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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This morning I went to my local LA Times news stand to put in a couple of quarters and obtain a 'lil slice of history for my scrap book. To my surprise, I discovered that I wasn't the only person in Long Beach with this brilliant plan. There were no papers left! So I went to a stand up the street on ... More >>
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 >>
They're kind of cheesy, but some of the questions in Quizland.com's Rock Trivia and Yetanotherdot.com'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Starting November, Orange County job postings on Craigslist.org 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>