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    January 30, 2014
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    October 17, 2013

    White Night

    The Continental Room

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 22, 2013
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    July 11, 2013

    Why Do Mexicans Like Palm Trees So Much?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do they haggle over the price of everything?

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    June 20, 2013
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    March 21, 2013

    DJ Oldboy

    The Pike Bar & Grill

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    January 10, 2013

    Monterey Jazz Festival

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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    November 29, 2012


    Chain Reaction

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    November 21, 2012
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    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Skateboard Shop Boss Abused Workers ... on Pot: Lawsuit

    The pot-smoking boss of a Santa Ana skate shop forced employees to pose for "sexually prurient" ads, work with "crude and questionably pornographic material" and, if they piped up about sexual harassment and drug use on the job, quit or be demoted, claims a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Gabriel Zambrano of Soho Taco!

    ​Usually, I don't give a shit about my birthday for reasons no one ever seems to want to understand. But last year, after the accolades heralding my 846th year on this planet, I realized I shared February 3 with a far-more important person: Gabriel Zambrano of Soho Taco.

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    January 12, 2012

    Adam Devine

    Brea Improv

  • Columns

    November 3, 2011


    [Hey, You!] The mistress of bad management

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Aqua Tri, Irvine Pool Supply Company, Pays Nearly Half a Mil to Settle Latinas' Sexual Harassment Suit

    ​Aqua Tri has agreed to pay nearly half a million dollars to settle a federal lawsuit that accused two supervisors at the Irvine pool supply company of sexually harassing eight Latina workers, retaliating when the women sought to end it and forcing some out of their jobs, the U.S. Equal Employment ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2011

    'I Don't Know How She Does It' Sacrifices Nothing

    In the fantasy adaptation, working moms can have it all

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011

    Glorious Drunk

    Pike Restaurant and Bar

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    September 1, 2011

    Pawnshop Kings

    Commonwealth Lounge

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    December 2, 2010

    Sic Waiting


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    November 25, 2010

    Ray Bailey Trio

    Rainbow Harbor

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! A Good Mexican-American Restaurant in Anaheim?

    ​Someone asked this weeks ago; I just got to this today, too late to help the lady. Sorry, Hiromi :-(My boss wants to eat at a good Mexican-American restaurant in Anaheim. Any recommendations?Little-known secret about Anaheim, our county's finest dining town: it's the county's best place for Mexic ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    The Sleeping

    The Glass House

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    October 7, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
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    March 25, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Ernesto Hernandez Avalos CONVICTED of Murdering Boss With Shovel and Pickax

    UPDATE: We now know Ernesto Hernandez Avalos has been convicted, although we still don't know what the deal is with his face. Details (and lack thereof) below . . . Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's OfficeHey, Ernesto Avalos Hernandez, what's up with your face?​UPDATE: Ernesto Hernand ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 4, 2010

    It's Bring Your Invisible Friend to Work Day!

    [Hey, You!] The case of the Christ-bot boss

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Hump Day Blues Relief

    It's Wednesday, aka Hump Day, and I'm not allowed to post any videos of people humping (although I suspect the hits would go through the roof if I did), so here's a little ditty to help get us all through this long work week. Seriously folks, if you listen closely, it almost sounds like he's saying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Goodbye, Uncle Teddy: Politicos Strip Out of Power Suits

    At a brief press conference today, Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, Fountain Valley Mayor Guy Corrozzo and other community leaders will talk about stripping out of their suits. No, this is not to honor randy Ted Kennedy. It's the official launch of the second annual Men's Wearhouse National ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Work-at-Home Scams Draw FBI Attention

    Hot on the heels of the Welcome to the Poorhouse post that included shady work-at-home offers in the email inbox, the FBI posted a story today warning of the same. (Note to self: when Clockwork and the G-Men are in sync, time to weatherproof against frogs falling from the sky.)The FBI expands its wa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    No Boundaries

    Immigrant Lives in ‘The OC’ and Beyond

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Veggie Grill Open! Well, On Friday.

    I reported on this before, but this is the week that Veggie Grill's Irvine Spectrum location is opening. More specifically, this Friday, November 21st. They had a preview night dinner that I couldn't attend (darned pesky day job!), but our buddy DanGarion of Eat in OC did! To see what he saw and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    The Clip Your Church Doesn't Want You to Watch

    Movies get trailers, so why not books? The latest edition of Laguna Beach author Tim Leedom's The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read, which the Weekly previewed here, is now being pimped via video. Leedom has advantage over most other authors when it comes to this kind of promotion. His d ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    Pick Up Sticks

    Santiago Creek Restoration

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Quizzes To Kill Time

    They're kind of cheesy, but some of the questions in's Rock Trivia and's '80s Lyrics Quiz are actually rather stumpifying. Such as: What act holds the record for most #2 records without ever hitting #1? Ummm.... The Carpenters? Nope. and what "don't feel like it shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Sheriff Mikey, Back on the Beat

    Sheriff Mike Carona's two-month-long, taxpayer-supported leave of absence came to an end today--apparently, he and his Little Sheriff (and no, we don't mean puppet-in-charge Jo Ann Galisky, who subbed while Mikey-Mike was off supposedly preparing for his June trial) are back on the job. Kinda sorta- ... More >>

  • 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 2, 2007

    Ka-ching for Craigslist

    Starting November, Orange County job postings on will cease to be freebies. But instead of crying havoc and releasing the hounds, CL frequenters are embracing the $25 posting fee. Huh? Well, CL management and folks on both sides of the job market believe that charging something in t ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Walk Until They Don't Drop

    Walk to Stop Executions

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Eggleston to LA Times: Sorry for Lying 'Bout You

    A couple of weeks ago, this infernal blog reported on G. Wayne Eggleston, the San Clemente councilmember who memorably told Los Angeles Times reporter Garrett Therolf, "I wouldn't want to stop in Stanton, much less patrol it," claimed he was misquoted and then told OCBlog readers to "not co-operate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2006

    Suck on it, USC!

    My alma mater (at least for the MA) shocked USC, 13-9, a great joy for all of us who despise the lords of Orange County. Click over to OC Blog, where you can find a comprehensive list of these terrible Trojans (my boss and courageous Catholic lawyer John Manly excepted). Also remember that South Coa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Nuts Come Out for Nguyen, Take Daucher Along for Ride

    Rebecca Schoenkopf reporting from . . . ORANGE, Teamsters Local Something or Other--We've been told state senate staffers are here, giving up vacation time to walk for Lou Correa, Democrat for OC's 34th state Senate District. People here are sitting in chairs, too (union thing?), looking at the Tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    W's Finest Hour

    What did our one and only president, George W. Bush, tell the German weekly Bild am Sonntag was his "best moment of all" since he took office? For the answer, click here. Strange? Yes. Childish? You bet. Though to be fair to W, if you were president and the buck stopped with you for things like th ... More >>

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    They Don't Know Sith

    O.C. Film & Music Festival is a no CGI zone

  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Sock It . . . To Me!?!

    Niels Muellers The Assassination of Richard Nixon

  • Columns

    December 11, 2003
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    April 24, 2003

    Office Space

    Chris Hoffs new gallery offers low-budget without limits

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Survey Says: Youre Screwed!

    Former Reg reporter alleges she was fired for her remarks in a confidential management survey

  • Features

    June 14, 2001


    A year in the life of a dot-com employee

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