Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>
A remote Arizona church, whose founder communed with LSD guru Timothy Leary, offers followers peyote-induced psychedelic trips
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how many Mexicans can fit into a car?
2013 marks a decade since billionaire Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels, and I think we can all say he's been good for the franchise, even if your Halos have yet to win a World Series under his reign. But one group that's never been happy with him is Aztlanistas, who from the beginning have dema ... More >>
One of the reasons Electric Daisy Carnival moved to Las Vegas last year was the scrutiny (and subsequent scandal) sparked following the ecstasy overdose death of a 15-year-old attendee in 2010. Turns out she had sneaked into the party.Since then, organizers have had to come to terms with with t ... More >>
UPDATE: Tomorrow, I have my first book signing for the book at the Fullerton Library's main branch on Commonwealth. 7 p.m.--see you there!ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 2: Gentle readers: it gives me great pleasure to announce the first leg of my book tour for Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. ... More >>
Gentle readers: it gives me great pleasure to announce the first leg of my book tour for Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. I'm burning the midnight coal with both ends of the candle's oil (or however that pinche metaphor goes) putting even more street corners on the agenda, but below ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] The East Bay transplant brings its luscious wieners as part of our wave of outside regional chains
Off to better places you go, kid...For the past three years, the Weekly has given kiddies straight out of college an opportunity to do a six-month stint with us at a reporter's salary. Our first person was Spencer Kornhaber, who wrote THE definitive piece on Birfer queen Orly Taitz, was a staffer ... More >>
From Andrea and Chasen:So we should do something and tell all the people visiting Anaheim for our part of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament where to go eat and get drunk that's not too far away.Rest of the Weeklings, who don't follow sports save for Ted, Matt, and I: (Silence).Me: But the Hond ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all Mexicans descended from Arabs?
Flickr User etrusia_ukUPDATE, TUES., JAN. 25, 10:13 A.M.: Never mind. The restaurant has scrapped its Mufasa tacos due to "safety concerns and death threats." ORIGINAL ITEM, JAN. 24, 5 P.M.: What is it about Arizona restaurants and lion meat? Last summer, around the time of the World Cup in South ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, when it comes to conspicuous consumption, the tooth hurts
Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher
UCI.orgAll's quiet in the center of campus at "second-tier" UC Irvine.Capitol Weekly reports about a radical proposal to spare the UC system major financial pain amid massive budget cuts: close three campuses.Don't worry: UC Irvine makes the cut. Barely.