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City names winners of photo contest

City names winners of photo contest

Charlie Dickerson and Mitch Ridder took first place in the youth and adult categories, respectively, in the My Laguna photo contest.

The Art of Home: Finding harmony for home by ocean

The Art of Home: Finding harmony for home by ocean

The Realtor knew the home nestled high above Tablerock Beach and Secret Cove in Laguna Beach, with its expansive ocean and canyon views, was...

  At 10 years old, parents club boasts loyal members

At 10 years old, parents club boasts loyal members

They were just babies when their parents, maybe feeling a litte nervous and alone in their new roles, sought support and advice on raising a...

Pacific Symphony names new assistant conductor

Pacific Symphony names new assistant conductor

Pacific Symphony announced Monday that it has hired Roger Kalia as assistant conductor, replacing Alejandro Gutierrez, who will return...

LCAD students get their time in the public eye

LCAD students get their time in the public eye

A torn photograph. Payette sequins. Francois Boucher paintings.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Dynamo is a relatively unusual hybrid dog, a mix of Great Pyrenees and border collie. Sadly, he was surrendered last month when his owner'...

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....

Reel Critics: 'Max' brings trauma and trouble back to all-American family

"Max" is a highly trained military dog on duty in Afghanistan with his Marine Corps handler, Kyle Wincott. When Kyle is killed on patrol...

The Mayo Clinic: Reasons for developing allergies later in life not always clear

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I didn't have allergies when I was younger. But now in my 40s, I seem to get allergy symptoms during...

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university's New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for...

My Pet World: Don't let July 4 Big Bang leave your pet with the jitters

The Big Bang is no theory for dogs. Even the most patriotic, all-American dogs like Boston terriers and American foxhounds can be...

Have a blast on July 4th: Here's where to go, what to do

Have a blast on July 4th: Here's where to go, what to do

The Fourth of July is the most American holiday of the year, and Orange County is going to celebrate with 23 fireworks shows, 21 festivals...

What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'

What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'

After scanning the reviews and checking showtimes, you've decided which movie to see. You turn in your ticket and head for the concession...

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 —...

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...

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Sawdust's role at the festival

Organizers expect this year's Sawdust Art & Craft Festival to attract more than 200,000 visitors.