Life + Arts

When dogs needed help, their owner cooked up a solution

When dogs needed help, their owner cooked up a solution

When Michael LaRiche's chocolate cocker spaniel, Alex, developed skin problems a few years ago, he knew he had to do something.

Elvis Festival will shake up Costa Mesa on Sunday

Want to pledge your eternal burning love to Elvis Presley?

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

 In two years, Alley has already had an eventful life. She arrived as a stray at the shelter in May, and soon it was discovered that...

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

It's said that when New Yorkers come West, they miss the pizza and bagels, which just aren't the same as in their big city.

On Theater: International season set for Golden West

Travel to Ireland, England and back across the ocean during Golden West College's upcoming season of theatrical productions, which are...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

On a warm, summer evening, it is just delightful to sit and enjoy a meal on the outdoor, heated terrace of BLK Earth Sea Spirits, a new...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The strikingly beautiful, Bengal-looking cat named Windy was part of a kitten group that grew up with a senior in a quiet home, jumping...

My Pet World: A pet-friendly fountain beats sipping from the fish tank

Question: Is it OK for Diego to drink from the fish tank? — C.H., via cyberspace

The Mayo Clinic: Irritable bowel syndrome often chronic, but treatments can ease symptoms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past year or so, I have felt like I'm often either constipated or I have diarrhea, with only a...

Reel Critics: 'American Ultra,' 'Phoenix'

'American Ultra' ineffectively blends genres

Fish tales from a landmark: Newport Beach's century-old seafood market

Fish tales from a landmark: Newport Beach's century-old seafood market

At the Dory Fleet market in Newport Beach, local independent fishermen have been selling their catch directly to the public for more than...

She had a head start on hat making

She had a head start on hat making

On the coast-hugging roadway that connects tourists to the artists' enclave is a tiny shop in Laguna Beach that caters to clients from all...

Water jugs, plastic bags, titanium scraps ... all winning fashion materials

Water jugs, plastic bags, titanium scraps ... all winning fashion materials

Fashions created from used materials set apart artists entered in the Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show from most other designers.

Guitar show continues in Costa Mesa

Guitar show continues in Costa Mesa

The 2015 SoCal World Guitar Show is taking center stage at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa this weekend, featuring exhibitors,...

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

Sonny's upbeat personality means he is happy on walks and pleased to give and receive affection. This 8-year-old border collie mix was...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Miss Sunshine is a happy and amiable young golden tortoiseshell cat.

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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: SCR prepared to open fall social season

The Crowd: SCR prepared to open fall social season

In a way it is a rite of passage in Newport-Mesa, a harbinger of the fall social season's arrival. South Coast Repertory's annual gala is...