Yosemite National Park

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Bryan William Anast, Ex-Disneyland Machinist, Gets 55 Years; 2 of 4 Girls He Molested Speak

    See the update at the end of this post on Bryan William Anast being formally sentenced to 55 years in prison and four victim impact statements being made to the court, including two from girls he molested. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 1:36 P.M.: Moments before jury selection in Westminster in the tria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Bryan William Anast, Disneyland Machinist, Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assaults on 11 y.o. Girl Relative, Possessing Kiddie Porn: Update

    See the update at the end of this post with the defendant's not guilty plea and Disneyland's response to the charges.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 24, 12:51 P.M.: Authorities are reaching out to the public in case there are other victims of a Disneyland machinist accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    On The Line: Steve Parker Of The Tulsa Rib Company, Part Two

    Read our interview with Steve Parker of The Tulsa Rib Company, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're not in the kitchen cooking, what are you doing?Training for triathlons, back packing and gardening. Unfortunately, training has gone downhill the last couple of months. I used to do Oly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Forever Young: A Poet on a Tuesday! A Writer for a City! A Life in the Wor(l)d!

    The City of Berkeley, California will honor poet and writer, teacher and essayist, screenwriter, singer and professor Al Young next week. Tuesday, February 5 is Al Young Day in the progressive burg on the East Bay, which is a start, and a great one, for all the guys listed above. Indeed, Young was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    [UPDATED with Video Links:] Huell Howser Remembered Fondly on KCET and at Chapman

    See the update at the end of this post with links to KCET's video tributes and a statement from the station.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 7, 5:18 P.M.: Having learned of Huell Howser's death, Chapman University has put artifacts the 67-year-old donated to the private Orange institution on display on the Leath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Bicycle Dreams Rides into Anaheim

    Bicycle Dreams, an award-winning documentary that follows men and women riding in the Race Across America, rolls into Cinema City Theatres in Anaheim tonight for a screening that benefits the Orange County Bicycle Coalition.RAAM riders, as they are known, "deal with searing desert heat, agonizing mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Citizen of the Week! Incest Perpetrator: Miguel Angel Andrade

    ​If Costa Mesa's Miguel Angel Andrade is right, he might be the most abused good daddy in Orange County history.Andrade says his two young daughters fabricated that he routinely sexually assaulted them as revenge because he forced them to do their homework and wouldn't let them go outside to play. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010

    15 Minutes of Fame

    Orange County Museum of Art

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​ Edwin explores the possibilities of "All Purpose Sauce" in Wacky Snacks, lists Five All Time Greatest Food Movies, answers the time-old question of what astronaughts do with taco sauce in space, and announces that it's that time again for tandoori Thanksgiving turkey! Dave gets Santiago Vallejo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: Walking the Plonk

    Dave Lieberman​Remember two weeks ago, when I posted mockingly about 7-Eleven's move into the ultra-budget wine world? I made a snarky comment about not doing one's research about specialty retailers that might also have a decent chunk of the market share for really, really cheap wine, and I threw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Move Over, Hi-Time, Here Comes 7-Eleven

    Dallas Observer​Robert Wilonsky at our sister publication, the Dallas Observer, broke the news today that 7-Eleven will be selling private-label wine in their stores starting next week.That's right, folks. No longer will you have to suffer the slings and arrows of shops run by true oenophiles, lik ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    Passing the Hat

    Cold War Kids

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    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    San Diego: Screw Trestles

    San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think. In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    It's Good to Be Natural

    No. 1: Save trestles. Or dont.

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Not So Fast

    The Transportation Corridor Agencies and their bizarro-roads keep you stuck in traffic

  • Columns

    July 20, 2006

    Commie Girl

    California Coming Home: How I deducted my summer vacation

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Get Out!

    May 25 - June 1: Heaven and Back

  • News

    May 25, 2006


    Supervisor Wilson continues to portray himself as enviro-friendly, but thats a damn lie

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2006

    Pedro: Making Dreams Come True

    Assemblyman Pedro Nava is taking his battle against the Foothill-South (241) toll road extension online. At risk is San Onofre State Beach, 5th most popular state park in California, home to critical populations of endangered species such as gnatcatchers and pocket mice, not to mention the San M ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    No Sweat

    County officials say no to swimming, but yes to recycling at Irvine Lake

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    As A Disservice To Our Readers

    The Times seems a bit confused by Assemblyman Pedro Nava's recent condemnation of the Foothill-South toll road, and so might you be. On May 6 the Times told its readers that Nava (D-Santa Barbara) didn't think the road should be built, that he wanted $450,000 spent on a UC study of alternatives to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Bid for Trestles on eBay

    No, you can't actually buy Trestles Beach. But you can show your support for the Yosemite of Surfing by bidding on several on-line auctions, all to try and stop the Foothill-South toll road extension. Adio, Body Glove and Oakley have all donated prize packages to be auctioned off on eBay; 100% of p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Toll Road Rage: What About the Juaneno?

    Strangers in a strange land

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Toll Road Rage: What Your Mimi Doesn't Know

    What your Mimi doesn't know could fill San Mateo Canyon, if the TCA doesn't do it first.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Toll Road Rage: Pave Trestles?

    Talkin' 'Bout Wave Degeneration

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • Features

    February 12, 2004

    Animal Attacks

    25 thoughts on what happens when we attack the animals who attack us

  • Columns

    October 23, 2003

    It's a New Day, Caulifornia

    So let a man get up and do the popcorn

  • Culture

    August 21, 2003

    Girls! Girls! Girls!

    OCMAs 150 years of women is a beautiful thing

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Trailer Trash

    Paul Freemans campaign to preserve a private trailer park on a public beach

  • Culture

    February 20, 2003

    Stop Time

    Eadweard Muybridge and the Age of the Image

  • Culture

    March 14, 2002

    American Goth

    Maybe its a good thing John Pope has an outlet

  • Features

    February 28, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Mission Viejo

    The Paris of South Orange County

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001


    Only the Blue Fairy could make Laguna a real, live art scene

  • Features

    February 15, 2001
  • Columns

    November 4, 1999
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    The Death Ray

    Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world