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  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    These Bands Took Fan Landers Advice: Did It Work?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Dita Von Teese Offers a Piece of Herself: Photos

    You have a day left to bid on a piece of Dita Von Teese, the burlesque superstar who went by Heather Renée Sweet when she knocked around University High School in Irvine. It's not a smooth, milky white body part up for auction on eBay but the stunning beauty's French blue, 1939 Packard 120 sedan.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Does Becoming a Dad Mean the Death of My Music Dream?

    [Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    You Can Wear Your Disdain for the Sad State of Orange County Fire Services, Then and Now

    In these days of, say, a 128-year-old Santa Ana Fire Department disbanding due to budget constraints and fellow agencies' city governments also contemplating contracting fire services out to the Orange County Fire Authority, one can be excused for assuming a certain product hawked on eBay right now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Better Call Glew: Stolen Property Alert

    Hi Mr. Glew:I was buying audio equipment from my buddy for a really good price then reselling it on eBay.  My friend got arrested for theft and the cops came to my house and questioned me about the stuff I sold on eBay. I ended up talking to them for a half hour and when they left they said the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    In Which Dave Hires Soho Taco To Cater His Baby Daughter's Birthday Party

    We've only written a hundred times or so about the Zambrano family's taco carts, Soho Taco. They show up pretty regularly at events around the county, they have giveaways to drum up business, and they launched a truck to get even more people hooked on them.You could be forgiven for thinking they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Another Chipotle-Style Pizza Shop Planned For Irvine

    The next big food trend, the one that I predict will inherit the frozen yogurt craze and the luxe lonchera boom, is going to be the Chipotle-inspired, custom-made pizza shop.  In OC, we saw it first with Pie-ology, which debuted in Fullerton and plans to expand to Irvine Spectrum and beyond. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Make Michael Jackson's Sweet Potato Pie, Liberace's Sticky Buns With The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

    ​You can tell a lot about a person by what they cooked for themselves and their families, so for Hollywood buffs, this cookbook is a gem. The irreverently-named Dead Celebrity Cookbook is a collection of 145 recipes from actors, musicians and other famous figures who've passed. Did you know Kathar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    3hree Things: On Getting Ready For Tour (Or Not)

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ I leave for tour in two days. And I'm not ready. Again.You'd think that after touring for ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Jelly Bean Resembling Future Queen of England Kate Middleton Found!

    Wikimedia Commons​Life is trying to tell us something when the Rorschach test is found in our food.Reported Thursday by The Telegraph, accountant Wesley Hosie discovered a jelly bean with an uncanny resemblance to princess-to-be Kate Middleton while sharing a jar from The Jelly Bean Factory. It ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas, Blink-182, Simon Cowell and More Host Benefits for Japan Via Shows, T-Shirts, Albums, Vids, Tweets

    ​In the wake of the unfathomable disaster in Japan, musicians are showing their support through benefit shows, merch and other creative endeavors, rallying fans to help the country. Their efforts can make a real impact--Gaga's Japan-relief wristbands raised $250,000 in just 48 hours.  Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Orange Bits: Buy Dusty Rhodes' Synthesizer, Led Zeppelin, I Hate You Just Kidding's Paranormal Encounter

    Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synth​This week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Will Maid's "Explosive Allegations" Sink Meg Whitman's Latino Outreach?

    ​UPDATE: New details throughout . . . Billionaire Meg Whitman exploited a Latina housekeeper the GOP nominee for California governor knew was in the country illegally, alleged celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred this morning, setting off an array of charges and counter-charges.

  • Culture

    August 26, 2010

    BB Cream: Your Makeup Kit In One Tube

    [Trendzilla] The Asian skincare sensation that's sweeping the nation

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    The SPF Without the WTF

    [Trendzilla] Summer fun, hold the sun

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    No Doubt Auctions Their Things For Charity

    Andrew YoussefNo Doubt at one of the four sold-out shows at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre last summer. ​So No Doubt just finished their tour, and are now recording a new album. What's next? Why, raise money for charity. The band is auctioning costumes and band memorablia on Ebay from June 1-11. Af ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 13, 2010

    Purse Forum's Personal Baggage

    [Trendzilla] This online orgy of conspicuous consumption can be a good resource for purse purchasers

  • Culture

    February 25, 2010

    Alexander McQueen, eBay and the Wages of Grief

    [Trendzilla] Not all online tributes to the late designer have been of the ambulance-chaser variety

