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Air Dubai

5 years ago by Chris Ziegler
Denver’s Air Dubai grew their emphatically hooky version of Flobots or Gym Class Heroes-style hip-hoppy radio pop from Macbook demos to an actual garage band (with like seven people) into an outfit so tight they managed to get signed to powerhouse label Hopeless on the basis of reputation alone. No...
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Orange County Tries to Woo Tourists in Dubai

4 years ago by Matt Coker
"Emirati and Saudi visitor numbers are increasing and many of them are there for medical tourism, staying for 30 days." -Ed Fuller, president and chief executive of the Orange County Visitors' Association, explaining to The National why his is the first U.S. regional tourist organization to have a permanent office...
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Life As an Urban-Planning Great Game in South Coast Rep's The Monster Builder

4 months ago by Joel Beers
In their own ways, writing a play or novel is a great deal like designing and building a structure—creating something tangible, either in physical or textual form, out of nothing but an idea. Maybe that's why architecture and design have long inspired writers, from Henrik Ibsen's 1892 The Master Builder...
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Everyone Can Have 'Chink Eyes' At This Chinese Restaurant in Dubai

6 years ago by Michelle Woo
​The category for this blog post says it all: Really?!?!? As spotted by Copyranter and posted by Gawker, these are real ads for Chinese Times restaurant in Dubai. The tagline: "Brings out the Chinese in anyone." ...
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California Woman's Lawsuit After Painful Ritz-Carlton Dubai Vacation Gets Dismissed

4 years ago by R. Scott Moxley
A federal judge in Orange County has dismissed a personal injury lawsuit filed by a California woman who claims she was negligently and severely injured while on an August 2011 vacation with her daughter at The Ritz-Carlton resort in Dubai. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter ruled this month...
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Rex Lowe, San Clemente Attorney, Among Defendants in Dubai Man's Gold Fraud Case

4 years ago by Matt Coker
A man from Dubai is suing three men --including a San Clemente attorney--for allegedly stealing $600,000 through an investment scam involving gold and other precious materials. The Orange County Superior Court complaint reportedly alleges one defendant was part of a $6 million fraud case...
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This Week In Food: The Racist Chinese Restaurant in Dubai, The Holiday Bruxie and Eating Baby Jesus

6 years ago by TAYLOR HAMBY
A very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!...
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Now Open: A New Izakaya for Costa Mesa, Crawfish Joint in Lake Forest, and MORE!

1 year ago by Edwin Goei
Huntington Beach's North Shore Poke Company has opened store number three in Costa Mesa (the second one opened in Cerritos a few years ago). It's located in the same strip mall that has Creamistry, Capital Noodle, and, of course, Halal Guys as tenants. Since it predates Pokinometry, Shawn Gole's North...
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10 Best OC Restaurants To Celebrate a Significant Life Event

1 year ago by Edwin Goei
Here are 10 of the best restaurants in Orange County where you can blow a big wad of cash to commemorate that well-deserved promotion, a milestone anniversary, a birthday that ends in a zero, or some other significant life event that warrants something better than TGI Fridays. Prices are mentioned...
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How Quiksilver Lost Its Soul and Ended Up in Bankruptcy Court

2 years ago by ERIK SKINDRUD
Jeff Hakman and Bob McKnight were worried—they couldn't get the trunks quite right. For weeks during the latter half of 1976, the twentysomethings had fumbled with sewing machines in a Spartan shed off 17th Street in Costa Mesa, tasked with getting America ready for Quiksilver, a then-obscure Australian clothing brand...

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