Irvine is the best run city in the country, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, my hometown, San Bernardino, is ranked the worst-run city. I think I'm more surprised by Irvine's placement on the list than Smog Berdoo's.
Do you suppose city and chamber officials would mind if "Welcome to Santa Ana" signs included in small tape "the fourth worst place in America to be a renter?" That dubious distinction comes from a study titled "Rental Bang for Your Buck," which names the five best and five worst U.S. cities for te ... More >>
"The food's been the same way for 40 years. Our regulars are 80 years old, and have been coming here for 40 years. So now we're really trying to aim for the next demographic, 30 to 60, and bring that next generation of regulars back here." Greg Moro's first job around food was at Claro's Italian Ma ... More >>
Reports of the NBA's Kings' death in Sacramento--and rebirth in Virginia Beach--have been greatly exaggerated.But amid the Virginia news item that put the rumor in play--and the swift media and blogosphere labeling of the report as bullshit--there is a lonely item sustaining the pulse for a Kings mo ... More >>
Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>
Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>
Jim Carrey goes balls-out in the raunchy, liberating 'I Love You Phillip Morris'
The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyAs we mentioned a few months ago, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>
The national Seize BP Campaign--it has organized demonstrations against British Petroleum through Thursday in more than 50 cities across the country--is coming to Long Beach Wednesday to protest the shamed oil company and a new target: Aquarium of the Pacific."The Aquarium, which claims its missi ... More >>
Christopher VictorioJack Johnson, wearing a Save Trestles T-shirt, performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 29, 2008.Chief mellow music maker Jack Johnson has announced a new slew of tour dates for his upcoming To The Sea Tour, spanning from early July on the East Coast ... More >>
Chris BowdenJK Thompson, circa 1999The members of the band the Killingtons went from living in a van together on tour to saying hello while Christmas shopping or at someone's birthday party. At the peak they had bands like New Found Glory and Jimmy Eat World opening for them and played alongsi ... More >>
caposeasideinn.comNeeds a scrubbing.Capistrano Seaside Inn has been singled out as one of the dirtiest hotels in the country.That's dirty as in grimy, not dirty as in what Britney Spears sings about.
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>
Kennas color-blind new wave
Register engages in reckless gunplay
Here we come? Why?