| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Sorry for going all "artsy" on you, but when you really think about it, surfers are artists. You could say the board is their paintbrush, and the wave is their canvas.
For Drew Brophy, the whole surfer-artist thing is more literal than figurative.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Join Pups N Pinot, a wine connoisseurs', foodies' and pet lovers' ideal afternoon event at the historic Newland House from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Huntington Beach. The wine and foods celebration is raising funds for A Leg Up Rescue that's saving lives of...
| 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,...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:26 PM
When Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton first applied the blue greasepaint in the late 1980s in New York City, it's hard to imagine that phenomenon that would become Blue Man Group.
Today, millions of fans around the world have become mesmerized...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The Christmas Co., a longtime annual tradition for many Orange County shoppers, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa from Thursday through Sunday. It's a four-day shopping extravaganza with more than 100 unique vendors to shop from, as well...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 10:18 PM
The artist and gallery owner met at a coffee shop two and a half years ago.
In 2009, Rolf Goellnitz, co-proprietor of the OMC Contemporary Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, was stopping by the Peet's Coffee & Tea at the Bella Terra shopping center near...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Elyssa Houchen smiled faintly as she faced the camera.
"I'm 17," she wrote in her response to the photographer's question. "My dad couldn't make enough money to keep my mother married to him. She left. I now live with my dad, older sister and 3 room...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:43 PM
A favorite holiday tradition, the 33rd annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk returns from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
It's the time when thousands gather to celebrate the festivities, which include specials at participating merchants, a dozen bands...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:53 PM
When Salwa Rizkalla's father signed her up for ballet lessons, she went to class begrudgingly.
But those lessons set the 10-year-old on a path to grandeur, first as a professional ballet dancer and later as a teacher.
The artistic director of...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...