Life + Arts

On Theater: Love is still a struggle in 'Later Life'

Shakespeare's "The course of true love never did run smooth" is a message applicable not only to young romantics like Lysander and Hermia in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," but to a pair of more seasoned participants in Cupid's game of chance.

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

John Lennon would have been a productive 21st century man. His widow is sure of that.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The South Coast Collection, or SoCo, center has become a real haven for foodies. In addition to Surfas, the large cooking supply store, it...

A celebration of school arts

A celebration of school arts

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Albert Einstein will all make special appearances at the Huntington Beach Art Center's annual exhibition,...

Actor Joe Mantegna to lead H.B. July Fourth parade

Actor Joe Mantegna to lead H.B. July Fourth parade

Actor Joe Mantegna will serve as grand marshal for this year's Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade and Celebration, the event's executive...

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

If you're old enough to remember the 1960s, you may recall the heyday of comedian Vaughn Meader, who briefly became a superstar for his...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Chepo is an amusing cross-breed dog commonly known as a "puggle," which results from a mix of pug and beagle.

Retail Therapy: Hunt for a pair at Prey

Fashionista catnip: Shoes of Prey, the Australian innovators of the design-it-yourself shoe, just launched an in-store...

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat...

An Americans dream come true

An Americans dream come true

Mission possible.

On Theater: Nothing stunning, but 'Nice Work'

On Theater: Nothing stunning, but 'Nice Work'

Building a new story around a score of classic numbers by George and Ira Gershwin is nothing new. When it was done back in 1951, the...

Retail Therapy: Spend a little at Rascals

Forever young: The Rascals to Rebels children's boutique at 10680 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, is closing soon....

Pet of the Week

Lady's markings and personality reveal a strong Siamese heritage. Beguiling blue eyes, medium-length white coat with contrasting tail and...

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Five Crowns is one of the grand old dames of fine dining in Orange County, having opened in 1965 as part of the Lawry's chain. But it...

All About Food: Useful tips for peeling, popping and more

All About Food: Useful tips for peeling, popping and more

I am always looking for new food tips online, in books and magazines and from friends and readers. Here are some new ones that I hope you...

Film Reviews

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,...

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...

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