Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.

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Water districts scramble to find own sources

Water districts scramble to find own sources

Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state.

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Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park has less vegetation among the hiking trails, oaks and sycamores.

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Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Tucked into an A-frame cottage on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach is a business that feels like a home run by entrepreneurs who seem like a family.

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Ice challenge warms hearts

Ice challenge warms hearts

Holding bright-orange buckets filled with ice water, Newport Beach community members began to count down from 10.

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Young dancers find inspiration from mouse

Young dancers find inspiration from mouse

Angelina Ballerina, the dancing cartoon mouse from a PBS Kids television series, is quite the big cheese these days.

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Some Costa Mesa seniors concerned about where foundation money will be spent

A group of Costa Mesa seniors is concerned that money from a non-profit memorial foundation could be used in the coming months to benefit the outgoing Costa Mesa Senior Center Corporation instead of the center itself.

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Costa Mesa councilwomen call toll-lane ballot measure political

In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious.

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Bay swim is woman's 80th birthday gift to herself

For 28 years, Connie Modnick vowed that she would one day swim across the Newport Bay channel outside her condominium complex on the Lido Peninsula.

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An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage.

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Participants gather around the fire and dance to a tribal drum beat at sunset at Aliso Beach on Sunday.

Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose.

Emily Reyes, right, styles the hair of manager Kimmy Breeding on the first day of business at the Belo Blow Dry Bar in Laguna.

No color or cuts at Laguna's new blow-dry hair salon

Laguna Beach now has a place specifically dedicated to braids and up-dos.

Virgen: Steinberg definitely ready for radio

At 65, and having experienced some of the highest of highs and the depths of rock bottom, Leigh Steinberg paused before answering a non-sports question while he sat at his desk near a window that overlooks Lido Isle.

Kelson Helbig helps to assemble Ray Katz's public art display The Odyssey in the Newport Beach Civic Center Park on Wednesday.

Debated modern-art sculptures join concrete bunnies in Civic Center Park

Ten modern art sculptures that were blasted by some residents during City Council meetings this year will be installed near the Newport Beach Civic Center during the next several weeks.

Steve Foley, a former Newport Harbor High football and track and field standout, has written and published, 'West Newport Blues.'

Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'

The past five years for Steve Foley has included darkness, depression, yet victory and happiness, resolve that led to writing a book about Newport Beach.

Officer Gabe Ricci, with the new Mounted Enforcement Unit (MEU), holds up a bridle as he fits a horse bit into Kelly Blue's mouth before training at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach.

New police unit saddles up

Huntington Beach police officer Gabe Ricci was a dog handler for the Police Department for years. But he's decided to trade his canine companion for another four-legged partner — one that's bigger, faster and more intimidating.

Port Theater gets commission's OK for expanded alcohol sales

The independent Port Theater in Corona del Mar is stepping up its competition with Regal's Island Cinema movie theater at Fashion Island.

Huntington council kills ballot measure on mobile-home rent control

The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.

Mike Gould, right, celebrates a win over Matt Girdner in the super heavy weight division during an Ultimate Arm Wrestling League tournament at TEN Nightclub in Newport Beach on Saturday.

These competitors pull their weight at arm wrestling

In a nightclub just down the road from John Wayne Airport in Newport Beach, hundreds of burly men and women gathered Saturday to compete in the Ultimate Arm Wrestling League's day-long competition.

Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon.

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