| Jan 9, 2011
While most people don't like to talk about inflammatory bowel disease — it's not exactly coffee chatter — Jennifer Martin is happy discussing how her surgery to treat it saved her life.
In April 2009, the 27-year-old Costa Mesa resident was...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms."
Lynda Adams wasn't upset to receive such a pitch, even though she didn't have neuropathy, a diabetes-related nerve disorder, and even though the meal, at a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:28 PM
At the Newport Beach Restaurant Week kickoff party, we had the pleasure of talking with Chef Chad Blunston from bambú Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel. He was very excited about his new customized menu catering to guests' special dietary needs.
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:19 PM
As if eight nights and 350 films aren't exciting enough, now we have "Lido Goes Pop!" to look forward to. For the first time in its 12-year run, Newport Beach Film festivalgoers can convene nightly at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach as Riviera...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
A year ago, my editor at this paper was nice enough to let me write about the five-year anniversary of one of my four sons being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Writing about a devastating diagnosis was cathartic, and now I have a positive update....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:49 PM
The stereotype of a typical surfer surely has evolved from the days when the pot-smoking slacker Jeff Spicoli ordered a pizza delivered to Mr. Hand's history class in the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
We can thank people like some of those...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Laguna Beach accountant Jeffrey Ross was a fit 54 when a sudden pain in his abdomen caused him to pass out and sent him down a course of medical investigation that led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, a 12-hour surgery, and a grim prognosis that he...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Zoey Stevens, a fine artist whose work is internationally known, is now trying his hand at a new artistic medium: tattooing.
Not only that, but he is attempting to combine his new interest with his adoration of art at the Living Art Gallery in San...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:43 PM
A favorite holiday tradition, the 33rd annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk returns from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
It's the time when thousands gather to celebrate the festivities, which include specials at participating merchants, a dozen bands...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:14 PM
East 17th Street in Costa Mesa is raising the bar as a farm fresh food destination. The 2005 opening of Avanti Café has inspired other like-minded organic eateries and stores to move in.
Now we have Sprouts Farmers Market, Greenleaf, and the new Anais+...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
True extra virgin olive oil has been prized throughout the ages as a food, medicine and beauty product as well as a vital component in religious rituals. In its purest form it has as many subtle flavors as wine, and medical researchers continuing to...