Not sure what to get your homesick Korean friend with a sweet tooth? Try a box of hodo kwaja or walnut cakes, little walnut-shaped pastries filled with sweet red bean filling and a big fat roasted walnut chunk. In Korea, hodo kwaja are a popular street snack during the harsh winters, and one can oft ... More >>
One of the sickest hit-and-runs to get captured on video (after the jump) was distributed by Buena Park police this week in hopes that someone will recognize the car involved.
Cops say the 20-year-old victim was crossing Campus Drive at Orangethorpe Avenue near Buena Park High School when a car plo ... More >>
If you're a thoroughly modern 'tard who can't take two steps without consulting your smartphone for directions (guilty), then Google has a new update that should help you with the finest details of moving around the world.
It'll even assist you with finding a restroom. Unfortunately, the 6.0 update ... More >>
OC RegisterLSD victim Lewis LeeThe drug-fueled death of young Cypress man Lewis Lee on September 6 has ignited a familiar debate on the Orange County Register's comment board:
Should acid, that peace-loving Burning Man staple borne of the 1960s flower-child movement, be considered as dangero ... More >>
Buena Park PoliceSuspect Luis Miguel Aguilar.The popularity of mixed martial arts has young men everywhere thinking they're Anderson Silva, putting drunken foes into technical submission holds and generally beating the hell out of each other.
It's a street fighting renaissance, if you can ca ... More >>
FacebookR.I.P. Elda MayoThe young woman who died after service at the Crystal Cathedral last night in a fiery crash on the 5 North, along with two older female relatives, has been identified by the coroner as 24-year-old Downey resident Elda Mayo. The other two fatalities were reportedly Ange ... More >>
LinkedInJuan P. Garcia MachadoLooks like the California government can now be added to the list of employers who have hired illegal immigrants.
The employee's name is Juan P. Garcia-Machado, a San Diego State University student set to graduate in 2012. And from the looks of his NBC LA profil ... More >>
J. Eric LynxwilerCharles Phoenix with Handsome Brady and Whiskey Bill at Knott's Berry Farm
California native and self-defined "histo-tainer" Charles Phoenix has built an empire on nostalgia, delighting audiences with amateur slides, snapshots and other bits of amusing ephemera from the past ... More >>
Knott'sAn L.A.-area man perved on two teenage girls in a Knott's Berry Farm water attraction -- in full view of the world. And he's looking at the possibility of more than three years behind bars.
Thirty-two-year-old Albert Omar Martinez of Downey was convicted this week of lewd acts and att ... More >>
California bullet train: little rooting for the routeInvestigative reporter Tracy Wood writes today about the inept, cloaked, and somewhat creepy PR strategy followed by the California High Speed Rail engineers and Parsons Brinckerhoff, who have not followed basic transparency and outreach ru ... More >>
SupaflyKorean store window display for patbingsu
The Korean shaved ice snack called patbingsu handily trumps even the most elaborate Fosselman's sundae when it comes to sheer, omg-inducing visual impact.
For the uninitiated, patbingsu is like Pinkberry on psychotropic drugs: an often deli ... More >>
In a startling upset, Gerrymandering Congressman Howard Berman wins again*OK, so we fibbed in the headline. The final results aren't in. But -- thanks to sleazy incumbent fixing of elections in California by the Berman brothers -- the new crop of California Senators, Assemblymen and Congressm ... More >>
Have we told you how many rims we've cracked as a result of local potholes? TRIP, a national transportation research organization, feels our pain, calling L.A.'s roads the worst in the nation and reporting that torn up asphalt, along with congestion and other poor road conditions, cost the average L ... More >>
Buena Park Police are reportedly examining a car, found in the parking lot of the West Hollywood Trader Joe's, as possibly belonging to murdered model Jasmine Fiore. Fiore was strangled late last Friday night and her teeth extracted and fingers cut off, before her corpse was stuffed into a suitcase ... More >>
KFI's Eric Leonard has the strange scoop that the brutal killing and grotesque disfigurement of Jasmine Fiore now involves a new twist: she was romantically involved with a California prisoner and just a few days before her killing picked him up and drove him home.The unidentified prisoner, apparent ... More >>
Typically, the idea of Medieval Times conjures images of wide-eyed girls dressed in bedazzled cone hats, waving scepters, at their princess party‚Ä¶ that, or of a berserk Jim Carrey dragging Matthew Broderick onto the sandy tournament floor for some overly competitive, Cable Guy axe wielding. Mediev ... More >>