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  • News

    June 12, 2014

    MISSION VIEJO

    Happy trails are here?

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Bike Safety Forum Rolls With Santa Ana Cycling Community

    A comprehensive bike safety program may be in the cards for Santa Ana. This follows Saturday's bike safety forum at the Santa Ana Public Library that culled together ideas from the community on developing a customized plan to ensure cyclists and commuters a safer means to coexist on the road, and ho ... More >>

  • Film

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    3 Orange County Beaches are Cleanest of the Clean in U.S. (and 2 are Dirtiest of the Dirty)

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report identifying three California beaches with "Superstar" ratings, meaning they are among the cleanest of the clean nationwide.All three are in Orange County.The NRDC also listed three California beaches that may have you slipping into a hazma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Huntington Beach Visitors Bureau Petitions Air Quality Regulators to Allow Fire Rings

    You seen Change.org mentioned on this site for various petition drives, from those calling for the firing or reprimanding of all six Fullerton Police officers involved in the Kelly Thomas murder to a Seal Beach massacre victim's husband seeking tighter gun control law--to even a plea for gender-neut ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012

    Wolfgang Gartner's Sound Is Glitch-Filled and Gimmick-Free

    The pioneering house DJ says the music, not his antics, are the loudest part of his set

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    You Be the Judge: Angry Mom v. Knott's Berry Farm's Soak City

    The litigants: angry mother Karen Roberson and Knott's Berry Farm management in Buena Park.The allegation: Soak City employees and Knott's Berry Farm management halfheartedly dealt with two teen boys with camera phones in the women's locker room before closing Tuesday, July 31.

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012

    Anuea

    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Hoff Hassel-Hearts Surf City Beaches

    Beach season unofficially begins Memorial Day weekend, and when it comes to the best beach on this blue planet, Huntington Beach has been Hasselhoffed.See what former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has to say about Surf City after the jump . . .

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011

    Pawnshop Kings

    Commonwealth Lounge & Grill

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Long Beach Cinematheque Invites You to Movies on the Beach

    ​What's better than going to the movies in the summertime? Going to the movies at the BEACH in the summertime! Non-profit Long Beach Cinematheque has announced its series of summer movies, which will play Monday through Thursday in Long Beach. The Monday night shows are dubbed Mondo Mondays, thro ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!

    Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Bear Mountain Opens Today, Completing SoCal Ski and Snowboard Pre-Thanksgiving Trifecta

    ​Bear Mountain in Big Bear opens today, joining sister resort Snow Summit and Mtn. High in Wrightwood in welcoming skiers and snowboarders before Thanksgiving.Well, paying skiers and snowboarders anyway. Snow Valley outside Running Springs also opens today. Mammoth Mountain near Bishop got the sno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Snow Summit Opens Saturday

    Today's opening of Mtn. High in Wrightwood may have lit a fire under Snow Summit in Big Bear, which is opening Saturday after previously indicating the public would not get to the slopes until Thanksgiving.However, there is still no announced opening date for Summit's sister resort, Bear Mountai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Bicycling: So Hot Right Now

    ​Bikes are sooooo hot!In Long Beach, they are hot in the stolen property sense. More on that in a bit. First, we turn more positively to Orange County's LB.

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010
  • Culture

    June 24, 2010

    Handy Facials at Clarins Skin Spa

    [Trendzilla] Getting in your face at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    Hitting the Dusty Trail

    [Summer Guide] Get your stomp on over hill, dale and canyon with these highly recommended hikes

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Visit A Bar, Catch A Lobster... Maybe

    Courtesy of CA Lobster Zone​"Have you ever played the lobster game?" "The lobster game?" "Yeah, the kind with the claw." "Is this some kind of sick pick-up line? If it is, you need more help than I can give you."

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The AIG Effect Be Damned! St. Regis Monarch Beach Has New Owner

    ​The infamous Dana Point resort where American International Group (AIG) sponsored a luxury retreat just days after accepting a federal bailout reportedly has a new owner.

