Life + Arts

Aquabats band together with fans to try to get show's second season on TV

Aquabats band together with fans to try to get show's second season on TV

For the past year, the Aquabats, a Huntington Beach-based ska band costumed as crime fighters, has been in a different kind of fight — to get the second season of its TV show, "The Aquabats! Super Show!" to its fans.

Going for casual sophistication

Going for casual sophistication

As construction workers in hard hats rushed past concrete barriers, traffic cones and yellow caution tape to upgrade the deserted Lido...

Newport Beach to party with beer, bands, wine, barbecue, athletes

A charity event can be a dinner, a walk, an auction or, as Newport Beach is demonstrating this weekend, a rollicking party.

Reel Critics: 'Inside Out' is inventive and ageless

The best animated films entertain parents and grandparents equally. It's a rare movie that also provides teachable moments and personal...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Sushi Roku is worth breaking the rules

The Gossiping Gourmet: Sushi Roku is worth breaking the rules

I have a rule when doing a review that I try to remain anonymous. Occasionally, a sharp-eyed wait person will notice that I have been...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Mike Allen, a valued Community Animal Network volunteer and Costa Mesa resident, died last week, leaving a void in foster care and leaving...

4-day Fountain Valley Summerfest kicks off Thursday

Fountain Valley will open its Recreation Center & Sports Park on Thursday to summer revelers flocking to carnival rides, food and musical...

Nautical art collector shows work at Balboa Museum

The Balboa Museum and Historical Society is showing portions of the nautical art collection owned by Balboa Island resident Bill Stewart.

Retail Therapy: Obey the urge to shop at a discount

Andre the giant (sale): Summer has officially arrived, with the return of the Obey warehouse sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

On Theater: 'Abundance' of offerings in new SCR season

South Coast Repertory, which has entertained and enthralled audiences for the past half century, has announced its productions for the 2015-...

Mayo Clinic: Effect of PCOS on fertility can vary from one woman to another

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 24 and was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. How will this affect my fertility?

My Pet World: With the right products, you can beat fleas and ticks

Parasites are a popular topic this time of year. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine...

Fitness Files: Word is getting out about unusual illness that has sufferers laughing

Teaching elementary school in the 1980s I admired Teri, an experienced teacher. We younger teachers celebrated her romantic courtship and...

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

The Balboa Bay Club, where fans of seagoing vessels have been known to watch Newport Beach's Christmas Boat Parade, gave road enthusiasts...

H.B. ska band salutes fans on new album

H.B. ska band salutes fans on new album

Suburban Legends' latest album is a tribute to people they consider friends — their fans.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Lovely Lacy is a charming lady who arrived at the shelter through no fault of her own. Her beautiful fur triggered severe allergies in a new...

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

Perky-looking pup Milo conceals a sad story. He was surrendered recently when a divorce situation left him essentially homeless.

Pet of the Week: Sloan

Pet of the Week: Sloan

With memories of Mother's Day still fresh, this week's featured pet is a natural for adoption consideration.

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: 'Top Chef's' Shirley Chung creates modern Chinese fare at Twenty Eight

The Gossiping Gourmet: 'Top Chef's' Shirley Chung creates modern Chinese fare at Twenty Eight

I have been eagerly awaiting the restaurant Twenty Eight since I read that chef Shirley Chung, a finalist on "Top Chef," planned to open a...

Society

The Crowd: Circle 1000 raises funds, hope for cancer fight

In the world of nonprofit gatherings, inspiration is often key to the fundraising tally.