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Smash Mouth cycles back into vogue

Smash Mouth cycles back into vogue

Far more than two decades ago, the Beatles began a song about the origin of a fictional band with the words, "It was 20 years ago today."

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

John Lennon would have been a productive 21st century man. His widow is sure of that.

A second wind for Second City?

In celebrating The Second City's 55th anniversary, Andrew Knox has gotten a crash course in cultural history.

Table tennis at the Susi Q Senior Center includes plenty of character

Table tennis at the Susi Q Senior Center attracts many regular players from a variety of backgrounds, each with a story.

Laguna ready for the seasonal egg hunts

Laguna ready for the seasonal egg hunts

The Laguna Beach United Methodist Church is planning an Easter egg hunt at Lang Park on April 4 for even the youngest of children.

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

City Lights: Do you think he's Rod? Sounds just like rocker Stewart

If you're old enough to remember the 1960s, you may recall the heyday of comedian Vaughn Meader, who briefly became a superstar for his...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pueblo's plates are great, no matter how small

The South Coast Collection, or SoCo, center has become a real haven for foodies. In addition to Surfas, the large cooking supply store, it...

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat...

Retail Therapy: Hunt for a pair at Prey

Fashionista catnip: Shoes of Prey, the Australian innovators of the design-it-yourself shoe, just launched an in-store...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Chepo is an amusing cross-breed dog commonly known as a "puggle," which results from a mix of pug and beagle.

On Theater: Nothing stunning, but 'Nice Work'

On Theater: Nothing stunning, but 'Nice Work'

Building a new story around a score of classic numbers by George and Ira Gershwin is nothing new. When it was done back in 1951, the...

A look back and forward

A look back and forward

After eight years on the gallery scene along Pacific Coast Highway, Shane Townley is looking forward to a nice, relaxing vacation in...

A final bow for theater director

A final bow for theater director

After 25 years, Mark Dressler is holding his final curtain call.

On Theater: 'Odd' but hilarious after all these years

On Theater: 'Odd' but hilarious after all these years

Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" may possibly be the funniest play ever written, especially on this side of the Atlantic. The only...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Gossiping Gourmet: Five Crowns still holds the throne

The Five Crowns is one of the grand old dames of fine dining in Orange County, having opened in 1965 as part of the Lawry's chain. But it...

Chasing Down the Muse: No questioning this muse's virtue

Slut (n.)—a lazy, careless, or slovenly woman; a lewd or dissolute woman.

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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.