Life + Arts

Life after 'The Hornet's Nest' for veterans

Life after 'The Hornet's Nest' for veterans

He didn't want to come forward with his feelings.

'Herencia Latina' honors roots through dance

'Herencia Latina' honors roots through dance

"How is it going on this stage?" asked the choreographer to a group of elementary school kids. "Is everyone getting used to it?"

Reel Critics: Penn is mightier than 'Gunman'

With an R-rating and a stark title like "The Gunman," there's little doubt this movie will deliver lots of brutal violence and mayhem to the...

Friends of the Libraries: Weigh in on plans for the library

I don't know about you, but I hate that feeling when I have missed a meeting and my chance to express an opinion.

The Crowd: For this benefit, make yourself at home

If you happen to be among those who lament the end of elegance in this world, find a way to be invited to dinner at the home of ...

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

John Lennon would have been a productive 21st century man. His widow is sure of that.

Fitness Files: Snacks wrapped in expensive promises of health

My niece held up a crinkly white bag of cookies.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The South Coast Collection, or SoCo, center has become a real haven for foodies. In addition to Surfas, the large cooking supply store, it...

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat...

Retail Therapy: Hunt for a pair at Prey

Fashionista catnip: Shoes of Prey, the Australian innovators of the design-it-yourself shoe, just launched an in-store...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Chepo is an amusing cross-breed dog commonly known as a "puggle," which results from a mix of pug and beagle.

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

If you're old enough to remember the 1960s, you may recall the heyday of comedian Vaughn Meader, who briefly became a superstar for his...

 Party Like It's 1394: Persian New Year celebrated at Big Corona

Party Like It's 1394: Persian New Year celebrated at Big Corona

Hundreds of visitors celebrated Nowruz on Tuesday at Big Corona, where the Persian New Year celebration means family picnics, music and...

Fun more than skin deep

Fun more than skin deep

Bill Hardie wanted to mark a tattoo convention that he founded with a special touch.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

In December, a dachshund named Winnie (think Winnie the Pooh) didn't let his size matter when protecting his homeless master during an...

Film Reviews

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,...

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Reel Critics: This 'Wick' catches fire

Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The...

Pet Of The Week

Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week

With glamorous names and ladybug coats, these girls are quite a pair. Both were found as strays, presumably having lived together before...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Divorce not only causes human heartache but can lead to animals losing their homes.

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Five Crowns is one of the grand old dames of fine dining in Orange County, having opened in 1965 as part of the Lawry's chain. But it...

Society

The Crowd: A Legend in his own time at CHOC gala

The Crowd: A Legend in his own time at CHOC gala

John Wayne Airport was unusually busy on this particular Saturday evening. Amid the usual hustle of travelers, one special gentleman and his...