| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Cameron Lew is truly one of the cool kids of the social media age.
The 17-year-old Huntington Beach High School junior has been shooting and editing videos for his YouTube channel since eighth grade. However, Cameron's filming career started as early as...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Over the past few seasons, they were rivals on the court during Sunset League competition.
This week, they have come together to work toward a common goal.
Harley Ruder of Huntington Beach High, and Josh Armstrong and Jackson Gatlin of Fountain...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
If they gave out an Academy Award for "most congenial hospitality in a food service establishment," hands down, the Oscar would go to Maro Wood Grill.
The dramatic makeover of the former site of A La Carte in Laguna Beach has turned the little deli into...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Looking for a youthful and vibrant night out in Huntington Beach?
Shorebreak Hotel is spicing up Orange County's evenings with the "Culinary Sound" event series booked every other Wednesday from 6:30 to 11 p.m., with the next one April 20 at Zimzala...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Violet "Vi" Cowden, a Huntington Beach resident who served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II and recently became the subject of an award-winning documentary, died Sunday at 94.
Cowden died at 8:34 p.m. at Hoag Hospital in...