The White House

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Omar J. Gonzalez, White House Intruder, Attended and Played Football at Orange High

    The intruder who scaled a White House fence and opened the unlocked door while having a knife on him Friday received a GED from Orange High School and played football for the Panthers, according to published reports. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of illegal ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Film

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Ten Great First Date Restaurants

    Date night. Everyone looks forward to a date except the person who has to plan it, and it's even worse when it's a first date or blind date. It has to be normal--not everyone loves loncheras, for reasons I don't fully grok--and it has to be expensive enough that you don't look miserly.So let's talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The End of the World Came and Went, But Training for the Apocalypse Never Ends

    The Mayan end-of-days' days passed without the world ending, but you suspect that won't stop the subjects of Rob VanAlkemade's gripping (and surefire) new documentary from preparing for what they believe to be the inevitable.Training for the Apocalypse, which premiered on NatGeo last spring and is n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Ale To The Chief! Now You Can Make The White House Beer At Home

    You asked. They answered. Folks, this is government transparency at its finest.When it was revealed that the White House has a secret brewery, a savvy homebrewer filed a FOIA request to get the recipes for the beers it produces. A petition was signed by beer enthusiasts everywhere, and last week, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    [UPDATE: Obama Says Yes We Can Have Beer!] Homebrewer Submits FOIA Request For White House Beer Recipe--And Gets A Response!

    See update at the end of the post!ORIGINAL POST: Power of the people! For all those who've been feeling like they'll never get a response out of their government, there's at least this. Last week, it was reported that the White House had its own secret beer brewery, and that bottles of the hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    The White House (Yes, The White House) Has Its Own Brewery

    Looks like Mr. President likes to throw back a good beer just like the rest of us. How very American.  The Des Moines Register reported that Barack Obama has his own secret White House brewery. The news was revealed during the president's bus tour across Iowa, when a man at a coffee shop starti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    President Barack Obama Set to Land in Bitter Enemy Terrority--Orange County

    ​Under intense security, Air Force One and Barack Obama landed late this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport for the president's ninth trip to Southern California and, during a series of fund-raising events, touted his administration's accomplishments, including a repeal of "Don't Ask; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Common Catches Heat From Conservatives Over White House Invitation​Rapper Common suddenly finds himself in the midst of controversy after accepting an invitation to be part of the White House's "Poetry Night" this week. The Chi-town MC, who will join Jill Scott, Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander and others as guests of President Barack O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    House of Balsamic Hosts Rossinian Night This Saturday

    House of Balsamic website​If you are looking for an excuse to dust off that tuxedo or use that formal dress just hanging in your closet, you're in luck. The folks from House of Balsamic have the anecdote for spring fever: Rossinian Night, a fanciful evening featuring Italian cuisine and opera, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Lt. Dan Choi of Tustin Arrested for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Stunt at White House

    UPDATE: Details released for protest in Irvine in support of Lt. Dan Choi and other activists (see below) . . . Clockwork is no expert on military jurisprudence, so does anyone know if getting arrested for chaining oneself to a White House gate--while in uniform, mind you--makes one just as likely t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Rock Bottom Perform at 420 Freestyle Rap Session on KUCI

    It's not uncommon for a sufficiently skilled hip-hop crew to nudge their way onto college radio and spit a couple verses over the airwaves. But this video of San Clemente/Laguna Nigel rap trio Rock Bottom (featured in last week's Locals Only column) let's us know that the group's crazy-off-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Today in Music News: Katy Perry Crushes on 'American Idol,' Bob Dylan, Grizzly Bear, Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    Katy Perry gets her snark on as guest judge at American Idol auditions in LA.Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at White House.Grizzly Bear contributes to soundtrack to Philip Seymour Hoffman directo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez is Nice But Not Serious?

    ​"Then there was Loretta Sanchez, the colorful Orange County congresswoman. A nice person but not an especially serious idea." --Huffington Post's William Bradley yesterday in his column, "How Jerry Brown Cleared The Democratic Field for Governor of California." For several years, the Garden Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez Slams White House & Secret Service

    Loretta gives her two cents​"I don't think visiting the White House ought be like shopping in a big box retail [store] on the day after Thanksgiving," said Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez during today's hearing involving U.S. Secret Service boss Mark Sullivan, who admitted that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Richard Nixon, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Gannon

    UC Irvine history professor Jon Wiener has mined books, lectures and a documentary film consulting gig out of the FBI spying on John Lennon at the behest of the Richard Nixon White House. So when featured a post this week on Nixon-era surveillance of Leonard Bernstein, you had to wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Rohrabacher Raises Serious Allegations About Mistreatment of Uighurs

    Photo by Jack GouldRohrabacher: Against at least some torture.The White House is relieved a home was finally found for 17 Muslim Uighurs from China who were held without justification at Guantanamo Bay, but their leading champion in Congress, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), is still rais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    WTF Alert!?! John Dean Coming to Nixon Library!

