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Valentine's Day

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    A Rom-Com of One's Own

    Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre explains the inspiration behind her abortion-themed romantic comedy

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2014

    Curren$y

    Observatory

  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    NBFF Forever!

    Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Knott's Berry Farm Spectacle Will Have Those for Miles Around Seeing Red and Then Pink

    That big red light you will see from miles around coming from the center of Orange County tonight and tomorrow night is not an LED tactical light being used by aliens to target us. Well, not this time it isn't. And when later Friday that red light turns pink, it does not mean you have boozed so ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2014

    Harold and Maude

    Sunnyside Cemetery

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2013

    In Which A Teacher Writes Back to His Congressman, Gently Correcting His Writing and Thinking Errors

    I am this Sunday morning postponing my terrific and much-anticipated (by me, at least!) reviews of a first novel by OC's own Peggy Hesketh, the new short story collection by Gary Amdahl of Redlands, and Gold Line-chapbook award winner Alisa Slaughter's short stories to offer--completely unsolicited- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Runs Into Taco Bell Waving a Gun!

    I've driven past Oklahoma City before, only eating there once: at the horrific Taco Bueno chain, which, when I wrote about it, created a revolt of readers for reasons I can't remember anymore. It's main claim to Mexican food is a big one: that's the hometown of Rick Bayless. And I once remember seei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    "Wendy's Be Our Valentine!" Protest Today in SanTana!

    Today the Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (those always-awesome chingones who have led successful boycotts against everyone from Taco Bell to Trader Joe's) are invting la gente to meet and prep at El Centro Cultural de Mexico at 5pm to be part of today's "Wendy's Be Ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Our Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist

    We're nixing Valentine's Day this year and instead bitterly dancing alone to these anti-love songs. We recommend sharing this playlist with your ex, along with a sexy nude pic so he knows what he's missing. (On second thought... maybe you shouldn't). Oh well. Enjoy:

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Four Local Valentine's Day Alternatives

    If you haven't booked something by now, you're screwed. At least, that's what most people think. If you believe there needs to be roses and grand gestures of champagne and caviar on Thursday, you're wrong. Unless your someone special is that high maintenance, and then it's a Catch-22. Instead of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    On the Line: Raquel Jubran of the Attic, Part One

    We make no assumptions when meeting a chef -- although we were surprised to learn that the chef who worked at Lasher's (the establishment before the Attic) was the same person we'd be interviewing. Per Raquel, "I get to run with the menu, so I have a lot more creativity." Throw in the fact she's hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Top Five Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 11 St. Lucia The Constellation Room For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for Scandinavian children. Rather, it's the nom de plume of musician Jean-Philip Grobler (doesn't sound pretenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Strickland's Introduces Rose-Flavored Ice Cream For Valentine's Day

    Strickland's Ice Cream, winner of way too many of our Best Of issues and other listicles, is at it again. They're doing what they do which makes us like them so much: introducing a cool new flavor. Just for and only during Valentine's Day, they will be churning out rose ice cream. See also:- A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post a ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2012

    Where Do Mexican Gardeners Throw Away Their Clippings?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans eat chocolate?

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    No. 51: The Scone at Coffee, Tea and Tulips

    Whether you're at Coffee, Tea and Tulips for a fancy-ass tea service, or just regular ol' breakfast or lunch, "Moody Chef" Michael Samawi's lengthy menu can be difficult to navigate. American, British, French and Middle Eastern fare all appear, so once you think you know what to order, something els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Dark Chocolate Is Good For You-This Time, For Real. But You Gotta Eat A Lot!

    Chocolate, it turns out, is good for more than just nursing a breakup, getting men off the hook on Valentine's Day and making belts obsolete. It can be good for you! According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Safe Food Authority (ESFA) backs a claim by cocoa giant Barry Callebaut AG tha ... More >>

  • Food

    July 5, 2012

    Fifty Years of La Cave

    Costa Mesa's steakhouse shrine to young hipsters and elderly cool cats alike knows the best is yet to come

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Divorce Off?

