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 >>
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 >>
The pioneering house DJ says the music, not his antics, are the loudest part of his set
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.
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 . . .
Commonwealth Lounge & Grill
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 >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Mile Square Park
[Trendzilla] Getting in your face at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza
[Summer Guide] Get your stomp on over hill, dale and canyon with these highly recommended hikes
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."
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.
[Trendzilla] Take the low road to high-end treatments, for a limited time only
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Crystal Cove State Park
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 >>
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 >>
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
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 ... More >>
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 >>
Crystal Cove State Park
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 >>
Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center
Day Trip to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
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 >>
Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour
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 >>
'Give us all a breakthe Mexican wetback has become the majority.'
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
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 >>
Today, Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the Transportation Corridor Agencies. Read the complaint HERE. Lockyer is none too keen on their plan to build a toll road through San Onofre State Beach, impacting surfing resources, the San Mateo Campground, Native American sites, and engandered species. ... More >>
Careful restoration and decoration revived designer David-Michael Madigans historic Federal-style home
The presidents conservative critics
Amazing good stuff in a hotel
A brief history of two bad ideas