Scout’s Honor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills is a Showstopper

Our Favorite Troop Leader, Phyllis Nefler, is Back! Written By: Kevin Perry Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills Photographed By: Bryan Carpender The year 1989 saw the rise of Milli Vanilli, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and perhaps most destructive of all: the release of Troop Beverly Hills. It was a cinematic stain on … Read more

Ben Carlson Gave His Life to Save Another, Now a Statue Honors Him in Newport Beach

Jake Janz Takes to Art to Honor the Late Ben Carlson Written By: Elaine Cutting  Ben Carlson On a turbulent day in 2014, 32-year-old Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson gave his life to successfully rescue a swimmer trapped by dangerous waves. Carlson’s life and sacrifice are now honored in the form of a nine-foot-tall stainless-steel … Read more

Avila’s El Ranchito Celebrates 50 Years of Food, Family and Fiestas

The Third Generation of Avila’s Continue the Family Legacy Written By: Jordan Ligons Avila’s El Ranchito Avila’s El Ranchito celebrates their 50 year anniversary this year. Fifty years of generations learning authentic Mexican recipes from Mama Avila, the spearhead of the kitchen and their most crucial taste tester. Now, it’s the third generation’s turn. Marcus Avila … Read more

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