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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

On Theater: SCR kicks off half-century No. 2

Having closed the books on its first half-century — just the way it opened, with a production of "Tartuffe" — South Coast Repertory has announced the lineup for the start of its next 50 years, with new and unfamiliar plays dominating the 2014-15 schedule.

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.

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....

All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment.

In the Pipeline: A surf legend in the pink

The twinkle in his eyes seems to reflect the color pink that he made so popular.

Retail Therapy: Leave the dogs at home

Pool play: The Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit, 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach, will host a pool party and open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy food, drinks, fun and tours of the ranch while meeting other dog owners at this people-only event. Information: (949) 494-0484.