| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:00 PM
COSTA MESA — Celebrated shoe designer Brian Atwood's more affordable line was launched Thursday at Saks Fifth Avenue in South Coast Plaza. The event attracted those who love to strut in their heels.
Saks, which is first to carry the line, and...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The release of any new Apple product tends to be an event.
But in the wake of company founder Steve Jobs' death 10 days ago, even a mild update to an Apple product can draw thousands of customers from coast to coast.
The Apple stores at Fashion Island...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:34 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts launched a new Facebook application that allows users to buy tickets, center officials announced this week.
Segerstrom Center Social Tix, available through the center's Facebook page, allows users to also select seating...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:33 PM
In a time when vulgar expressions of excess eclipse what once represented a standard of artistic achievement, there exists a most special refuge from the insanity of an electronic world.
It is, oddly enough, a bookstore. And its name is Assouline,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:15 PM
A year after shattering attendance records, the staff of the Orange County Fair has started a full-court press of events and promotions leading up to opening day on July 13, division directors told the Fair Board on Thursday.
The fair is teaming up...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Lindsey Kath's small business, Branch + Cotton, started with a conundrum: gift wrapping for far-away recipients.
"All my family lives back in Minnesota," the Corona del Mar resident said. "I never really had anything to send a gift in."
It was hard...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:25 PM
This year, the 11th American Composers Festival takes a cue from the country's multicultural identity and embraces the Persian-American musical landscape.
The festival, a Pacific Symphony tradition nearly every year since 2000, features three programs...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Sometimes a trip is more than just a great escape.
That's what happened to Kallie Dovel when she first traveled to Uganda in summer 2007. It was there that she saw what women were going through: little to no education, lack of health care, extreme...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:45 PM
For anyone involved in the consumer tech industry, the 2013 International CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) is the holy grail of exposure and opportunity.
The largest such tradeshow in the world, CES attracts more than 150,000...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Many an inebriated college student may have thought about how good tacos wrapped in a Doritos shell would taste, but a prison inmate is suing Irvine-based Taco Bell, saying the idea for the fast-food hit was his.
Gary Anthony Cole, 49, filed a federal...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Kendra Scott, the woman behind the namesake jewelry line, is all about making a statement.
Bright stones and jewelry adorn the walls, shelves and retail cases at the newest Kendra Scott shop, which recently opened at Fashion Island.
"I love color,"...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Newport Beach police will roll out a notification system specifically for the Fourth of July this year.
Newport residents and beach visitors can sign up for text message alerts about road closures, traffic advisories and other information specifically...