In 1993, Din Tai Fung was voted one of the 10 best restaurants in the world by the New York Times. The first one opened in 1958 in Taiwan. Eventually, its success led to other restaurants opening throughout Asia, Australia and then the U.S.
In producing a play for the stage, one of the most crucial elements is the casting process. Choosing the right actor or actress for a particular character often means the difference between the success or failure of a production.
We all met Sunday morning at about 8 o'clock on the front lawn at Dwyer Middle School, where a tree is planted in memory of Robin Samsoe.
New kid on the block: Brea Mall will host a collaborative Shopping Block party with Refinery29 from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on the mall's lower level. Cult favorite shopping website Refinery29 will bring its style into the physical world for a curated fashion experience at the...
I recently had a delicious dinner at a small Korean restaurant in a mall in Irvine. The restaurant is called Tang 190. The word "tang" means soup, and 190 stands for the ideal temperature for eating Korean soup.
I did not know Robin Samsoe personally, but I certainly have gotten to know her in the past few months. After I wrote a column about what happened to her 35 years ago in Huntington Beach, I've had the fortunate opportunity to become friends with her mother, sister and two brothers, along with...
Linda Purl has come a long, long way since she played Fonzie's girlfriend on TV's "Happy Days" in the 1970s. Check out "The Year of Magical Thinking" at the Laguna Playhouse to see just how far.
I did it! I finished the Long Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, completing a goal that took almost a year to achieve — and I'm only 13 years old.
Healthy dose of wisdom: Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach, 19582 Beach Blvd., will hold a free Health and Wellness Fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Residents ages 55 and older will have the chance to receive free flu shots and medical screenings. Skin cancer...
The bohemian chic Babette's Restaurant first opened in East Hampton on Long Island some 20 years ago and became one of the most popular eateries there. After many years of catering to the trendy islander set, it opened its second location on the West Coast in beautiful Crystal Cove.
"Seahawks, please draw your attention to the front of the stadium stands, where some very special guests are joining us for homecoming tonight."
There's a little something for every theatergoer at the Newport Theatre Arts Center this season, beginning with a golden oldie, Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels," now on stage and continuing through Sunday.
Have you ever feasted on fried grasshoppers, tasted tempting termites or munched on mealworms? Does the very idea sound disgusting or, at best, unappetizing?
Drought intolerant: The Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., will partner with NBC4's Crystal Egger, Vikki Vargas and Fritz Coleman to host a public discussion about how to save water during the regional drought from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11. The first 500 people to...
National Punctuation Day, which took place on Wednesday, turned 10 this year. The brainchild of Northern California education booster Jeff Rubin, the annual event aims to help kids learn about periods, commas, quotation marks and the rest.
The Costa Mesa Playhouse will be 50 years old in June. I can testify to the authenticity of that observance since I started my 40-year community theater career in that first Costa Mesa production "Send Me No Flowers."
Barry Waters sits in his easy chair at home. Stacks of get-well cards are piled up in various parts of his comfortable, cozy den. The sound is turned off on the Packers-Bears game; the only steady noise is the calming flow of water from the nearby swimming pool just outside the open doors.
Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it. Each decade has its own definitive sound.
He's back – a homegrown surfing legend who has spent the past several years living in Costa Rica.