Business & Real Estate

Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in...

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday,...

Event celebrates upcoming yacht race

Event celebrates upcoming yacht race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby...

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first...

Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches.

Council holds off on possible post office move

Council holds off on possible post office move

The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails.

Swap meet features potpourri of pets, products

Swap meet features potpourri of pets, products

With a 10-foot yellow snake draped over his shoulders, Scott Beaver told the crowd of small children that he wasn't in danger....

No dancing at Woody's

No dancing at Woody's

An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time...

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

A date has been set for the transition away from cash payments on Orange County toll roads.

Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll.

Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping...

Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance.

Newport Boat Show floats past recession

Newport Boat Show floats past recession

Boating enthusiasts are heading down to Newport Harbor this weekend to see what's docked and what's for sale.

Attorney general, Hoag Hospital reach accord on abortion

Attorney general, Hoag Hospital reach accord on abortion

The state attorney general's office has found that Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions, as...

Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause

Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause

When I stop by The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa, it's usually to unwind or to have a good time. But I was there for a different reason Sunday when...

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Leslie Christen started confusing her family early.

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47.

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process

After giving birth to her second child by cesarean section in 2010 at Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital, Kimberlee Streiff felt something wasn't...

Health center addition nears opening

Health center addition nears opening

The graceful curve of a long seaglass blue countertop greeted visitors Wednesday night as they passed through the airy new lobby of Hoag...

Work marks start of big toll system change

Work marks start of big toll system change

As drivers whizzed north on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road Thursday, some veered right toward the cash tollbooths at the Catalina View...

Biz News: Caspino joins Irvine law practice

Attorney Michael Caspino and 10 members of his staff have joined the Irvine law practice The Busch Firm to form Busch &...

Newly named vascular institute celebrated

Newly named vascular institute celebrated

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, formerly the Heart & Vascular Institute but renamed in honor of the late donor, who...

Where the street has no name

Where the street has no name

However famous the Balboa Bay Club may be, visitors are apparently having trouble finding it.

Star power sheds light on autism

Star power sheds light on autism

Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy.

 'Everything is all good' at skate park

'Everything is all good' at skate park

It only took minutes for the hundreds of amateur and professional skateboarders who attended the opening Saturday of the Vans Off the Wall...

Virgen's View: Wayne, others dance for children's cause

Virgen's View: Wayne, others dance for children's cause

Dance is an art form that can be symbolic of life.

Musink provides a creative gathering for tattoo and music lovers

Musink provides a creative gathering for tattoo and music lovers

Art has been a constant attraction for Jessy D'Auria.

Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch

Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch

More than 125 residents and community activists gathered in Costa Mesa to discuss Banning Ranch, a proposed development in West Newport that...

Growers Ranch to mark 45th year

Growers Ranch to mark 45th year

When Rich and Peggy Penjoyan started out in the 1960s, they were working for peanuts — literally.

Toll lane opponent named Woman of the Year

Toll lane opponent named Woman of the Year

Diana Carey, who fought against an unpopular proposal to add toll lanes to the 405 Freeway in Orange County, has been named the 2014 Woman...

Grand jury targets restaurant ratings

Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place...

New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza

New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza

A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon.

Biz-News: Tastea brews up Costa Mesa location

Tastea, a trendy international tea bar at the Outlets at Orange, is moving to Costa Mesa, according to a...

New member named to ExplorOcean board

ExplorOcean, a museum at the Balboa Fun Zone dedicated to ocean literacy, has named a new member with a long career in business to its board...

False killer whales sighted off Newport

False killer whales sighted off Newport

On Thursday morning, 25-year-old Kane Curran spotted a creature he may never see again.

Healing power of art

Healing power of art

The first time Linda Lawler spoke to Jacky she expected their conversation to be somber — sad, even.

Alley owner hopes to pin down success

Alley owner hopes to pin down success

On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The...

Talking Shop: Sales help fight Chinese gendercide

Talking Shop: Sales help fight Chinese gendercide

In 1989, Ling Chai joined friends and fellow students at Tiananmen Square for what she believed would be a peaceful protest.

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

Parents group wants the pot images out of fashion

A Huntington Beach parents organization has asked nationwide clothing retailer Tilly's to pull merchandise featuring images of marijuana...

Newport council may raise curtains for Balboa Village Theatre

The Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night will be a make-or-break moment for the Balboa Village Theatre, according to the...

Study: O.C. shops make unhealthy buying too easy

A recent study says many of Orange County's supermarkets and convenience stores make buying tobacco, alcohol and other unhealthy items too...

Biz News: Irvine Co. announces new shops, restaurants

Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, and the Eastbluff Village, Crystal Cove and Bayside shopping centers, have announced the openings of...

Seeing red

Seeing red

Calling all tomato lovers: More than 150 varieties of tomatoes will be on sale this weekend as part of the annual Tomatomania! event at...

Ruling: Recovery home on 36th must close

A Newport Beach recovery home could be forced to shut its doors after an independent official rejected its request for permission to operate...

City offers online business license renewals

Business owners in Costa Mesa can now renew the licenses online, according to a city news release.

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Support (and empathy) for the kids

Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.

The stroll before the walk down the aisle

The stroll before the walk down the aisle

Standing on the sidewalk in Corona del Mar, 25-year-old Ashley Sourapas consulted her map.

City to replace topiary dolphins

City to replace topiary dolphins

Driving down Coast Highway in Newport Beach, travelers know they have reached Corona del Mar when they pass by a pod of topiary dolphins...

Reader Report: Checker made grocery shopping special

Reader Report: Checker made grocery shopping special

After 37 years of service at the grocery check stand, Linda Coughlin started celebrating her long-anticipated retirement Friday.

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