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Alexander McQueen Tribute Domain Name Listed On eBay For $1M

    eBay user Boxer1727: Classy.​It's not rare for an artist's items to go up in value--and in demand--after his or her (often) untimely passing. Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who was found dead in his home on Thursday morning from an apparent suicide, is of no exception.The Times UK is reportin ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Today in Music News: Trent Reznor selling stuff on eBay, Robyn new record, Marilyn Monroe caught on tape

    Swedish pop chanteuse Robyn -- who I totally love -- has new collab with Diplo in the works.Trent Reznor retires NIN and is now having a rock star garage sale on eBay. For a measly $1,525, you, my friend, could have a "Nine Inch Nail Precision Fender Bass #03." Apparently all of our moms, aunties ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Gavin Newsom Drops Out of Governor Race

    ​Not OC news, but we are in California: San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race to be governor.It now looks like Attorney General Jerry Brown--you know, the crusty guy who used to be governor--faces very little Democratic primary opposition. Meanwhile, the Republican nominatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The Next Big Thing: Zhu Zhu Pets

    ​If you're wondering why we haven't yet heard about this holiday season's it-toy, rest assured. Presenting: Zhu Zhu Pets.Fuzzy, squirmy "pet" hamster dolls that zoom around tracks, chase balls, run in wheels and even cars (apparently, even a hamster "garage" is available)--but without all that nas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​In the last seven days, we at SAFII blogged about:Expired KitKats. The horror! Note to Albert: You should've probably bought the whole lot and flogged them on eBay. They must surely be collectors' items?Lavish birthday bashes. Sadly, not our own.A just-opened sushi bar in Newport Beach.Awful back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Five Ways To Survive the Current Economic Crisis

    BY COLE HADDONThese are tough economic times, what with the depression that's being driven by the housing crash, and skyrocketing unemployment. It's damn near impossible in such a climate to enjoy or even splurge on our hobbies and passions. Who can afford those New Kids on the Block tickets or iPod ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Fast Times

    The Goodguys 2nd Meguair’s Orange Get-Together

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Real Life OC Superheroes

    Our Minneapolis sister paper City Pages has an eyebrow-raising story today about regular folks from cities across the nation who truly believe they are superheroes - and dress the part. We checked out web editor Jeff Shaw's Google Map of heroes and found two from our neck of the woods: Ragensi (to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Plastic Fantasy: Shopping at Vinyl Solution Is Like Sex (eBay’s for Wankers)

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: Joy Division sneakers?

    Sneakerhead culture's always been a little baffling to me. I think everyone knows of someone by now who dedicates their lives and entire paychecks to collecting limited edition, rare, exclusive or original sneaks... and then doesn't wear them. Ever. They'll fly to Tokyo for the latest neon patent l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: From exhibit hall to eBay

    It's interesting to see how quickly some convention rats operate. Exclusive con action figures are already up on eBay, with the prices jacked up. It's an industry within an industry, really. Take for instance, this guy's "buy it now for $40" option on the exclusive Hasbro Stan Lee as Spider-Man toy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    The iPhone: Shaken and Stirred

    The iPhone is apparently worth more as a black pile of ash than as its snazzy intact self. We know this because the mad scientists at the Will It Blend site threw the pretty tech toy in a blender, and then after finding out it DID blend quite nicely, put it up on eBay. The bid is currently at $ ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Shifting Gears

    Brian Malesardi, The Gear Trader

  • Culture

    November 23, 2006


    Going mod. In a good way

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Everything Must Go

    Mike Lohrman puts Underdog to sleep

  • 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 >>

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Clothing That Fits

    What you wear is who you areso who exactly are you, anyway?

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004

    Dahmer Under Glass

    Fullerton Museum Center offers up a collection of collections

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Hater of Love

    The joy and pain of discovering Grandaddy

  • Features

    November 20, 2003
  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Columns

    October 23, 2003

    It's a New Day, Caulifornia

    So let a man get up and do the popcorn

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Treasure and Trinkets

    A Disneyland exit interview

  • News

    October 17, 2002
  • Film

    February 28, 2002

    Trailer Trash

    Life before demographics

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Tight Like That

    Discovering Americas filthy little (recorded) secret

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    This Little Website Went to Market sells out

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    The Dollar Sign Invades Medieval Europe!

    Dark magic among level-51 elves

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