Lisa Black proofreads the dead-tree edition of the Weekly and writes about the arts and South County beaches. Her OC roots go back to the Cuckoo's Nest but she left to create original theater on four continents, then returned to bodysurf small waves.
19 days ago | Culture
If you want to explore South County coastal towns for a day, it's getting easier and cheaper to execute without a car. For the $10 weekend round-trip fare on Metrolink—from Fullerton, from SanTana, from LA even—to San Juan Capistrano station,...
25 days ago | Art
Eight thousand blooms hang on bright copper wire in Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Garden's (CR) new art-meets-horticulture installation. Designed by London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law, Casa Coastal is the culmination of a year's worth of ...
1 month ago | Environment
Back to Natives Restoration (BTN) has been at work to restore a 2.5-acre spot along Del Obispo Drive in Dana Point, but the city is threatening to mow it all down because of the bloomin' mustard, a fire-hazard in the making. BTN needs help getting...
2 months ago | Environment
In a strike against primal fear everywhere, scientists at UC Irvine have had a breakthrough in combating deadly snake venom. Chemistry Professor Kenneth J. Shea and his team of grad students specializing in nano particles believe they are onto an ...
2 months ago | Culture
For the first time in its 16-year history, this weekend's Cosmic Creek Surf Festival at Salt Creek Beach will include a bodysurfing session. In the water will be renowned North Shore bodysurfer Mark Cunningham and Kane Wilcox, the first to execute...
2 months ago | At the Farmer's Market
"Real nutrition starts in the ground, in healthy soil, with bugs and all," said executive chef and slow-food trailblazer Alice Waters in her keynote speech at the 15th annual Women's Wellness Day organized by UCI's Integrative Medicine. ...