| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:32 PM
In conceiving her first, impressive yet flawed novel, 30-year-old Anton DiSclafani seems to have followed the standard advice offered to newbie authors to "Write what you know."
DiSclafani's protagonist, 15-year-old Thea Atwell, is a teenage...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:01 AM
The sandwich's simple format offers unlimited options for culinary creativity.
At Woody's Hitching Post — deep in Monkton's pastoral horse country — chef-owner David "Woody" Woodruff is busy exploring those options — to the great...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:06 PM
June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, when shelter populations of kittens as well as adult cats tend to peak. The Orange County Humane Society is no exception, with about 35 felines currently in residence. Sweet little Alex, pictured here, is among a dozen...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In terms of donations, arts and culture was Americans’ fastest-growing charitable cause in 2012, rising an estimated 7.8% to $14.44 billion, according to a leading annual research report on charitable giving.
Donations to education rose second-...
| Jul 3, 2013
The 15th annual Mason-Dixon Fair, which opens Sunday and runs through Saturday, July 13, is more than midway rides, monster trucks, farm animals, music and lots and lots of food, its organizers say.
"The fair is a big part of this community," Jeff...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Dogs and cats lucky enough to get adopted out of the Burbank Animal Shelter will not only get a new home, but their own collars and identification tags.
The new duds will come after the shelter uses a $6,500 grant from the American Society for the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some co-starred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "B.J. and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and other primates was not a kind one in the scientific...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:08 AM
FARMINGTON — Because Cherry Kurlick brought two dogs to work Friday, she handed a coworker the leash of Danny, a Sheltie, as she trotted in a circle on the back lawn with Wilson, her granddog.
"Cherry, I think you should trade, you look more...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The Vikings may have raided Europe, Russia and the shores of North America centuries before Columbus took his first step on dry land, but it wasn't until Saturday their exploits brought them to La Caņada.
The local Edvard Grieg Lodge 6-074 of the Sons...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
I am very concerned about the language of the proposed View Restoration and Preservation Ordinance, and fear that the intent is focused exclusively on restoring views and removing trees.
I have been a resident of Laguna Beach for almost 40 years, and I'...