Photos: Dogs + Surf = Fun
Dog surfing is a big time deal in Huntington Beach aka Surf City USA. Sunday's seventh annual Dog Surfing competition brought out dogs of all sizes and breeds to try their paws at riding the waves at Dog Beach. Hundreds turned out to cheer their favo... Full story
Photos: Watching the Blood Moon
Once in a blue moon, there is a blood moon. Sunday, September 27, 2015 was the rare day when the moon was at its closes point to the earth and the moon is at its largest and brightest (a supermoon) and there was a total lunar eclipse (when the moon i... Full story
Photos: Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure at Fashion Island
Some 17,000 signed up to run in the annual Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, held on a foggy, perfect Sunday morning for running, Sept. 28. Thousands more cheered and saluted survivors as the runners made their way around the the 5K course over&... Full story
Bloody Good Marys
Five great Bloody Marys for day or night
There’s an unwritten rule somewhere that says you can’t drink a Bloody Mary after 5 p.m. It is meant to be a morning drink, a brunch refreshment. Once the sun goes down, only a rube or a bimbo would order a Bloody Mary. What a dumb rule. ... Full story
Milena Kitic Sings the Praises of Newport Beach
Opera's mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic shares her OC
Belgrade-born Milena Kitic might be the world’s most down-to-earth diva. A world-class mezzo-soprano best known for playing Carmen in major opera productions throughout Europe and American, Kitic is also the kind of person who, if she schedules... Full story
Narong Prangcharoen, Pacific Symphony's artist-in-residence
The new work ‘Beyond Land and Ocean’ finds inspiration from the sounds and people of OC
The classical symphonic canon includes a number of pieces inspired by geographical areas. Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides” Overture comes immediately to mind, as does Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome” and Richard Strauss&... Full story
The Riip Beer Company in Huntington Beach
A brewery finds a home
Imagine a boozy equivalent to delivery pizza: a phone call, a wait and, suddenly, craft beer – award-winning craft beer, in fact – delivered right to your front door. In 2014 brothers-in-law Ryan Rasmussen and Ryan Hopkins started doing e... Full story
Goodbye Cottage, Hello Urth
Opening "Urth," and restoring Laguna Beach's landmark "Cottage" restaurant
The long-awaited opening of Orange County’s first Urth Caffé, an organic coffeehouse from Los Angeles, has finally arrived. The owners spent more than a year restoring the Laguna Beach landmark The Cottage to its original appearance from... Full story
Notes on a Winery
Dentist by day, vintner by avocation, Douglas Hauck lives the dream.
Four hours’ drive from his dental practice in Newport Beach, Dr. Douglas Hauck moonlights living every wine-lover’s fantasy: He runs his own winery. He plunked down $2 million eight years ago to buy the rolling acreage on the prime wester... Full story
10 OC Happy Hours
Small bites and a stiff cocktail do the trick at these happy hangouts
Not every meal needs to be an occasion. Sometimes small bites and a stiff cocktail will do the trick, perhaps between work and an evening performance, or after a day of power shopping. Consider any of these happy hours fit for a mini feast: A Restau... Full story


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