Dr. Renee Cobos is such a trusted board-certified dermatologist that she’s the go-to source for various news organizations, often offering opinions to the Orange County Register about which celebrities she believes have had work done. She’s given What’s Up Orange County host Scott Stewart a nonsurgical face-lift on the show, and she’s the official team dermatologist for the Orange Country Flyers. At Premiere Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Cobos fights skin blights with high-tech therapies such as laser skin resurfacing and Thermage radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. She also smoothes skin with less invasive chemical peels and olive-oil facials. Her Botox and dermal fillers treat everything from wrinkles to excessive sweating brought on by using the dessert fork to eat salad off your neighbor’s plate. Dr. Cobos demonstrates her devotion to healthy skin by volunteering her free time to educate local schools about the dangers of staying in the sun. She has performed thousands of free cancer screenings at hospitals, schools, and charities, and each year she picks three to five patients for free treatment through her Transform-a-Life program.
At first glance, green2Go may seem like any other modern eatery touting healthy fast-food options. However, founders Anita Allison and Joulia Kallah make sure there?s a lot more going on beneath the surface. As two moms who share a passion for keeping their families healthy, Allison and Kallah are dedicated to supporting a dining revolution with their natural and fresh comfort food. To bolster and expand a pesticide-free, local culture, they only serve seasonal produce and meat purchased from area farmers who follow strict guidelines on humane and organic practices.
Executive chef Adam Navidi concocts their menu as well as their beer and wine list with a palate honed from years on his own farm. Under his guidance, the kitchen churns out tacos, poke salad, veggie and bison burgers, and bowls of rice milled in Williams, CA. Once it?s ready to eat, the food is placed in biodegradable packaging for takeout, on recycled serveware for dine in, or in cryogenic stasis for future snacking.
At the Brea Improv, comics lure laughs from deep within bellies as they follow in the footsteps of standup legends such as Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle, all of whom have performed at the Improv’s chain of comedy clubs. The club's calendar schedules comedians as often as seven nights a week, alternating between big-name headliners and up-and-coming funsters who tickle funny bones with fresh material, abundant energy, and feathered reflex hammers. Comedy fans can also savor Brea Improv's recurring resident shows, such as Richard Villa's Refried Tuesdays, or Saturday night’s Slanted Comedy, one of the longest-running Asian-comedy shows in the family of Improv clubs. Audience members munch on savory appetizers, such as spinach-and-artichoke dip or fried calamari, while sipping cocktails to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.
From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
Since 1997, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ferzaad Moosa has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures, gaining a level of expertise that inspired Top 10 LASIK to name him one of California's 10 best surgeons. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, the doctor served an internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and completed a three-year residency at the esteemed Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Moosa corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness with increasingly advanced laser systems, employing wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea while reducing negative side effects such as poor night vision or spontaneous disco-ball mirages. The machine also tracks the position of the eye 200 times every second, instantly pausing if it moves out of range.
Fibo Kids Art Academy’s instructors teach kids aged 4–18 the finer points of art with the Fibonacci method, crafting individual curricula within a peer setting, bolstered by doses of art history. They tailor the lessons to each student's interests, strengths, and weaknesses, placing kids in small groups for creative interaction with their peers.
To build a foundation for their skills, the instructors engage youngsters in in-depth art-history lessons that expose them to the paintings, drawings, and techniques of both past and current masters from movements such as impressionism and cubism. In addition to year-round afterschool classes, the academy offers one-week intensive summer camps that cover topics such as fashion design, anime and cartooning, and drawing on a sibling's face while he or she sleeps.