| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:26 PM
When Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton first applied the blue greasepaint in the late 1980s in New York City, it's hard to imagine that phenomenon that would become Blue Man Group.
Today, millions of fans around the world have become mesmerized...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:37 PM
It's refreshing to encounter an Agatha Christie mystery play that hasn't been overproduced to the point where most audience members are aware of the killer's identity before the lights come up.
Unlike the familiar "Ten Little Indians" or "The Mousetrap,"...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They call themselves "the paid stalkers."
The duty of the Laguna Art Museum security guards is to make sure that precious works of art remain untouched by visitors' hands and even more damaging things like chewing gum.
They spend eight hours a day...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:19 AM
The graceful curve of a long seaglass blue countertop greeted visitors Wednesday night as they passed through the airy new lobby of Hoag Health Center in Huntington Beach.
Many continued on — champagne flutes and wine glasses in hand — to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Air quality regulators are set to take a first look next week at proposals that could allow Newport Beach and other cities to replace wood-burning fire rings with alternatively fueled ones.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has floated the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Imagine it: After a long day at the beach, the sun begins to set. The air cools, darkness falls and soon it's time for hot dogs and s'mores.
But instead of lighting up firewood piled in a concrete ring — and sending up a thick column of smoke in...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Coastline Community College will host a holiday boutique and sale Monday, according to a news release.
Jewelry, knitted items, art, home decor and more from local vendors will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the college's main office in...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When playwright Noah Haidle was constructing his latest concoction, "Smokefall," now premiering at South Coast Repertory, it's quite possible that he was haunted by the spirit of Thornton Wilder, whose influence pervades this circuitous modern fantasy....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:34 PM
The proposed 19th Street bridge, a project that has generated contention for years as it has teetered on the edge of existence, may be back on its way to being deleted from the Orange County Transportation Authority's Master Plan of Arterial Highways....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Facing dwindling mail volume, seven post offices in Orange County are shrinking their hours of operation starting April 1.
The Costa Mesa Post Office at 1590 Adams Ave., the Irvine Harvest Station at 17192 Murphy Ave. and the Irvine Post Office at...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:59 AM
My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain.
We want her to know a little bit more about...