Dr. Stan Wasbin is a father of four, a family physician who actually makes house calls and "Thomas Jefferson" at yearly Fourth of July celebrations in San Clemente's gated Marblehead community. He's also a prolific Orange County Register letter to the editor writer, whose stands can involve medicin ... More >>
Dear Anaheim cholos:You don't know me since few of you read the Weekly (for some bizarre reason, most of you read the Orange County Register as evidenced by your many comments over there), but I probably know your older brothers, cousins, or maybe even fathers--the previous generations of the gangs ... More >>
second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary
bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at
Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live
music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great
night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
It may not have the cache of Michael v. Satan--whole books have been written about that--but a similar conflict is shaping up Saturday afternoon next to the Huntington Beach Pier.A street preacher who regularly evangelizes to inattentive tourists passing by will find himself joined by atheists teari ... More >>
Proprietor-founder Joe Manzella of TAPS Fish House & Brewery sat down for a meal as executive chef Manny Gonzalez, Tom Hope, director of culinary, and brewmaster Victor Novak took turns offering our luncheon the backstory on some seasonal specials.Chef Manny reincarnates a fashion plate of veget ... More >>
Having screwed the pooch on a billboard with an atheist-friendly misquote from Thomas Jefferson has not stopped Fountain Valley-based Backyard Skeptics from going to the inkwell again. This time, above a Costa Mesa mattress store, it's a 48x14-foot "Treaty of Tripoli" billboard that boldly states ... More >>
Talk about turning lemons into hard lemonade, humanists are expressing "enthusiasm" over a Costa Mesa billboard featuring an atheist-friendly quote by Thomas Jefferson being taken down shortly after it went up because the third U.S. president apparently never uttered or wrote the message.Why appl ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 26, 2:20 P.M.: The Jefferson Library Collection at Monticello, which is the world's leading authority on things written and said by Thomas Jefferson, is disavowing the quote the Orange County atheist group Backyard Skeptics attributes to the third U.S. president on a billboard unveil ... More >>
This afternoon, under a billboard facing Chapman Avenue in Orange, local atheists unveil the third phase of their "outreach program for letting other non-believers know they
have a voice in Orange County."
The grass-roots group Backyard Skeptics will unveil their latest billboard, which has text ... More >>
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Computers, who changed the landscape of the computer industry, has died today at the age of 56. No, it's a not a joke this time.Apple posted the following statement on their website:Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lo ... More >>
Atheists will be tearing a page from the Bible Saturday near Huntington Beach Pier.No, that does not mean they'll be borrowing a deed from the Good Book to apply to modern life.They'll be tearing actual pages out of the Bible "to make a point."
Barry Gordy eulogizes Michael Jackson.At Michael Jackson's moving memorial in the Staples Center Tuesday, Motown founder Berry Gordy eulogized that the title "King of Pop" was not big enough for Jacko, calling him "simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."Somewhere in Heaven, Sammy Davis Jr. ... More >>
The Anaheim White House is offering a special for Administrative Assistants' (or Professionals') Week (April 20-24). For $15, you can treat your Administrative Assistant (or Professional) for a two-course lunch (an entree and dessert), and you don't have to report it on your 10-K.
Heck for $15 ... More >>
**Originally posted August 6; moved up because of a funny update, which follows original post!
Last week, the Campo Minutemen sent out a mass email railing about the mural shown to the left at Marco F. Foster Middle School in San Juan Capistrano. The message sent by one Cheryl Burns is so priceless ... More >>
La Opinión had a fascinating front-page piece yesterday about kiddies at Creek View Elementary School in Ontario regaling each other with a rhyme that translates as, "I don't want to go to Mexico ever again, again, again/Mexico stinks, stinks, stinks/There's a fat policeman at the door, door, door. ... More >>
Sniff, Sniff, ohh America, you smell like lilacs and tenderness.
Billionaire private equity mogul and, since last year, chairman and chief executive of Los Angeles Times parent company Tribune Co. is an unabashed patriot.
He loves America, mmm hmm, yes he does. He wants to stick his face right ... More >>
Southern Cali thrash-metal legends Slayer are branching out into motorcycle-helmet designing. Working with O'Neal USA, the band known for classics like Reign in Blood and South of Heaven and being sampled by Public Enemy on "She Watch Channel Zero?!" lent their memorable artwork to the RockHard li ... More >>
Epiphany. For awhile now I've wondered how America could exit in its bizarre current dynamic, with the Christian right flexing its government-sanctioned power, in flagrant defiance of the separation of church and state. Christians who love their neighbors, provided their neighbors accept Jesus. Cons ... More >>
It seem there might be a princess– princess in the sense of being the child of a European royal– somewhere in the Inland Empire. Albert Grimaldi, the ruling prince of Monaco (and one of the least inbred of Europe's royal relics, thanks to the genetic material of Grace Kelly), is reported ... More >>