| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night attraction at Fashion Island, they chose "Sunset Blvd.," the 1950 Billy Wilder drama whose most famous moment features a...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Designer deals: Repeat Boutique is hosting a warehouse blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3001 Redhill Ave., Building 1, Suite 104, Costa Mesa. Enjoy major savings on the nonprofit resale boutique's already low prices. Information:...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:46 AM
I received a note early this week from regular column reader Ron Terranova letting me know that he enjoyed the article about Jeff Lebow and the Harvest Club of Orange County.
He also told me that since retiring he's been doing volunteer work,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
In my personal pantheon of Hollywood superstars, three names rise noticeably above the rest — those of Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly and the actor whose life and career are being celebrated by his son at the Laguna Playhouse in a one-man show titled...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Judy Garland first slipped her feet into those ruby slippers 75 years ago, it's doubtful that she realized she was helping to create a modern classic that has continued to charm people of all ages ever since.
"The Wizard of Oz" has spawned numerous...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The cast of Edison High School's production of "Footloose" was hard at work on a recent Friday afternoon fine-tuning a beginning scene, and director Diane Christensen was just as busy correcting the actors along the way.
The group of about 40 students,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Citizens beware! That bloodthirsty, carnivorous plant has taken root again, this time in Costa Mesa. And it's hungry!
Specifically, the horticultural horror is being housed at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, where a revival of "Little Shop of Horrors" is in...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Bethany Owen bills herself as "The Woman of 1001 Voices & Faces." OK, maybe 1,001 isn't quite true. But the Huntington Beach celebrity impersonator has dozens of personae tucked away in her wardrobe and makeup kit — and she'll summon plenty of...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
If the lineup at the annual SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach has "beaten path" written all over it, then perhaps titles like "Kung Fu Chicken," "Naked Zombie Girl" and "Ninja Laundry" will suit your macabre tastes.
The festival at the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
They all share a love of film making and for one night during the fourth annual Surf City Student Film Festival, Huntington Beach Union High School students can showcase their work for the masses.
There are around 20 7-minute films submitted by...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Winners of the fourth annual Surf City Student Film Festival have been announced.
Cameron Lew from Huntington Beach High School and his film "Swung" won best overall, nabbing the most points for the night.
Ryan Talbot, also from Huntington, won second...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:01 AM
I once met a woman who had known three of the Beatles as a college student in Liverpool. At least, so she said. Having a personal connection to the Fab Four is probably a favorite lie among the British. But her story seemed down-to-earth enough that I...