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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

 Sake is a distinctive-looking fellow, found in March as a stray and thought to be about 2 years old.

Fitness Files: Women should take risk of heart disease more seriously

"Women are six more times likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer."

Mayo Clinic: Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why...

Retail Therapy: Goodwill Classic goes boutique

Ready, set, pounce: The Goodwill Classic Closet store at18631Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, is converting next month to...

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...

Skariginals are skyrocketing after Warped Tour and EP

Skariginals are skyrocketing after Warped Tour and EP

Things have happened quickly for The Skariginals.

On Theater: Story of 'Peter' a rousing farce

"Peter and the Starcatcher" is an acquired taste. If you haven't acquired it by intermission in South Coast Repertory's closing show of...

My Pet World: Most dog and cat bites can be avoided

Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American...

SCR's Oz enters a whole new realm

SCR's Oz enters a whole new realm

The updated spin on "The Wizard of Oz" premiering at South Coast Repertory Friday night might have Dorothy Gale repeating the line that she'...

Reel Critics: Hell Hath No Fury like 'Mad Max'

In "Mad Max: Fury Road," director/writer George Miller has given us the fourth installment to his "Mad Max" post-apocalyptic saga and it was...

Highland Way band shares the sound and feel of Scotland for festival

Highland Way band shares the sound and feel of Scotland for festival

When Brian Caldwell picked up the rhythm guitar more than 23 years ago, he developed a passion for music that would send him far from his...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

Bangkok Avenue recently opened in Huntington Beach and is being billed as a modern Thai restaurant.

Build A Machine will showcase its genre-blending sound at Sunday's Surf City Music Festival

Build A Machine will showcase its genre-blending sound at Sunday's Surf City Music Festival

Build A Machine isn't just a band name. It also describes what the Surf City band is doing.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

When Paul arrived in January as a stray, everyone at the shelter expected this Chihuahua mix — shown in his favorite red jacket...

DJ Steve Aoki sued over fan's crowd-surfing injury

Steve Aoki just wrapped up a well-received mini-festival in downtown Los Angeles. But his crowd-engaging antics didn't go over so well...

Fitness Files: Double check emailed medical advice

I'd spent the morning on a glorious hike in Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve, led by volunteers from the Irvine Nature Conservancy, and...

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: 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.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

A brown and white tabby cat named Hazel came to the shelter as a stray in October. This makes her the feline who has been at the shelter the...

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Worth the wait for house-made Japanese creations

I used to frequent a deli in a tiny strip mall across the freeway from the Irvine Spectrum Center and noticed that the place next door was...

Society

The Crowd: Guests show heart for Mercy House

The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach welcomed more than 300 guests wearing their springtime best as they supported the work of Mercy House.