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    [VIDEO] The Real Shop Cats of OC

    published Nov 09, 2015

    We know that life as a cat is pretty rough, but what happens when that cat also has duties to fulfill? More than a plain ol' house kitty, a shop cat is part of the team. They lounge on counters, watch... More >>

  • Angelina Elise Southern Gonzo Gothic

    published September 3, 2015

    When you glance at Angelina Elise's work, you'll see lightly painted, folksy cartoons that resemble even-more-whimsical versions of O... More >>

  • Almery & Co. Is Church for Your Skin

    published August 20, 2015

    "When people come inside, the first word out of their mouth is 'beautiful,'" says Kelly Arnold, "and they leave feeling beautiful, too." Arnold... More >>

  • Less Wipes, More Trees

    published August 13, 2015

    When we first think about making our homes more sustainable, we look at the obvious problems: plastic bags, yucky products loaded with harmful... More >>

  • Life's a Cakewalk

    published August 6, 2015

    It's pretty dumb to say that a certain dessert is "out of style." We eat dessert because it makes our sad lives feel better—not because... More >>

  • Melissa Loschy's Crowns Are Fit for a Queen

    published July 30, 2015

    More than any accessory, people are judged most fiercely by what they wear on their heads. But there is one piece that every lady deserves to... More >>

  • 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

    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 >>


    [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 >>

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