Minutes, Devours Record

    ​In honor of day of the year when gluttony is not only accepted, but celebrated here in America (yeah, that would be all days that end in "y"), we'd only expect Takeru Kobayashi to show us how it's done. On Thanksgiving eve, the competitive eating superstar gobbled 7.5 pounds of turkey in 10 ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Five Songs to Help Defeat the Leftover Blues

    ​Although Black Friday is known for shopping, it is also known as the beginning of the leftover parade. If you want to make room for non-gravy doused foods in your fridge, you'll need all the help you can get. Here are five golden oldies that can help lessen the blow of a week's worth of leftovers ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Five Best Parts of a Roast Turkey

    Flickr user kimberlykv​White meat or dark? The traditional Thanksgiving question. Usually, piles of meat are passed around on a platter--but that's ignoring some of the best cuts on the traditional holiday fowl.Here are five of the best pieces of meat available on the modern American turkey--but y ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Support Your Local Independent Record Shops: Black Friday Record Store Day Sales Roundup

    ​Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. As we all know, the big kick-off is Black Friday, when everyone shakes off the inevitable Thanksgiving food coma and hits the streets to forage for the best deals on gifts for friends and family. Rather than heading to the nearest mall to wait in hel ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    El Bulli Documentary Screens in Long Beach This Sunday​You think you have to cook under pressure this Thanksgiving? Imagine being a young stagiaire and invent a new dish that'll impress the master of avant-garde cuisine Ferran Adrià. That's just one snapshot within the documentary film El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. The only Los Ang ... More >>

  • Food

    November 17, 2011

    Indo Ranch's Java to Go

    This Lake Forest market isn't a restaurant, but it still celebrates the dishes of Indonesia in to-go containers

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    November 11, 2011

    Japanese Curry CoCo Ichibanya to Open in Irvine Nov. 25

    ProfessorSalt.comCoCo Ichibanya's Pork Katsu Curry​Do you love Japanese curry but long for more heat in the otherwise-mild-mannered dish? The Japanese chain restaurant CoCo Ichibanya offers spice levels you can customize to your taste, all the way to a brow-sweating, nose-running level 10. "Comin ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Disneyland Rings in the Holidays on November 14

    ​Halloween Time may officially be over at Disneyland (other than the Haunted Mansion's The Nightmare Before Christmas makeover that runs through the rest of the year), but all of the pumpkins will soon be replaced by tinsel when the park's holiday season officially bows on November 14.Learn what p ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Five Great Pumpkin Treats In Orange County

    ​Halloween has come and gone. Our costumes are once again being put away, packed in boxes or hung in closets, pushed to the corners of our minds until next year. But one culinary theme remains throughout the rest of autumn: pumpkins. While your squash-based sculptures won't keep through November, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Seal Beach Hair Salon Shooting: 5 Ways to Help

    ​Much attention has been focused on why the gunman killed eight people and wounded another in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Much less attention has been focused on the victims who were left behind. These are the hair stylists, other staffers and clients inside Salon Meritage in ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    On the Line: Erin Whitcomb of Front Porch Pops, Part Two

    ​Front Porch Pops' Erin Whitcomb gets technical in part two of our weekly series. She discusses expansion, her efforts in giving back to the community, and what flavors we can look forward to. We even learn how walking her dog inspired the company's name. Want more? Did you start with part one? Yo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Seventh Home Coffee and Tea House Shows There's No Place Like It

    This teahouse caters to Korean chicks, but you should go, too

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    July 29, 2011

    Rep. David Wu To Resign Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct With OC Teen

    ​Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon) announced this week that he will resign from Congress, post-debt ceiling vote, after an allegation that he had an unwanted sexual encounter with his friend's 18-year-old daughter.  According to The Oregonian, which broke the news of the scandal last week, Wu was visi ... More >>

  • Food

    February 24, 2011

    Gendershe Has Bur, Baby, Bur!

    [Hole In the Wall] Orange County's first Somali restaurant impresses with its fried bread and other specialties

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    February 9, 2011

    Roasted Catfish at #1 Restaurant in Westminster

    Michelle Woo​One Vietnamese dish that incites more whoas than a Thanksgiving turkey is ca nuong, roasted catfish. And one place that gets it right is #1 Restaurant in Westminster. (Yes, let it be known, #1 Restaurant wins the award for the most un-Googlable establishment of all time ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    New Hip-Hop Album Says Leonard Peltier Got a Bad Rap

    ​While many of us were helping ourselves to servings of turkey, stuffing and other offerings of the annual feast last Thursday, jailed American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier continued to serve time on consecutive life sentences. Peltier has spent more than three decades imprisoned fo ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    This Week in Food: Controversial Tamale Fundraisers, Great Office Park Eats, and Charlie Palmer!

    Flickr user ilovemypit​Given this was Turkey Week, the blogging 'round here was at a more-relaxed pace, but that doesn't mean there weren't goodies in the mix (sorry for the double negative, a no-no in English, but I'm still asleep from the racks of ribs we ate last night). After the jump, some hi ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Special Anaheim Farmers' Market Wednesday

    ​All Thursday farmers' markets will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving this week, but the Downtown Anaheim farmers' market will have a special session on Wednesday, November 24 from noon to 7 p.m.

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    November 19, 2010

    Disneyland Stops Housing POTUS-Pardoned Turkey

    Wikipedia CommonsObama pardons last year's lucky bird, "Courage." ​They've got a mouse and a duck. Starting this year, Disneyland no longer needs a turkey.  The theme park will stop putting out the welcome mat for the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its understudy, the two lucky birds se ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Fast and Fruity Cranberry Sauce

    Flickr user mf*laflaca​To me, Thanksgiving isn't complete without home made cranberry sauce. Using my method, you'll be finished in 30 minutes, and have a sauce that tastes fresher than any other recipe.I have a problem with the age-old method of cooking cranberry sauce. It calls for boiling the b ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Put Down The Damn Cool Whip. Do It Now.

    Flickr user roadsidepicturesYou're not fooling anyone, you know.​Last week was a very stressful week, and when I get stressed out, I cook. The concentration required to work in a kitchen, a place with knives, boiling water or oil, fire, and slippery floors, takes my mind off whatever's gone wrong. ... More >>

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    October 24, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Reg Slams Loretta Sanchez

    ​Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    The Twilight Zone


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    November 11, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Stop--Turkeytime!

    The big bowl of leftover Halloween candy is still sitting on your counter, yet there's Christmas decorations every which way you turn. Did we all forget about Thanksgiving?   Turkey fused art pendant by Jochris12​ Thank goodness for these fab turkey finds--after the jump, some more ta ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Post Thanksgiving Report of Lies and Kindness

    Like the rest of the country, Orange County residents awoke early on the day after Thanksgiving and rushed to national chain stores which, despite mainstream media claims otherwise, were waiting to pounce with rip-offs and lies.At 8:30 a.m. at Best Buy in Orange (not far from Disneyland) dozens and ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008

    Sweat it Out

    The Barstow Boyz

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    November 7, 2002
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