She survived the horrors of eight Nazi Germany concentration camps only because Oskar Schindler put her name on a list and on Thursday, April 19 author Laura Hillman is scheduled to speak at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.In her I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree, Hillman detailed her experiences as a te ... More >>
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer awareness organization responsible for the all-pink-everything "Passionately Pink for the Cure" campaign, might have found their newest spokesperson in Nicki Minaj.
It only makes sense--the break-out femcee has an unrelenting obsession with the color ... More >>
Palagems.comEl Itoco: object of desire.In a small room near the front desk of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana rests El Itoco, a 472-carat emerald crystal that is considered one of the finest in the world and valued and is valued at more than $3 million.The emerald that was dug up from black shale ... More >>
Davis: Culinary godfather of SanTana?My one vice in life is buying books related to Orange County, and our fair land's numerous social organizations have gathered and published their recipes over the years. The oldest cookbook in my collection is one compiled by the Ebell Society of the Santa Ana ... More >>
Paula Poundstone, Friday, 6 p.m.You probably recognize her name from NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me line up--or from watching early '90s stand up comedy videos (she's the one wearing the vests all the time), either way come and see this funny lady/stand-up comic/mother/writer perform at the Coach Ho ... More >>
Mission San Juan CapistranoYeah yeah yeah, it's a Long Beach thing, but look where the Museum Express bus, which starts running June 2, goes this year: the Bowers Museum; California Science Center; Museum of Natural
History; Getty Museum; Getty Villa; Griffith Park Observatory;
Hollywood Museum; Hun ... More >>
The fourth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) opens on April 2 in Orange County and will showcase more than 60 short and feature films, panel discussions and an special award to actor Dustin Nguyen (pictured), who co-starred with Cate Blanchett in Little Fish.Event organizer Ysa ... More >>
It's not what it seems.
New campaign-finance disclosure reports filed today in Washington, D.C., show that Irvine attorney Steve Young, a Democrat, has collected an impressive amount of contributions in his uphill bid to unseat Representative John Campbell.
Included in the $64,555 Young ( ... More >>
Outside the Bowers Museum (the original part, not the multimillion-dollar addition) stands a beautiful, still growing crape myrtle tree. It blooms every spring, adding a bit of genteel, colorful charm to the already-purty facility. You've seen this tree if you ever drive or walk past the Bowers on M ... More >>
An antiquarian source recently rewarded us with a 1995 Orange County Register clip that is instrumental in understanding SanTana's current gentrification wars. Seems city planners wanted to build a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 5 connecting 20th Street in the mid-1990s so that kiddies could have ... More >>
Math Skills Looted: Dr. Donny George, director of the Iraqi National Museum during the American invasion, spoke yesterday at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and caused “scattered gasps” by showing photographs of destroyed artifacts, writes Sean Emery at the Register. Emery notes that looters sto ... More >>