orange county

crime

Longtime California Waiter Charged With Spying for Iranian Government

In addition to allegedly being a better-than-average spy, Ghorbani also seems to have been a better-than-average waiter.
Jelisa Castrodale
3 hours ago
Disneyland

How I Survived Disneyland on Five Dollars

Unless you have a hook-up, the price of a single-day ticket for Disneyland is now $185. So here's your way of staying well-fed on only $5.
Julia Prescott
9.26.17
immigrants

Immigration Detainees in California Were Given Rancid Meat While in Custody

Department of Homeland Security inspections have revealed that two Orange County facilities served rotten cold cuts to those detained for their immigration status.
Alex Swerdloff
3.9.17
Interviews

The Singer of The Offspring Makes Hot Sauce, and It's Actually Pretty Fly for a White Guy

Gringo Bandito is about to celebrate the sale of its one millionth bottle. We spoke with Holland to find out how the hell he got in the hot sauce business and why you should give his sombrero-emblazoned hot sauce an honest shot.
Javier Cabral
12.10.16
Mexican Food

This Is Why LA's Mexican Food Is Still Not the Best In the US

Despite all the accolades that LA gets for its amazing Mexican food, it still has one dirty, little secret: its dependence on prepackaged tortillas with crappy ingredients.
Javier Cabral
9.7.16
Mexican Food

Why One of Southern California's Best Mexican Restaurants Refuses to Serve Chips and Salsa

Chef Daniel Godinez doesn’t offer chips and salsa or rice and beans at his restaurant in Orange County, Anepalco. Yet that doesn't stop it from being one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of Southern California.
Javier Cabral
7.14.16
natural food

I Witnessed Vegan Salad Dressing Cosplay at the World's Biggest Natural Food Expo

Consider the million-plus square footage of show floor space at this annual four-day event a crystal ball that will allow you to peek into the future of what will be on natural food shelves two years from now.
Javier Cabral
3.15.16
orange county

Little Arabia Is an Edible Oasis in Southern California

This improbable corridor of Orange County houses a thriving community of Arab-owned bookstores, clothing shops, halal butchers, and hookah lounges—even the local Baja Fresh and Sizzler offer halal meat choices.
Tasbeeh Herwees
10.9.15
Los Angeles

The Sushi Chef: Miki Izumisawa

Meet Miki Izumisawa, the sushi chef who is pushing the boundaries of traditional sushi with nature-inspired fusion dishes, and doing it with an all-female staff.
Miki Izumisawa
8.3.15
California

People Waited 20 Years for This Mexican Restaurant to Reopen

After merging with Del Taco 25 years ago, Naugles Cal-Mex restaurant in Orange County ceased to exist. That is, until one man fueled by his nostalgia fought Del Taco for the trademark rights and brought it back to life.
Javier Cabral
7.30.15
fish

El Niño Is Making California Tuna Bite Like Crazy

El Niño’s strange weather patterns has California’s water unusually warm and consequently has made tunas as big as 150 pounds—that are usually 90 miles out—come within three miles to the shore.
Javier Cabral
7.27.15
Vietnamese Food

Why You Will Find Fake Dog At Your Local Pho Shop

Vietnamese dog soup didn't make it in the USA like pho, spring rolls or bánh mìs did, but the reason why is not what you may have imagined (hint: communism). Also, no dogs were harmed in the writing of this story—only pigs.
Joshua Scherer
6.10.15