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Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.

Desperate Times Called for Tapping Measures on 42nd St.

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

All Photos courtesy of Sergerstrom Arts The Depression was, well, depressing. That's why so much entertainment of the time, especially the full-blown...

"Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities," Cirque du Soleil, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 10.14.2016 | Arts
James Scarborough

If you wonder what happens if you imagine alternate realities and unobvious outcomes, then you understand that this Cirque du Soleil production has managed to convey, yet again, the available-for-the-taking unadulterated wonder and magic just beneath the surface of la vie quotidienne.

The New Face Of Chinese Dining In The United States

Menuism | Posted 05.11.2016 | Taste

Chinese tourists have spoken up and have begun to make an indelible mark on Chinese dining in the United States.

A Bunch of Guys, A Few Dolls Make Dated Yet Enjoyable Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

It's sexist, dated, it's simplistic, and stereotypical; and by many of today's standards, it's actually politically incorrect given the women-as-property tone. Yet, it's good fun, it's sing-along tunes, it's big numbers, flashy clothes and timeless love songs. It's Guys and Dolls.

Southern California Has Best of Broadway Musicals Now

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.

Chihuahua in a Suitcase

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Ana Garcia

I am a bit of a snob. I like nice hotels with great food and luxurious spas, so does my Chihuahua, Jacob. Finding a hotel that will take us both, isn't always easy. Jacob's actually more down to earth than I am, and not because he's lower to the ground.

South Coast Plaza is a Shopping Mecca!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Any new shop intrigues me, so you will understand why I enjoy spending time at the most amazing shopping center in the world. It's South Cost Plaza in the city of Costa Mesa, which is about an hour down the 405 Freeway from my home in Beverly Hills.

Weekend of Theatre in Southland Proves Unforgettable

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

From innovative, enormous productions like War Horse, to fun, well-acted and crafted smaller productions like Around the World in 80 Days, theatre is alive and well in the Southland right now, so get to a play soon.

Orange County Supervisors Misled by Health Care Agency on Laura's Law

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

Misinforming the Board of Supervisors could be deadly for two groups of Orange County residents: those with severe mental illness and those without.

William Alden

Municipal M&A: Budget Woes May Force Cities To Combine | William Alden | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

As cities grapple with continuing declines in revenue, some are considering merging with other strapped localities or sharing services in a bid to cut...

Critics Suffer For Art Too | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

Classical Music Review: Beethoven Comes to Costa Mesa

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

The Pacific Symphony deserves a story all its own. While the Los Angeles Philharmonic has noticeably aged, the PSO mixes experience with youthful energy in a way that seems forever young.

Costa Mesa at War Again

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Something funny happened on my way to Costa Mesa this week. The plateau by the coast declared itself a sanctuary for intolerance and bigotry.

Working Wardrobes Helps Unemployed Dress To Impress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The CEO of Working Wardrobes, Jerri Rosen, says that employers take about six seconds to make a quick judgment call on a potential employee during an ...

Obama On AIG Bonuses: "I'll Take Responsibility"

Wall Street Journal | LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama said he will take the blame for bonuses being paid at American International Group Inc. if it will settle an intense finger poi...