Orange County Register: Living

  • Weekly Workout: Don't wait to exhale with the Lateral Abs
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 04:24 PM

    Personal trainer and chiropractor Tim Ramirez says “lateral abs are exactly that.” But then he describes this wonderful chain of events that make you realize how much is going on behind the scenes, within one's own body, when you perform this...

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  • They're dogs, but these Scouts get uniforms, badges too
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 03:00 AM

    “Here's to the crazy dog ladies! Paws up!”Wendy Burch, the KTLA news anchor, stood in front of a group of dog lovers and their pups on a recent Saturday morning at the Zoom Room in Huntington Beach.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • For Robert August, 'Endless Summer' lives on 50 years later
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 03:00 AM

    Robert August had his life all planned out.His goal was simple. Graduate from Huntington Beach High School, where he was student body president, then go to a top-notch university to become a dentist.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Review: Rice Paper offers hands-on dining
    Wednesday - 10/23/2013 - 10:58 AM

    The thing about Rice Paper that catches my attention is the sign. It's in English. And I'm in Little Saigon.
    Rice Paper occupies a tiny storefront in a forgotten strip mall on an unusually barren stretch of Bolsa Avenue between Brookhurst and Euclid...

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  • Gallego: Mix and match fall trends
    Tuesday - 10/22/2013 - 10:26 AM

    “What do I wear with animal print”? “What if I wanna go punk but not too punk? Like punk light?” “I like feminine florals but all I see is ‘menswear'; what should I do?”
    Sometimes, balancing fall's trends can get a little overwhelming...

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  • Science wiz suffers biggest brain freeze ever
    Monday - 10/21/2013 - 10:00 AM

    Um… Blankness. Panic.
    The kid’s brain fizzes. This is pressure.
    It’s late September and Keoni Gandall is at the National Geographic Center in Washington D.C. It’s the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for...

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  • Kite festival links Japanese, American cultures
    Sunday - 10/20/2013 - 10:36 PM

    SEAL BEACH – From a pirate ship and Red Baron plane to a butterfly and 40-foot macaw, the sky above the Seal Beach Municipal Pier was dotted with more than 100 colorful kites on Sunday at the 17th annual Japan America Kite Festival.About 15,000...

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  • Scare crowing
    Saturday - 10/19/2013 - 10:00 AM

    I think we can all agree that scarecrows aren't really scary. That is, if you're not a crow. And only these birds can tell us if they work or not.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • He's a real pinball wizard
    Friday - 10/18/2013 - 08:20 PM

    SANTA ANA – Dave Miner used to spend a lot of time in bowling alleys.
    It made sense. It was the 1980s; Southern California. He was a teenager.
    But like a lot of teens who hung in bowling alleys but weren’t really into bowling, Miner’s alley...

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  • Weekly Workout: the Towel Taz
    Thursday - 10/17/2013 - 10:00 AM

    Remember summer? You had to shake a beach towel to get the sand out. That felt something like a mini-workout, didn't it?
    Don't put away that big towel now. It'll come in handy once beachy temperatures eventually stay below 80.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • CSA veggie boxes give bounty of surprise
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 09:00 AM

    Garin Brooks' 4-year-old son became a lot more interested in tasting new vegetables, even kale and Swiss chard, after weekly outings to Tanaka Farms.
    He likes to accompany his mom each week when she picks up a hodgepodge box of freshly picked produce...

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  • Making Santas to make smiles
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 03:00 AM

    I knew the only reason Ann Sanregret invited me to her home was on a hope that I might publicize her business. I get a lot of that. I had, though, seen photographs of her work, and knew two things: First was that few of us – and I'm just guessing...

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  • Short Order: Undiscovered Italian at Filomena's
    Wednesday - 10/23/2013 - 10:59 AM

    Every time I've been to Filomena's Italian Kitchen, I've noticed only one person in the kitchen, chef-owner Linda English. So don't everyone rush this place at once. Maybe give them a heads-up that you're coming so they're not caught off-guard....

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  • Easy baked Halloween treats
    Wednesday - 10/23/2013 - 10:00 AM

    Poltergeist or phantom, ghost or ghoul. Call those apparitions what you will. None of them spook me. I spent too much time watching Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons with my kids, reveling in the ghost’s good-mannered capers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Sokol: You can run but you can't hide from Halloween
    Monday - 10/21/2013 - 10:00 AM

    I'd hit the favorite part of my run when I saw him. My head chatter had finally ceased and my body was moving forward peacefully, on autopilot, when BAM! He reached for me from behind the wrought iron fence, inches away, grotesquely disfigured, the...

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  • O.C. historian is time traveling again
    Monday - 10/21/2013 - 10:00 AM

    Phil Brigandi is about as Orange County as you can get.
    The moniker in his email address – “ockid” – speaks to his parents' roots in Orange County, to having been born, raised and educated in Orange, to the history degree he earned at Cal...

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  • A giving woman keeps on giving
    Sunday - 10/20/2013 - 03:00 AM

    Question for today: Would you do what Kelly Wright is doing?
    OK, it is a trick question. Of course you would not. And if, indeed, you would, well, God bless you.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Artichokes, grow some
    Saturday - 10/19/2013 - 10:00 AM

    As we trend away from fussy flower gardens and embrace foliage and texture in our outdoor designs, something perennial in the edible category seems more appetizing every day.
    Consider the artichoke.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • When there's a need, O.C. people step up
    Thursday - 10/17/2013 - 03:00 AM

    A postscript …
    The simple truth is we live in a remarkable place.
    This is often difficult to see amid the bustle, constant sunshine glare and non-stop traffic delays of everyday life.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • President Taft's struggle is a familiar one to the obese
    Thursday - 10/17/2013 - 10:00 AM

    William Howard Taft was the original celebrity yo-yo dieter.
    The nation's 27th president struggled mightily with his weight, and not only did this worry him personally, he felt his girth made him less suitable for public office.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share