• Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Judgmental Expat East Coaster Visits California Dunkin' Donuts, Whines About His Experience

    I'll admit it. I was one of those breathless hype monsters who posted with glee about the impending opening of Dunkin' Donuts in California. I grew up in New Jersey; Dunkin' coffee flowed through my veins so early and so often it probably stunted my growth. To this day, the thought of a Dunkin' Donu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Vintage Trouble Calls On the Past to Further Their Future

    The hills of Laurel Canyon might not be the first place you'd think to look for a gritty soul band like Vintage Trouble. But one thing that gives the band's rollicking, old-school flavor some authenticity is their decision to rehearse at their drummer Richard Danielson's house there, pitted inside a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Following Kurupt and DJ Nick Bean From L.A. Video Shoot to Anaheim Gangsta Party

    [Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with rapper Kurupt from Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Nik Bean, a West L.A.-based mixtape impresario who has worked with Snoop and Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at the Wiltern Last Night

    Ryan Ritchie​Snoop Dogg and Wiz KhalifaWiltern December 13, 2011 To use a tired party cliche, if you remember the Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show last night at the Wiltern, you weren't there.I mean, seriously, was anyone not getting high? The answer is no.Wiz performed for about a half hour ... More >>

  • Food

    October 7, 2010

    Go for Ricas Gorditas

    [Hole In the Wall] One of the longest-standing loncheras, it serves up a masterful version of the Zacatecas religion

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    The Last of 'The Hills'

    Remembering what Spencer said to Brody about Lauren and all that crazy drama

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Jonathan Bibriesca, OC Dream Act Activist, Among 9 Arrested in Westwood

    Photo by Melanie.The CHP apparently has a problem with nine students holding a sit-in on Wilshire.​An Orange Countian was among the nine Dream Act student-activists who tied up traffic for hours in Westwood Thursday--and were rewarded with arrest citations from the California Highway Patrol.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Green Hour at the Cellar, Fullerton

    Dave Lieberman​The Place: The Cellar, 305 N. Harbor, Suite 001, Fullerton; (714) 525-5682.The Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday nights (into Saturday morning, obviously)The Deal: 25% off drinks. The Scene: Who says happy hour has to be at 5 p.m.? For all those people who are stuck poring over spre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Delia Snyder of Don the Beachcomber, Part 2

    Our interview with Delia Snyder, chef-owner of Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, started yesterday--click here if you missed the first part, particularly if you're a fan of old-school Cantonese-American food. Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela  

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Is P.F. Chang's good? And News About Irvine's China Garden.

    Edwin GoeiTwo stories involving Chinese food caught my attention last week. First, there's local news about what is arguably one of OC's best Chinese restaurants, China Garden in Irvine. Fellow OC Food Blogger Julian Hsu has the scoop. In his post, he writes: "We just ate there for dimsum lunch t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    OC Weekly Receives 8 SoCal Journalism Awards Nominations

    The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/23

    Fullerton Market Musical Entertainment, 4 p.m.Everything from vintage surf rock to Top 40s hits will be featured at the weekly outdoor market, which will run through Oct. 29. Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts, vendors and booths just for the kids will also be featured.Fullerton Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Where Were Santa Ana Officials at Ceremony for Fallen Hero of Iraq War?

    You may have missed it in the comments to this post, but someone going by the handle "cook", who apparently attended the plaque unveiling ceremony for fallen hero Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor at the Walk of Honor Plaza in Santa Ana Thursday morning, poses an interesting que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Driving: Me Crazy!

    You know what I hate most about my new life in Orange County? No, not that. That either. What I hate is that if I stay out any time later than, say, 10 p.m., the odds seem to be about 50/50 that the freeway exit I need will be randomly closed. Or even that the entire freeway will be randomly close ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    The Accidental Band

    Summer Wilshire buck Starbucks and shine

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Lee the People

    Filmmaker goes looking for her fellow G.L.s

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    The Town WeAnd OthersDrink In

    Fullertons drunken renaissance

  • Columns

    December 11, 2003
  • Columns

    November 27, 2003
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    January 18, 2001


    O art, where art thou?

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    Part Two

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    or expensive. or somewhere in between

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Silent Treatment, Part II

    Whats next for Ward Valley? Dont ask the governor