It's kind of fun watching the United States fast food wars. The fast food customer base isn't getting any larger, so now for any of the big chains to grow, they literally have to steal customers from each other. We saw it a bit ago, with the reintroduction of the Big Carl, the Bonus jack, and every ... More >>
Looks like Santa Ana's going to be the next city in Orange County to get a fancy build-your-own pizza joint. PizzaRev, a Blaze Pizza / Pieology-style pizzeria will be opening the doors of its corner store on Bristol Street and MacArthur next Thursday, Aug. 14. And hey, they know how to celebrate a ... More >>
A Southern California federal grand jury this week issued a two-count indictment against a 23-year-old waiter for allegedly attempting to launch illegal sexual relationships with two girls--ages 13 and 14--he met online. Buena Park's Jordan Michael Bresyn has been in custody inside the Orange Count ... More >>
A 16-year-old Santa Ana boy was left with scars that will last a lifetime after setting himself on fire to settle an online dare, according to fire officials. The unidentified lad is believed to be the latest victim of the "Fire Challenge" that is spreading on social media like wild you-know-what. ... More >>
Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Santa Ana), the State Bar Association of California, the Orange County Labor Federation and Laborers Local 652 host a "Fraud Prevention Workshop" from 5:30-7:30 this evening at the Laborer's Hall, 1532 E. Chestnut, Santa Ana.
Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?
The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released video they hope will lead to the arrest of two men involved in the armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM gas station in Ladera Ranch late Monday night.
See the update at the end of this post with Irvine Police results on Friday night's checkpoint. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 6:30 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint from 8 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. Where? Read on ...
By Leandra Romero Most jobs don't include standing on a stage in a wig with fireworks shooting out of a violin. For Diamondback Annie, the Star Girls burlesque show at the Yost Theater on July 12 was just another night at the office where she transformed from her petite, soft-spoken self into a St ... More >>
If you have any stories from this Fourth of July holiday about mishaps with fireworks--safe and sane or unsafe and insane--let us know in the comments. We'll kick things off with injuries to two sad sacks, including one who lost a thumb.
Richard M. Nixon will be dug up from his Yorba Linda grave this summer to entertain schoolchildren. First lady Pat, too!
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Last time we talked to comedian Christina Pazsitzky, we completely agreed with her when she describe ... More >>
Yesterday, the Orange County Sheriff's Deparment announced it was ending all immigration holds. This came just a day after I devoted my "Orange County Line" commentary on KCRW-FM 89.9 to how undocumented activists had declared war on the Orange County Probation Department over what they say is the i ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.
Seems like Brazil just can't win against Mexico lately. First, the ran up against great wall of Ochoa, and now they can't even prank people correctly. A Brazilian reporter took the streets earlier this week to try to prank some Mexican soccer fans into eating some obscenely hot salsa. The only prob ... More >>
A part-time bookkeeper was sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling more than $750,000 from two companies that she used purchase a Cadillac Escalade and a Toyota FJ Cruiser, racing motorcycles, several European vacations, a $20,000 dune buggy for her children and cosmetic breast-enhancement ... More >>
So it happened: On Saturday, nearly 7,000 new UC Irvine graduates got to turn their tassels after listening to a half-hour long speech by Mr. POTUS Barack Obama himself. It was a pretty standard commencement: People cried, people screamed, some people were drunk, so instead, I offer you my notebook ... More >>
The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in a familiar spot for these operations.
Today marks the start of the FIFA World Cup, and this means either you're preparing for a month of ditching work or not giving a shit. But, culinary-wise, all of you should cheer this soccer tournament, as that means many OC restaurants will offer specials, open at special hours, and overall just be ... More >>
Come on, SunnyD. Why you gotta do this. Sunny Delight has hopped on the "extreme" bandwagon that's been plaguing 90s food lately (Cracker Jack'd, Planters' Power of the Peanut, etc etc). They're currently testing a new line of carbonated "energy" drinks minus the taurine and caffeine. Where's the ... More >>
A Tustin doctor is finding himself in some slightly lukewarm water right now after failing to finish some paper work. Gyoung Park received a letter of reprimand from the Medical Board of California late last month after failing to document an invasive surgery procedure and failing to have his patien ... More >>
A 38-year-old Laguna Niguel man is accused of the attempted murder of his roommate in a Fountain Valley, where the 91-year-old was repeatedly punched, had his nose and mouth covered and suffered a broken finger, a swollen eye and major cuts to his head and hand.
On Twitter yesterday, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher announced he'd gone on a much-needed "amazing fruit" diet and lost seven pounds for summer beach excursions where he carries a boogie-board up to the shoreline and searches for never-arriving courage to tackle half-a-foot waves. Daily dining off of ... More >>
What do you get when you mix Stuff White People Like sensibilities with hip-hop? The answer comes in the form of a hilarious new clothing line! Rap Shirts for White People puts a twist on famous lyrics while having fun at the expense of the world of whiteness. Can we all really picture Method Man's ... More >>
The Newport Beach Police Department announced this morning that a man was shot to death by at least one of its officers inside a 7-Eleven Thursday night.