    John Dean, shown last year, is coming to the Nixon Library.Over the years, the Richard Nixon Library, Birthplace, Museum, Taqueria & Polo Grounds in Yorba Linda has hosted such speakers as Ann Coulter, Hugh Hewitt, Bill O'Reilly, William J. Bennett, Dick Cheney and probably even more repulsive f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    TONIGHT: Tricky at the House of Blues

    Hey, remember the '90s? Sure you do: eight years of peace, Dow at 10,000, icky sex acts in the White House. Also, a British man named Tricky caught the attention of the musical literati with his far-out fusion of hip hop, electronica, trip-hop, rock, coriander, Alice episodes and whatever else he mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Nation Cheers Obama Inauguration, OC Reg Readers Whine

    If Barack Obama's move into the White House today is inspiring folks all over the world, here in Orange County the mood, at least as recorded by online comments posted Orange County Register readers, is dour:--"This man has done absolutely nothing, yet is a God. People are so dumb." --"God help us!" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Telcom Critics Could Have Issues With Obama Pick

    A telecommunications executive today resigned from his director's seat at Newport Beach-based Mindspeed Technologies to work at the White House as Barack Obama's director of presidential personnel.Obama can thus expect heavy scrutiny from net-neutrality advocates fearful of Donald H. Gips' closeness ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Bang the Drum

    Francisco Aguabella

  • News

    May 15, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Zot Wot?

    UCI Men's Volleyball

  • Food

    August 2, 2007

    Rhapsody in White

    Despite its obsession with glitz and style, the Anaheim White House delivers plenty of tasty substance

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: 'Stinky' White House

    777: The Gabrielino-Tongva tribe is coming to Garden Grove with a huge bag of Halloween goodies. What's the treat? $78 million-a-year to city coffers, 10,000 permanent new jobs and college scholarships to every graduating high school student in the city. The trick? Let the tribe--and some guys named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    Rohrabacher v. Gonzales

    You know a political scandal has sailed past the point of no return when even Dana Rohrabacher (R-Surfin') sounds like a voice of reason. From CBS News: Pressure mounted on the White House Thursday to fire Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for the abrupt dismissal of U.S. attorneys. More Republican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Baby, It's Warm Outside

    The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Adapting in Iraq

    The last time I checked, the latest Bush administration slogan for its Iraq adventure is "Adapting to Win". This replaced "Stay the Course", which had fallen out of favor with the White House presumably since it might remind people just what "course" events are taking in Iraq. So, is Adapting to W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Rummy "Slimy", Not "Slimmy"

    While discussing his new book, Conservatives without Conscience, on Firedoglake's Book Salon, John Dean, who first gained fame as the most honest man in the Nixon White House (which admittedly is a little like being the best ice skater in the Sahara), reminisced about the role of a young Donald Rums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    A Waste of $106,641

    Yesterday, the good folks at Think Progress were having a little fun with the White House payroll. Drawing on a list of White House salaries published in the National Journal, the TPers determined the four most overpaid White House staffers. Tucked away between ethics advisers and White House's Dir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    State Secret: Arnold's Big Night Out

    How desperate is Governor Schwarzenegger to avoid reminding people that he belongs to same political party as George W. Bush, let alone remind them that he was one of the featured speakers supporting Bush at the 2004 Republican Convention? Desperate enough to sneak across the country and into the Wh ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 29, 2006


    Top-of-the-list sandal for guys: the flip-flop

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Who Would Jesus Discriminate Against?

    Although it lacks the economic punch of Christmas, Easter is, in theory, the biggest of Christian holidays. "[A]nd if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." according to Paul (1 Corinthians 15:14), whose opinion on the matter commands a certain respect. So how ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 24, 2005


    Aestheticus Maximus in Laguna Beach

  • Food

    March 24, 2005
  • Features

    September 2, 2004

    Its Snot Unusual

    Im George W. Bush, and I Approve This Destruction

  • Film

    August 26, 2004

    Back to the No Future

    The War of the Worlds and the evolution of doomsday

  • Columns

    June 17, 2004

    Poor Pitiful Pearl

    And the boy who felt me up at the Canyon Inn!

  • Columns

    June 5, 2003
  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Cox Quiet On Cover-Up

    Cox Says Nothing While White House Sits On Congressional Report Alleging Bush Ignored Warnings About Sept. 11 Attacks

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Gale Force

    If poetry cant stop the war, can it at least save Americas soul?

  • News

    July 25, 2002
  • Columns

    April 11, 2002

    Burning Bush

    The prez ignores UCI professors warnings on global warming

  • Features

    February 7, 2002

    Not Too Late for a War Crimes Tribunal

    He turns 91 this week, so its possible Ronald Reagan cant remember. But Jim Washburn cant forget

  • Columns

    January 24, 2002

    Wellbutrin Time!

    For the clubgoer who wants the insouciant paranoia, edginess and frighteningly fast mood swings of some good Colombian without the feelings of euphoria and well-being

  • Columns

    March 16, 2000


    Digital Monsters 2000

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Chillin With Uncle Sam

    Feds to teens: Just say no, dude

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