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Art of Home: Her textiles weave tales of cultures far away

Art of Home: Her textiles weave tales of cultures far away

India, Sweden, France, Spain. These far-off lands have inspired the rich textile collections of Laguna Beach-based home-decor curator Melissa Rohani.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

 In two years, Alley has already had an eventful life. She arrived as a stray at the shelter in May, and soon it was discovered that...

Taste of Laguna, full of food, wine and beer, will be Sept. 23

Taste of Laguna, full of food, wine and beer, will be Sept. 23

Taste of Laguna, a celebration of food, wine, beer and spirits,will take place next month.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

On a warm, summer evening, it is just delightful to sit and enjoy a meal on the outdoor, heated terrace of BLK Earth Sea Spirits, a new...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The strikingly beautiful, Bengal-looking cat named Windy was part of a kitten group that grew up with a senior in a quiet home, jumping...

On Theater: International season set for Golden West

Travel to Ireland, England and back across the ocean during Golden West College's upcoming season of theatrical productions, which are...

My Pet World: A pet-friendly fountain beats sipping from the fish tank

Question: Is it OK for Diego to drink from the fish tank? — C.H., via cyberspace

The Mayo Clinic: Irritable bowel syndrome often chronic, but treatments can ease symptoms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past year or so, I have felt like I'm often either constipated or I have diarrhea, with only a...

She had a head start on hat making

She had a head start on hat making

On the coast-hugging roadway that connects tourists to the artists' enclave is a tiny shop in Laguna Beach that caters to clients from all...

Water jugs, plastic bags, titanium scraps ... all winning fashion materials

Water jugs, plastic bags, titanium scraps ... all winning fashion materials

Fashions created from used materials set apart artists entered in the Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show from most other designers.

Reel Critics: 'U.N.C.L.E.' is fun but recycled

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is the movie version of the Cold War 1960s TV show, amplifying the retro look and feel of the original.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: OPM offers towering, small and big bites

The Gossiping Gourmet: OPM offers towering, small and big bites

 OPM Restaurant and Lounge has recently opened in Huntington Beach. I don't know what the initials stand for, but if you say them out...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Sonny's upbeat personality means he is happy on walks and pleased to give and receive affection. This 8-year-old border collie mix was...

 On Theater: 'Sabrina' a pretty fair revival

On Theater: 'Sabrina' a pretty fair revival

Seasoned moviegoers who applauded Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden in Billy Wilder's 1954 flick "Sabrina" probably did not...

The Mayo Clinic: Regular skin checks can help catch melanoma early

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: When I was in my teens and 20s, I regularly used a tanning bed. I'm now 43 and very worried about...

My Pet World: Confused bird needs a time out

Q: I have two cockatiels. Sugar we found on the roadside. She's about 5 years old and rather skittish. After a couple of...

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Buy American at Buy Hand

Buy American at Buy Hand

It is a story heard all too often: A local business is forced to close because of overseas competition.