On Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, people celebrate and remember their family members and friends who have passed away. On 11/7, Día de Los Muertos festivities took place in Downtown Santa Ana. All photos by David Pond.
Dropkick Murphys made their annual OC appearance at the Grove of Anaheim on 11/4. Supported by the Youth Brigade from Los Angeles, Dropkick Murphys started off their California tour right here in Orange County. The max capacity audience moshed and rocked hard to the Boston Irish band. With...
Bento is the Japanese word for "boxed lunch," one that's generally housed in a to-go container that is separated into different compartments. Bentos usually hold everything from rice and fish to meat, veggies and fruit, and they're so common in Japan that you can find them sold everywhere. The...
Legendary surfer, shaper and Hall of Famer Chris Hawk passed away at 58 after a battle with oral cancer. On 11/1, surfers, friends and family gathered for a memorial and traditional surfers' paddle-out in memory of Hawk on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
All the kidlets came out for the free sugar on Long Beach's 2nd Street. There were chickens, gnomes, Mike Wazowskis and much more... it just left us wondering one thing: Kids still know who the hell Pipi Longstocking is? All photos by Keith May.
On 10/31, the Huntington Beach City Council on Aging (HBCOA) hosted the 2009 Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier to promote "active aging." The competition is open to men and women at the age of 50 and over who surf longboard and shortboard.
On 10/30, the largest ever Halloween party to grace Orange County happened at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Entertainment--in addition to the costumes, of course--included performances by Korn, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, Girl Talk, I Am Ghost, Iglu & Hartly and more. All photos by Mike McDougal.