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Academy Awards

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  • On Theater: Celebrating 'a guy you're gonna like'

    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 "Jack Lemmon Returns."
  • The Cooperstown of surfing

    The Cooperstown of surfing
    Imagine if, around the same time as the Oscars, another theater across the street hosted a similarly named ceremony — the Oswalds, say — that honored most of the same movies and people. Such has been the case for years in Huntington Beach,...

    Surfing champ Townend honored

    Surfing champ Townend honored
    Peter "PT" Townend is known as the one of the best surfers of his time. He won the first world surfing championship in 1976 and has been inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame and Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach. But the Coolangatta,...

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hot off the grill: fine food and dessert

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hot off the grill: fine food and dessert
    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...

    City Lights: Movie experience still worthwhile

    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...