You've got two ways to get your BBQ on this weekend. Fountain Valley hosts their second annual rib burn, and Westminster holds their inaugural sanctioned barbecue competition. At either event, you'll have a chance to walk among the cooks and sample their smoked meats.
The real-deal contest at the W ... More >>
Crocs--they're surely a fashion crime, but are they dangerous? A couple in Westminster says so. Allon and Josephine Motzney are suing the maker of the infamous rubber clogs after their 4-year-old daughter lost her little toe while riding an escalator inside JCPenney at Westminster Mall. The Crocs ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:48 P.M.: Our original post previewing what became a large protest by Orange County parents, teachers, administrators, education professionals and school-board members at Assemblyman Chris Norby's Fullerton office Monday. That post also mentioned a rally at 4 p.m. today by North ... More >>
Edwin GoeiBrodard Chateau's PhoWelcome to OC Weekly's Final Pho. Sixteen pho shops chosen from the more than 100 in the county; four critics who know what the pho makes a good bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup. The chosen 16 will face off in each of our brackets, two by two. The next match-up has ... More >>
If you reside in Mission Viejo, congratulations, you sleep at night in the safest city in Orange County, according to rankings based on FBI crime data.Meanwhile, if you are a purse, stereo or other valuable item inside a car parked at the Shops at Mission Viejo--or a vehicle itself parked there-- ... More >>
This time of year, commercial pumpkin "patches" sprout up overnight in asphalt parking lots, lighted with enough incandescent bulbs to power a cut-rate casino. Which got me thinking-- surely there must be real pumpkin patches in our paved-over county where living things grow in the earth? Where ... More >>
On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.
(Update: The Fair Political Practices Commission came to decision on the allegations made against ex-mayor Keith Bohr. Details below...)
Huntington Beach gets a makeoverAs previously reported, the city planners in Huntington Beach want to redo the city core, and stop all of their residents from ... More >>
The new Huntington Beach?After having received the unanimous approval of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission in January, an ambitious proposal to remake the city's main corridor is scheduled to go before the City Council on March 1. Many suspect the plan will get the council's nod as well. T ... More >>
eliya @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0This week contains one of the most ancient and cherished traditions in America, where families get up at shockingly early hours to fight traffic just to be together for a day. Thanksgiving, you say? No, Black Friday, the day by which all retail business for the enti ... More >>
"They're going to ruin the best mall in Orange County, aren't they? I think they are."
That's how local blogger Julie Scott began her latest email to me, upon finding out that the Westminster Mall -- selected "Best Guy-Friendly Mall" in last year's "Best of OC" issue by me -- was due for a big, mul ... More >>
MENORAH LIGHTING, 6pm
Take part in this Menorah lighting on the 7th night of Hanukkah.
JC Penney Lower Level in the Westminster Mall,
PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS DINNER ADVENTURE, 7pm
Pirates and Christmas? Yes, the combination is sure to entertain.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena P ... More >>