From the time Alan Jackson was 18, he knew that cooking and restaurants would be his path. He worked his first restaurant job at Gladstone's when he was 14. Jackson spent all summer cleaning the copper boat that hung out front and washed dishes. He cooked all through college, and opened both his fir ... More >>
A 27-year-old Costa Mesa man is fighting identity theft charges in Thousand Oaks. Kyle Zimmerman was arrested at Ana Mesa Hotel on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana Friday following a Ventura County investigation into someone who tried to open several credit card accounts using a Thousand Oaks' resident ... More >>
It's been over two years since we first checked out Pieology Pizzeria by Cal State Fullerton. Since then, a half dozen other joints opened up, all peddling their crust and toppings as supreme. How do we judge success? Earnings, Facebook followers, or maybe the difficulty in finding parking. Although ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
If Orly Taitz could speak now to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford, she'd say in her Zsa Zsa Gabor voice, "I did not lie, darling!"I can be sure of this assertion because on Feb. 4, Taitz--the Orange County Republican dentist/attorney from the Soviet Union and a leader of the Birther move ... More >>
See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 3 about social media reactions to the tragedy and 10 new developments via police and media reports.See Update Nos. 1-2 on page 2 about CSUF and Concordia University mourning the loss of the couple, more details about each, video from a press conference by the Titans wome ... More >>
Monterey Bay-area cocktail waitresses, adult actresses and assorted skanks, consider this your warning:Cypress-born Tiger Woods says, "My body is feeling explosive." If you ever needed a golf towel . . .
Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentArrested were (clockwise from top right): Garzon Omar David Diaz; Louis Carlos Lopez and John Marlon Rodriguez.The three Los Angeles men above have been arrested in connection with more than 80 burglaries and car break-ins targeting customers they'd a ... More >>
Activists from Best Friends, Orange County People for Animals and Last Chance for Animals have stood outside pet stores in Los Angeles, Thousands Oaks and Mission Viejo "educating: shoppers and convincing them to adopt and not buy puppies. Now, the so-called "Puppy Store-Free Orange County" campaign ... More >>
Variety columnist Bashirah Muttalib has a fascinating piece about the Herculean task the Frost/Nixon location manager had in trying to film key Orange County locations depicted in the film, which is set in the late 1970s.The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda opened its doors for lo ... More >>
The last hints of Republican opposition to pay a Latino man wrongfully imprisoned for a robbery/carjacking he did not commit disappeared this week in the California legislature after Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) called on his colleagues to do the right thing. “As a society we have a respo ... More >>
Crinkle your nose to Colbie Caillat's bubbly folk-pop
A story in this morning's Ventura County Star boasts that, "Thousand Oaks has reclaimed its title as the safest city for its size in the country, according to preliminary 2005 crime statistics released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Really? Always suspicious of a city with such a ph ... More >>
And suck it, Hugh Hewitt!
Why progressives should vote for the most conservative candidate in the race to replace Gray Davis
Darrell Issa is proud to be dumb
Jerry Herman says the shows must go on
Not Halle Berry! Dave Grave!
First the terrorists hit the U.S., then Riviera hits OC
And the New Irvine Order
Just another day for you and me in paradise