Life + Arts

Review: Third Eye Blind, Dashboard good for sing-alongs

Review: Third Eye Blind, Dashboard good for sing-alongs

The thousands of faithful fans who turned out Monday at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre quickly learned that Third Eye Blind didn't die with the '90s.

Production of 'Phantom' will stay faithful while freshening up

Production of 'Phantom' will stay faithful while freshening up

The mysterious masked man holding a vendetta, the crashing chandelier and the music of the night is back on stage, returning to dazzle...

Reel Critics: 'Paper Towns' an unexpected summer teen flick

Movies about high school seniors coming of age are a summer staple at the Cineplex. "Paper Towns" embraces the basic concept but steps it up...

Pet of the Week:

Pet of the Week:

Theo, found abandoned in May, is a model canine citizen at the shelter.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Mastery of French cuisine shows at Bistro Papillote

The Gossiping Gourmet: Mastery of French cuisine shows at Bistro Papillote

The OC Mix at SoCo in Costa Mesa is a treasure trove of good eateries. My dining companion and I recently had lunch at Bistro Papillote...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Community Animal Network is hoping to get enough donations to continue treatment of a 4-month old kitten found injured in a car rental...

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

The teenage students were about to step onto a stage to perform for the first time in their lives. Before walking under the spotlight,...

 On Theater: Amy Decker returns home to Costa Mesa in 'Phantom'

On Theater: Amy Decker returns home to Costa Mesa in 'Phantom'

The last time Costa Mesa theatergoers watched Amy Decker perform in her hometown was in 1997 when she starred in "She Loves Me" as a...

Retail Therapy: Make your own baby food

Ooh, baby, baby: Granola Babies at SoCo Collection, Suite B, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a homemade baby food...

Life Scout honored for Eagle project

Life Scout honored for Eagle project

Brandon Sayre, a 17-year-old Life Scout with Costa Mesa Troop 188, recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Palm Harvest Church in...

 'Kicks' aren't hard to find with this show

'Kicks' aren't hard to find with this show

Mark Lindsay still remembers the first time he met Mark Volman of the Turtles. The two were on set to film the television variety show...

Mayo Clinic: Asbestos exposure most significant risk factor for mesothelioma

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes mesothelioma, and how is it different from lung cancer? Are there any treatments or ways to...

My Pet World: Training, distractions can curb pooch's passion for jumping on guests

Veterinary behaviorists attending the 2015 Veterinary Behavior Symposium on July 10 in conjunction with the Convention of the American...

A twist on beach food at Tackle Box

A twist on beach food at Tackle Box

"Hold on," Brian Huskey said. "I'm trying to do a flavor bomb."

Spandau Ballet to perform at Pacific Amphitheatre

Spandau Ballet to perform at Pacific Amphitheatre

"Why do I find it hard to write the next line? Oh, I want the truth to be said. I know this much is true."

Refunds offered for Willie Nelson/ Alison Krauss show

The OC Fair & Event Center is offering refunds for the July 19 concert by Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union...

Film Reviews

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

For nearly five days, Dave Browne strummed at his guitar in the Temple Bar in Dublin. He was out to break a world record.

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taco Bell and Sriracha fans, get ready to unite forces. The Irvine-based fast-food company is set to give Sriracha heads a warm, cheesy,...

Pet Of The Week

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Community Animal Network has pre-veterinarian student interns from UC Irvine and community colleges that aspire to be accepted into...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Found as a stray, Roscoe is a recent arrival at the shelter who has since distinguished himself as quiet, loving and well-behaved.

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Andrea at Pelican Hill scores with food, ambience

The Gossiping Gourmet: Andrea at Pelican Hill scores with food, ambience

The resort at Pelican Hill is, in a word, gorgeous. The readers of Conde Nast Traveller rated it the world's top golf course in 2012....

Society

The Crowd: Soiree brings French Quarter to Samueli

The Crowd: Soiree brings French Quarter to Samueli

The Orange County crowd was treated to a summer night in the New Orleans French Quarter by the Philharmonic Society. Organizers billed the...