| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Back in 1951, Gene Kelly and director Vincente Minnelli put together a movie composed entirely of George Gershwin music. The result, "An American in Paris," won the Oscar for Best Picture of that year.
Three years later, Hollywood took another shot at...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Bill Stewart and Wade Koniakowsky used chance to determine which of them would paint the front side of their board for the Surfboards on Parade exhibit in Huntington Beach.
Still, by the time the public sees the board, any notion of "front" and "back"...
| 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,...
| 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...