Santa Ana cops say there will be a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. Where? Read on ...
Orange County's "Avoid the 38 DUI Task Force"--the number referring to how many law enforcement agencies are part of it--is literally pulling out all the stops this Memorial Day weekend. The anti-boozy and -druggy driving campaign kicked off with a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in Newport Beach la ... More >>
Everyone knows I love Alton Brown, and his new grilled cheese video is amazing (especially that crunch at the end), but I'm going to tell you guys: it's only the second best grilled cheese video I've seen. First some background..
UC Irvine has a habit of throwing technology at their doctors-to-be. A few years ago, when the rush towards digitized medical records began, it was iPads. The school gave each of its medical students iPads as part of their white coat ceremony (and still do). Now, it's Google Glass. UC Irvine will b ... More >>
Charles Phoenix often ventures into Orange County with his funny commentary and magic box of found home photography slides. But his Anaheim Historical Society presentation on May 25 has extra-special appeal.
I've had a soft spot for Corona del Mar High School since the late, great newspaper adviser (and Newport-Mesa teacher union president) Linda Mook asked me to volunteer as a mentor for The Trident staff years and years ago. But it's become increasingly difficult to fly my CdM High freak flag given th ... More >>
The SoCal Film Fest's Beyond the Beaten Path Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with an intimate, nearly private screening of the original Night of the Living Dead, continues tonight with readings of screenplays but really gets going Saturday with 30 films showing in Huntington Beach Central Li ... More >>
Jeff Ross "only roasts the ones he loves." At least, that's what he tells us. Over the years, he's become Comedy Central's go-to Roast Master General. If there's a celebrity out there in need of a verbal beat down, Ross is the man for the job. And in turn, it seems that everyone loves him. Probably ... More >>
Colin Quinn has been the man since his days with MTV hosting Remote Control. Yep, we're dating ourselves a bit, so what?! Whether he was running the show on Tough Crowd or being part of the cast back in the day on Saturday Night Live and most recently on HBO's Girls, Quinn always rocks it. Especiall ... More >>
Alright everyone, I know some of you really, reallllly like Mountain Dew Baja Blast, the (until now) exclusive Taco Bell Flavor of Mountain Dew. Well, I've got some good news for you: You don't have to mix blue Gatorade with anything anymore because starting May 5, you'll be able to buy Baja Blast i ... More >>
I didn't attend Fullerton College--I attended Orange Coast. Nevertheless, California's oldest community college (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year--you can look it up!) has been beyond kind to me. They chose my book a few years back as part of its "One Book, One College" program, and I spe ... More >>
Another dickwad has seriously injured a California brown pelican along our coastline, this time slitting one's jaw pouch with a sharp weapon. A $5,000 reward has been put up.
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See the update at the end of this post with details on Anaheim's Saturday night checkpoint. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 18, 6:09 A.M.: The Newport Beach Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. The location of the operation has not been disclosed.
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As Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby knows and frequently reveals in her wonderful weekly column, Dive, Dive My Darling, some weird (and often times horrible) shit goes down at your local dive bars, from vagina-shaving discussions to the worst bruschetta in Orange County, and much more in between. Need more p ... More >>
The push to make Anaheim's Little Arabia a legal reality has been going on for a couple of years now, with the best examination being Gabriel San Román's treatise back in 2012. Last month, the Los Angeles Times took a crack at it; this week, I decided to take on the subject in my weekly "Orange Cou ... More >>
The Orange County Sheriff's Department and the police forces of Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Santa Ana are among California law enforcement agencies targeting drivers who are texting or using their cell phones today. The special Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign continues ... More >>
Remember the first two seasons of The Great Food Truck Race? When they pitted actual working food trucks against each other? Remember when OC's own The Lime Truck won Season 2, which provided co-owner Jason Quinn some of the seed money for his now infamous brick-and-mortar, The Playground? Thos ... More >>
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The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. Where? Click on ...
What do you do when you're house is on fire? Throw anything wet you can find on it, including miso soup as was the case in Hawaii last Saturday. Hawaiian man Reuben Prensky woke up to the sound of fire Saturday, finding a plastic sink in flames when he went looking for the source of the noise, acco ... More >>
An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale just shook the area bordering Los Alamitos and Long Beach. Did you feel it?
A Fullerton man who was off-duty from his job as a Los Angeles police officer was arrested earlier today on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle flew off an offramp and crash landed into a McDonald's restaurant drive-thru in Diamond Bar. Jonathan Chel was taken into custody at UC Irvine M ... More >>
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