| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater.
Ever since South Coast Repertory first...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Next week, we're fortunate to have not one but two special author appearances at Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra.
At 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Martin J. Smith, editor-in-chief of Orange Coast magazine, will discuss and sign his new book, "The Wild Duck Chase:...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:39 PM
TILL JUNE 23
West Coast Artists
"Contemporary Traditionalists: A West Coast Perspective," a show featuring 48 works by 18 South Orange County artists, runs at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St. Among the artists on display are Scott Albert,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Ten high school surf teams. One winner.
They held the Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge last Saturday at 54th Street in Newport Beach, a new aspect of Oakley's Surf Shop Challenge series, featuring Orange County's top high school surfers.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The calendar says this weekend is the last weekend of the summer. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, which also happens to be my 50th birthday.
Anyway … what better way to spend the last weekend of the summer hanging out at the beach doing...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Once again, Jeff and Christa Duggan, the husband and wife team behind Portola Coffee Lab at OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, are bringing Orange County a new coffee experience unlike anything we've had before: a dedicated slow bar to explore the wonders of...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:26 PM
A few years back, the Los Angeles Times wrote a moving story about the death of Britain's last-surviving army veteran of World War I. No, that's not a typo. The man's name was Harry Patch, and he passed away at the age of 111, breaking his country's...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:50 PM
With the Olympics starting this coming week, I wanted to point out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the worst day in Olympic history.
In 1972, at the Munich games, eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli athletes and took nine...
| Jul 26, 2012
Right now, there's a good chance Laguna Beach's James Pribram is on a standup paddleboard, off the Southern California coast probably in North San Diego County.
Whether or not he's having fun is debatable, but there is no doubt Pribram is doing something...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Steve and Jason Berger went in their backyard in search of a specimen from an exotic species, the yellow dragonfruit.
Crouching behind their Huntington Beach home, they traveled through a narrow corridor of encroaching leaves, branches and cacti...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team.
Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court...