2014 Archive Stories

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  • The Pet Expo Is Back By: Katherine Lai
    VISIT PETSOC Fair & Event Center invites you to join the fun-filled weekend with family and friends. To view th
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • My Kind of Facial By: Jessica Peralta
    Usually, I'm all about no-pain, no-gain. I get it: Sometimes you have to suffer a little and earn the reward. Usually… but when it comes to facials, I really just want it to be pleasant. Yes, I understand extractions are sometimes necessary to get out all the bad stuff. And acid peels are sometimes needed even if your skin mig
    Thu Apr 17, 2014
  • What's Happening South of the Great Park? By: Martin A. Brower
    Observers of the Orange County real estate scene are waiting to see what will be proposed for development on the County of Orange’s 100-acre strip of land just south of the Great Park in Irvine. The county has awarded a 75-year lease of the land to Lowe Enterprises, the Los Angeles-headquartered real estate development firm.Low
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Blood Moon By: Lawrence Sherwin
    In a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. As it does so, it takes on a reddish/golden hue due to the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere. Before and after the total eclipse, the Earth's shadow can be seen covering parts of the moon. There will be four lunar eclipses (a tetrad) visible in the United States
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Mike Conway won the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in a crash-riddled Indy Car race. He finished the 157-mile race, averaging over 82 mph, to claim the checkered flag, the podium, the trophy, and the victory lap. Gabby Chaves claimed victory in
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Options for Modern Readers By: Sergio Flores
    Always have a book at your fingertips with one of these eBook services:ScribdScribd is an online eBook service that provides the modern reader with a large library of books to choose from – over 300,000 –
    Mon Apr 14, 2014
  • Surf City Pet Massage By: Sergio Flores
    Think we humans are the only ones who benefit from a relaxing massage? Think again! Located in Huntington Beach, Surf City Pet Massage is passionate about offering massage services to both pet and pet owner at affordable rates. If you find it a little
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Art Attack By: Suzette Lipscomb
    Go There  If you are a shopping-loving runner who likes to eat well and visit museums, The Surrey is the place
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Reaching to the Converted By: Shawn Price
    New YorkThe weathered red brick lighthouse has guided many ships along their way in the 145 years it has stood at the mouth of Esopus Creek along the Hudson River. Its beacon, now solar-powered LED, can be seen from five nautical miles away. But the interior is still a time capsule, looking very
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • A Good Egg By: Jessica Husami
    Hole in OneThere’s no mistaking the fact that Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee in Costa Mesa is no sideshow when it comes to everyone’s favorite morning treat. Although they’ve only been open to the general public since 2013, their doughnuts have become legend in these parts, due
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Fringe Benefits By: Sarah Mosqueda
    [image7] Designing OCBeachCandyNobody does custom swimwear with Swarovski crystal details like Brit Barber. And nobody does luxury hotels like the St. R
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Racing Through Siena By: Madeline King Porter
    Go There  Florence is the closest airport. The hour-long bus ride from Florence to Siena is a commuter
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Helping Heroes By: Kedric Francis
    Sinise HelpsGary Sinise is also a musician; he and his Lt. Dan Band tour regularly, playing for the troops overseas
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Culinary Cancun By: Kedric Francis
    April 15 is approaching. Time to organize my notes and a pile of restaurant receipts, and as I do so, I take the opportunity to rank some of my most amazing meals and top new restaurant discoveries of 2013. Ni was an unassuming Peruvian place we entered with limited expectations for lunch one rainy afternoon. We ended up spendin
    Mon Apr 07, 2014
  • Beauty Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Obagi By: Jessica Peralta
    There's a lot of guessing when it comes to beauty and skin care. We rely on what we hear from friends, read in magazines and are told at the cosmetic counter. Not a lot of science behind it. Fortunately, the
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • 'Draft Day' Debut at Big Newport By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Draft Day, a movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, debuted at the Big Newport on April 3. The showing benefitted Newport Beach charity, The Foundation for the Undefeated, which has donated over one million dollars to the California Special Olympics. A gala pre-show party at Fig & Olive in Fashion Island and a red carpet st
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Big Screen Chic By: Alexandria Abramian
    Design inspiration can strike at any time. For interior decorator Robin Strickler, when it came to dreaming up her own Newport Beach family home, that moment came when she first watched Something’s Gotta Give, the 2003 Nancy Meyers romantic comedy with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. For Strickler and countless other design junkies, howev
    Wed Apr 02, 2014
  • Stretching It By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker  •  $123,875 (as tested)Under the Hood  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6Cur
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Newport Film Fest, Better Than Ever By: Kedric Francis
    The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival is bigger and better than ever this year, with more than 300 films from 40 countries on 15 screens across the city. Some 50,000 are expected to attend the event April 24-May 1.Opening
    Mon Mar 31, 2014
  • The Language of Style
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • The Big Blue
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Get Muddy By: Christina Benavides
    Grab your running shoes and get ready for some muddy fun this weekend with Spring Break at the Lake. On Saturday March 29, the creators of the Irvine Lake Mud Run are transforming Oak Canyon Park at Irvine Lake into a muddy oasis filled with obstacles that will satisfy any runner's need for adventure.Those who participate in this mud
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • For the Love of Earth By: Elizabeth Lee
    Green Scene Plant & Garden Show 2014When: April 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Where: Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd., FullertonFor just one weekend, the Fullerton Arboretum will be the home of the Green Scen
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • The Language of Style By: Jessica Husami
    Get Toned IlluminEssensce offers one-day or four-day seminars with Taylore Sinclaire or one of
    Thu Mar 27, 2014