Got milk? Yeah, we know, that marketing slogan stopped being effective, and started being annoying, about a decade ago. The milk industry needed its next big ad campaign and it looks like they just might have found it. The San Clemente-based California Milk Processor Board rec ... More >>
There are a few things on the Internet I'm truly afraid to click on. There's that torture video of 13-year-old Syrian Hamza Ali al-Khatib. There's Two Girls and a Cup. My cursor will never go anywhere near those sites because, well, I just don't have the stomach for it. Such is the fate of AdultJ ... More >>
The Spanish-language music press is abuzz with news of a confirmed Caifanes reunion in 2011. The legendary rock en español band from Mexico City has made amends after fifteen years apart as they set to perform at the huge outdoor Vive Latino music festival in the D.F. Tensions between singer Sa ... More >>
Fever Dragon/OC WeeklyThis week, web editor Vickie Chang talked to the Vandals' Joe Escalante about the lawsuit involving the band's 10th full-length record, Hollywood Potato Chip. As Chang says in her story:The
original cover art featured the top of a building with the words "Hollywood Potato Ch ... More >>
Edwin GoeiTopz "The Healthier Burger Grill" seems to be shutting down all over. The Hutton Center location was completely barren, the space already available for lease. And the Orange store's phone number has been disconnected. Reports of other Topz locations locations shuttering include West ... More >>
Tomorrow's OK Go show at the House of Blues in Anaheim? Totally canceled! Well, rescheduled, actually. According to a note on OK Go's official Web site, lead singer Damian Kulash has fallen ill, and "his doctor has ordered him not to sing for the next 48 hours." The new date is April 10. You'd hope ... More >>
BY COLE HADDONThese are tough economic times, what with the depression that's being driven by the housing crash, and skyrocketing unemployment. It's damn near impossible in such a climate to enjoy or even splurge on our hobbies and passions. Who can afford those New Kids on the Block tickets or iPod ... More >>
So, it's no real surprise: all those drastic Christmas sales didn't go as well as retailers had hoped. In fact, the outlook is pretty bleak--many are predicting more and more closures and bankruptcies, joining big name stores like Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, Sharper Image, Steve & Barry and ... More >>
soundDowntown is almost here - as in, tomorrow. If you haven't yet read Chris Ziegler's article on how the event came together, why here it is!
Even better, full set times have been posted on the official Web site, and we've got them after the cut. "DJ Pubes" is performing, so I'll recommend him mo ... More >>
Looking for a way to capture "Filipino inmate" chic? Why not Thrill The World today, and participate in an "annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'" Alright, sold. Events are planned all over the world, for the second year in a row - 95 cities, 13 countries - including ... More >>
From the Damn, Why Didn't We Think of That?! Department...KPFK-FM 90.7's Uprising morning show wants to broadcast YOUR big fat gay wedding! On their website today, host Sonali Kolhatkar announces, "If you are in a same-sex relationship and are planning to marry, Uprising and KPFK invite you to broad ... More >>
Former Weekly music editor Jim Washburn just emailed us with the sad news of OC musical icon Chris Gaffney's passing:
"I apologize for not calling personally to pass this on, but I'm finding it hard to speak: Chris Gaffney's brother Greg called to say that Chris passed away this morning. His fami ... More >>
Believe it or not, we want the Orange County Register to be healthy, to put out a good product. We wish it all the success in the world save for beating us on a story.
So, Register: please, por favor, please work on your website. It takes forever to load, frequently misplaces Frank Mickadeit's col ... More >>
If you haven't registered to vote in the November 7 general elections, the deadline is 8 p.m. TONIGHT at the Registrar of Voters headquarters:
1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana--close to the 5 and 55 freeways.
More information can be found at the Registrar's brand new website, www.ocv ... More >>
Sci-fi writer and UC Irvine physics professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Cambridge University visiting fellow and Lord Prize winner and American Physical Society Fellow and NASA consultant and blah-blah-blah Greg Benford has joined forces with UCI environmental biologist Michael Rose, whose list ... More >>