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  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Orange County Brother-Sister Duo Operated Hospital Drug Scam

    Conspiring with his sister who worked as a nurse, an Irvine businessman got rich selling stolen and mis-branded hospital supplies and drugs--including the horse tranquilizer and party drug Ketamine. Bahram Khandan, owner of United Capital Group Inc., profited more than $1.88 million during a two-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Seven Ways Working Food and Beverage Will Ruin Your Life

    Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! It's no secret. I'm a big fan of working in food and beverage despite all its pitfalls and pratfalls. It's not an easy life but ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Vincent Gerard Lopreto and Ronald Bell Allegedly Sold Counterfeit Damien Hirst Art

    Two Laguna Beach art gallery owners are awaiting extradition to New York City for allegedly selling counterfeit art by Damien Hirst, reportedly England's wealthiest artist. Vincent Lopreto, 48, and Ronald Bell, 49, the owners of Jazzart studio at 1452 South Coast Hwy., are being held in Orange Coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos Is Real!

    It has come to this. Frito Lay, which is owned by PepsiCo, has put out Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. Yes. Pepsi. Flavored. Chee. Tos. When news of it went viral earlier today, the reaction from the Interwebs was swift, but swang from the most disgusted yucks to the most enthusiastic yaays.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    1989 Mint-Condition Corvette Convertible is Newport Beach Buyer's Christmas Miracle

    Christmas Eve, Newport Beach advertising executive Mike Robertson was expecting the coolest stocking stuffer--if he had a really big stocking, that is: a cherry red, 1989, mint-condition Corvette convertible with 67 miles on the odometer. How he got the car for the same amount originally sought in ' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    On The Line: Sid Fanarof Of zcafe, Part One

    "Cooking is about shopping."He had us at shopping. How Sid Fanarof, founder of zcafe (and zpizza) is able to relate the two took a while to answer, but he tied together two of our favorite pastimes. It's normal for Sid to be out and about early Saturday morning searching for deals at both garage sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    eBay-Related Scam Costs Orange County Businessman $18.2 Million

    An Orange County businessman who operated an eBay-related scam that nabbed $45 million from more than 500,000 consumers nationwide learned his fate this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.Charles Gugliuzza, the onetime president of Commerce Planet, had hoped to escape the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    From Fu Manchu to Creepy Fingers: Brad Davis Talks Boutique Pedals and Crappy eBayers

    When the OC stoner rock band Fu Manchu began twenty years ago, the world of effects pedals consisted of a few rusty ones leftover from the 1970s waiting to be stumbled upon at random pawn shops. But today, even that world has become dominated by mass-market brands such as Boss and DigiTech that sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Deke Dickerson on Musicians With No Arms, His Three-Cent Royalty From Pandora

    Deke Dickerson, the lightning-throwing roots-rock guitarist and champion of those old honky-tonking tunes your grandfather boogied to, plays tomorrow night at Big's Grill in Fullerton.If you want to hear genuine hillbilly, rockabilly and rock-n-roll, check him out! 

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    What We Learned, March 24-30

    ​The week flew by, but we still learned from it.MARCH 24: Octomom Nadya Suleman earns $8,000 posing nude for a British magazine. She is not using the money to save her La Habra house, as that's listed for sale as a foreclosure, but to rent a new pad for her, her 14 kids and the gaggle of gossip re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    McNugget Resembling George Washington Sells for $8,100 on eBay

    ​Some three years ago, a woman in Nebraska noticed that one of the McNuggets her children didn't eat looked kinda like George Washington in profile. So she stashed it in the freezer and later, put it up on eBay.The auction site took it down citing that the item violated a rule they had against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Stagecoach Sells Out in Advance for the First Time; Where To Get Tickets Now

    ​According to a post on Stagecoach Festival's Facebook page,  Stagecoach 2012 is Sold Out. The caption to the photo posted above says, "Thank you to the fans that have joined us in the desert and the new ones who will experience Stagecoach for the first time this spring. Without you, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Holiday Gift Guide: Six Random Gifts for the Foodie Who Has Everything

    The ultimate new foodie...​You know them -- they blog and/or Yelp, prevent you from eating while they take photos with their camera phone, and can talk your ear off about the place they just ate at. (Of course, I'm guilty of all that, too.) What can you get besides a gift card to their favorite ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    5 Video Gaming Characteristics That Are Now Dead (But Were Once Popular)

    eBay Seller lukiegames​The way video games are played has changed dramatically over the past decade. What was once considered popular and common in the 1990s seem ridiculous and unplayable to today's gaming crowd. As the art and development of video gaming continue to evolve and refine itself thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Twitter Reacts to the Death of Steve Jobs

    ​Never has the passing of a CEO of a giant corporate entity enticed such a reaction from the world: We've weeded through the thousands and thousands (and thousands) of tweets expressing their condolences for Steve Jobs and pulled together the most interesting--or, in the case of GWAR lead singer O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Five Refurbishments That Can Help 'The Haunted Mansion' (The Movie)

