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Cameron Lew wants people to give back when they shop. So the 15-year-old made a short documentary, "Factory in a Box," based on the nonprofit Faces Behind the Label. The Huntington Beach-based organization gives people living in rural China the chance to...
SANTA ANA — As a follow-up to its acclaimed 2008 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition, the Bowers Museum has opened an entirely new one covering a much broader sweep of ancient Chinese history. For the next five months, the museum in Santa Ana is...
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Thousands of years ago, a powerful queen reigned over an ancient civilization. Her name was Hatshepsut, and her legacy and history continue to make ancient Egypt one of the most mysterious yet fascinating places on earth. On Monday, Hatshepsut came to...
Some of you may be aware that I host, along with Maria Hall-Brown, a segment on PBS SoCal called "Forgotten OC." Each week, we travel the county in search of interesting historic landmarks and places where history took place. As much as I can, I like...
The old church building looks forlorn at Warner Avenue and Nichols Street, its windows boarded up and the sign that juts over the sidewalk mostly smashed. From a distance, the structure doesn't give many indications of the role it once played in Orange...
In a nondescript warehouse tucked in off Edinger Avenue near Gothard Street, there exists a mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring collection. An emporium crammed with so many fascinating artifacts and dusty, musty, one-of-a-kind pieces of history...
I ran into my friend Marinka Horack recently at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. She and her fantastic Miracles of the Marsh docent team from the Bolsa Chica Land Trust were taking yet another school group out to learn about nature. Marinka introduced me to an...
May the Tiki gods smile on Chris Jepsen tonight when he takes the stage at Don the Beachcomber (formerly Sam's Seafood) amid waterfalls and carved island statues. After all, it's like a dream come true for the Huntington Beach native, whose passion...
When Paul Renfrow arrived as the new varsity baseball head coach at his alma mater, Marina High, in the fall of 1983, he was surprised to find that the school didn't have a baseball field. Worse yet, one did exist, but he couldn't find it. "It was...
"He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with." That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in...
Tags: Baseball, Radio Industry, Sports, Facebook, Los Angeles Dodgers
He had heard a few stories of what it was like to be in Omaha, Neb., in late-June, but nothing could prepare Beau Amaral for what he was to about to experience. Even when it was all over, two days removed from competing at the baseball College World...
"Clark Gable spent his honeymoon with Carole Lombard right at the top of those stairs back in 1939." Susie Clark is standing at the bottom of a staircase in the historic Oatman Hotel in the Route 66 town of Oatman, Ariz. and recounting its somewhat...
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