Life + Arts

Local children get in shape for ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Local children get in shape for ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

They are learning teamwork, perseverance and dedication to craft while honing their balance and form.

 Frets and forklifts: Country singer Tricia Freeman's dual work life

Frets and forklifts: Country singer Tricia Freeman's dual work life

She's a forklift driver by day and a country singer at night.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hong Hai sets high bar for Vietnamese cuisine

The Gossiping Gourmet: Hong Hai sets high bar for Vietnamese cuisine

I've been feeling lucky these days in that I have found a number of small new restaurants that serve excellent food.

Retail Therapy: It's the week for eating out

Foodie fest: Orange County Restaurant Week launches Sunday and runs through March 7. Now in its seventh year, the event...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

With an ordinary name like John Smith, it is no surprise that this engaging shepherd mix seems eager to distinguish himself.

CD Review: More faith than fire in 'Never Too Late'

CD Review: More faith than fire in 'Never Too Late'

It is only natural for musicians to pull inspiration from various influences. Many write songs about love, partying, politics, current...

On Theater: 'Gefilte Fish & Chips' fillets performer's childhood

On Theater: 'Gefilte Fish & Chips' fillets performer's childhood

Playgoers who have enjoyed Hershey Felder's one-man shows at the Laguna Playhouse will find a kindred performance at the Huntington Beach...

O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

The seventh Orange County Restaurant Week, featuring special offers from more than 100 eateries, will take place Sunday to March 7.

Applications for arts scholarships being accepted

Festival of Arts is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who reside in Laguna Beach or attend Laguna Beach High...

Rock this town? You got it

Rock this town? You got it

It didn't take any convincing to get Lee Rocker, one of the founding members of the Stray Cats, to say yes to an invitation to perform...

Board chairwoman hired as Laguna Dance Festival's first executive director

Laguna Dance Festival founder and artistic director Jodie Gates announced Tuesday that volunteer and board Chairwoman Joy Dittberner has...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Who needs decor when you have great Japanese food?

The Gossiping Gourmet: Who needs decor when you have great Japanese food?

I was pleased to discover a new Japanese restaurant in the beautiful Orchard Hill Center just off Portola Parkway and Culver Drive in...

On Theater: They rob banks (and sing songs)

On Theater: They rob banks (and sing songs)

During their brief lifetimes, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were huge celebrities — or what passed for celebrity during the...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Eric is a dapper little guy who arrived last month as a stray. Initially very timid and cautious, he has slowly come out of his shell. Now,...

Retail Therapy: My Mickey for your Goofy

Pieces of flair: My-D Pins & Collectibles, 1215 S. Beach Blvd., Suite D, Anaheim, will host a free Disney pin and...

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The Gossiping Gourmet: Taste of Taiwan in an Irvine complex

The Gossiping Gourmet: Taste of Taiwan in an Irvine complex

Arbor Village, just off the 5 Freeway at Jeffrey Road in Irvine, is a treasure trove of Asian cuisine.