Weekend

Bennett: LSXO takes Vietnamese food to a whole new level

Tin Vuong is a perpetual people pleaser, which for a chef with a restaurant empire as ambitious as his is meant as a hearty compliment. Over the last five years, the San Gabriel Valley native (along with business partner Jed Sanford) opened a wild array of distinctly different and wonderfully executed...

  • Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

    Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

    It was all Adele everything last Tuesday night at Mesa, the ultra-hip, finally-with-a-sign-out-front, Costa Mesa-via-West-Hollywood restaurant, lounge and nightlife hotspot tucked into a dark parking lot corner of The Camp shopping mall. Tables on Mesa's dining side were prepped with tea tray altars...

  • First-responders who tend to soul and spirit

    First-responders who tend to soul and spirit

    While police officers, firefighters and medical crews respond in their way to emergencies, agency chaplains quietly go about the work of calming the traumatized.

  • 'Matilda' brings her unlikely powers to Segerstrom Center's stage

    'Matilda' brings her unlikely powers to Segerstrom Center's stage

    She's considered Broadway's biggest little hero, able to overcome adversity and move objects through mind power. She's Matilda, a plucky 5-year-old book lover who, despite mistreatment by her parents and headmistress, sets out to reclaim her young life. The fantasy comedy is told in "Matilda the...

  • Around Town: Twins mark a milestone at Laguna Hills hospital

    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills celebrated the 75,000th delivery at its Women's Hospital last weekend with the birth of twins born to first-time parents, according to a news release. Nadine Motaweh, 32, and her husband of three years, Khalid Elbayoumy, 39, of Orange welcomed...

  • On Theater: An odd couple for the corn belt in 'The Roommate'

    On Theater: An odd couple for the corn belt in 'The Roommate'

    It's one of the oldest plot devices in the theater — two individuals with widely divergent viewpoints thrust together to drive each other up the wall. It worked beautifully for Neil Simon ("The Odd Couple") and Sam Shepard ("True West"), among dozens of others. Now playwright Jen Silverman takes...

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