  • Culture

    March 11, 2010

    Spa Week Wonders

    [Trendzilla] Take the low road to high-end treatments, for a limited time only

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week!: Crystal Cove State Park

    Flickr user CTNelson"This park is a must see if you are in the Neport/Laguna Beach Area. The twelve-acre Crystal Cove Historic District is an enclave of 48 historic wood-framed cottages built between the late 1920s and the late 1930s. The District is listed on the National Register for its significa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Chapman 5K Walk/Run

    Chapman University

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Feds Deem Bolsa Chica Sacred Site Historic After Development Rings It

    Not too many sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places have new home sale kiosks, banners and trailers full of an ancient American Indian remains, but whoever said Bolsa Chica is like anyplace else? The Orange County Register's Cindy Carcamo reports that feder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    More Choosing "Staycations" (and Hating It)

    Chairman of the bored.With wages stagnant, travel costs soaring and the economy as shitty as it is, many are chosing to spend their summer vacations at home. Fortunately, Orange County is a tourist destination so blending in with the black-socks-and-sandals crowd is no problem. However, despit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Morning Tidepool Exploration

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    We've Got a Price on Villa Rockledge

    Turns out we were waaaay off in our guestimate as to the asking price for Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach. Like, $26,250,000 waaaay off. Here's the price according to Unique Homes: The World of Luxury Real Estate:$26,500,000Laguna Beach, CARockledge By The Sea. Boasing 190 feet of oceanfront with se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Villa Rockledge: Historic Treasure or Overhyped Dump--You Decide! [UPDATED WITH ASKING PRICE]

    Villa Rockledge, a six villa compound with a main house and private beach in Laguna Beach, is up for sale. The asking price is undisclosed $26,500,000 (see here), but it's been renting for $15,000 a week. That must mean they want at least $200,000 for it--even in this depressed market! Described as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    National Trails Day

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Earthquakes in Southern California

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/21

    Chapman Dialogue Debate with John Yoo, 11 a.m.Okay, so this isn't technically going on tonight. It's actually going on right now. But if you're not too busy this morning, we suggest heading over to give this debate a listen. Yoo is currently a visiting professor at Chapman Law, and during his time w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Imagine Amusement Parks Before Knott's and Disneyland

    Carousel News & Trader--A Sun Valley-based trade mag for the mighty carousel industry--previews a book about Orange County amusement parks that pre-date Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Early Amusement Parks of Orange County trades on author and former Disney/Knott's ride operator Richard Harr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Historic District Walk

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Gustavo KPFK Show, Part III--Preview and Review

    Part I at 4 p.m.: Downtown Los Angeles walking tour of lynch spots! Interview with the man behind this ultimate tourist trap, Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day.Part II at 4:20 p.m.: Southern California ethnic news aggregator LA Beez.Part II at 4:40 p.m.: Your calls regarding your favorite S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Clownzilla

    Clownzilla

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Bike and Hike

    Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Check Out My Package

    It's pretty well-known that I'll go almost anywhere I'm invited if there's free food and booze, but some invites make more sense than others. Movie premieres, I understand. Art gallery openings, sure. But a meeting held by a package tour company to pitch their getaways to local travel agents? I mean ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Tobin's Spirit Guide

    Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    77 Drummers Drumming on 07/07/07

    Japanese psychedelic samurais Boredoms have arranged an amazing spectacle for what some amateur numerologists think will the luckiest day of the century, July 7, 2007. The concert happens at 5 p.m. in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, and is free, but you need to RSVP; it's probably a moot point n ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2007

    Letters

    'Give us all a breakthe Mexican wetback has become the majority.'

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2006

    Dana Point: Not As Disgusting As It Used To Be

    Santa Monica's Heal the Bay has issued its 16th annual Beach Report Card, documenting the water quality at Southern California's beaches-- though "quality" may not be exactly the right word, since the report card lists SoCal's top ten beaches in terms of water pollution. This year, Los Angeles Count ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 18, 2005

    Good Bones

    Careful restoration and decoration revived designer David-Michael Madigans historic Federal-style home

  • Columns

    February 3, 2005
  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • Culture

    September 4, 2003

    Surely, This Is Grace

    Amazing good stuff in a hotel

  • Columns

    August 29, 2002
  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Club Fed

    A brief history of two bad ideas

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