Life + Arts

Coming together for peace

Coming together for peace

Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine all the people living life in peace."

New and old combine at film festival

New and old combine at film festival

Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Fifi is a bundle of affection, with a posh-sounding name that belies bursts of tomboy behavior. While her exact breed and age are unknown,...

Retail Therapy: See our sailors off to sea

Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25...

Girl Scouts get leadership tips

Girl Scouts get leadership tips

Junior Troop 535 from Huntington Beach ran a Women in Leadership panel at Hope View School in Huntington Beach as part of aMUSE, a Girl...

All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat

All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat

Climate change seems to be one of the hot topics (no pun intended) of our time. For the most part, the naysayers — faced with ample...

On Theater: Actors power a wild 'West'

On Theater: Actors power a wild 'West'

Sam Shepard receives only about five minutes of screen time in the recent movie "August: Osage County," but his impact as a playwright...

On Theater: 'Rest' overcomes rough spots

On Theater: 'Rest' overcomes rough spots

It's hard to imagine a more depressing setting for a play than a "retirement" home in Idaho that is about to be closed down and where its...

Retail Therapy: Tax day is your oyster

W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Although named Denver, this boxer mix is a mellow California boy — dreaming of a comfortable home where he can enjoy his golden years.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach seems to be opening new restaurants right and left, much to my delight.

Sev Ven provides 'ego-free' space

Sev Ven provides 'ego-free' space

Kat Monroe was on the verge of setting up an art gallery, but a catchy name eluded her.

 Business offers painting with a twist

Business offers painting with a twist

It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art.

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

Hotel restaurants are often mediocre, but sometimes you hit upon a really good one.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, and all that jazz

The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, and all that jazz

We are always finding delightful small restaurants in Huntington Beach's plethora of strip malls. Several friends told us about the Black...

Film Reviews

Reel Critics: 'Draft Day' doesn't score a touchdown

Reel Critics: 'Draft Day' doesn't score a touchdown

There's plenty of real tension, drama and humor in the convoluted dealings of NFL teams preparing for the college football draft....

Reel Critics: 'Winter Soldier' a spring treat

Reel Critics: 'Winter Soldier' a spring treat

A buffed Chris Evans returns to the screen as Captain America, the most wholesome and righteous character in the Marvel Comics lineup. He...

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