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Coastal Fashion: Mother’s Day Bling from Lady Gaga and Tiffany

Get your mother something special this year for Mother’s Day and maybe pick up a thing or two for yourself as well. Whether her style is bold, classic, or sleek, there are several new collections that will make her feel like the one-of-a-kind mom that she is. Tiffany for the...

“RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?”

The film “RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?” takes a look at the contamination of the worlds water supply caused by exportation and manufacturing of textile goods, and the lack of regulation of toxins at those factories. With only one percent of the earths water coming from...

Home & Design

Newport’s Habitat: Newport Ridge

The quiet community is a scenic sanctuary for young families. By Peter A. Balaskas | Photos by Jody Tiongco During the early 1900s, California Pacific Homes created the gated community of Newport Ridge, a series of flat development lots featuring French cottage architecture that...

Retro Revival

Interior designers look to the past for present-day inspiration.   By Karlee Prazak | Photos by Jody Tiongco Designing a space can be like putting together a puzzle. Sometimes building the framework, from the edges in, determines what sizes and shapes will fit best; in other...

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OC Locals Take Surfing Titles

Billed as the largest active sporting event in North America, the 2018 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing concluded its nine day run in Huntington Beach on Sunday. Local fans packed the beaches in Newport’s northerly neighboring coastal city, just south of the pier. Onlookers...

USA Swimming Nationals

The USA Swimming Nationals were held this week at William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Indy Photographer Jim Collins was on hand to document some of the action.
Posted On 31 Jul 2018

Insights

Insights: Change of Seasons

Summer has ended and fall is here. The change of seasons is always a wonderful time for reflection. Last weekend I spent three days at a place in Big Sur where there was no cell phone service, no internet and no television. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to reflect and...

Lifestyle: We All Like Hugs

There are four chemicals that exist in our bodies that are responsible for making us feel our lives are satisfying, happy, content and fulfilling. Each of these chemicals is responsible for different experiences in our life that lead to fulfillment. These chemicals are dopamine,...

Insights: To Be an Octopus

Octopuses are pretty impressive; they can be as small as 2.5 cm and weigh less than a gram, or be as big as 600 pounds and over 30 feet. They could not be further away from being like a human if they tried. They have three hearts, live totally under water and have eight limbs....

Moments for Health

Moment for Health: The Detox Benefits of Clay

Mud is attractive, and definitely sacred. Really, it is. Pigs love to wallow in it. Beavers use it as cement for their dams. Monster truck racing wouldn’t be the same without it. And how many mothers laundry room have been stocked with mud filled clothes from their child’s...

Moment for Health: Have a Happy Healthy Holiday Free From Flu

I’m recovering from a yucky bout of flu invariably passed on to me by a cute and vivacious four year old with a runny nose and crackling cough. Taken over by her cuteness I succumbed to her request to snuggle on the couch and watched minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob wreck havoc on...