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Conservation State of Mind: These Water-Saving Tips Can Ensure Long-Term Solutions

April 14, 2018


By Rachael Mattice For Picket Fence Media/San Clemente Times/Dana Point Times/The Capistrano Dispatch See the original post HERE Although emergency water usage regulations issued by Gov. Jerry Brown in recent years have been lifted, the California State Water Resources Control Board is still seeking to enact modified regulations to prohibit certain wasteful water use practices […]

Magazine: Picket Fence Media Introduces ‘SC Magazine’

December 5, 2017


By Rachael Mattice Group Managing Editor, Picket Fence Media Picket Fence Media, the publisher of the San Clemente Times , is proud to introduce “SC Magazine” to our readers. “SC Magazine” is a local and visitor guide, highlighting the “Spanish Village by the Sea’s” eclectic culture. This reference tool tells the city’s storied past, includes a calendar […]

Penny Pincher: Discounts, Perks For Celebrating Life as a Senior

October 3, 2017


By Rachael Mattice In a world obsessed with anti-aging, youth and family-oriented activities, it can be difficult to surpass these biases and look forward to the empty nester age or life beyond 55. But the years of senior living should be celebrated and a time of exploration now that many of life’s nine-to-five responsibilities have […]

Gallery: Gojira, Pallbearer, Oni at House of Blues in Anaheim on 08/05/2017

August 10, 2017


By Rachael Mattice For SoCalMusicToday See Original Post Here Behemoth, Slayer and Lamb of God may have sold out an arena show just a few miles north in Los Angeles, but Gojira’s headliner, in-between-tour stops, performance packed the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday August 5 with their own raging metalhead diehards. “I know […]

Jose Mangin Squeezes His Love for Metal Into Orange County

August 7, 2017


By Rachael Mattice Cover story for OC Weekly See original article HERE More than a shredding guitar player, thundering drummer or even a guttural vocalist, Jose Mangin knows how to ensure the local metal community gets heard. On a recent Wednesday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, the sounds of Satan echo from the […]

On Stage at the Coach House: JD Souther Brings California Country Rock

July 27, 2017


By Rachael Mattice For Picket Fence Media Country rock songwriter and pioneer JD Souther prefers to perform in intimate venues like the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano where he can capture an audience’s undivided attention free of typical distractions and transport the concert goer to a time when his music was personal to them. “As a […]

Woodie Cars to Make Appearance at Ocean Festival for 25th Year

July 13, 2017


By Rachael Mattice San Clemente Times See original post here Ocean Festival attendees will need to ready their favorite car-song-centric cassettes, CDs or playlists with favorites like the Eagles’ “Ol’ 55,” Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally,” War’s “Low Rider” and the Beach Boys’ “Surf City” for the 25th anniversary of the Woodie Car Show on the […]

Go See Do – South County Music: Festivals, Concert Series, Shows by Genre

June 22, 2017


By Rachael Mattice For Picket Fence Media (San Clemente Times, Dana Point Times, Capistrano Dispatch) See the digital copy of the special section HERE

How Drag Queen Musician Trixie Mattel Became a Country Star

June 22, 2017


By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See the original article HERE During the day and out of costume, internationally famous drag queen Trixie Mattel – also known as Brian Firkus- looks like any other 27-year-old redneck from Wisconsin. Sporting black overalls, a faded black muscle tee with a wolf on the front, flea market cowboy boots […]

Gallery: Society 1 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA

March 30, 2017


  Los Angeles’ Society 1 performed at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, March 27th along with Skumlove, Heaven Below and more. Take a look at some of the photos of Society 1 from the event below: