Life + Arts

H.B. seniors 'adopt' 5 families for holiday giving

H.B. seniors 'adopt' 5 families for holiday giving

Army National Guard Sgt. James Flores found himself depressed after what he went through in the past six weeks.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Armando is an affectionate Tiffany mix, a relatively new breed originating in New York (hence, the Tiffany moniker), also sometimes known as...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Cuisine is A-OK at TLT Food

The Gossiping Gourmet: Cuisine is A-OK at TLT Food

The great-grandfather of the food truck was probably the chuck wagon, and many moons later, we had the traveling food trucks that...

Boosters hope for a revival at Seal Beach's Bay Theatre

Boosters hope for a revival at Seal Beach's Bay Theatre

Nick Carabetta isn't sure about the first movie that played at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach. The theater opened in 1947, so a few...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Yoshi is a lovable dog whose name means "good luck." Unfortunately, his luck was not so good when his original owner surrendered him in...

Retail Therapy: A gem of a deal at Ruby's

Shooby-dooby down: Ruby's Dinette, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will celebrate the company's 32nd anniversary by selling...

On Theater: 'Carnage' was god in 2014

This is the second of three columns reviewing local theater in 2014.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

A petite dachshund named Winnie (think Winnie the Pooh) didn't let his size matter when protecting his master during a recent attack, though...

Retail Therapy: An action-packed time for shopping

This is the big weekend to stock up on gifts for the MMA/action sports enthusiast in your life.

Friends, lend them your ears; they come to perform 'Caesar' — sort of

A beloved icon who seems too high to fall. Intrigue that grows in the shadows. Grudges nursed, confidences betrayed, and then a stunning...

Concert Review: Judy Collins weaves stories, music and magic at Segerstrom

Concert Review: Judy Collins weaves stories, music and magic at Segerstrom

Judy Collins has plenty of memories of her childhood Christmases. Her father, who ran a radio show, would bring home store employees who had...

All About Food: More wisdom from the kitchen master

I received quite a bit of feedback on my tips column about three months ago ("All About Food: Tips from a kitchen master," Sept. 4), and...

On Theater: 'Christmas Carol' thrives at 35

Dozens of actors over the years have taken on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in dramatizations of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol,"...

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori

The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori

I had the great pleasure of dining as the guest of a friend at Hamamori, the wonderful Japanese restaurant on the third floor of the...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna

The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna

A Laguna landmark, the Beach House, has been reborn as Driftwood Kitchen.

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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