| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:24 PM
The term 420 and April 20 has special significance for marijuana enthusiasts.
If you're not in the counterculture know, let me clue you in.
4:20 p.m. is considered an acceptable time to smoke. Think of it as the cocktail hour for weed.
A group known...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Digging Too Deep
Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages
Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read.
Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Death has often played a comic part in Alice Cooper's shows — to the point where the singer has pretended to be hanged or beheaded in a guillotine before miraculously springing back to keep the music going.
When Cooper's Raise the Dead Tour...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 8:30 PM
COSTA MESA — Call it an art show to make the dead — and your wallet — rejoice.
Food trucks, music, live performances, spooky face-painting and affordable handmade artwork will come together from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday for Dia de los...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:35 PM
We all tend to resist the practice of giving because so little is known about the laws that govern giving, except popular sayings like, it is better to give than receive; the Dead Sea is the Dead Sea, because it continually receives and never gives; as...
| Nov 2, 2012
Clutching a small mold packed with sugar, meringue powder and water, Andrea Ortega, 12, prepared to flip her creation upside down to find an intact sugar skull.
"Please don't crack," she chanted. "Please don't crack."
About half a dozen students and two...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Oh, Fonzie will never live that moment down.
In a 1977 episode of "Happy Days," the beloved greaser played by Henry Winkler performed a daredevil stunt by leaping over a shark on water skis. To many fans, that episode signaled the moment when the show...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:12 PM
Just four days after tickets to the Newport Beach Film Festival went on sale, the oft slow-moving "walking undead" proved to be among the festival's fastest-moving ticket buyers.
A horde of fans dressed as zombies are expected to descend on the...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Do you believe in zombies? I don't.
Ghosts, yes. Zombies, no.
A person can only deal with so many paranormal issues at one time. But believe in them or not, zombies are coming to Costa Mesa, sort of. Not real zombies — movie zombies, and their...