Coffee Chat to Discuss Doheny Desalination Plant

The Dana Point Civic Association will host South Coast Water District General Manager Rick Shintaku at its next Friday morning coffee chat on Oct. 21. During the chat at Coffee Importers at 8:30 a.m., Shintaku will provide an update on the Doheny Ocean Desalination project, which will be presented to the California Coastal Commission on Thursday, Oct. 13.

aPizza Doho Delivers East Coast Pizza to Dana Point

The owners of aPizza Doho agree that opening Dana Point’s newest pizzeria was a labor of love. Marcos Costas, Christopher Christian and his nephew Anthony Christian held a soft opening on Sept. 21 after three months of work to make their shared dream of bringing authentic aPizza to Dana Point a reality.

Grom of the Week: Willow Wilder Holman

Just how does a 5-year-old get into ’80s hair metal? That’s a question perhaps only Willow Wilder Holman, our featured Grom of the Week, can answer. Not only is Willow, a hard-charging kindergartener, into some of the raddest ’80s bands, but she’s also obsessed with the boardsports life, recently winning the SC Open Skate Contest’s highly competitive, and amazingly inspiring, 5 and Under division.

Team USA Goes Gold

After a high-pressure, high-stakes week of surfing at the ISA World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach, San Clemente’s Kirra Pinkerton came out on top, winning the women’s gold medal and leading the American squad to their first team gold since 2009.

At the Movies: ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ There Are Still Worse Movies Out There

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is a run-of-the-mill psycho thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as an idyllic, carefree, happy couple with no real worries or problems in a private Southern California community. Like a lot of psychological suspense films, Megan Bianco notes in her latest At the Movies column, the twists by the end either turn out “mind-blowing” or a letdown.” Unfortunately, in this case, it’s the latter.