| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The historic Hotel Laguna suffered two catastrophes last year: Owner Claes Andersen died over the summer and record rainfall damaged the aging hotel's roof in December, causing the ceilings of the second story to fall in, according to Georgia Andersen,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:54 PM
The Grand Old Lady of Laguna has no need for a facelift, but recently the Hotel Laguna's interior underwent an "up-do."
Georgia Andersen presided over the Oct. 13 rededication of the hotel to celebrate the extensive remodeling of its interior. The...
| Nov 10, 2011
At least 90 percent of the stuff we use in South Florida comes through Port Everglages, handled by hardworking mariners. Such workers are increasingly under attack by the seagoing criminals known as pirates.
It's a scourge that many groups, including...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:44 PM
You've seen Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood," Frank Sinatra's "Robin and the Seven Hoods" and Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."
More novels, plays and movies have been written about Robin Hood than just about any other historical figure. Yet in this...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 9:23 PM
Orange County residents have the chance to see one of America's classic car designs on display through Aug. 5 at the Lyon Air Museum.
The museum — at 19300 Ike Jones Road in Santa Ana, on the west side of John Wayne Airport bordering of Costa...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Let's get one thing straight: This won't be a year-ender piece about Art Basel, the greatness that was the 11th annual orgy of international artists converging on Miami Beach for four days of art hysteria, or anything Miami-...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 10:08 PM
Actress Berenice Bejo is the adorable and shy fan who wants to get an autograph from movie star Jean Dujardin. In one of those meet-cute moments, they literally bump into each other and a photo is taken. She’ll eventually become a star, but didn&...
| Jun 22, 2008
All for a Few Perfect Waves
The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
HarperEntertainment: 476 pp., $25.95
Miki Dora has been called many things: "Kerouac in board shorts" (the London Times); "a deconstructor of the American...
| Aug 15, 2007
ON a balmy summer night, where do you take out-of-town friends more intent on seeing something of the Hollywood scene than trying the latest, greatest restaurant? To the most adult place on the Strip: Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower hotel. We commandeer...
| Aug 30, 2009
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
| Mar 19, 2009
Rin Tin Tin and I are into what we call "extreme romping." Once a week, we head for the back country, where we leap crags and ford rivers -- just like in the movies, except there are no bad guys. Last week, before beginning our trip home, he mentioned...