• Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Uh-oh, Remember That Silverado Canyon Fire?

    Silverado Canyon residents are being advised to evacuate their homes in advance of heavy rains overnight that could cause flash flooding and debris flows over the scar left by September's 1,500 acre brush fire, according to Orange County fire authorities.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Brush Fire Engulfs Silverado Canyon

    A 100-acre brush fire broke out in Silverado Canyon late this morning. State and county firefighters are working to contain the flames with the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service, which has jurisdiction over the Cleveland National Forest. According to CBS, the fire was reported around 10:50 a.m. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2014

    The Chain Gang of 1974

    Constellation Room

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2014

    LA Opera in Concert: Thaïs

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Brush Fire Engulfs Long Beach Wetlands Near Oil Wells

    This sweltering heat and accompanying nasty winds are so bad that they're sweeping down the IE's fires and placing them in...Long Beach? Yep. A brush fire is currently blazing at the Los Cerritos Wetlands, the nature area that roughly separates Orange County from Long Beach. The fire was reported t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Bryce Laspisa Search Continues at Lake Castaic ... But Not Before Dad's Car is Burglarized

    See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about the car of Bryce Laspisa's father being burglarized as he searched for his son in the Lake Castaic area. Update No. 2 is on sheriff's homicide detectives placing a security hold preventing the coroner from releasing information about the burned body found there. Upda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Orange County Register Wildfire Coverage Has a Huge Hole in It: Media Watchdog

    Orange County fire officials recently held a press conference to go over their strategies and, more importantly, warn the public about an ever-earlier fire season. The Orange County Register covered this, as it did Southern California's recent wildfires, but a media watchdog saw a huge hole in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Donavon Frankenreiter To Headline and KROQ's ROQ N' SURF Summer Series

    SoCal native Donavon Frankenreiter is scheduled to play and KROQ's ROQ N' SURF summer concerts series on the water. Pepper, rock n' rhythm roots band, will headline the first date, Saturday, June 16, with support from Long Beach-based singer songwriter, Josh Fischel, and The Fiction. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
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    October 3, 2011

    Wild Records' Gizzelle, The Desperados, and Luis & the Wildfires at the House of Blues Friday Night

    Lainna FaderLuis & the Wildfires​ Wild Records' Gizzelle, The Desperados, and Luis & the Wildfires September 30, 2011 House of Blues, Anahaim The House of Blues Anaheim hosted the Wildest show on the planet on Friday night, an evening of vintage rock 'n' roll and soul hosted by Wild Reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    [UPDATED with 500 Acres, 60% Contained:] Carbon Canyon Wildfire Spreads

    ​UPDATE, JULY 8, 10:24 A.M.: The Carbon Canyon wildfire has now spread to more than 500 acres and is 60 percent contained, but Orange County fire officials believe they have a handle on it.No injuries have been reported nor have any homes been threatened.Nearly 300 firefighters are trying to knock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    OC Outspends San Diego County for Firefighting

    ​Remember those killer fires that have engulfed huge swaths of San Diego County in recent years? Orange County has suffered its own (a shout out to the '08 Freeway Complex Fire, yo!), but our neighboring county to the south has had to put it up with repeated massive wildfires that past few years ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010

    Orange County Noir

    Newport Beach Public Library

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    February 4, 2010



  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Zee Avi: Live From NPR's Little Desk

    Former Costa Mesa resident (by way of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and first gal to ever sign to Brushfire Records Zee Avi is currently being featured on the front page of NPR Music online. Check out three live tracks, "Honeybee," "First of the Gang" (Morrissey cover) and "You and Me," recorded at NPR's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    News and New Material from Matt Costa

    A few things have happened since we last checked in with Brushfire artist and Huntington Beach resident Matt Costa. Though he's been MIA for the last few months, it seems like he's back, but not without a few new developments. His Facebook page just posted this semi-new (recorded in August, it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Incoming: Matt Costa at Detroit, Morrissey at the Fox Pomona

    ​It may be late Friday afternoon, but there's still some stuff to talk about. Like a couple of big new shows coming our way.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: First Glimpses of Fall Conditions

    By Nolan HallOffshore Conditions in Baja​The Santa Ana Winds and the hottest weather of the year are already showing up this year, even as early as late August. It brings back memories of last year, coughing and surfing ash-covered waves under dark, smoky skies. Early Santa Anas bring that haunted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    State Beaches May Not Be Ashtrays Much Longer

    California could become the first state in the nation to ban smoking at state parks and beaches after the state Senate today passed legislation it says protects the marine environment and reduces fire danger. Introduced by Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), Senate Bill 4 now moves to the Assembly, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Reality TV Turns Its Steamy Cameras on OC Fire Hunks

    Reality television has exploited our hot teens, our hot MILFs and . . . um . . . well, it has exploited a whole bunch of our hot teens and hot MILFs. Now their steamy cameras are set to record our hot fire hunks. Fox Reality Channel announced it has begun production on the third season of its origin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Wildfires Just a Sneak Preview?

    Ted Soqui shot this in Yorba Linda the weekend past. See his amazing slideshow here. Now that the fires have been contained, heroes have been identified, firefighting techniques have been blasted, causes have been zeroed in on, and our Last Action Hero Governor has likened the disaster to one of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Ecologically Friendly

    Community Nature Day

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Out of Shadows

    Rogue Wave

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    High Water Mark

    Rogue Wave roar to a new peak with Heaven's Gate

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Fire of the Century . . . of the Year

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

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Fire Update: Almost out of the woods?

    The Orange County Fire Authority reports that the Santiago blaze is now 75 percent contained. Though firefighters are hoping to kill the beast by Friday (before the nasty Santa Ana winds whip it up over the weekend), the OCFA website lists Sunday as D-Day for full containment. Approximately 28,445 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    A chat with the Battalion Chief

    Tonight the Weekly drove past roadblocks on Santiago Canyon Road to see the destruction left by the blaze firsthand. What we saw was depressing, but the planes spewing fire retardant overhead were a hopeful sight. Photos will be up before the night's over, we promise are up. Before visiting the sce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    Matt Costa, Unfamiliar Faces

    Huntington Beach's Matt Costa may just be the most marketable, popular act out of Orange County since... well, No Doubt. And that's not a bad thing, either. Signed to Brushfire Records, Costa's latest full-length, Familiar Faces, is set to be released on October 2nd. Check out the teaser EPK release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Times reporter attacked at Comic-Con

    Well that sucks. Los Angeles Times pop culture reporter Geoff Bouche was covering the con when he got jumped on a sidewalk in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. He writes: "In the 15 years I have been writing for The Times, I have covered wildfires, riots, gang murders and plenty of other mayhem. I never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    The Fire Next Time

    The clever folks at the Center for Fire Research and Outreach, part of UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources, have launched a very useful website-- the Fire Information Engine Toolkit. Among the tools in the kit is one that can offer an assessment of the vulnerability of your home, or any othe ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Pet Star TV auditions were ruff, I tell ya, ruff

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    An Apocalypse of Our Own Making

    Mike Davis on the perfect fire

  • Columns

    November 13, 2003
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    November 6, 2003
  • News

    September 5, 2002