Life + Arts

A perfect Fit for health-minded companies

A perfect Fit for health-minded companies

Unlike most college graduates searching for their first jobs, Kendra Senn is already closing deals with company executives to create and manage corporate wellness programs.

Art mediums converge at 'Centered on the Center'

Art mediums converge at 'Centered on the Center'

Recycled surfboards. Eucalyptus tree bark. Roadside salvaged steel.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

This 7-year-old Chihuahua mix is looking to be third-time lucky. Originally adopted from another shelter into a happy family environment,...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus

The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus

I think Bacchus Bar & Bistro is the kind of place we would all like to have in our neighborhood: casual and friendly with good food and live...

City Lights: We opine with abandon

Sometimes it takes a huge event to make you notice a small one. Earlier this month, after the horrific assault on free speech in Paris, I...

Retail Therapy: Summertime treats in January

Free fro: Expect long lines at Yogurtland locations from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, as fans gather for the annual Frozen Yogurt...

All About Food: The manufacturing of our food is not pretty

I came across an article the other day that included a warning that the various kinds of veggie burgers contain the substance hexane,...

On Theater: You'll want to 'Witness' how this one ends

Theatergoers who haven't seen Billy Wilder's 1957 movie "Witness for the Prosecution" will be highly engrossed by the stage version of...

Reel Critics: 'American Sniper' right on target

In Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning film "Unforgiven," he caused the harsh light of day to shine on Hollywood's romantic notions of the Old...

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

Costa Mesa resident Mike Allen rescued a cat family left behind by a tenant. Community Animal Network was called to help find new homes...

'Bent Broadway' bends gender

'Bent Broadway' bends gender

The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands.

Retail Therapy: Sofritas lives up to first two syllables

Sofritas = so free: Attention Chipotle lovers: Anyone who purchases a Sofritas entrée item on Jan. 26 at Chipotle...

Album Review: This 'Disaster' is a natural

Power pop is an enduring subgenre of rock music that has been around since the 1960s. It started with the Beatles, the Who and the Kinks and...

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub

The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub

I remember a time when hotel restaurant food was traditional, fancy, expensive and not particularly good. But times have changed, and many...

All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014

All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014

1. The quaglia at Perrozzi in Corona Del Mar, is speck wrapped quail, stuffed with ground wild boar sausage and served on a...

Film Reviews

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The...

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

The sequel comedy "22 Jump Street" is as rude, crude and ridiculous as the rowdy original. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revise their...

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