| May 26, 2011
| 9:03 AM
The 45,000-square-foot Showplace South interior design showroom at 3020 Pullman St., Costa Mesa, established in 1975, is having a going-out-of-business sale. If you've ever hired an interior decorator, there's a good chance they bought their stock here....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:56 AM
It's late in the day, but I'm guessing it's just the right time to fight off the afternoon doldrumns with a shopping break. Am I right?
- Groupon is offering another big national retail deal: $10 gets you a $20 voucher for Old Navy, in-store only. You...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:47 PM
The theme of this year's Orange County Fair, which starts Friday, is "Let's Eat!" For many, that's the theme each year and a great reason to visit the fair.
Put healthy eating aside for a day (or two) and fill up on battered, deep-fried, jumbo-sized...
| Jul 14, 2011
Only Jeff Garlin could get away with doing an entire show about his giving up sweet stuff — even titling the show "No Sugar Tonight" — while swigging from a bottle of Gatorade.
The thematic disconnect was particularly egregious because, by...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 7:10 PM
For the self-proclaimed "mad scientists" of the Orange County Fair, their latest creation drew many interested, if not wary, visitors eager to try their latest concoction: the deep-fried Kool-Aid.
Chicken Charlie's has been a fairgrounds staple for the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Reservoir junior Zelor Massaquoi admits to being only 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall, but she can outmaneuver much taller opponents and leads the Howard County girls basketball league in rebounding. Her tenacity emerges all over the court as she averages 12.6...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 9:41 AM
Get ready for a full weekend buzz – National Coffee Day is Saturday and there are freebies and bargains aplenty.
Coffee consumption is up 7% from 2011, according to a report from the National Coffee Assn. Researchers this year found that java...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:25 AM
It's National Doughnut Day.
You get a free doughnut at Dunkin' Donuts with the purchase of a beverage. And Krispy Kreme is just plain old giving a free doughnut to anyone who comes in, with no purchase necessary. But ake a look at the stressed-out...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Consider, while on your third doughnut of the morning, the massive industry behind the popular pastries celebrated Friday on National Donut Day and by police officers and Homer Simpson on every other day.
The holiday, which takes place on the first...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Summer may have arrived on June 20, but here in Orange County it sees its official start on Friday with the return of the Orange County Fair.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, the fair's 2012 theme is "Home Sweet Home," heavy on the "Sweet." Home cooking is...
| Mar 31, 2012
A diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis amounts to a death sentence.
A progressive disease in which damaged lungs continue to scar over, it causes difficulty breathing, particularly with the intake of air. There is no cure.
Doctors for Bill Millan and Jim...