    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, the former (?) Newport Coast couple with the most-est, are apparently calling off the divorce.Having increasingly been spotted together in public in the six months since his wife of 11 years filed for divorce, Black Mamba has apparently convinced the former Vanessa Laine of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Heart Like Mine' by the Fallen Stars

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    [BREAKING!] Whitney Houston's Death was a Barack Obama-Hollywood Illuminati Rub Out

    ​What do Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Barack Obama, a marijuana-toting pilot who wandered into the presidential airspace leaving Corona del Mar and the shooting of two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Long Beach have in common?They are all connected to the Hollywood Illuminati A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    [UPDATED with Property Divided, But ...] Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Reconciling?

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 20, 1:25 P.M.: Though Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were photographed kissing on Valentine's Day, as of this morning it was full speed ahead on their divorce.Records in Orange County court reportedly show the Newport Coast couple is dividing their assets, with the former Vanessa Laine of H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    What We Learned, Feb. 11-17

    ​A look back at the last week and the snark that came from it all.FEB. 11: Whitney Houston dies in Beverly Hills, and a shrine goes up in . . . Laguna Hills? It's at the home of Mike and Mahi Pasha now, but in 2006 the legendary singer rented the place to be closer to her drug counselor. What We L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    [UPDATED with Plug-In Memorial:] Doug Korthof, Enviro and Electric-Car Activist, Loses Battle with Lung Cancer

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 14, 2:31 P.M.: What a wonderful way to mark Valentine's Day: Adopt a Charger ("Accelerating the adoption of plug-in vehicles via fee-free electric car chargers") has established the Doug Korthof Memorial Charger Fund. Money raised will be used to install and maintain a charging stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Let Them Eat (a Gay Wedding) Cake: Gay Activists Get Their Valentine's Day on at Orange County Courthouse

    ​Linda May said it took her a long time to bake the "domestic partnership" cake she displayed Tuesday outside the Orange County Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. in downtown Santa Ana.She said the cake is symbolic of the gay community's efforts to overturn laws against same-sex marriage. " ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2012

    Howlin Rain Take Us Back to 1972

    The sound of nostalgia is all over Howlin Rain's 'The Russian Wilds'

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Pop the Question with Pizza Hut's $10K Proposal

    ​Pizza-loving guys, have you been struggling to find the right way to ask your pizza-loving gal to take her place next to you on the pizza-stained couch for the rest of your lives, amen? Your friends at Pizza Hut have come to the rescue with the $10,010 proposal package, which includes Pizza Hut's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Another 'Anti-Mall' is Possible and It Happens Saturday in SanTana!

    ​For the past ten years, LA Chicano All-Stars (as we like to call them) have put together a community event known as the 'Anti-Mall' every December. The annual "People B4 Profit Marketplace" brings artists, musicians, craft and food vendors together in one place to celebrate conscious consuming a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Fullerton's 'The Muck' Presents a Night of Poetry and Music for San Valentin

    ​Valentine's Day is around the corner, but opportunities to woo your love interest or delve into your interest in love are already arriving. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and renowned Chicano artist José Lozano are hosting and presenting an evening of poetry and music inspired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call For January 2012

    ​January isn't generally the kindest months for those in the restaurant business. But a few of the restaurant closures that we saw these past 31 days was still a big surprise. Valhalla Table, the sausage sandwich shop by the Karnaga sisters of Layer Cake Bakery, closed up shop at The Camp after ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Little Arabia Grows Up

    Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nicki Minaj's New Single Off Her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' is Awesome/Disturbing

    ​Nicki Minaj's video for her new single,"Stupid Hoe" off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (no, not a re-release) hit the internet last Friday. The album, due out next month, will feature one of Minaj's alter egos, Roman Zolanski. Zolanski is a flamboyant gay man who made an appearance on "Rom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Dennis Koire, OC Homicide No. 54: Succumbs to Injuries From Valentine's Day 2010 Shooting

    Courtesy of OCDAPasquel Raul Loera​Fifty-year-old Dennis Koire was in a coma for the 13 months after he was shot in the head on Feb. 14, 2010. The Westminster man succumbed to his injuries this past March.In announcing the death penalty will be sought for Pasqual Raul Loera, who is also accused of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Andrew Urdiales, Camp Pendleton Serial Killer, and Pasqual Raul Loera, Accused Double-Murderer of Westminster Couple, Both Face the Death Penalty

    Andre Urdiales​The Orange County District Attorney's office announced today it will seek the death penalty for two men: Navy deserter Pasqual Raul Loera, who allegedly slayed a Westminster couple under the pretense of buying their car on Valentine's Day 2010, and Camp Pendleton serial killer Andre ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    Patrick Rue Is the Brue-master

