| Dec 18, 2010
How can it be that Christmas is less than a week away?
I hope there's still time to find my football in the garage so that the Abbott boys can renew a family tradition.
The Abbott boys — my two sons and I — are all adults now...
| Aug 8, 2010
On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields.
A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 8:47 PM
Massage Heights, a national membership-model massage franchise, opened its first Orange County location in Newport Beach on Aug 20.
The San Antonio-based franchise company plans to open six more locations in Orange County and 1,620 new locations...
| Nov 5, 2010
If the shopping, cooking and entertaining of the upcoming holiday season already seem overwhelming, or if you simply want to end the year right, a spa getaway can be the ticket to relaxation and renewal. Here are six suggestions for spa vacations in...
| Oct 31, 2010
It's not difficult to imagine Elizabeth Barrial, 36, the chief perfumer for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, as a sorceress of the night. Besides practicing her potion-making craft, the esoteric perfume house's matriarch appears otherworldly. She wears her...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The new Asian fusion dining spot, Digg's Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach, just started offering a weekend brunch, along with weekly specials including Local Love Mondays, where Huntington Beach residents receive 20% off and Ladies Night Wednesdays,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:16 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Months ago, KTLA's special investigation into narcotic bath salts shined light on the underground drug craze that has killed young people across the country.
This week, Southern California law enforcement has taken a zero-...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Pamper yourself at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road, Groton, with their "Red Door Spa Valentine's Day" package, available Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 13. In addition to overnight accommodations for two, the package comes with a 50-...
| Jan 24, 2011
Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview.
Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
| May 3, 2011
| 9:31 AM
1st) Massage Envy
Nowhere are the benefits of a little preventative pampering more apparent than at Massage Envy of Fairfield. The flagship clinic for owners Dina Begetis and Eugenia Tzoannopoulos’ string of Massage Envy sites. “Massage is...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
A new business opens in West York, York County, despite the sluggish economy. Divine Relaxation is now up & running inside the Diva's West Salon at 1880 West Mason Avenue. Operator Jolene Williams is a Licensed Massage Therapist, offering Swedish, Deep...