| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Soon after the tragic events of 9/11, artist Gary Simpson was inspired to create a large conceptual piece combining cement with soil from every member state of the United Nations. He called the project "Common Ground 191."
He relied on volunteers and...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters.
I wrote about how the McDonald'...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:54 PM
A man who posed as a professional photographer in an effort to lure teenage girls has been arrested on suspicion of intent to commit a sexual offense with a minor, police in Fullerton said.
Coopy Boyer, 42, of San Jose, told a pair of teenage girls he...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation is hosting its annual salon-style non juried art show made up of public submissions. The exhibit will run Jan. 18 to Feb. 23 and will feature nearly 200 artists and 400 works in a variety of media.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:57 PM
He labels himself as "Venetophile," or someone obsessed with everything dealing with Venice.
No, not the city in California, but the water-locked city in Italy.
When Tim Reinard, owner of Sunset Gondola in Huntington Beach, was 11 years old, he...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The following column is very funny. At least, it better be. A prize-winning comedian helped me write it.
The other week, an email landed in my inbox declaring that Mark Schumacher, a high school teacher who lives in Trabuco Canyon, had trounced the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays.
Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A street-level window showcasing a solitary painting.
This is the scene that greets people who pass Current, Innocean USA's recently christened art gallery, in downtown Huntington Beach.
"We had an internal contest asking our employees to submit names...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:57 PM
With Nike departing the U.S. Open of Surfing, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Dave Reynolds gave his new exhibit at the International Surfing Museum the title "Minimal Surf."
An alternate name for it, which admittedly sounds like a spice or a cologne, could be "Essence of Surfer."
Reynolds, the museum's exhibits director,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Some columns just seem to strike a chord.
I can tell right away as the emails start to come in when something has truly resonated. Leave it to Meadowlark Airport to unlock so many memories from those who took to the air there, and also those who enjoyed...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:59 PM
As a lawyer, Jennifer McGrath's world can be a little black and white.
The city attorney for Huntington Beach brings color into it with her photography, which is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport.