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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
Laguna Beach is music to Carl St. Clair's ears
Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St.Clair calls Laguna Beach his “Garden of Eden.”
For his sixth birthday, Carl St.Clair received piano lessons, a gift that surprised him but certainly did not thrill him. “Studying piano wasn’t exactly what I’d envisioned,” recalls St.Clair, who was a farm boy in the tiny to... Full story
Tatum O’Neal: Journeyer
Tatum O’Neal shares her ups and downs to help others at women’s journey conference.
Even before Tatum O’Neal authored two memoirs, her triumphs and stumbles have been an open book – from mega success as the youngest actor to win an Academy Award for her role as Addie in the 1973 film “Paper Moon,” to her long... Full story
Vette style: Callaway Cars revs up Chevrolet’s iconic sports car
Callaway Cars revs up Chevrolet’s iconic sports car
The iconic Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has long been an enthusiast favorite for its track-star performance on a (relatively) working-class budget. Consider: The 2015 Corvette Z06 is known for clocking acceleration on par with the $1.2 million McLaren P1 &... Full story
Martin A. Brower’s Along the Coast
A NEW-CONCEPT MARRIOTT IS UNDERWAYA fourth high-rise, full-service Marriott Hotel is coming to Orange County. Added to the high-rise, full-serve Marriotts already in Anaheim, Irvine and Newport Beach will be a 14-story, 250-room, $100 million tower i... 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
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PHOTOS: The Van's US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach
The 2015 Van's US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the world's largest surfing event,  provided thrills and spills for almost 500,000 fans over nine days. In spite of small and infrequent waves, the surfers managed to strut their stuff. Unde... Full story
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OnQueStyle
“Oh my gosh, put something on her so she is not standing naked!” Kirsten Prosser directs her staff in Danish-accented English, waving toward a glass-mosaic mannequin glittering au natural in the window of OnQueStyle, the designer resale b... Full story
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Dean Corey’s Salzburg
Salzburg is magical, a mosaic of graceful spires, domes and fortress walls crowned by the Alps.  It’s a backdrop that inspires.  Just ask former Orange County resident Dean Corey, a frequent visitor who loves the scenery, music and hi... Full story

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