Life + Arts

Talking Shop: 503 Found is Cannery Village's hidden gem

Talking Shop: 503 Found is Cannery Village's hidden gem

It takes a special eye to be able to walk into an empty warehouse and fall in love with the potential.

Celebrity benefit concert attracts art supporters

Star-studded red carpet arrivals, a private showing of fine arts and a concert featuring jazz musician Al Jarreau drew in thousands of...

 On Theater: A bouncy 'Mattress' at playhouse

On Theater: A bouncy 'Mattress' at playhouse

It's been quite a while since the musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress" visited a local community theater, an oversight the Huntington Beach...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Saddle up and visit the Ranch

The Gossiping Gourmet: Saddle up and visit the Ranch

I was going to review a new restaurant that had just opened, or so it seemed when I Googled it. But on arrival I discovered that it wasn't...

Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama

Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama

Barbara Poppa, wardrobe supervisor at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, reached for a plastic basket and pointed to the washing machine before...

 Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director

Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director

"Hold on," said Louie Jocson. "I'm in the process of caramelizing onions."

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

While neither bear nor practitioner of yoga, this Yogi does enjoy rolling around on his back in the grass.

Retail Therapy: Ice Cream. Get your ice cream.

Ice screaming good deal: Stop by Baskin-Robbins locations on Sunday to score a regular scoop of ice cream for $1.31 plus...

Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by...

The mane attraction: a horse sculpture auction

The mane attraction: a horse sculpture auction

By the time a lucky winner takes it home, the fiberglass horse being painted at Art-A-Fair may resemble the boldly adorned mustangs that...

Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Tucked into an A-frame cottage on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach is a business that feels like a home run by entrepreneurs who seem like a...

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The new Ayres Hotel in Fountain Valley, just off the 405 Freeway at Brookhurst Street, is home to a delightful restaurant called Fusion...

Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

"Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die.

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive.

What's on the menu? Jam

What's on the menu? Jam

Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro...

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The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."