Life + Arts

Buildings are going purple for Alzheimer's awareness

Buildings are going purple for Alzheimer's awareness

Well-known Costa Mesa and Newport Beach sites are being given a touch of purple this week in support of Alzheimer's disease awareness.

A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center

A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center

With her career spanning more than 50 feature films in more than 60 years in show business, Shirley MacLaine has dazzled audiences, met...

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Reefs has plenty of edge

The Gossiping Gourmet: Reefs has plenty of edge

Reefs Edge Grill calls itself "an urban grill with a gourmet flair."

Quiet cars arrive for National Drive Electric Week in Huntington

Quiet cars arrive for National Drive Electric Week in Huntington

Don't expect to find a parking spot outside Adams Avenue Donuts at sunrise Saturdays.

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

The board of HB Reads announced Friday that Luis Carlos Montalvan's "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved...

Pet of the Week

Helen is a dainty miniature poodle mix, with excellent manners and a sweet disposition.

Retail Therapy: A merger by Design

Better than Pinterest: Interior decorator Thomas Lavin and the Blake House showroom at the Laguna Design...

Fitness Files: Feeling hopeful after seeing help for Alzheimer's sufferers

I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night.

On Theater: 'Fallen Angels' rises again

The English drawing-room comedy, long a staple in the theater, took on a bit more zip in the Roaring '20s with the pungent prose of Noel...

Ol' Blue Eyes is back — but this time, his name is Mike McCaffrey

Ol' Blue Eyes is back — but this time, his name is Mike McCaffrey

Frank Sinatra may not be around to serenade fans with his melodic voice, but Mike McCaffrey, the 80-year-old — and blue-eyed —...

Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the...

Retail Therapy: Clothe the kids in bargains

Bargain babes: Save up to 90% on new and gently used infant, toddler and children's clothing, gear, toys and more at the So...

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: A door worth sliding open

The Gossiping Gourmet: A door worth sliding open

My husband and I recently discovered a small bistro on Balboa Boulevard near the pier. The chef, Kevin Cahalan, is a graduate of the...

All About Food: Tips from a kitchen master

All About Food: Tips from a kitchen master

From time to time, I like to do a column of food tips based on things I've picked up from magazines, books or friends. They are pretty...

Film Reviews

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...

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

"A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a mixed bag of rapid-fire jokes that obliterate the boundaries of good taste at every level. Seth...

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