See the update on page 2 with details on a memorial fund and services for Ben Carlson as well as more about the fallen lifeguard. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 7, 8:26 A.M.: A 15-year veteran of the Newport Beach Lifeguards last evening became the first city lifeguard to die in the line of duty.
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OC's homegrown empire opens its latest, largest location in Huntington Beach
OC Music Awards Showcase 1: Best Live Band, with Jeramiah Red, Paulie Pesh, the Gromble, Strange Birds and James FletcherJan 3, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaLast night saw Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar kick off the first in a series of showcases comprising the OC Music Awards. The five groups, competing ... More >>
As the bustle of Newport Avenue traffic passes by, chef Alan Greeley tackles more of our journalistic inquiries, like how many degrees of separation are between him and a previous On the Line subject. With a full liquor license now under his belt, Greeley fixed up a special "martini sandwich" to ... More >>
Photo by Meranda Carter/OC WeeklyGive Wahoo's Fish Taco co-founder Wing Lam credit for working his Mexican food chain into widely seen television commercials for other companies. In 2000, he and his righteous whiskers appeared in a national spot for Merrill Lynch and its small business services. ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterWhat else can we say about Wahoo's co-founder Wing Lam that we haven't already covered? How about that he's teaching at both Chapman and Concordia Universities (this fall and winter, respectively.)? A man that can often be found on his company's taco truck serving the local ... More >>
Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story
The building on 19th Street in Costa Mesa that for 14 years has housed the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen was previously a Chinese restaurant run by So Ching Lee, whose sons Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee would go on to create the Wahoo's Fish Taco empire.Based on that simple handshake deal between M ... More >>
What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business
The clock is ticking on a local businessman's campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa.UPDATE: The campaign goes out with a bang as hundreds of volunteers are expected to work alongside such community leaders as Anton Segerstrom, Wahoo's Wing Lam, Edua ... More >>
Twenty years. That's how long Wahoo's Fish Tacos has been in business. When surfer dudes Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee opened their first Wahoo's in Costa Mesa, the original Batman with Nicholson as the Joker was the big movie. The Simpsons were still on Tracey Ullman. And me? Well, I was still ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I received a fascinating envelope with the claim that a Minuteman Project member sent a racist letter to Wahoo's Fish Tacos founder Wing Lam AND took a shit in a Wahoo's trash can. The envelope carried a letter purportedly written by Minuteman Project member Brian Gilmore, and ... More >>
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Theres no better fish taco. Period.