Life + Arts

Philharmonic society shares its season calendar

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will mark its 62nd season with American and international touring orchestras, chamber ensembles, recitals and special presentations.

Reel Critics: Flawed characters make 'Diary' work

We are deluged with big budget blockbusters all summer long. But one of the most important movies this year is a small indie film that...

Sessions wants to be the Wahoo's of sandwiches

Sessions wants to be the Wahoo's of sandwiches

As Matt Meddock sat at his paramedic station in Riverside County, waiting for a 911 call, lights and sirens went off in his head.

The Gossiping Gourmet: A short journey to an understated treat

Although the Irvine Spectrum has many restaurants, they are often part of a chain and very crowded.

On Theater: A majestic 'Lion' roars in Costa Mesa

Great plays frequently inspire great productions. And whether or not James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter" merits the adjective of "great,"...

My Pet World: Dry air, not altitude, makes fleas more sparse at high elevations

Q: I live in the Sierra mountains of California because there are no fleas. I wonder if this is a phenomenon nationwide....

Mayo Clinic: Breast reconstruction may still be an option years after mastectomy

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago, at age 37, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy. I remained cancer-free...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

 In two years, Alley has already had an eventful life. She arrived as a stray at the shelter in May, and soon it was discovered that...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

On a warm, summer evening, it is just delightful to sit and enjoy a meal on the outdoor, heated terrace of BLK Earth Sea Spirits, a new...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The strikingly beautiful, Bengal-looking cat named Windy was part of a kitten group that grew up with a senior in a quiet home, jumping...

Winning over hearts with his music, one parking lot at a time

Winning over hearts with his music, one parking lot at a time

When Christine Bowman went to Target in Huntington Beach one day in January, she thought she was just going to buy groceries.

The Mayo Clinic: Irritable bowel syndrome often chronic, but treatments can ease symptoms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past year or so, I have felt like I'm often either constipated or I have diarrhea, with only a...

My Pet World: A pet-friendly fountain beats sipping from the fish tank

Question: Is it OK for Diego to drink from the fish tank? — C.H., via cyberspace

Dining Reviews

Retro food fans rejoice as Naugles returns in Fountain Valley

Retro food fans rejoice as Naugles returns in Fountain Valley

Mel Jarnagin says he's a man of nostalgia.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Curry and Kabab offers an extensive menu of pleasant fare

The Gossiping Gourmet: Curry and Kabab offers an extensive menu of pleasant fare

Curry & Kabab Bistro in Huntington Beach features authentic Indian cuisine.

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,...

Advertisement