• Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    This Means Trade War: Toyo Tires of Cypress Files Unfair Trade Practices Complaint

    Cypress-based Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has filed a formal unfair trade practices complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission against 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of passenger and light truck tires. Toyo alleges these entities "have engaged in unfair trade practice ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 8, 2013

    What do Chris Berman and Perverted Mexican Men Have in Common?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And how can Mexicans make gabachos care about NAFTA?

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Death By China Screening and Special Panel Discussion Set For Anaheim on Sept. 28

    Some critics have declared that Death By China is fueled by warmongering, anti-Chinese sentiment and others call the film/book another important wake up call to a looming disaster.You can make up your own mind Friday night in Anaheim when there will be a special showing of the controversial, 79-minu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2012
  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    31 Bits Sells Merchandise That's Good

    [Trendzilla] The Costa Mesa company helps women in Uganda sell their wondrous jewelry

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Illegal Mexican Tuna Granted Amnesty, to Invade U.S. Supermarkets Soon

    ​Craving some authentic Mexican tuna ceviche? Well, next time you order it, the fish might actually be from Mexico.Reuters reports that the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) has made an important decision in a decades-long battle between the U.S. and Mexico over tuna imports. The trade o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011

    OC Fashion Week

    Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is April 12!

    ​Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Food Profiling: Avocados From Orange County Produce

    ​There's an area in Irvine that's a bit of a mystery to most. If you drive Jeffrey Road as far northeast as possible, the road is restricted beyond Portola. However, if you look up into the hillside, you'll see them: avocado trees. This quickly explains why the neighborhood's name is Orchard Hills ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Prop 19 Passage May Negatively Affect Mexican Drug Traffickers in Unforeseen Ways

    ​Mexico's drug traffickers would lose some customers but not much money if California voters approve the marijuana-legalizing Prop 19 on Nov. 2, concludes a study by the nonpartisan RAND Drug Policy Research Center. That's because Californians mostly grow their own already.

  • Columns

    September 2, 2010

    The Mexican Migra Blues

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Rumbi Island Grill to Open Three More In O.C.

    Over a year ago I reported that a Utah chain called Rumbi Island Grill was planning to come and open up a series of stores. With their Mission Viejo store now already well- established, they're moving onward and upward. The RSM store will debut in January and it's been announced that they're staki ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    The Return of Toll Road Foister Jerry Amante

    Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Toll Road Foister Jerry Amante: We're Doomed

    As chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante (pictured) is all over the news today, reacting bitterly to the Commerce Secretary Carl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Mother's Market Don't Know its Mexicans

    Don't get me wrong--I like Mother's Market, our homegrown Whole Foods. I make it a point to support businesses that subscribe to the principles of the Slow Food movement--we all are sinners (except for the do-gooders at Avanti Cafe), so I understand slip-ups or exceptions occur from time to time. Bu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Bike and Hike

    Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Mayor McCheese

    John Mayer

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    241 Toll Road Update

    The Department of Commerce has stated their interest in holding a public hearing on the Foothill-South toll road extension, disregarding the impotent raging of Transportation Corridor Agencies counsel Robert Thornton. The LA Times reported on the road's construction cost leaping from $875 million to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2008

    Why The Toll Road Is Dead

    The Foothill-South (241) toll road extension, as we know it, is dead. Bold claim, you say? Presumptuous, maybe? Not so. Recently, mi hermano Gustavo Arellano pinpointed the root cause of the Transportation Corridor Agencies' failure to gain Coastal Commission approval for their Final Solution to ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Corn Power

    How to Make and Use Biodiesel

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Nov. 8 - Nov. 14

  • Columns

    October 5, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006

    Tarts and Crafts

    SolArt Summer Craft Fair and Santa Ana Farmer's Market

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    All Charged Up

    Who Killed the Electric Car? filmmaker Chris Paine turned anger to action

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Rock on to Electric Car Avenue

    In yesterday's thrilling Clockwork, we shared the weirdness that ensued after we interviewed Who Killed the Electric Car? writer-director Chris Paine, when we discovered during the entire chat our Los Angeles Times was open, unbeknownst to lil' ol' us, to an Associated Press story with the headline: ... More >>

  • Web

    May 18, 2006

    Baby, You Can Still Drive My Electric Car

    As gas prices soar and Americans lose their taste for foreign oil, OC's biggest EV booster sounds like a prophet

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    OC's leading indicator an economic downturn looms

    Forget sky-high gas prices, stagnant home sales and shaky consumer confidence. Around here, all you need to know that rotten times are ahead is Sharper Image quarterly profits have sunk 62 percent.

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    The Children of Imperialismo

    Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    The Ideal Nafta

    Orishas: Latin Americas only great hip-hoppers

  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Unknown

    July 14, 2005
  • News

    February 20, 2003
  • Columns

    March 21, 2002

    Felony Foods

    Bushs DEA criminalizes hemp foods

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Shrubs Man In Madrid

    Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain

  • Columns

    June 28, 2001
  • Columns

    June 8, 2000
  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Working for Beans

    Demo at Diedrich Coffee is no Battle in Seattle

  • Columns

    May 25, 2000
  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Shut Em Down!

    Green Party candidate Medea Benjamin brings trade politics to OC

  • Columns

    January 13, 2000

    How About a Future That Doesnt Blow?

    And includes The Sopranos

  • Columns

    December 16, 1999

    The New New World Order

    Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona

  • Columns

    July 15, 1999
  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Ho Chi Minute Rice

    Congress debates trade with Vietnam, Little Saigon goes shopping

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Got Gas?

    25 things to consider on April 30

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    How to Kill a Factory

    Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?

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