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It seemed like a regular day. Kaitlyn Dobrow, 18, woke up in time for her eight-hour shift as a receptionist at the Days Inn & Suites of Huntington Beach. She worked from 3 to 11 p.m. until her best friend, Kristen Kidd, gave her a ride to the gym,...
To young girls, Andrea Licata seems straight out of a fairy tale. Mesmerized by her glittering tiara, sash and diamond and gold necklace — perks of being Miss Fountain Valley — they stop her to ask, "Are you a real-life princess?" A...
A registered sex offender and his lawyer recently convinced the Superior Court of Orange County appellate division to reverse his conviction for unlawfully entering a county park where children regularly gather. The three-judge panel made clear its Nov....
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland. Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
At Roy's Restaurant, you'll want to take advantage of its My Prix Fixe Mondays that was just reintroduced for a limited time. At both its Fashion Island and Anaheim GardenWalk locations, its three-course prix fix dinner will be available Mondays for $36....
Aaron Bertram strode to the front of a classroom at Patti's Preschool in Huntington Beach on Friday morning and asked 10 students to sit in a circle, where they would indulge in musical activities for the next half hour. Right before they filled their...
The upstairs Shebeen Lounge at Mozambique offers the ocean breeze, dramatic sunsets of the Laguna coast, and the sensational sounds of acoustic and reggae artists paired with savory cocktails and top-rated dining. And a night to remember is happening...
It's not unusual for two local theaters to tackle the same project in one production period — I once caught three performances of "Steel Magnolias" in a six-week span. What is strange, however, is two theaters putting on the same show at the same...
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Once in a while, you hear a simple statement that lodges itself permanently in your way of thinking. One of those, for me, came in a conversation I had with a high school friend who was savvy for his age on global politics. We had been talking about...
Ocean View High senior Conor Clifford took the next step in his academic and athletic career when the 7-foot center signed to play for the UC Irvine men's basketball team Monday (). Clifford averaged 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and shot 68% from...
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...
On New Year's Day, my wife and I saw Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" at the Cinemark at Bella Terra. For those who haven't seen it yet, it's about a young orphan who lives in a train station in Paris and finds escape through the silent movies that play at the...
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