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When money is no object, where would you stay in Orange County?
The hospitality business in Orange County is back. Hotel occupancy and revenues are up. Spending is soaring. Industry watchers say 2015 is shaping up as the best year on record for hotels – better even than the boom year of 2000. That’s ... Full story
Fall Arts Guide
Untangle the season with our curated guide to the tops of theater, dance, art, classical music and jazz.
THEATERCirque du SoleilOct. 15-Nov. 29Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa :: matter how many Cirque du Soleil shows you have seen, you’ve undoubtedly been mesmerized by the seemingly impo... Full story
Laguna artist Elizabeth McGhee finds beauty in the past.
Laguna artist Elizabeth McGhee finds beauty in the past.
Artist Elizabeth McGhee favors realism; her portraits and still lifes, while often fanciful, convey mood mainly through composition and detail. The white-haired woman in “Hecate,” a 2014 oil-on-panel work, regards the viewer with a hard, ... Full story
Inside Laguna's Pacific Marine Mammal Center
A volunteer’s view inside Laguna’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center during the worst year on record for stranded sea lions.
In many ways, 45-year-old Billy Long is your typical bachelor. He surfs a lot. He owns a small beachside restaurant, the Secret Spot in Huntington Beach, that’s frequented by fellow health-conscious surfers. He doesn’t stress. Where Long... Full story
Oscar Madison Saved My Marriage
It’s opening night of the Neil Simon classic “The Odd Couple” and I’m sitting fourth row center at the Laguna Playhouse, the theater packed with excited patrons.“The guy from ‘Grease 2’ is playing Felix!&rdqu... Full story
Substance meets Style at Sushi Roku Fashion Island
“Irasshai!” shouts a hostess as she leads me to my table. The sushi chefs and waiters respond in kind. Most are cheerily enthusiastic, although I can’t help but notice one waiter rushing through the room with an armful of food who m... Full story
Peter Townend - The Original Surf Star
Huntington Beach's Peter Townend and a turned-around trophy caught the very first wave of professional surfing
When Huntington Beach’s Peter Townend, best known as PT, sees what professional surfing has become in the four decades since he became the sport’s first world champion, he is both stoked and amazed. Today, professional surfing’s cha... Full story
The Crab Cooker
The no-fills Crab Cooker holds onto its colorful heritage
Nobody goes to the Crab Cooker for its eccentric charm. Not only, anyway. You go for the fresh fish, cooked on open rotating charcoal grills visible to anyone who wants to watch: oysters, Alaskan king crab, king crab killer claws, Maryland-style crab... Full story
The Hottest Homes in coastal Orange County
The Hottest Homes in coastal Orange County
What tops buying a luxury home with a view of the Pacific Ocean? That’s easy. Finding one that’s newly built. Three of the five Orange County homes recorded in the Multiple Listing Service as selling for the heftiest sums in the first hal... Full story
White's Cove on Catalina Island
Summer after summer after summer Catalina beckons and a community sets anchor in White’s Cove
White’s Cove, four miles from Avalon on the leeward coast of Catalina Island, is a shallow inlet of tall palms framed by scrub-covered hills that jut sharply from the sea. Yachters from Newport Beach have sought out the idyllic spot for more th... Full story


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