Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
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 >>
80 years ago, officials deported hundreds of Fullerton residents—and Orange County has tried to forget ever since
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.
[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 >>
How the SoCal transplant became a best-selling author by delving into Laguna Beach's legends
[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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine
Thom Andersons cracked valentine to the City of Angels
How retro slide-show artiste Charles Phoenix finds Disneyland in downtown LA