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  • News

    November 28, 2013

    Black Star Canyon's Indian Massacre

    Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Raymond Rodriguez, Long Beach Academic Who Helped to Publicize Mass Deportation of Mexicans During 1930s, Passes Away

    One of the great untold stories of the Great Depression remains the repatriation of more than a million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, and what little we know about this dark episode is thanks in part to Raymond Rodríguez, a Long Beach native, longtime Long Beach City College professor and adminis ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2013

    The Lost Mexicans of the Bastanchury Ranch

    80 years ago, officials deported hundreds of Fullerton residents—and Orange County has tried to forget ever since

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Charles Phoenix Brings Brea Retro Disneyland

    Charles Phoenix's slideshows of found photos from kitschy '50s and '60s always seem to sell out but there are still tickets out there for March 16-17 "Retro Disneyland Slide Shows" at the Curtis Theatre in Brea."Festive dress is encouraged but not expected," says your gentle host.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Following Kurupt and DJ Nick Bean From L.A. Video Shoot to Anaheim Gangsta Party

    [Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with rapper Kurupt from Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Nik Bean, a West L.A.-based mixtape impresario who has worked with Snoop and Tha ... More >>

  • Film

    July 12, 2012

    The King of Cool, Don Winslow

    How the SoCal transplant became a best-selling author by delving into Laguna Beach's legends

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    LA Deputies On Beating Johnnie Franklin Jones

    [Moxley Confidential] It isn't just the Kelly Thomas killing in which cops believe they have the right to execute a citizen during a scuffle

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    July 16-17: The Weekend of Culinary Desmadre

    ​Screw Carmageddon. The weekend of culinary desmadre in the Southland is ON. Since the original post, we've discovered that not only will OC be represented at Eat Real, but OC Weekly will--Gustavo is leading panels at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, and I will be demonstrating preserved lemons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    U2 Traffic Advisory Care of the Anaheim PD

    ​Tomorrow and on Saturday, U2's sold-out 360 tour is stopping at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, anticipated over 50,000 people each night. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the shows will start promptly at 7 p.m. Food, beverage, and bathrooms will be available starting at 8 a.m. (no early arrivals). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Watch Bonnaroo from Home

    Musical festival season is in full swing, and that means you're either already on a plane to attend this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival or staying at home and wishing you were there. This year, the likes of Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Lil Wayne are part of the star-studded lineup in Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Proposed LA to San Diego High Speed Train Would Avoid OC

    ​A Los Angeles to San Diego high-speed train proposal that's picking up steam (sorry) would bypass the traditional Amtrak Surfliner route down the coast through Orange County and instead head eastward from LA through the Inland Empire.The state plans new tracks for 220 mile-per-hour trains from Lo ... More >>

  • Film

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    The Register discovers prostitution on -gasp- Craigslist: One reader responds "Thank you OCR writer for ruining my NSA sex hook up. This article was written like 5 years ago." Almost as bad as the Times discovering Matt Drudge? Crumbling masterpieces: The LAT's Ashley Powers profiles Greg LeBon and ... More >>

  • Features

    February 17, 2005

    Next Stop: Immobility

    An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Welcome to LA, er, Los Angeles

    Thom Andersons cracked valentine to the City of Angels

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    A Small World After All

    How retro slide-show artiste Charles Phoenix finds Disneyland in downtown LA

  • News

    July 11, 2002
  • Columns

    June 17, 1999