Yorba Linda

  • News

    June 12, 2014


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  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Eder Giovanni Herrera Sues to Clear His Name for Slayings Pinned to Serial Killer Izzy Ocampo

    A 26-year-old Yorba Linda man who spent three months in jail for the horrific fatal stabbings of his mother and brother--until the slayings were blamed on presumed serial killer Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo--has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Brea Police Department and a separate court a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Growing Up Is Dumb Fest - VLHS Pomona - June 28, 2013

    The first installment of the Growing Up is Dumb Fest--a three-day event--began in Pomona with two days at the secretive all-ages venue VLHS. With Steep prices for festival tickets like $100 for FYF or close to $400 for Coachella, the first Growing Up is Dumb Fest was started as a way to see a bunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    This Week In Food: Watermelon Oreos, the Fullerton Food Truck Ban, and Our New Voice Places!

    Yes, it's time for another week in food. You know, that's the thing about weeks...they go in a circle. First off, Edwin visited Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa and supped upon none other than beef tongue! Then he named the Blue Shelby at Ruby's Steamliner Lounge the Drink of the Week. He announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    On The Line: Hiro Noguchi Of Sushi Noguchi, Part One

    Hiro Noguchi may have required a translator to answer our questionnaire, but we shared a rapport over his omakase menu one afternoon. While skittish about dining on fresh coronet (pictured), it quickly became apparent that Noguchi would be our sushi hero, saving us from Americanized rolls and introd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    TAPS Craft Beer Festival TOMORROW

    Why should Orange and Huntington Beach have all the fun? Brea's brewing something special this weekend, as TAPS Fish House & Brewery launches its Craft Brew Festival tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Last Service for Taco Maria THIS SATURDAY at SoCo Farmers Market

    Temporarily sad news: Carlos Salgado has announced that Taco Maria will be parking for good.This Saturday is your last chance to get food from the best luxe lonchera in Orange County; the truck's been sold to an enterprising young couple from San Diego.The final service will be Saturday, April 13, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    4 Get Prison Time (with More Likely to Come) in Massive Unity Medical Billing Fraud Scheme

    An attorney, an accountant, and two medical center administrators walk into a bar . . . oops, that should be behind bars--for their roles in the nation's largest medical fraud prosecution. Four people who should have known better Thursday became the latest Unity Surgical Outpatient Center muckity-mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Two Men Charged with Possessing Pounds of Ecstasy and Thousands of Steroids

    One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you incredibly horny. But if jail time is in the cards for suspects Cody Horn, 29, of Yorba Linda and Troy Olson, 44, of Norco, it's the former pill they'll want to keister. Both  men face multiple charges related to a drug transaction involvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Lying on a U.S. Passport Application Earns How Much Prison Time?

    Orange County's Chrisstian Pax Joseph Manshack lied on his U.S. passport application so he could flee the country for Asia in the hopes of outrunning domestic violence charges.But any relief Manshack felt when he first landed in Thailand evaporated while in China.Communist agents arrested him for ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    On the Line: Mike Dimmitt of Garlic Scapes, Part One

    Mike Dimmitt was difficult. And by difficult we mean next to impossible to get a hold of. We'll let the fact that he was in the process of moving be an excuse, but c'mon! He's lucky we share a favorite chef and infatuation with dim sum and (San Diego) breweries. A purveyor of this stinking rose, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Pizza e Vino Owner Planning New Restaurant in North County

    ​When Steve Dickus opened Pizza e Vino a few years ago on Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, I wondered how he would stay in business. His Neapolitan pizzas are the best in South County, but opening a high-end pizzeria in the middle of a recession in one of O.C.'s most remote locales seemed crazy (Ortic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Cops, Church, Advocates and Crisis Counselors to Meet with Public About Homeless Killings

    ​With more murders expected to bring more charges against a Yorba Linda man accused to preying on homeless men in North County (see this post), the multi-agency Homeless Homicide Task Force is joining forces with the Community Service Programs (CSP) Crisis Response Team, the Orange County Rescue M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Veterans Day Food Freebies: Hooters Wings, Subway Sandwiches, BJ's Pizza and More

