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  • Japanese OCC students set up relief effort

    COSTA MESA — In the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, well-meaning friends and professors have asked Orange Coast College student Yuji Yoshida about his family's welfare back home. Yoshida, 28, said he appreciates the emotional...
  • The greatest gift he could receive — and give

    COSTA MESA — When Aidan Rowe, 8, had his birthday last week, he decided some things were more important than presents. For his March 20 party, he asked his second-grade classmates at the Waldorf School in Costa Mesa to give him donations for the...
  • Mesa Musings: Bad times or End Times?

    With the "madness" of March soon to abate, I'm afraid things remain perilous as we head into April and beyond. Humanity has experienced, with alarming frequency in recent decades, powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and assorted other...
  • My Pet World: Radiation treatment not needed

    Question: I'm worried about nuclear fallout from Japan, not for our two children but our two dogs and two cats. In fact, at this moment I'm buying potassium iodide for my family online. Should I also give this to our pets? — B.D., Seattle Q: We...
  • On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

    On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed
    If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat tasty, once you get beyond the ennui created by the meticulous preparation of fish as a theatrical device. It's called...
  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota
    Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California. He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
  • Desal plant moves closer to Coastal Commission hearing

    Poseidon Resources' desalination plant application is one step closer to being approved after a state agency deemed it complete, officials said. The Stamford, Conn.-based company's application was completed June 6. Poseidon is looking at an October or...
  • Tsunami would flood large swath of Southland coast, USGS says

    A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in a few hours, according to extensive simulation published Wednesday by U.S. Geological Survey....
  • Retail Therapy: Dinner for a good cause

    Scholarship smorgasbord: Local chefs and restaurants have joined with Golden West College for this year's Chefs for Scholarships event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the college's student center. All attendees receive unlimited tastes from nearly 30 vendors...
  • Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show

    Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show
    More than 2,000 years ago, the Silk Road emerged as a network of flourishing trade routes between Asia and Europe, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Cultures crossfertilized. Civilizations prospered, others flamed out. Art recorded the complex...
  • City vote allows demolition at Wintersburg site

    Supporters of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach will have 18 months to figure out how to preserve its historical structures. The deadline comes with the City Council's decision Monday to approve on a 4-3 vote the much-debated environmental impact...