    From a Placentia industrial park, Patrick Rue and his Bruery have revolutionized craft-beermaking in Southern California

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Justin Bieber Eats In-N-Out Before Leaving LAX

    I am not a Canadian, so I do not know what chains they inordinately idolize, so who knows how teeny-bopper Justin Bieber got to In-N-Out before departing on a flight from LAX on Valentine's Day--but order some he did.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Surprise! OC Weekly's Band of the Week

    Who is the band of the week?​Greetings all! Maybe it's the fact that Valentine's Day is coming soon, or maybe it's the increased pollen count. But something has us feeling service-y. To that end, we've decided to share with you some of the unsung heros and undiscovered shining stars of the Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Former Laguna Beach Star Opens Casey's Cupcakes in Laguna Beach, Competes on Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    Casey's Cupcakes​About a year after unveiling the Barbie-doll-esque Casey's Cupcakes at Mission Inn in Riverside, Casey Reinhardt is opening a second outpost of the confection boutique in Laguna Beach on Valentine's Day. The cozy, 931-square-foot spot takes design inspiration from "a classic Pari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    OC Restaurant Manager's Employee Rape Conviction Upheld

    Mohammad Yaqoob, rapist​Village Inn Restaurant manager Mohammad Yaqoob may not have had any prospects for a Valentine's Day date in February 2007, so he decided he'd focus his lust on a 17-year-old high-school girl who was working for him part-time.Indeed, there's evidence the then-29-year-old Yaq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Aunt Jemima to Angela Davis: Wringing Some Laughs from Racism

    ​While it's an obvious nod to the fact that February is Black History Month, George Wolfe's The Colored Museum, which opens this weekend at UC Irvine, is also right in time for those who blanch at the thought of the Hallmark holiday of Feb. 14. It's all about hate. Okay, maybe it has absolutely no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    For Your Special Someone: Our Sexiest Valentine's Mixtape

    ​Valentine's Day may be a holiday made up to sell candy and diamonds and greeting cards, but it's still nice to spend it with someone you can actually stand to be around for a whole day. In the end, though, Valentine's Day tends to mean one thing: doin' it. And what's wrong with that? To that end, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Gettin' Made: She Blinded Me With Crafty Science

    One of my best friends is a microbiologist, and with that comes a special love for all science-themed crafts. So when I saw a link to the Scientific Culture shop on Etsy, it was love at first smarty-pants sight. Lab Ware art post cards by Scientific Culture​ After the jump, get your s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Read All About It!

    It's book review time again, crafters! This week we're taking a look at three titles from Chronicle Books--Paper Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make From Paper by Minhee & Truman Cho, Every Day's a Holiday by Heidi Kenny, and Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp. Plus, enter to wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    God's Lonely Man: R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

    Fine Line CinemaHarvey Pekar​​"Life is a war of attrition. You have to stay active on all fronts. It's one thing after another. I've tried to control a chaotic universe. And it's a losing battle."--Harvey PekarGraphic novel writer Harvey Pekar, author of the autobiographical underground comic bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 2/13-2/15

    Anti-Valentines Day Party, 7 p.m.Taking place on the very unromantic date of Friday the 13th--and aboard a 140-foot sea-bound yacht (presented by yours truly)--the event features DJs, dancing and drinks. Who knows, you might even meet someone special to scowl at happy people with. Price: $79 - $95Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    "Love Is the Drug”—and You're OD'ing (one can wish)

    I don't care about Valentine's Day, no matter what my relationship status happens to be, but apparently a lot of people do. As I aim to please our ravenous readership, I offer to you three versions of Roxy Music's 1975 hit “Love Is the Drug,” which is as fine a VD-celebratin' song as any (plus, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    And it Feels So Good

    Drag the River

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Bunburying

    'The Importance of Being Earnest'

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Valentine's Day (Disappointment and lawyers edition)

    Ah, Valentine's Day! A day when many reflect on love gone wrong, and the harsh things that are said when love spoils like potato salad left too long in the sun. Charmingly, the Times has a story today on a UC Irvine-centered case of spoiled love, and yes, harsh things were said. "Irvine is not ex ... More >>

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