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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 Veterinary Medical Assn. While that sounds like a lot of people, it's small when you consider that there are 70 million dogs in America.

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...

Skariginals are skyrocketing after Warped Tour and EP

Skariginals are skyrocketing after Warped Tour and EP

Things have happened quickly for The Skariginals.

Sheltering youths is Margot Carlson's life-long journey

Sheltering youths is Margot Carlson's life-long journey

Margot Carlson recalled the moment in 1968 that began her journey from stay-at-home mother to executive director of a nonprofit committed to...

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...

Around Town: New members for Laguna Beach Live! board

 A retired teacher and former college president have joined the board of trustees for Laguna Beach Live!, a nonprofit that promotes...

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...

My Pet World: Microchip coding controversy could be putting pets' lives at risk

Microchipping saves lives. This is an accepted fact among those in the veterinary and animal welfare community. However, some microchip...

God Squad: Unfortunately, not all fledglings learn to fly

Q: Despite our very best parenting and excellent, intense professional psychological treatment since age 5, our son...

Mayo Clinic: Many medical conditions can cause a burning sensation in the mouth

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, who's in his 70s, went to his dentist with mouth pain and was told he has burning mouth...

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.

On Theater: 'Annie' still brightens our tomorrows

On Theater: 'Annie' still brightens our tomorrows

When Martin Charnin first penned the lyrics for "Annie" in 1975, he hardly could have known how many of his own "tomorrows" he was...

 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.

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...

Retail Therapy: Butterfli Me spreads its wings

Flutter in: The much-vaunted new Butterfli Me Makeup Studio opens Thursday at the Jamboree Promenade, 2646 Dupont Drive,...

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Makeup is more than skin deep

Makeup is more than skin deep

In the early '90s, Laguna Beach resident Delphine Berryhill worked in department stores, powdering customers' faces, dabbing rouge on...