| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:28 PM
As a reporter in Connecticut, I once covered the first homicide in years in the small town of Old Saybrook. A convenience store clerk had been shot in an armed robbery, and residents expressed disbelief that it could have happened in that sleepy enclave...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Neil Simon is not known for writing farces. For nearly three decades, the master of comedy crafted semi-autobiographical plays that blended realism with humor.
That changed in 1988 when Simon wrote "Rumors."
"This is completely different for me," he...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Two female dancers who came out of Fountain Valley's Southland Ballet Academy and its affiliated Festival Ballet Theatre will be among 14 guests dancing in FBT's "Gala of the Stars" performance in Irvine next month.
Jamie Kopit and Sareen Tchekmedyian ...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:32 AM
When it comes to shopping for coveted denim, you'll want to check out Solutions the Premier Denim Store at Westcliff Court in Newport Beach.
All denim is reduced 20% with a student I.D. through Labor Day. Solutions just received great denim styles,...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Huntington Beach now has its very own Cucina Alessa. Chef/owner Alessandro Pirozzi opened the first of these home-style Italian restaurants in Newport Beach two years ago to very good reviews. The incredibly energetic Pirozzi now works 18-hour days,...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:00 PM
"My dad looked over the fitness chapter because, you know, he knows a lot about that stuff."
That line drew some laughs from the full house upstairs at Barnes & Noble last week, and why not? After all, it was spoken by Katherine Schwarzenegger,...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:24 PM
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person."
I received a note from my friend Kathleen Olson last week. She works at...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The 10th annual U.S. Bank OC Marathon winner was disqualified Tuesday for breaking a USA Track and Field Competition rule that prohibits runners from receiving assistance or advice while participating in the race.
Mohamed Fadil, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Of all the celebrities Jon Wyer Seeman has met, Liberace is his favorite.
The Aliso Viejo resident was showing sculptural wood furniture at the Festival of Arts in 1985 when the pianist and "his tall, blonde boyfriend" arrived at his booth.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Once you get beyond the play's title, you'll more than likely find South Coast Repertory's new production, "The [Expletive] With the Hat," is a grim and gripping urban drama laced with moments of outrageous hilarity.
The play's blatantly comedic...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:34 AM
A reader tipped me off to CloudMover Day Spa in Huntington Beach, which recently moved from Old World Village to Five Points Plaza.
Last month, CloudMover Day Spa was named No. 1 Day Spa on the Orange County Hot List, a website that lets people vote...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Tis the season and the boat parades are underway in our local harbors and across the nation. For those living in southern Orange County, you have two more chances to see the 38th annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. This year's theme is...