| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:24 PM
Orange County has never seen anything quite like the new Fixtures Living, a one-stop, wonderfully interactive showroom for premium kitchen, bath and outdoor living products at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.
It's an emporium of state-of-the-art...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Huntington Beach artists can forget about entering their work in Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts open-air show, unless they can prove that they live in one of 34 ZIP codes outside of Surf City.
Under the Festival's present-day rules, Surf City and points...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Last week, Vic and I wrote about my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park. The reason I was in that area was to attend a wildlife photography workshop in Grand Teton National Park. The workshop was sponsored by a photography group called the...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Craving a fresh and delicious sandwich that's made surfers and locals happy for 40 years?
Make your way over to Jan's Health Bar in Huntington Beach. Founded by Jan Gaffney, one of the original surfer girls from the 1960s and a health food enthusiast...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Come June 15, after the last bell at Huntington Beach High School signals the end of the academic year, Bill Morehouse will leave his darkroom inside classroom I-8 and step into retirement.
"I actually built this darkroom almost all by myself," said...