| 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...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 12:29 PM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. They are also...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The artist traced her giant baby doll concept back to when she cleared out her 10-year-old son's room of toys he no longer touched.
"I had just been stashing things in his room," Joyce Dallal said, describing the size of her now 13-year-old son's past...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Professor Darrell Ebert was thrilled.
"This is probably one of the highest-level shows that you could find in an educational gallery," he said.
Now in his 43rd year at Golden West College, Ebert teaches sculpture, painting, two- and three-dimensional...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The official title of Sunday's show at Golden West College is Bands and Bellies VIII.
To a scorekeeper, though, it's more like Bands and Bellies 1, Community 7.
Over the last two years, producers Alec C. Marken and Sarah "al Nour" Baxter have hosted...
| 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...