| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
A golden oldie kicks things off Nov. 11 when "Pippin" arrives for a two-week engagement. The Broadway version...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Eric Lo got his first look at his football team Monday.
No, it wasn't his Huntington Beach High squad, which doesn't start its summer session until Monday. It was the South team that he will lead as head coach into the Brea Lions Club Orange County...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Bryan Jennings traveled halfway across the Pacific to film a documentary about an ambitious young surfer — one who, despite being an expert on the movie's contents, would never actually see it.
Jennings' "Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story,"...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The Public Cable Television Authority isn't quite a household name, but its programming is in every Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster and Stanton home that has a cable box.
The joint-powers agency was created in 1971 by the cities to manage...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:44 PM
It's a safe bet that no one ventured a thought in 1990, when "Ghost" first hit movie theaters, that this would be a great plot for a live stage musical.
Since then, shows like "Legally Blonde" and "Dirty Dancing" have made such a transition, but "Ghost"...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:45 AM
With some rare downtime last fall, Bobbo and Tracy Byrnes of the band The Fallen Stars decided it would be interesting to divert themselves from their usual Americana songs and try something different.
Being science fiction fans, the Huntington Beach-...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Cameron Lew wanted to spend the weekend in New York City.
But, alas, Saturday is the day he takes the SAT.
Early this year, the 17-year-old filmmaker created "Swung," recently short-listed as an official selection for the first-ever All-American...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby.
The passage — and...
| 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...