Barbara Venezia...
Stirring the pot of controversy one column at a time...
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Living Out Loud co-hosts Barbara Venezia and Rene Horsch
 talk with celebrity guests in an informal and fun format . Download the shows and listen to them online, on your IPad or IPod.  Click here to download shows


Mini- Cast # 2 /taped Aug. 18th 2015 

On this edition of our mini-cast, host I talk with the folks who book all the entertainment for the OC Fair Pacific Amphitheater, Dan Gaines and Lisa Sexton. 

How do they choose the world class entertainment they book every year? And what were the hottest shows this past season? 
It's an informative behind the scenes look in to the PAC AMP's entertainment department.

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Hot News  This Week 

Daily Pilot

Barbara's Bits and Bites: La Vida Cantina corrects course


I've covered my share of council meetings, but the one Tuesday night in Newport Beach was a doozy.
If I hadn't witnessed it, I wouldn't have believed it. I was embarrassed to be a Newport Beach resident.
I can't stress enough how important it is for those living in Newport to watch what happened at the last city council meeting- watch it here!
Click on item #20 to see the entire censure debacle. 
In the not-so-distant future, when you're wondering when and how the religious right wing took over this city government, it started here.
There is a growing political cancer in this city and residents need to wake up and take notice before it's  too late. 
You've been warned...

There have been times when I write this restaurant column, which discovers and rediscovers fun places to eat, that I've had less than stellar dining experiences

Back in May, my little rescue dog Stasha and I had lunch at La Vida Cantina at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, and it wasn't great.  After the column ran I was contacted by the public relations gal there as the owners wanted to meet with me. 

So at the end of July Stasha and I headed back to the restaurant to lunch  with them and see if anything had changed.  It sure had... 

read my latest review ofLa Vida Cantina!



I've covered my share of council meetings, but the one Tuesday night in Newport Beach was a doozy.
If I hadn't witnessed it, I wouldn't have believed it. I was embarrassed to be a Newport Beach resident.
I can't stress enough how important it is for those living in Newport to watch what happened at the last city council meeting- watch it here!
Click on item #20 to see the entire censure debacle. 
In the not-so-distant future, when you're wondering when and how the religious right wing took over this city government, it started here.
There is a growing political cancer in this city and residents need to wake up and take notice before it's  too late. 
You've been warned...


Visit Stasha's Page and read doggie related columns! 

I love Tupperware, and my favorite Tupperware Drag Queen Dee W Ieye  so much that Dee has  put together my very own official
Tupperware website!

Now  readers and pals who need plastic can order directly from the site . 

No messing with trying to 
find a local Tupperware party.   

Just point and click to check out weekly sale deals online and get the latest scoop and catalogs. 

Dee and I have made ordering easy and simple! 

Getting those pantries and refrigerators organized is a click away !
  

At Home on the Range shows are now being digitized and uploaded to YouTube and Hotrange.com a sited dedicated to the show!