Life + Arts

The Gossiping Gourmet: Andrea at Pelican Hill scores with food, ambience

The Gossiping Gourmet: Andrea at Pelican Hill scores with food, ambience

The resort at Pelican Hill is, in a word, gorgeous. The readers of Conde Nast Traveller rated it the world's top golf course in 2012. Sitting on a hill overlooking the ocean, diners at the high-end restaurant, Andrea, have the choice of eating in the lovely dining room or on the patio just outside.

Reel Critics: 'Max' brings trauma and trouble back to all-American family

"Max" is a highly trained military dog on duty in Afghanistan with his Marine Corps handler, Kyle Wincott. When Kyle is killed on patrol...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Dynamo is a relatively unusual hybrid dog, a mix of Great Pyrenees and border collie. Sadly, he was surrendered last month when his owner'...

H.B. festival offers fans of Hawaiian dish their pick of poke

H.B. festival offers fans of Hawaiian dish their pick of poke

The fourth I Love Poke Festival attracted fans of the Hawaiian raw fish dish to the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach on...

Have a blast on July 4th: Here's where to go, what to do

Have a blast on July 4th: Here's where to go, what to do

The Fourth of July is the most American holiday of the year, and Orange County is going to celebrate with 23 fireworks shows, 21 festivals...

H.B.'s Gogo13 bringing all-ages act to pier festival

H.B.'s Gogo13 bringing all-ages act to pier festival

Though local band Gogo13 recently wrote a song called "Riot in Huntington Beach," it's not promoting violence for its upcoming concert in...

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university's New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for...

My Pet World: Don't let July 4 Big Bang leave your pet with the jitters

The Big Bang is no theory for dogs. Even the most patriotic, all-American dogs like Boston terriers and American foxhounds can be...

The Mayo Clinic: Reasons for developing allergies later in life not always clear

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I didn't have allergies when I was younger. But now in my 40s, I seem to get allergy symptoms during...

Autobiography class aims to help seniors forge connections through stories

Autobiography class aims to help seniors forge connections through stories

Two women may find out they both lived on farms while growing up. Two men may connect over having served in the same war.

Baptist church explores biblical times in 5-day 'Wilderness Escape'

Baptist church explores biblical times in 5-day 'Wilderness Escape'

Huntington Beach Baptist Church invited visitors and church members to step back to biblical times last week at a five-day event called...

What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'

What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'

After scanning the reviews and checking showtimes, you've decided which movie to see. You turn in your ticket and head for the concession...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Sushi Roku is worth breaking the rules

The Gossiping Gourmet: Sushi Roku is worth breaking the rules

I have a rule when doing a review that I try to remain anonymous. Occasionally, a sharp-eyed wait person will notice that I have been...

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great Japanese food, grilled by you

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great Japanese food, grilled by you

It is always a treat to find a wonderful, small restaurant in some tiny shopping mall.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

Bangkok Avenue recently opened in Huntington Beach and is being billed as a modern Thai restaurant.

Film Reviews

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

For nearly five days, Dave Browne strummed at his guitar in the Temple Bar in Dublin. He was out to break a world record.

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taco Bell and Sriracha fans, get ready to unite forces. The Irvine-based fast-food company is set to give Sriracha heads a warm, cheesy,...

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