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OC Women’s March returning for second annual rally

One year after a women’s rally was held following President Trump's inauguration, activists are preparing to gather for a “Sister March” during the second annual OC Women’s March. The demonstration, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at cross streets Flower Street and Civic Center Drive in...

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  • ‘Shakespeare in Love’ will tell its romantic tale at South Coast Repertory

    ‘Shakespeare in Love’ will tell its romantic tale at South Coast Repertory

    William Shakespeare is suffering from writer’s block. He owes two producers a new comedy, he can’t finish the first line to a sonnet and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. In comes his muse, Viola, a beautiful woman who sparks him to write his masterpiece and will break the law to appear in...

  • It’s enough to make a Porg smile: Irvine theater is first in ‘Last Jedi’ opening ticket sales

    It’s enough to make a Porg smile: Irvine theater is first in ‘Last Jedi’ opening ticket sales

    Edwards Irvine Spectrum Center 21 attracted more moviegoers than any theater in North America for the Dec. 14-15 opening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Including presale, the theater sold the most two-day opening tickets, according to analytics company comScore. “We’re traditionally in the top...

  • Easel takes commissioning artwork online

    Easel takes commissioning artwork online

    A narrow dirt road leading to some unknowable place is flanked by spindly trees, their branches arching over the claustrophobic path. In charcoal-black darkness sits a spectral white home. A skateboarder readies to drop into an ocean wave. These are scenes depicted in some of the work of artists...

  • Bowers Museum's Santa Claus spreads the holiday spirit

    Bowers Museum's Santa Claus spreads the holiday spirit

    With a long white beard, twinkling blue eyes and glasses balanced on the edge of his nose, Jeff Cassidy bears a curious resemblance to Santa Claus. For the past few years, aside from his job as the shop carpenter for the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, he’s naturally taken on the role of Santa during...

  • Salute to Vienna will ring in the New Year

    Salute to Vienna will ring in the New Year

    As a girl growing up in Vienna, Marion Glatz loved the traditional New Year’s concert, or Neujahrskonzert. The annual event featured singing, ballroom and ballet dancing, a live symphony orchestra and much merriment. “We grew up with this concert, and we always watched it,” said Glatz, who co-founded...

  • Star and creators of ‘The Big Sick’ attend screening in Newport Beach amid awards buzz

    Star and creators of ‘The Big Sick’ attend screening in Newport Beach amid awards buzz

    The first time Kumail Nanjiani set foot in Orange County in 2010, someone from a passing car yelled, “Hey Kumar! Where’s Harold?” “I was doing the comedy club here, the Improv (in Irvine),” said Nanjiani, the comedian, actor and star of “The Big Sick,” which has received critical accolades, nominations...

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  • She's the date farmer from Newport Beach

    She's the date farmer from Newport Beach

    Fueled by enthusiasm and a love for nature, a Newport Beach mother of three decided to become a farmer. Joan Smith, 49, is the founder and farmer of Rancho Meladuco date farm. The business started in fall 2015 when Smith decided she could move forward since her three children were older, which...

  • Silicone wedding bands find a niche among athletes, firefighters and law enforcement

    Silicone wedding bands find a niche among athletes, firefighters and law enforcement

    It’s a reasonably simple story, says a founder of silicone wedding and commitment rings. KC Holiday and friend Ted Baker founded Santa Ana-based QALO (pronounced kay-lo), a company producing rings designed to be worn by individuals whose lifestyles make it impractical to wear a gold or diamond...

  • Vintage and classic automobiles find a spotlight at new Newport Beach showroom

    Vintage and classic automobiles find a spotlight at new Newport Beach showroom

    Connoisseurs of vintage automobiles who also have the means to purchase them can find paradise at a recently-opened classic car showroom in Newport Beach. Through a partnership involving Miles Morris and Malcolm Welford, both with roots in the United Kingdom’s vintage and race car industry, and...

  • OCTA adds and expands Metrolink stations for people commuting to work

    OCTA adds and expands Metrolink stations for people commuting to work

    Terri Swanson lives at the Crossing apartment community, a transit-oriented development adjacent to the Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station. Swanson and her husband moved to the complex at 3530 E. La Palma Ave. in June so she could take a Metrolink train to Orange Station where she walks to her administrative...

  • New bishop ordained to be a ‘bearer of light’ to O.C.’s Vietnamese Catholics

    New bishop ordained to be a ‘bearer of light’ to O.C.’s Vietnamese Catholics

    In a multicultural ceremony held in four languages — English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean — the Diocese of Orange ordained the Rev. Thomas Thanh Thai Nguyen as bishop last week, making him the second Vietnamese American in U.S. history to hold the post. Nguyen will serve as auxiliary bishop...

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