On Theater: 'Ghost' retains silver-screen glow

On Theater: 'Ghost' retains silver-screen glow

It's a safe bet that no one ventured a thought in 1990, when "Ghost" first hit movie theaters, that this would be a great plot for a live stage musical.

In the Pipeline: 405 toll plan another government abuse

So here we go again. An unelected state government bureaucracy decides on its own to financially punish citizens without so much as a vote.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion Island.

Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by Stacy Clark at 1 p.m., David &...

In the Pipeline: Big plans for surfing museum

In the Pipeline: Big plans for surfing museum

A couple of surfing stories today, given that the U.S. Open of Surfing will be getting underway in Huntington Beach in just days.

Retail Therapy: Big savings on Big Ideas

Scrappin' sale: Scrapbooking and paper-crafting superstar Me and My Big Ideas will host a huge sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at its warehouse, 20321 Valencia Circle, Lake Forest. Enjoy a sizable discount on papers, stickers, embellishments and much...

The Gossiping Gourmet: A cuisine of many cultures at Malaya

Orange County's second Malaysian restaurant, Old Malaya Grill, has recently opened in a Huntington Beach strip mall.

On Theater: In with the new at Laguna Playhouse

It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees.

Retail Therapy: Where to? The warehouse

Whether your needs are back-to-school deals, early Christmas bargains or just because, three warehouse sales might piqued your interest:

The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss

The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss

Chef Peter Petro has launched a new restaurant called Bosscat Kitchen, right next door to his Ten Asian Bistro.

Emotions run deep during discussion of memorial to Robin Samsoe

I had never met Robin Samsoe's mom before last week's Huntington Beach City Council meeting.

On Theater: The music died, but 'Buddy' lives on

The brief career of Buddy Holly has been examined in song ("American Pie") and cinema ("The Buddy Holly Story" with a pre-Looney Tunes Gary Busey), and eventually live theater took its shot at the capsulized legend with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," currently rocking the socks off audiences at the...

Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your one-stop savings guide, so you can keep more money to spend on a Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger. (Yep, it's a thing — available at the infamous Chicken...

On Theater: From the Grinch to the Phantom

A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

On Theater: 'Jersey' still packs a jolt

Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again.

In the Pipeline: At least we still have the big show

Driving around Garden Grove, Anaheim and Westminster, I could not help but notice the dozens of fireworks stands set up in advance of the Fourth of July.

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach.

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations, allows patrons who dress partially like a cow (say a cow-spotted shirt) to receive a free entrée, while those who dress head to toe as cows receive a...

Retail Therapy: Obey ... and save a buck

(Andre the) giant sale: Stop by the Obey warehouse sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2722 Michelson Drive, Irvine, to save up to 85% on men's and women's lifestyle clothing and accessories. Information: obeyclothing....

In the Pipeline: Nothing has been the same since his sister's murder 35 years ago

Looking down 14th Street from the tree that was planted in her memory, near the benches in front of Dwyer Middle School, you can see the spot where Robin Samsoe was abducted 35 years ago this month.