| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Like any dance professional, Jodie Gates is a master of the art of spotting.
When a dancer uses the technique, they visually fix upon a single point in the distance and keep their eyes set on it, as they undergo what seems to be a dizzying number of...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Tom Lamb could never have taken his pictures of a changing patch of Orange County at ground level.
From his vantage point riding in helicopters airborne and tilted at varying angles above the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and surrounding...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:05 PM
The Laguna Beach High School production of "Into the Woods" and one of its stars won top honors Sunday at the 42nd annual Childress M.A.C.Y. Awards, held for the first time at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa.
"Into the Woods" was honored with the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Music has always been a part of Laguna's art culture, but it has a hit-or-miss history. Lyric Opera Co. was founded here, leading to the formation of Opera Pacific, which moved out of town. The Laguna Chamber Music Society presented concerts at the...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 6:22 PM
Santa Monica's iconic Hi De Ho Comics store has opened a second location in Laguna Beach.
Located at 350 Broadway, owners Saleem Aaron and Cory Ives said the high-traffic spot was the perfect place to expand.
"Laguna is similar to Santa Monica in that...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:36 PM
A new wave of dance will roll into Main Beach when CaDance unravels its fifth annual Laguna Dance Festival.
The eight-day event will commence with a free "Taste of CaDance" performance at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 on the cobblestones, followed by an interactive...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Crowds of onlookers gathered at the Main Beach cobblestones Sunday afternoon, where members of Laguna's No Square Theatre and Arts Commission gave a colorful performance of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies," to celebrate the arrival of warm, sunny weather...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:16 PM
She's a forklift driver by day and a country singer at night.
Tricia Freeman, 60, is strumming a few notes on her guitar before she sings for seated listeners at Newport Beach's 21 Oceanfront restaurant on a Tuesday night.
The blonde singer, dressed...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Pieces of flair: My-D Pins & Collectibles, 1215 S. Beach Blvd., Suite D, Anaheim, will host a free Disney pin and Vinylmation collectible trading event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at its parking lot. Disney collectors of all ages are...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:23 PM
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 with the Laguna Concert Band last year.
After all, he said, he's always looking to try different things. One non-...
| Jan 9, 2015
These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair.
But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:47 AM
I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that I learned that until nearly a decade later. By the time I first encountered the group, courtesy of the movie...