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Retail Therapy: Summertime treats in January

Free fro: Expect long lines at Yogurtland locations from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, as fans gather for the annual Frozen Yogurt Day celebration. Visitors will be handed a commemorative cup to fill to the brim with free yogurt and toppings. This year's special flavors will include Hershey...

All About Food: The manufacturing of our food is not pretty

I came across an article the other day that included a warning that the various kinds of veggie burgers contain the substance hexane, which is a volatile solvent and an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin.

In the Pipeline: Wild creatures are not playthings

In the Pipeline: Wild creatures are not playthings

The sea lion under the Huntington Beach Pier barked and kept twisting its head around, seemingly to try to get a sense of who or what was surrounding it. Clearly in great discomfort, it finally sat perfectly still, its nose high in the air, like it was trying to block out the human-caused chaos...

On Theater: You'll want to 'Witness' how this one ends

Theatergoers who haven't seen Billy Wilder's 1957 movie "Witness for the Prosecution" will be highly engrossed by the stage version of Agatha Christie's chilling courtroom drama now on view at the Newport Theatre Arts Center. Even those who saw it and remember its stunning climax probably will still...

Retail Therapy: Sofritas lives up to first two syllables

Sofritas = so free: Attention Chipotle lovers: Anyone who purchases a Sofritas entrée item on Jan. 26 at Chipotle will be able to redeem the receipt for a free entrée of his or her choice between Jan. 27 and Feb. 28. Sofritas is Chipotle's vegan protein offering, an...

In the Pipeline: Keep kids safe and meet baseball legends

In the Pipeline: Keep kids safe and meet baseball legends

Coming up on Monday is one of my favorite events of the year, the KinderVision golf tournament and banquet at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Molly represents an unfortunate situation, where people lose their homes and can no longer keep their pets.

On Theater: Hershey Felder revives the genius that was Irving Berlin

On Theater: Hershey Felder revives the genius that was Irving Berlin

There is, as Irving Berlin once famously observed, no business like show business. When Jerome Kern was asked what he deemed was Berlin's place in American music, he replied, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music — he is American music."

The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub

The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub

I remember a time when hotel restaurant food was traditional, fancy, expensive and not particularly good. But times have changed, and many hotels are serving wonderful and inventive food.

Retail Therapy: Tight shopping time at Seaside

Great estates: Seaside Estate Services will host a massive warehouse sale of estate and consignment furnishings, antiques, vintage clothing, housewares, kitchen goods, books, records and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 3501 W. Moore...

In the Pipeline: Time to rein in city's plastic bag overreach

Well, it's back. But did it ever really go away?

On Theater: 'Whipping Man' packs a wallop

On Theater: 'Whipping Man' packs a wallop

The time is 1865. The Civil War has ended. President Lincoln has been assassinated. Richmond, Va., the capital of the Confederacy, lies in ruins. Amid this devastation, three survivors of the conflict — two ex-slaves and their former master — struggle for survival.

Retail Therapy: Focus on your nest in the new year

Our "new year, new nest" focus on home furnishings continues this week, with the best places to find designer and discounted furniture, accessories and more — including one exciting new outlet.

On Theater: After 50 years, the stage still thrills

On Theater: After 50 years, the stage still thrills

Fifty years is a heck of a long time for any one person to be doing any one thing, regardless of how much he or she may enjoy the activity.

Fitness Files: I tried these remedies and now I'm a believer

I scoff at miracle cures, supplements and muscle braces.

In the Pipeline: Locals share memories of late 'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas

In the Pipeline: Locals share memories of late 'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas

I never got to meet her, but it wasn't for lack of trying. When my family first moved to Huntington Beach in 1999, we were picking our mail up at a mailbox service. One of my first days there, I was making small talk with the guy behind the counter, and he said, "Do you know who walked out of here...

On Theater: 'Boots' walk tall at Segerstrom

On Theater: 'Boots' walk tall at Segerstrom

With a title like "Kinky Boots," theatergoers might expect the latest musical tenant of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to possess a bit more style than substance. That would be a big mistake.

Retail Therapy: 32 and counting at Ruby's

Roll it up: Ruby's is continuing its 32nd anniversary party with a 32-cent breakfast burrito from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday at Ruby's Dinette, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Enjoy the burrito, filled with scrambled eggs, two cheeses and housemade salsa, as a dine-in or to-go option. One per...

All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014

All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014

1. The quaglia at Perrozzi in Corona Del Mar, is speck wrapped quail, stuffed with ground wild boar sausage and served on a bed of spectacular mushrooms. The perfectly cooked quail with a nice brown skin had a wrapping of crisped speck. It was stuffed with salty, garlicky, tender,...

In the Pipeline: A year filled with tumult — and good memories

In the Pipeline: A year filled with tumult — and good memories

It was quite a year in Huntington Beach. I'm not sure I can remember one quite as tumultuous.

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