A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
It's Valentine's Day, and some folks feel couples should go to the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana this afternoon to get married.That is, they should get hitched to their same-sex partners.
Annette DiazThe bride hitting the skins in her 41-year-old wedding gownFuck all those stupid viral videos with goofy dancers dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever." Here's a wedding video that deserves a million views: an actual bride pounding on the drums to Metallica's "Master of Pup ... More >>
Mike McDougal/LushbeatUPDATE, FEB. 21, 3 P.M.: All in all, the day was magical for Mr. and Mrs. Avery. Everyone had a great time and kept rocking all night to the music. "We're leaving in 20 minutes for our honeymoon," says the bride. "You are seriously the only call I have taken all day." W ... More >>
Planning a wedding in the current economy can be a rough one. You want your event to be nice, classy even, but you don't want to break the bank. The best way to save a wad of cash? Enter the DIY dragon. But beware, and choose your do it yourself adventures wisely. You don't want your alco ... More >>
More of upper crust Orange County's narcissistic side is about to get more airtime--or basic cable broadcast time--with the impending arrival of the E! Network's Bridalplasty. The reality show has a Newport Beach plastic surgeon guiding brides-to-be as they compete for nose jobs, tummy tucks and ... More >>
Law.UCI.eduChemerinskyUPDATE: The dean of the UCI Law School does not see grounds for an appeal of the stay against gay weddings in California (see below) . . . U.S. District Court Chief Judge
Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco today lifted the stay on same-sex marriages in California--beginning ... More >>
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most irreverent tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading please. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!ecstacy: prop 8 overturned AND disneyland? this IS the happiest day ever
Putting some last minute time into planning that summer wedding? It's just one more way you can buy handmade on Etsy. The options for original and often quirkly wedding invitations available from independent designers is practically endless. And with many sellers offering files that you can print at ... More >>
Valentine's Day may have just passed, and people across the globe were given the chance to express their love for those around them, whether it be lover, family, pet or friend. A couple's wedding is possibly one of the most important events of their lives. This celebration of their union is supposed ... More >>
Happier times: Alfonso and Manuel on the eve of their wedding last year. Today's state Supreme Court ruling on Prop. 8, which upholds a ban on same-sex marriage, was bittersweet
(but mostly bitter) news for Alfonso Guerrero and Manuel "Bibys" Chavez, the loving duo we profiled last year, and the fir ... More >>
Following a lengthy countrywide search, the Montage has announced Craig Strong as Executive Chef of Studio, replacing James Boyce, who left earlier this year.Strong, until yesterday Chef de Cuisine at The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa (formerly Ritz-Carlton) in Pasadena, was a semifinalist for ... More >>
The Road Less Traveled Store in Santa Ana is featured in the new book Green Weddings: Planning Your Eco-friendly Celebration by New York Times Style correspondent Mireya Navarro. (In the interest of full disclosure, it must be noted that the owner of the store is involved with a certain Weekly ... More >>
Hello, young gay lovers, wherever you are. If you are heading toward the altar, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau wants you! That is, they want you to get married in fabulous, homo-hatin', Laguna Beach-acceptin', Belmont Shores nearin', closeted-gay legislatin' Orange County.
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There were just a few couples waiting to get married this morning at the old historic courthouse in downtown Santa Ana, but by 9 a.m.—an hour after the county clerk/recorder's office opened—what had been a trickle had turned into a flood. The occasion, of course, was the first hour that same-sex ... More >>
1,975 years after being nailed to a cross for our sins, Jesus Christ, son of God, our savior, the Messiah, Lamb and Nazarene, has just worked a miracle in Oregon.
That's the good news being shared by Reverend Wiley Drake, our favorite local gay-bashing Southern Baptist. In one of his relentless, se ... More >>