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2015 Stories by LP Hastings

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  • So Long, Steamers: Fullerton's Famous Jazz Club Closes Its Doors After 21 Years

    published Jul 29, 2015

    Just after midnight on July 31, the heat of a packed house in OC's best jazz club will have left the room for good. The chairs will be stacked atop the tables, the soundboard turned off, iron patio fu... More >>

  • Adult Coloring Books Are a Thing

    published July 23, 2015

    Many of us shed the daily stress of work by plopping onto the couch and watching Netflix and HBO Go. It's probably the least productive way to... More >>

  • Piñata Bomb Makes Hipster Piñatas

    published July 16, 2015

    Donald Trump may be the most appropriate piñata in recent history, but he certainly isn't the cutest. In a medium in which we... More >>

  • Steamers Jazz Club and Café is Closing
    FEATURED STORY

    Steamers Jazz Club and Café is Closing

    published Jul 13, 2015

    For 20 years, Steamers in Downtown Fullerton has been the kind of place you visit every month or you forgot even existed. The long and narrow venue that's not quite a restaurant or a bar has welcomed ... More >>

  • Agenda Show Hits Long Beach

    published July 9, 2015

    This week, the Agenda show returns to Long Beach. Even though the fashion convention touts itself as one of the most diverse in the country,... More >>

  • Dino Perez Draws!

    published July 2, 2015

    If you've ever gone to the Santa Ana Art Walk, you've seen Dino Perez. He's the tall, Mexican teddy bear of a man always selling dreamy art... More >>

  • Turn Your Dead Into a Tree!

    published June 25, 2015

    Vikings sent their dead into the sea on a boat of flames. Zoroastrians leave theirs in special towers for vultures to consume; Hindus famously... More >>

  • Rosemary Paper Co. Loves the Lettering

    published June 18, 2015

    It's ironic that a girl, scolded in grade school for her terrible handwriting, now finds an enriching hobby in typography. "I literally failed... More >>

  • OC Summers Dos and Don'ts for 2015

    published June 11, 2015

    The change to summer in Southern California isn't all that exciting. We just go from our normally scheduled, nearly perfect weather to being... More >>

  • Fresh Pickings to Be Found In Orange

    published June 4, 2015

    The Orange Circle is already known as an antique destination, but one downtown boutique is spinning its retro merch for the modern customer.... More >>

  • Hydration Room IV's Your Hangover Away

    published May 28, 2015

    There's something about IV therapy that's fundamentally creepy. IVs are for accidents, chemotherapy and generally dire situations—not for... More >>

  • Ceremony Records Offers a Vinyl Solution

    published May 21, 2015

    Record stores are either places where the bins are packed so tightly that a pinky finger can't slip between albums, with a know-it-all behind... More >>

  • Take the Zero-Waste Challenge

    published May 14, 2015

    Whether it's juicing, recycling, buying organic or using your own poop for fertilizer (look it up!), a sustainable lifestyle requires extra... More >>

  • Cuckoo for CocoRose

    published May 7, 2015

    When you walk into CocoRose Boutique, next to the theater/church in the Orange Circle, you'd never guess a 25-year-old owned it. A storefront... More >>

  • Belle Gibson's Cautionary Tale

    published April 30, 2015

    Last week, the alternative-health community took a blow so big it's making it look as if it's even more full of horseshit than expected in the... More >>

  • Water Conservation Tips

    published April 23, 2015

    There's been a loooot of talk about the drought in recent months. Yet it still doesn't seem official to us regular folks because there... More >>

  • Erin Vaugan Draws the Forests and the Trees

    published April 16, 2015

    I squealed the first time I saw Erin Vaughan's work. There, sitting on a shelf, was a three-dimensional, vintage trailer made from paper; it... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    [VIDEO] Hanging Out with Emerson Etem of the Anaheim Ducks

    published Apr 13, 2015

    At 22 years old, Emerson Etem is proving to be an up-and-coming-player for the Anaheim Ducks. And, he's a Long Beach boy. We caught up with him during a practice session to talk about how he got his ... More >>

  • Driving Miz Daisy's Expert Finds

    published April 9, 2015

    "I've taken the things that nobody wanted since I was little," says Charlene Goetz. The co-creator of the Driving Miz Daisy vintage market at... More >>

  • Buy USA Forever!

    published April 2, 2015

    I can talk crap on America for days, but politics and the medical industry aside, we know how to make products that last—and it's... More >>

  • Elimination Cleanse Works

    published March 26, 2015

    When you tell people you're on a cleanse, you're mostly met with grunts and eye rolls. Admittedly, some are ridiculous. Only drinking lemon,... More >>

  • Katherine England Makes Art for the Heart in Fullerton

    published Mar 20, 2015

    Katherine England doesn't walk into a space--she swishes into it, usually wearing a flowing garment, her hair in an elegantly messy bun above feather earrings that blend in with her tendrils. Her mura... More >>

  • Danni Hong's Oh, Hello Friend Delights Fullerton and Beyond

    published Mar 19, 2015

    Behind the counter and below a bold OHF sign stands Danni Hong. Though the petite, smiling woman looks totally unassuming, she is actually a powerhouse, moving mountains with her shop, Oh, Hello Frie... More >>

  • Bonobos Your Man

    published March 19, 2015

    It takes a lot to get Weeklings to Fashion Island. We don't dress like Andy from The Office, and shit, do you know how much writers are... More >>

  • Natural Products Expo West 2015: Best of the Best

    published March 12, 2015

    "The trick is to grab everything quickly," Mexican In Chief Gustavo Arellano said. "No discernment. You want to get out of there before someone... More >>

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