Life + Arts

Kelp is on the way

Kelp is on the way

Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.

Chasing Down the Muse: Find yourself in your creations

"…it's in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are." — Austin Kleon, "Steal...

In the Arts

The Festivals of Arts Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $90,000 in grants to nonprofits in Laguna Beach.

New and old combine at film festival

New and old combine at film festival

Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night...

Retail Therapy: See our sailors off to sea

Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25...

All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat

All About Food: Climate change will change how we eat

Climate change seems to be one of the hot topics (no pun intended) of our time. For the most part, the naysayers — faced with ample...

On Theater: Actors power a wild 'West'

On Theater: Actors power a wild 'West'

Sam Shepard receives only about five minutes of screen time in the recent movie "August: Osage County," but his impact as a playwright...

In the Arts

Gallery to host annual reception

'Orange' stirs creative juices

'Orange' stirs creative juices

Pamela Martinez approached Sarina Shohet with a proposition late last year.

On Theater: 'Rest' overcomes rough spots

On Theater: 'Rest' overcomes rough spots

It's hard to imagine a more depressing setting for a play than a "retirement" home in Idaho that is about to be closed down and where its...

Songwriter now rated on his wine

Songwriter now rated on his wine

It wasn't a peaceful or easy task to squeeze into Jack Tempchin's show at the Wine Gallery in Laguna Beach on April 3.

Retail Therapy: Tax day is your oyster

W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!

Bella Terra in Huntington Beach seems to be opening new restaurants right and left, much to my delight.

Laser a boon to student artists

Laser a boon to student artists

Laguna Beach High School art students have a new tool in their arsenal that grants them access to a deeper level of complexity in their...

Artcetera

Artcetera

Laguna Art Museum

`Oh by the way, there's a rock concert next door'

`Oh by the way, there's a rock concert next door'

Not everyone was happy with the Blue Water Music Festival over the weekend.

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

Hotel restaurants are often mediocre, but sometimes you hit upon a really good one.