| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:06 AM
"Plaid Tidings": A seasonal sequel to Stuart Ross' "Forever Plaid," this tuneful tidbit finds the afterlife quartet of crooners coming back (at the behest of Rosemary Clooney, no less) to stage a holiday show for those still stuck on this mortal coil. Pop...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Deeply humbled by the impact of his craft on people of all ages, Star Shields has contributed to the Sawdust Art Festival for 29 years.
The Laguna Beach-based face and body artist counts Led Zeppelin, Paul and Linda McCartney, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:12 PM
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening.
The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
| Dec 19, 2012
Friends (we're all friends this time of year, yes?), I ask: What type of one-man Charles Dickens show might you be in the mood for this weekend before Christmas? A traditional Dickens (albeit one delivering one of his lesser-known stories)? Or perhaps a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:13 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Appropriately enough for a game four days before Christmas, the past, present and future of Corona del Mar High girls' water polo all came together Friday.
These weren't ghosts like in Charles Dickens' novel. There was no Tiny...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:00 AM
If you’ve never been to the Glendale Centre Theatre located on Orange Street especially at Christmas time, you should go. Every holiday season they put on a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is one of the best live versions...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:43 PM
If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Feb 12, 2012
Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:52 AM
If you’re not a subscriber to Hartford Stage and you want those tickets for the world premiere of the show featuring Mikhail Baryshikov — or tickets to other shows that will be part of the 2012-13 season — here’s your chance....