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Valentine’s Day at Surf & Sand Resort


Surf & Sand Resort is offering more than stunning views for couples enjoying Valentine’s Day this year. Located directly on 500 feet of Laguna Beach sand, it provides the perfect escape for a romantic staycation or Valentine’s Day dinner.

Couples can cozy up on private balconies and experience, Surf & Sand Resort's new Sunset, Caviar & Bubbles offering where Champagne and caviar can be served up on their oceanfront balconies for a romantic sunset experience. The culinary team prepares Ossetra Caviar and Buckwheat Blini with all of the perfect accouterments including crème fraîche, chives, egg white, and egg yolk hard boiled and red onion paired with the option between three uniquely exquisite Champagnes.

Sunset, Caviar & Bubbles Champagne offerings:

Bottle of Dosnon & Lepage, Blanc de Noirs, Brut, "Recolté Noir," Aube – $300.

Bottle of Perrier-Jouët, Brut, "Belle Epoque," Épernay 2007 – $500.

Bottle of Louis Roederer, Brut, "Cristal," Reims 2009 – $700.

Not staying? No problem. Enjoy Caviar & Bubbles at Splashes on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring the same delicious accouterments from creme fraîche to capers.

Additionally, throughout February the resort will offer a variety of in-room romantic decorating packages from rose petals and candles to chocolate strawberries and champagne (starting from $110), and a 4-course Prix fixe dinner on Valentine’s Day at Splashes oceanfront restaurant ($135 pp, and $185 with optional wine pairings).

1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.

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Best-Selling Physicist Brian Greene returns to Soka


Critical Conversations at Soka, a distinguished speakers series featuring artists, instigators, and thought-leaders, features best-selling physicist Brian Greene on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

Named “The single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world,” by The Washington Post, Dr. Greene will discuss “The Creative Spark: Unleashing the Drive to Innovate,” sharing wild stories from the frontiers of science that demonstrate how staying the course while shedding expectations, maintaining individuality while working collaboratively, and accepting failure while pushing for success – all coalesce to spark innovative results in academics, business, and science. Dr. Greene’s talk will be followed by a conversation with Dr. G. Gabrielle Starr, President of Pomona College.

The mission of Critical Conversations at Soka is to ignite conversations, connect the community, and offer actionable information to transform pressing local and global issues in a positive way. 

Free tickets can be requested by organizing schools and institutions by emailing Groups of 30+ may also be eligible for bus reimbursement grants (see below).

General admission for the public is $28 for adult, $18 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at

Soka Performing Arts Center, Soka University,

Soka University is at 1 University Drive in Aliso Viejo.

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Oggi’s Celebrates National Pizza Day


Everyone’s favorite foodie holiday, National Pizza Day, is on Saturday, February 9, and the best place to celebrate in Orange County is at Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza!

With over a dozen mouth-watering pizzas to choose from, along with a build-your-own option, Oggi’s in Fullerton, Garden Grove, and Mission Viejo will offer cleverly named pizzas inspired by various sporting events including The Sports Fan (homemade pizza sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, green bell peppers, roasted garlic, and jalapeños), Triathlon (brushed with their garlic olive oil sauce and topped with all-natural chicken breast, crispy bacon, iceberg lettuce, sliced avocado, tomatoes, and a ranch drizzle), and more!

2595 Chapman Ave. in Fullerton. 714.526.4447.

12362 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. 714.534.3599.

24042 Alicia Parkway in Mission Viejo. 949.215.8570.

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