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2010 Stories by JACK GRIMSHAW

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  • 48th Annual Cruise of Lights

    published December 16, 2010

    It may be the only time when “lit up” in Huntington Beach does not refer to staggering along Main Street late at night looking for your... More >>

  • Candlelight Holiday Tour

    published December 9, 2010

    You still have nightmares about Miss Griffith and her steel-edged ruler? If so, we recommend skipping one feature at the always-dazzling Heritage... More >>

  • The Science of Gingerbread

    published November 25, 2010

    Man shall not live by gingerbread alone. Matthew 4:4, right? (Beer and Southern Comfort, maybe. But gingerbread? Nah.) However, if you’re on... More >>

  • Surf City Nights

    published October 28, 2010

    Okay, it was late, and drink had been taken, but we still maintain that bar off Main Street in Huntington Beach had the only dart... More >>

  • Night of the Living Dead

    published October 14, 2010

    Bloodthirsty ghouls are beating down your door, looking for your jugular and a pound of flesh. That sorta sound like where you work? (We know... More >>

  • Cruisin' for a Cure

    published September 23, 2010

    Looking to play some primo 18 golf holes at no charge? We may have found a sneaky way—that involves giving to charity at the same time. Swing... More >>

  • Weird and Wonderful: Celebrating 75 Years of Collecting at Bowers

    published September 16, 2010

    No way we’re ever gonna believe an OC exhibit labeled “75 years of weird and wonderful” has nothing to do with Irvine Company... More >>

  • Zorro Unmasked

    published August 19, 2010

    His name? Don Diego. His nickname? The Curse of Capistrano. If you’re thinking some tax-dollar-oinking South County honcho or OG on Alipaz... More >>

  • Long Beach Jazz Festival

    published August 12, 2010

    When your best-known musical hook-ups have been with his purple majesty Prince and, uh, Ringo Starr, what are the chances of serious jazz fans... More >>

  • US Open of Surfing

    published July 29, 2010

    The Beach Boys mostly weren’t. Surf City turned out to be 10 guys for every girl. And the best offer you got? Some little old lady from... More >>

  • Bat Boy: The Musical

    published July 8, 2010

    Stage musicals we’re really looking forward to: Oral in the Oval: The Bill and Monica Story (reportedly featuring much, uh, humming)... More >>

  • 35th Annual Irish Fair

    published June 17, 2010

    It’s Father’s Day, and you got your dad another ugly friggin’ tie from Target? For once, do the right thing—he put up with... More >>

  • Tenth Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show: $1 Friday

    published June 3, 2010

    Your 8-bedroom Newport Beach palace gone upside down and underwater? Your first ex making expensive noises about private-school fees? Your trophy... More >>

  • Battle of the Mariachis

    published May 20, 2010

    It’s Jim Gilchrist’s worst nightmare come true—Mexican men in uniform, lots of them, and more than a few women, ready for battle in... More >>

  • Saxophobia

    published April 22, 2010

    It’s no accident “bop” has more than one meaning. In the earliest days of America’s greatest indigenous musical genre,... More >>

  • The Language Archive

    published April 1, 2010

    The loneliest desk job in the world? That 5 a.m. 100-words-before-you-go-to-work gig. A novel, a movie script, or the definitive study of mindless... More >>

  • 7th Annual Opera Night

    published March 25, 2010

    You think the younger generation’s going to hell in a handbasket? You’re in good company: “The children now love luxury; they have... More >>

  • Bolshoi Ballet's Don Quixote

    published February 25, 2010

    Do Russian ballerinas know they’re the primary object of desire for horny 14-year-olds at private schools everywhere? (Oh, those arabesques,... More >>

  • Django 100: A Century of Hot Jazz

    published January 28, 2010

    His nickname conjures up romantic evenings at sidewalk cafés on the Boulevard St. Germain: aromatic Gauloises Disque Bleu cigarettes;... More >>

  • California World Guitar Show

    published January 14, 2010

    Three things you know you totally could’ve done back in 12th grade—quarterbacked the football team; hooked up with the Homecoming Queen;... More >>

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