| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There's nothing like a good butt-kicking, and I had my own on a recent Friday morning, thanks to the newly opened Orange Theory Fitness in Newport Beach.
The hour-long class was a mix of rowing, treadmill, floor exercises, lunges, arm and core work, all...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Bring back that loving feeling," so the song says, and with Valentine's Day here, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are just a few ideas.
The Californian at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has a special menu for the big night...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity.
Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Locals will have another place to shop for retro and vintage-inspired clothes when Unique Vintage opens in downtown Huntington Beach.
Unique Vintage is hosting a grand opening party starting at noon March 9 at its shop, 155 Fifth St., next to Forever...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:15 PM
There may be a more gorgeous, beautiful combination of water, views and city than our little glistening isle, but for during a recent afternoon, Newport Beach is heaven.
Newport might contain, as does Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach, as...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Every year at this time the casualty reports from NFL training camps are filled with carnage.
So far, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Jets defensive back Aaron Berry, Dolphins wide receiver Armon Binns and Broncos...
| Apr 15, 2013
Ernie Schneider, the chief administrative officer of Orange County when it declared bankruptcy in 1994 because of its disastrous investment practices, died Saturday at his home in San Juan Capistrano. He was 66.
His death, related to liver and kidney...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
We returned from vacation to learn our neighbors were organizing a group garage sale the next morning.
Did we want in? asked one.
We did. Need the space, we said.
Our tidy block of tiny homes was to become an open-air bazaar — OK, a flea...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The greatest shopping friend known to women may have just arrived at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza.
The Me-Ality takes the guessing out of sizing, style and best fit when it comes to finding that perfect pair of jeans. I recently tested it and was...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:54 AM
"Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish will be at the Foreign Exchange clothing shop at the Irvine Spectrum on Saturday.
Parrish will host the celebrity shopping event, posing for pictures, picking out her favorite pieces from the shop's collections...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Well, folks, bathing suit weather is here, and our thoughts turn to our waistlines and the fastest, easiest way to shrink them. We can offer a few suggestions from the past that might interest you...or not. Some are pretty wacky, and some are just weird....
| May 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Jesse Heydorff likes to call the inaugural Crystal Cove State Park Junior Lifeguard program "outdoor science camp meets junior lifeguard training."
From 8:45 a.m. to noon June 24 through Aug. 2, children ages 9 to 15 will hike, swim, paddleboard,...