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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru

    The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru
    Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
  • A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim

    A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim
    Despite difficulties finding locations to shoot "A Werewolf Boy," a blockbuster from South Korea and this year's selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Korean Spotlight, filmmakers were able to capture some of the country's most scenic...
  • Sparks provides boost for Team USA

    UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — Taylor Sparks, making his first start of the series against the Japan National Team, drove in three runs on three hits to lead the Collegiate National Team to an 8-2 win Wednesday. Sparks, who went three for five and scored...
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
  • Commentary: Work to stop the dolphin slaughter

    In Japan, the annual slaughter of dolphins, porpoises and small whales continues. Starting Sept. 1, and usually continuing through March, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bay and mercilessly stab and drown them to death....
  • Music with a message

    Music with a message
    On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • Billy Paul Brown January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013

    Billy Paul Brown  January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013
    Billy Brown was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Northern California as a teenager with his parents Henry Claude & Mary Pollock Brown, and his sister, Hazel Marie. There he met the love of his life, Dixie Lee Skiles. They were married in 1952. He...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 30 years of sisterhood

    The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member. "The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
  • A place to sit with honor

    NEWPORT BEACH — About 40 people gathered at Irvine Terrace Park on Thursday to honor a man who, along with two friends, helped create a student exchange program and formed a bond of friendship between Newport Beach and Okazaki, Japan. A bench...
  • Facebook page for child abduction cases launched

    The Orange County district attorney's office has created a Facebook page for ongoing child abduction cases it is pursuing, the office announced Wednesday. The D.A.'s Child Abduction Unit has a 100-case workload, with six featured on the Facebook page,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...