2014 Archive Stories Features

Open & Shut: Taco Bell heats up K.C. menu with sriracha

Sat Oct 18, 2014

The Kansas City Royals aren’t the only ones on a hot streak in the city. Roughly 70 Taco Bells in the Kansas City market are testing a spicy menu of seven sriracha-laced items, including a scrambled egg breakfast with sriracha cream sauce. Other items – including tacos, beef grillers and a quesarito –feature sriracha se

Creamistry to open third location in Long Beach

Sat Oct 18, 2014

Ice cream shop Creamistry is opening its third shop later this month in Long Beach. The Yorba Linda-based company will open at 4725 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore. A grand opening is slated for Nov. 10, after a so

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is a house of fancy frights

Sat Oct 18, 2014

No one in Orange County decorates a house for Halloween quite like the creative minds behind the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland. It has been 14 years since the seasonal “Nightmare Before Christmas”- themed overlay was launched at the classic Haunted Mansion, and the ghoulish meets quirky meets elegant design continues to evolv

Pitt unleashes 'Fury'

Fri Oct 17, 2014

This bit of heroics isn’t “what I wanted to do,” Brad Pitt’s battle-scarred sergeant, and a hundred movie sergeants before him, growl. “But it’s what we’re doing.” “Fury” is the sort of World War II movie Hollywood used to churn out four or five times a year – a gritty, gr

Video: Boy Scouts want you to take the plunge – from 17 stories up

Fri Oct 17, 2014

Eighth-grader John-Aaron Bozanic balances atop the concrete barrier surrounding the roof of the Irvine Marriott Hotel, stares down 17 floors and disappears over the edge. Like Batman. It’s Thursday, and on this day I am Robin to Bozanic’s Batman. Together and on separate ropes, we plan to rappel to the concret

Hewitt: CBS, HBO announcements will mean a major change in how we watch TV

Fri Oct 17, 2014

The TV business took a big leap into the future this week, as CBS and HBO announced online subscription services that will allow viewers to bypass cable companies. This will mean more choices for consumers, experts agree. Whether it will save consumers any money remains to be seen. CBS unveiled a $5.99-a-month Internet su

Remember Naugles? Trademark battle with Del Taco to decide fate of iconic chain

Wed Oct 15, 2014

Two decades after the disappearance of Naugles, fans of the Mexican fast-food chain continue to crave its red sauce-slathered combo cups, steamy cheese burritos and thick spicy taco sauce. “People have been pining to have Naugles again,” fan Doug Hall, 53, said. Pending the outcome of a trademark battle, Hall

'Gone Girl' tops for second week

Mon Oct 13, 2014

Four new films couldn’t catch “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing was poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Also starring Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl&rdq

After his own tragedy, a dad works to raise driver safety awareness among teens

Fri Oct 10, 2014

The fiery crash that killed five teens last weekend during a late-night drive from Knott’s Scary Farm was a grim reminder. Traffic accidents are the No. 1 killer of American teenagers. Almost 3,000 13- to 19-year-olds die in motor vehicle crashes each year in the U.S., according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Mo

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