    ​Disneyland's seasonal The Nightmare Before Christmas overhaul of the Haunted Mansion is complete (the attraction reopens today after a 17-day closure), thus kicking off the park's Halloween-themed festivities.Of course, the official launch of the park's Halloween-ness is September 30th which is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Eight Films to Help You Prepare for the End of the World on May 21

    ​ For the last few months, a kooky religious group has been plastering North America with billboards and placards announcing that the world will end on May 21. Call us warped, but we're thrilled by the prospect of Armageddon. With millions of the faithful lifted skyward by the Rapture, their hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap Dance-Off at Alex's Bar

    Eleanor Logan​ Jonathan Toubin grew up punk in Texas and learned some lasting lessons--like play hard, play fast, play loud and play with people's expectations. So when he started his own all-45s DJ night in New York City, he brought out something different than sweet Northern soul or slo-mo funk ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 14, 2011

    Coachella Couture

    [Trendzilla] What the hipsters will wear at the annual Indio indie-fest

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Orange Bits: Slayer, Adolescents, Pete Yorn, The Wandering Tree

    ​Orange Bits is back! In this weekly round up of all OC-related music news, band members are donating a guitar, some anti-drug voice-overs and what goes on in the life of a punk rock parent.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Gustavo Drinks Through the Election, Or: Trashing the Dems and Bashing Whitman

    ​Updated throughout the day, with the freshest post on top. Click after the jump for vignettes on Barbara Coe, Loretta Sanchez, Meg Whitman, and Borat!Midnight. Drink of choice: pockets hurt. Loretta Sanchez has pulled away by thousands of votes, but we'll wait until the official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Octomom Nadya Suleman Selling Autographed Bras, Panties and Toys at Yard Sale Saturday

    ​Self-confessed cash-poor Octomom Nadya Suleman is having a yard sale Saturday in front of her La Habra home. It is arguably the first such rummage sale in Orange County announced via a PR firm and sponsored by Mr. Disco Duck himself, Rick Dees.Octomom just announced she will NOT do porn for $500, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Buy The Sublime Van On eBay

    ​How much of a Sublime fan are you? Get an original relic from the original lineup--all you need is $19,000, and you could buy the original Sublime tour van on eBay. The seller's page says it was used throughout their career, shown on album covers and mentioned in songs such as "All You Need" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Darin Erstad Still Helps Angels Community

    Flickr user Rich AndersonDarin Erstad hits a game-tying homer for the Angels in 2005.​The way the Angels have been playing so far this season, they could use a Timmy Salmon, Troy Percival and especially Darin Erstad in their primes. At least Ersty is giving something back to fans and the Orange Co ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Because You're Ugly: Black Friday, All the Time!

    ​If you're like us and your serious case of misanthropy is keeping you from lining up outside Target at 4 a.m. for the last Zhu Zhu Pet in the country, then you're in luck.​ is your one stop place for all Black Friday sale links and print ads... on one, convenient website. There ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 23, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Ho Ho Prose

    Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    For Sale: Sympathy for the Record Industry

    After putting in 19 years and releasing over 750 records, Long Gone John is fixing to sell his Long Beach-based label, Sympathy for the Record Industry. He’s asking for $650,000, which is a downright steal, if you take into account the rich back catalog. The price includes all of SFTRI’s assets ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007


    Wayfaring the right way

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Got Sony Playstation 3?

    If so, Steve Lowery wants to talk to you. Have a trying-to-get-Sony-Playstation-3 horror story? Steve'll talk to you, too. In the midst of trying to acquire the hottest gaming console around, our intrepid Mad County diarian discovered he began his quest too late and—unless he wanted to sell hi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Everything Must Go

    Mike Lohrman puts Underdog to sleep

  • Columns

    April 27, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Gimme Relief

  • Music

    July 7, 2005
  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    True Love Never Did Run Smooth

    Stefan Marc on the horror-show filming of his romantic comedy, Dating Games People Play

  • Features

    February 3, 2005
  • Columns

    July 29, 2004
  • Features

    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • Web

    February 26, 2004

    Hard Cell

    Slider cell phone owners try to phone it in

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Music

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    February 6, 2003
  • Unknown

    December 19, 2002

    Shopping for Armageddon

    Humbuggery at the mall

  • Supplement

    November 21, 2002

    Infomercial Junkies

    A hundred knives for, like, a hundred bucks and other gift ideas

  • Columns

    September 19, 2002
  • Music

    March 7, 2002
  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Conceptual Cacophony

    Liezel Rubins art is sexy like a raccoon penis

  • Columns

    October 4, 2001
  • Columns

    May 31, 2001

    We Want You Seed!

    Uncle Jims summer activity guide

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    It's a Market!

    Eyes are on Aliso Viejo company

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