SoCal and TJ

  • San Bernardino County

    San Bernardino is the largest county in the lower 48 -- the kind of place where both the Olive Garden and the San Bernardino Fire Department get five-star ratings on Yelp and cities like Fontana are referred to as Fontucky.

  • Riverside County

    Riverside County is Southern California's whipping boy. Oftenreferred to as "the 909" (along with San Bernardino County) or the Inland Empire, the county's a hotbed of meth, motocross, and big, raised airbrushed trucks. It's home to the closest thing...

  • Los Angeles County

    First of all, we are NOT including the City of LA and its surrounding neighborhoods in this little magazine—one guide was more than enough, thanks. Instead, we’re going to focus on the other, often overlooked cities in the county—you...

  • The Cantinas That Fuel the Tijuana Sound Machine

    Some of the best and most original music to come out of Mexico over the past ten years has been produced by the Nortec Collective in Tijuana. When they released the Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1 in 2001, they blew everybody’s minds with their...

  • Action Sports in Southern California

    What's that? You weren't aware Southern California is big on action sports? Have you ever loooked at a map, asshole?

  • Records!

    Mario Rubalcaba has been in a ton of bands you like, such as Hot Snakes, Earthless, and Rocket from the Crypt. He was a professional skateboarder in the 80s and 90s and is from San Diego, too. If you haven’t caught on yet, this is an entire guide...

  • San Diego County

    People who aren't familiar with San Diego County usually associate it with Sea World, the zoo, ASR, beaches, and Comic Con. But they mistakingly overlook the rich fucks in La Jolla, conservative old people, rednecks in the East County, and military...

  • Orange County

    Everything you hear about Orange County is 100 percent true. It's a huge, homogenous area full of rich Republicans, girls from MTV's Laguna Beach, and dudes rocking Affliction, Ed Hardy, flames (yes, still), and spiked hair. Essentially, it's a...

  • Bienvenidos a Tijuana!

    We have a saying here, south of the border, that we like to recite while looking toward the sky, with a dramatic voice straight out of a telenovela: Oh, Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.

  • And About the Other Drugs

    Tourism can take some strange turns. Every year an estimated 40 million people cross over into Tijuana to buy drugs: the pharmacy kind. That's right.

  • Welcome to Southern California

    Southern California is a giant mess of freeways, beaches, desert, a few mountains here and there, and strip malls. No shit, that’s pretty much all they have, especially the strip-mall part of that description. Finding a stand-alone establishment...