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In the Pipeline: Continue the fight for bonfires

"With the decision today of the Democrats to side with the [South Coast Air Quality Management District] in holding AB 1102, they sent the message that politics trumps the voice of the people."

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.

Retail Therapy: Mixing up a sale at SOCO

Walk on up: The OC Mix at SOCO, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is hosting a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Customers will save up to 70% off a curated selection of clothing, accessories, housewares, gifts and more. Full...

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Every year, the Summer Players from South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory seem to get more and more ambitious. This year's production is a sprawling, multi-ensemble version of that century-old family favorite "Peter Pan," now celebrating its 110th anniversary as an entity and its 60th...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."

In the Pipeline: Remembering Huntington's queen of the pier

In the Pipeline: Remembering Huntington's queen of the pier

I never met Ella Christensen, known by many in Huntington Beach as the queen of the pier.

On Theater: A rocking 'Creation' at OCC

Over 40 years ago, Arthur Miller — long past his great dramatic play period — wrote the satirical comedy "The Creation of the World and Other Business," which didn't create much business on Broadway, running for just 20 performances.

In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history

In the Pipeline: 97-year-old has a rich history

"They like me because I never complain. I never talk about my medication or my health or my doctors. Instead, I'll tell jokes and talk about life. That's what makes me happy."

All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of these are as new to me as they may be to you.

Retail Therapy: Make a splash at L*SPACE

Just swimmingly: Pop by the L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimwear w┬┐arehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Save up to 75% on women's trendy beach attire. Information: lspace....

Friends of the Libraries: For a library lover, this tops Christmas

Every great community needs a great library. More than any other institution, the public library connects us with our past, enriches our present and prepares us for a better tomorrow.

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.

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 &...

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.

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.

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.

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