    Free food! Woo! ​This Friday, restaurants everywhere are rolling Veterans Day freebies and deals for our fine servicemen and women. If you're a veteran or active-duty service member, get in on the free-grub action with the list below. And thank you for serving our country!  Fine print:&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Fruit Flies Back in OC to Bedevil Jerry Brown

    ​The bane of Jerry Brown's first go-round as governor is back.It's a teeny-weeny, eensy-weensy fruit fly. Actually, it's two of them, found in Westminster earlier this month. They join two more trapped in the Anaheim-Yorba Linda area near the end of June and start of July.How can four fruit flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    [UPDATED with DA Report:] Brea Cop Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Julian "Jules" Collender

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 29, 4:56 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) today released an 11-page letter based on its investigation of last year's police shooting of the late Julian "Jules" Collender, but it is the final two paragraphs that say it all: "Based on all the evidence presented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Boycott Disney's Aladdin: 'The Biggest Threat to the Youth of Our Country'

    Boycott Aladdin​​"We don't want a whole new world!" reads the Facebook page for Boycott Aladdin, a fight against the guy Tea Party Youth LA calls "the biggest terrorist of all." Yes, Aladdin. That Aladdin. The one with an aerodynamic carpet and a genie friend. Armed with a clipboard an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    Why Are People Surprised Orange County has Anti-Muslim Loons?

    Pauly: Pendeja​Color me jaded, cynical, or wayyyyy too in to be able to see from the outside, but I'm shocked that the anti-Muslim* rally that happened last week in Yorba Linda has made the national news. Write-ups in Salon, Good, and other national publications? Really? Sure, part of it is that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Feds See a Red Door, Want to Paint It Black

    ​When Mick Jagger saw a red door, he wanted to paint it black, as is widely acknowledged (by me) in the greatest Rolling Stones song of all time (any girl who claims otherwise gets cut!).So, the federal investigation of the San Gabriel Valley-based Red Door gang--which just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Robert Shorter, Ex-Guard Held in String of Trinity Broadcasting Network Burglaries

    ​Robert Shorter was a security guard at the worldwide headquarters for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in Costa Mesa before being fired several years ago.So, it was unusual that the 39-year-old Yorba Linda resident would be walking out of the opulent eyesore across from South Coast Plaza after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Local Natives, MGMT, Henry Clay People, Hindu Pirates

    The golden boys of Local Natives​It's been a short week, so we have a short list for you of items on OC-music related items from other publications. Read on...

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Shot Out of the Rough Sparks Quite a Round

    ​Golfers have been known to burn up the course, but this is ridiculous.Fire officials claim Saturday's 12-acre fire in Irvine was sparked--literally--by a golf club.How that possibly came to be after the jump . . .

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! Anything Good in the Anaheim Hills Area?

    ​Asked via Facebook, but I'm paraphrasing:So, I have a dear friend whom I'm taking out to dinner. It has to be around Anaheim Hills, though. Any recommendations? Can't be too expensive!

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​I do believe this is the first time this column has addressed a crime in la naranja...from the Register! Police have arrested a Yorba Linda parolee in connection with a knifepoint mugging in a Taco Bell parking lot. Police found Corey Andrew Schoenkopf, 21, at 12:30 a.m. Thursday sleeping in his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    National Pancake (and Dog Biscuit) Day

    Despite the fact that Shrove Tuesday was last week, just a reminder that today is National Pancake Day. Go to IHOP and get your free short stack of pancakes. Contribute generously to charity. Expect lines.Now that that has been dispensed with, on to more important discoveries: today is also National ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Your Refrigerator Is Trayf... Or Is It?

