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Write It, Live It

 O Me! O Life! Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever...

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Making a Stand

Chef Andrew Gruel pushes back against a new ban on outdoor dining at Southern California’s restaurants. California has endured some serious hardships throughout this past year, especially in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Among affected businesses is Orange County’s Slapfish, a restaurant serving sustainably sourced seafood, and Big Parm, a specialty pizza eatery spearheaded by Chef Andrew Gruel....

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Let’s Say It Together, Shall We? Bye, Felicia.

Bye, Felicia. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Remember in 1995 when Ice Cube starred in the film he co-wrote, Friday? A film devoted to friends getting high, sitting out on their lawns, and bidding that famous farewell to a girl named Felicia?  Well, the time has come again. This year was a doozie....

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Mask Up: One Orange County designer’s big idea.

Founded by Designer Raad Ghantous, Tailor Made Face Masks is a bespoke mask company made for modern times. In the wake of the pandemic, masks have quickly risen in the ranks as a fashion necessity and Ghantous wanted to create something custom-made that not only looks chic and sophisticated, it also fits snugly to your face. The masks come...

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