The name is perhaps underwhelming, but everything else about the line of Proraso men's shaving products is strong like ox—including its central ingredient, eucalyptus oil, which in the right humidity can make your face feel downright explosive. It's great: makes you not realize you're scraping hundreds of stiff little hairs off your face with a […]
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ENGLISH PASTY When me granddad was a wee lad in the north o' England, his mam used to fabricate into a kinder pie, a crusty thing what he called a Cornish pasty. He admits now that poverty was a constant border in their rooms, and that mam worked into her pasties almost any critter too […]
Photo by Tenaya HillsIt's about 9:45 on a muggy Monday morning when a chubby guy pulls up a stool inside Esther's Place and notices that no one is manning the service counter. He hands out business cards—he's a masseur, it says—and asks Nydia and me, “Is this place open?” We shake our heads no and […]
Photo by Jack GouldThe other Saturday, a buddy and I got out of a movie near midnight. Wandering down the ghost town that was the Balboa Peninsula in search of food, we stopped at Shorehouse Café, renowned for late night dining. But we did no dining at Shorehouse, as the staff had shut down the […]
Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations—changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent—to “Hey, You!” c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at email@example.com. You got on the bus and took up two seats with your skateboard and a third with your backpack. You sat […]
At 1 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1997, as El Nio pounded the street, a New Mexico man leaned out the window of his Calico Motel room at 500 S. Beach Blvd., aimed his high-powered rifle at the Circle K across the street, and put a bullet into an employee's head. For the next 14 hours, […]