    A friend of mine sent me a message earlier. They've just bought a house in Yorba Linda and apparently are looking for new kitchen appliances, including a new refrigerator, which means they're doing due diligence on the models they're considering.zen @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​The IM has been los ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Why Food Trucks Are Not Evil

    desserttruck.comPlease, please, PLEASE come to OC, Dessert Truck!​Nancy Luna (the Fast Food Maven) is someone whose writing I admire, and she scoops absolutely everything about fast food in OC. I know that when the Buttermilk Truck or the Grilled Cheese Truck or any of the other, suddenly-fashiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Ned Beatty to Play Mike Duvall on Screen

    Ned Beatty (left) and Mike Duvall. Or is it the other way around?Ned Beatty is set to play Mike Duvall in the upcoming movie on the now-ex-state assemblyman's political flame-out. Actually, no one has signed the Deliverance pig squealer to such a project, and there may not even be o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Gore Vidal and George McGovern Are the Stars, But Spirit of Ted Kennedy Also Fills Nixon Library

    Photo by Christopher Victorio George McGovern (left) listens to Gore Vidal's introduction at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.Legends of liberalism Gore Vidal and George McGovern were the honored guests at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    George McGovern Spreads Peace at the Warring Nixon Library

    George McGovern, peacemaker​It took former U.S. Senator George McGovern (D-South Dakota) to bring peace to the library and museum dedicated to the memory of his opponent in the 1972 presidential election, Richard Nixon.  Ten weeks after the private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Richard Nixon Lovers Hate Kids and Christmas!

    To demonstrate its displeasure with the federally run Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum having booked an appearance by former Nixon White House counsel [and current Nixonite Watergate fall guy] John Dean, the private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation last month pulled bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    And Speaking of John Dean in Orange County . . .

    UPDATED WITH CORRECTED GENDER FOR ONE MAN, JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ANOTHER (THANK YOU, REV. TAYLOR). Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, whose June appearance drew 300 people to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and the wrath of the private Richard Nixon Library & Birth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Got Any Good Richard Nixon Toilet Paper Jokes?

    Presented without comment: Ok, actually, we'll comment...

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    TONIGHT: Lots of Stuff! Frank Black at Detroit Bar, Venus Infers at eVocal, Steelwells at DiPiazza's

    A lot of neat shows going on around town tonight. Let's look at some of them, eh?We told you this week in the Weekly about Grand Duchy, the latest project from Frank Black, y'know, the frontman for the Pixies (I've heard they're good!). Doug Wallen's article is here, and that show is tonight at Detr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Nixon, Watchmen, Queerty, Archie Bunker and Tobias Funke

    Frost/Nixon may have gotten skunked at the Oscars, but it did win "Best Picture for Grown-ups" in AARP the Magazine's awards for movies those over 50 enjoy. Otherwise, the media's fixation with Opie's flick is waning, but not with Richard Nixon himself, who is rolled into the plot line of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    John Taylor Describes His Last Day on the Job at Nixon Library

    John H. Taylor, who left his longtime gig as the executive director of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation to lead St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and School as the Rancho Santa Margarita church's vicar, describes the events of his last day on the job in Yorba Linda here.It wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Wholesome Choice to Open New Store in Anaheim Hills

    We have great tipsters*. Jerry de Vera is no exception. He sent me these pictures of his sighting, and it's a big one: A new location of Wholesome Choice, that Persian-market-cum-Whole-Foods-cum-International-Food-Court. He writes: "I noticed construction at this former Albertson's on my way to ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Cracking Open a Miller

    Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) has jack-assed his way back into the news. Seems he owns $20,000 in toll road bonds. What's the big deal? Miller is a big-time toll-road supporter, putting his signature on letters of support to the project as well as garnering earmark after earmark of pork-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/24

    OC'S MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR, 7:00 p.m. Bachelors gone wild for the single and ready to mingle. Newport Lexus Showroom 3901 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, Ca. PETER BJORN AND JOHN, 8:00 p.m. If you never have before, now's the time to hear their song "Young Folks" live. Orange County Performing Ar ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 30, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Nov. 22 - Nov. 28

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Fun With Dick

    No. 8: Our borderline-deceitful presidential library should be a true landmark

  • Food

    June 8, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange County's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    May 25, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Toll Road Rage: Ken Ryan and Friends

    Green-Collar Criminals:

    Ken Ryan will save us from the environmentalists

  • Food

    January 12, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in the county, S-Z

  • Columns

    November 18, 2004
  • Food

    February 7, 2002

    Soul Food Man

    DJ Danny Love loves the gumbo

  • Columns

    November 30, 2000
  • Features

    June 3, 1999
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