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Friendly Monster at the Performing Arts Center   Instead of urging my girls into their baths and beds, last Tuesday I ushered them into the car. The occasion? We were on our way to see “Shreck: The Musical” at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.   I was a...

Get Out of the House

Let me state the obvious: Theme parks are fun. But do you know how to make them more fun? Go without your kids. Seriously. I went to Knott’s Scary Farm with a girlfriend and had a blast.

Get Out of the House

Wishes Do Come True   After weeks of wishing for the school year to begin, my wish came true. Surprisingly, both Meekma girls were as anxious to get back to El Morro as I was to send them. Now, they’re not perfect students who spend recess working out the next year’s math...

Get Out of the House

When Crème Brulée Isn’t Good Enough There are the milestone moments that we think are the important days of our lives:  graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc. We photo document the event and now we Facebook or Tweet it while it is still happening, as if it is so important...

Online Bait Luring Patrons in the Door

By Elvira Spektor, Special to the Independent Scores of people out during First Thursday’s Art Walk last month wedged their way into the Thalia Surf Shop as residents and curious tourists united for an evening of photographs, surfboards, and art.   Nick Corores, who owns the...

Get Out of the House

Sugar and Spice By Rebecca Meekma   I don’t usually plan a theme to our weekends, but if I had to sum up last weekend, the word would be gingerbread. Something I don’t really want to eat, but is a lot of fun to play around with.   We opened with the Discovery Scien...

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Sizing Up Newcomer Tommy Bahama    Restoration of the historical Heisler Building downtown is near complete and tenant Tommy Bahama is set to open shortly. The store inventory and restaurant menu will vary significantly from other Tommy B locations in order to reflect the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2010
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