| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:51 PM
British-based LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics just opened its first Orange County store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
Vegetarians, vegans and those who stay away from preservatives and packaging can find cruelty-free skin- and hair-care products with...
| 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...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Motorists heading to the upcoming 45th annual Sunset Beach Art Festival should spot the post office.
The local landmark at 16885 Pacific Coast Hwy. is a block from the site of the festival, which will happen during the Mother's Day weekend. Out-of-...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The national touring company of the iconic musical "Cats" has returned to Orange County (it's at Segerstrom Center for the Arts until Sunday), and happily for one of the feline performers, she has been able to finally curl up in her own bed at night....
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:28 PM
In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement.
Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Chances are you know someone who has diabetes or your life is affected by it. Thankfully, researchers and scientists are dedicating their lives to finding a cure.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, join award-winning documentary filmmakers Lisa Hepner and Guy...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:05 PM
COSTA MESA — Where else could the Lebowski Fest have started but in a bowling alley?
The movement that hero worships His Dudeness and All Things Dude took root 10 years ago, not in the Golden State but in the Bluegrass State.
In October 2001,...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The Photographic Society of Orange County has an exhibit of photos at the Huntington Beach Central Library that features some fine works of art. (Some of my photos are hanging there as well.) There will be a reception at the library gallery from 6:30 to...