| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
It was a natural fit, really, when you think about it.
Bolton Colburn recently was named executive director of the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in charge of running the foundation's museum and raising its profile in the museum world.
Colburn, 56, came...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states.
And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:48 PM
While Vic was out on the ocean this past weekend, searching for pelagic birds on a trip with Sea and Sage Audubon, I went to photography boot camp.
Ralph Velasco, a noted local travel photographer, teaches this great refresher course periodically at...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse.
Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America.
America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2012
| 9:35 AM
I wrote about a mural in this column two years ago. It covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street, and it depicted all the most iconic McDonald's characters, from Ronald to Grimace to...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Two of my greatest passions had a nasty scuffle recently in Huntington Beach. Animal rights won on the street, while artist rights scored a knockout in the media.
At times like these, it smarts to be in the middle.
For those who missed Chris Epting's...