• Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Great Memorial Day Weekend Beach Season Kickoff News: Poche Beach is Less Stinky!

    Well here's some fine news (for a change) heading into Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start of the summer beach season in Orange County: Things have improved so much at perpetually polluted Poche Beach that the San Clemente locale has been removed from Heal the Bay's annual Beach Bumm ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 27, 2014

    Gimme Some Heat

    [Hey, You!] Thanks for a long, cold winter, useless phone lady

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    January 30, 2014

    Surf City Marathon

    21100 Pacific Coast Highway

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    December 19, 2013
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    November 7, 2013

    Potted Potter

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

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    October 17, 2013

    Dave Attell

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Get Your Snow Porn on Tonight with #Woodworth and Partly Cloudy in Newps

    The following is being re-posted to reflect the correct date (tonight!). If the dusting of snow on the upper elevations is not enough to get your boards or slats into the shop for waxings, perhaps a healthy dose of snow porn will do the trick. The Get Stoked Film Tour presents the films #Woodworth ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Humdinger Night

    Club Ripples

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    OC Beaches Again Score Well on Heal the Bay Report Card (with Usual Bummer Suspects)

    Orange County beaches once again scored well on Heal the Bay's annual survey, with 95 of 102 testing spots being given an A or B during the summer. By the way, our county leads the state in number of testing spots.But it's not all sunshine and clean waves as two perennial dirty South County beaches ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 6, 2012

    All-Breed Dog Show Holiday Classic

    OC Fair and Event Center

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    November 15, 2012
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    October 11, 2012
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    August 23, 2012
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    June 28, 2012

    King Tuff

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound s ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Patchwork Spring Festival

    Sycamore and Second St., Santa Ana

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Weather Channel Produces a Reality Show Starring OC Lifeguards

    The Weather Channel​Here in SoCal, unless you're a huge weather nerd or have family where there's actually weather, our wild guess is that you're not an avid watcher of The Weather Channel.   Seems that producers are hoping to change that. In an effort to boost its viewership, the channe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012

    Lisa Lampanelli

    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    September 29, 2011


    Waltmar Theatre

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    3hree Things: On Getting Ready For Tour (Or Not)

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ I leave for tour in two days. And I'm not ready. Again.You'd think that after touring for ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    True Food Kitchen Offering Free Food When You Ride Your Bike TODAY

    Photo by Kevin LaraHead chef Nathan Coulon​What will someone do for free? Stand in line; print a coupon; make a purchase; dress like a duck. The well-balanced souls over at Fashion Island's True Food Kitchen are banking that diners will take it a step further--in this case, a pedal forward.The Wea ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    The Ten Commandments

    Regency South Coast Village

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    January 18, 2011

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror (Road) Show

    ​This week's horrific show--which is composed to things said about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs--takes a road trip. After the jump, you'll be treated to a freeway trickster, an Ultimate Fighter outta gas, a family that lives out of an RV (on purpose) and a surfing skier (and the read ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    San Clemente Seafest

    San Clemente Pier

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    August 12, 2010
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    March 25, 2010

    Rob Schneider

    Brea Improv

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    At the Farmers' Market: Strawberries

    Dave Lieberman​Quick, when was the last time you had a juicy, sweet, fragrant strawberry?Back in June and July?Well, there's some good news. While cool, dry weather in November makes the meteorologists and climate folks freak out, lovers of fruit can rejoice, because it means an extra crop of stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Stockpile the Snickers! America Might Run Out of Sugar!

    ​That was the dire prediction made this week by a group of major food manufacturers such as Kraft, Hershey, Mars and General Mills, who claim that import restrictions will soon leave us bereft of the sweet stuff. Apparently, domestic sugar supplies are falling dramatically (the Agriculture Departm ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    Heal The Bay Gives the Baby Beach a Clean Bill Of Health

    Heal the Bay has released its annual report card of California beach water quality. Each of Orange County's beaches has received a grade, and the 88-page report has some other info on the county. Let's break it down:We've got two "beach bummers." On Heal the Bay's list of the top 10 worst beaches in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    The Glory of Easter

    Crystal Cathedral

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Nanny State Wants Us To Go Thirsty

    The South Coast Water District is considering an ordinance that, among other things, would prevent restaurants from bringing water to customers who haven't requested it. The law is intended to stymie water shortages or something, but screw that. My pet peeve: Restaurants cheaping you out on water an ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    August 22, 2008

    Crocoshit Dundee?

    Local water officials, who are looking to Australia for expertise on how to survive one of the worst droughts in California's recorded history, hosted former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie at its monthly luncheon on Thursday, something that prompted Rupert Murdoch's Aussie papers to mock Beattie, ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Sopping Wet

    Angels vs. Mariners

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    June 19, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/16

    Xile, 9 p.m. Gothic Orange County comes alive! Belluno 12361 Chapman Ave. Anaheim CA 92840 714-971-8520 Hard Day's Night, 9 p.m. You should be sleeping like a dog. Proof Bar 215 N. Broadway Santa Ana CA 92701 714-953-2660 DJ Josh, 9 p.m. Josh DJs Kitsch Bar 891 Baker St., Ste. A10 Costa Mesa C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008


    I was just the other day lamenting the drought of free crap from the mail that used to provide so much blog fodder a year ago when I was brand new here. But it seems I can always count on Cartoon Network for the goods. I don't really know what the deal is with Ben 10, but I know they previously sen ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Farmers' Market

    OC Fairgrounds

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    November 28, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines. No Surprises: Disney wins

    More dirt on Debbie? Yesterday we noted that Debbie Carona was doing her darndest to wriggle her way out of a case that's mainly against her husband. Wait a second, missy. Today, Christine Hanley and Garrett Therolf at the Times report that the sheriff's wife urged Orange County Fair Board directors ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Fire of the Century . . . of the Year

    Hellish fires now, Sahara Desert later, says UCI doom prophet Mike Davis

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    January 3, 2007

    We're doomed, doomed...

    … or maybe not. The AP reports: Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday that God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would cause a "mass killing" late in 2007. "I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television ... More >>

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Bad News With Al

    OnDVD: An Inconvenient Truth

  • Culture

    November 2, 2006

    How Stella Got Her Groove in the First Place

    CSUF dishes up a little-known Tennessee Williams play

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Baby, It's Warm Outside

    The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Live Review

    Dreamy and Dreary

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    October 6, 2005
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    January 27, 2005

    Dam Us!

    Januarys flooding wasnt an act of god, but man

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    January 20, 2000

    A River Runs Beneath It

    Santa Ana River toll road elevates eco-fears

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