Thomas Jefferson

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    TAPS Fall Beer Dinner THIS THURSDAY

    When our 2014 Best Seafood Restaurant schedules their Fall Beer Dinner, it's the best of both worlds. Five seasonal courses by Manny Gonzalez paired with unique tastes by their brewmaster. It's worth fighting the afternoon commute for. For $60 (before tax and gratuity) and one 6:30 reservation, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Finally Brings Its Famed Combo to OC

    The first time I ate fried chicken at a Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles was about 20 years ago in Long Beach. There was a wait, as I'm told there always is on Sunday mornings; half the crowd was in church clothes. When I was finally seated in that pink-neon-bathed diner, I ate the fowl as I do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Richard Nixon Appears Live at His Library

    Richard M. Nixon will be dug up from his Yorba Linda grave this summer to entertain schoolchildren. First lady Pat, too!

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    On The Line: Tom Hope Of The Catch, Part Two

    "All my memories of cooking are through restaurant experiences as a kid. When I was really young, my dad belonged to a club. It wasn't like a supper club, but it was a really cool club in downtown Chicago on the 60th floor. We would go in, and it was mostly tableside service with things like Caesar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Gerrie Schipske, Councilwoman, Mayoral Candidate and Our Pride Issue Cover Girl, is Honored at White House for Her Openness

    Long Beach City Councilwoman and our May 16 Pride Issue cover girl Gerrie Schipske was honored at a White House ceremony this morning as a "Champions of Change" due to her openness. No, not openness in the sense of being, as Dave Wielenga's story put it, "Long Beach's federally certified, duly sworn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Dr. Stan Wasbin's Diagnosis for Schools: You're "Re-education Camps" for the "LGBT Agenda"

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2012


    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Dear Anaheim Cholos: Stop Shooting Each Other And Screwing It Up for the Rest of the City's Mexicans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: The Rise of Ryes

    Every 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Atheists to Tear Up Biblical Passages Near Huntington Beach Pier Preacher This Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Now Showing: New Menu Selections From TAPS

    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 >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012

    Bruce Gleason Wants Your God to Noexist

    Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Backyard Skeptics' "Treaty of Tripoli" Billboard Advocates Separation of Church and State

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Donald Bren's Highway Robbery

    [Moxley Confidential] The developer's role in creating the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road is the county's most embarrassing un-prosecuted crime.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Thomas Jefferson Atheist Billboard Debacle Applauded by Humanists

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with a Jeffersonian Misquote:] Jefferson's Atheist Message is Movin' on Up

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    OC Atheists Unveil Another Provocative Billboard

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Apple Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Atheists To Cut-and-Paste Bibles Saturday

    ​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."

  • Film

    May 26, 2011

    Difficult Gifts

    What Terrence Malick has to offer is worth working for

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    18 Reasons Sammy Davis Jr. Beats Michael Jackson in Heavenly Greatest Entertainer Who Ever Lived Smackdown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    $15 2-Course Lunch at Anaheim White House For Administrative Professionals' Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Racist Reductio ad Absurdum: Ahistoric Minutemen

    **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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Mexican Kids Hating Mexican Kids, And Why It's Okay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Sam Zell: He's as American as liking pussy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Slayer Give Good Head... Protection

    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 line ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Re-running With the Devil

    Van Halen Reunite—Just in Time for Their Excellent Unauthorized Bio

  • News

    March 1, 2007


    Orange County authors try to bring unity to people of different religious faiths. For this they will face the wrath of believers. Again.

  • Food

    August 3, 2006

    Home for the Holiday

    Dinner at Sejour is a quick trip to an English club

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2006

    The Meek Shall Inherit My Boot Up Their Ass

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Sic Transit...

    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 >>

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    December 30, 2004

    Call Me Irresponsible

    Yes, Its Undeniably True

  • Features

    June 10, 2004

    Death of a Salesman

    Ronald Reagan, 19112004

  • Columns

    June 3, 2004
  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Dead Man Talking

    The Passion of the Kucinich finds an audience in Long Beach

  • Culture

    January 15, 2004

    Art of War

    Howard Zinns Artists in Times of War

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004

    Roll out the Schwarzenkegger!

    We have a barrel of fees

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Blame the Democrats

    They need to stop acting like drunks at court-ordered AA meetings and sober up

  • Food

    April 3, 2003

    Kiss My Cassoulet!

    Flabby Francophile defends Gauls, dines at Bistro le Crillon

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Culture

    September 26, 2002

    Watch What You Say

    Long Beach Playhouses Scales of Justice

  • Culture

    April 4, 2002

    Party Crasher

    Wherere you going to stand when Ralph Nader runs in 2004?

  • Features

    September 27, 2001


    Rockwellian virtue made solid

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Buena Park

    The thinking mans Anaheim

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Monstrosity of the Unnameable

    Were all Derrieans now

  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-creating Independence Hall

  • Features

    October 28, 1999
  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Hate Central

    OC's bad reputation grows

  • Columns

    September 17, 1998
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