The Tribe at Water's Edge
A new photography book brings back evidence of a seriously cool global clan.
Photography by Joni Sternbach Long ago, in my college years, I took a class in semiotics. The first day there were 30 students and we were greeted by a bearded professor wearing tattered Birkenstocks and offering a challenge. “Your entire gr... Full story
Cameo Beach
The beaches at Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar are rocky, not your typical sandy ones. However, they provide exceptional opportunities for photography, exploring the tidepools and practicing your hiking skills over slippery rocks.... Full story
The OC skies
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Year-End Investment Decisions
What are year-end investment decisions?Year-end investment decisions may sometimes result in substantial tax savings. Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits. T... Full story
Cuisine: Filomena's Italian Kitchen
A family-owned eatery in Costa Mesa blends family and bold flavors
Linda English loves comfort food. When you walk into Filomena’s, her Costa Mesa restaurant, instantly you feel as if you’re visiting a friend’s house. “In Italian homes, everyone always gathers in the kitchen,” she says.... Full story
Halloween Surf
The ninth Annual Halloween Surf Event brought over 100 surfers to the Newport Pier.  It was a perfect day:  warm air, warm water and 2-3 foot waves. Surfers of all ages showed their creativity for costumes as well as their surfing skills to... Full story
Partial Solar Eclipse
Photographer Lawrence Sherwin captured the partical solar eclipse on Thursday.... Full story
PBR: Bulls on the Beach
Bulls on the Beach, a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competition, rode into Huntington Beach on Saturday. Over 5,000 enthusiastic  fans watched fifteen of the world's best riders try to ride fifteen of world's  the best bulls. Matt Triplett... Full story
Scare Tactics
Knott’s Scary Farm adds zombie kills to its chills and thrills
On most afternoons and evenings, Knott’s Berry Farm, the “other” amusement park in Orange County, is merely the landmark for commuters on the eastbound 91 and southbound 5 that equates to a collective sigh of relief as drivers are... Full story
A Vision for a Better Tomorrow
Activist, mother and Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee brought peace to Liberia. Now she wants to spread it globally and locally.
Peace for Liberia started with a dream. One night as Leymah Gbowee was sleeping, a voice told her that she needed to gather the women of her church together to pray for peace. Admittedly she thought this was crazy. But, after decades of warfare, she ... Full story


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