| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:05 PM
A Newport Beach man's painted impression of his wife's Jewish cooking won him first place in the professional category at a recent Jewish art competition.
Max Yamada placed first in the My Jewish Journey contest at the Merage Jewish Community Center of...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:14 PM
My wife, Hedy, and I recently returned from a cruise.
It was our third adventure on an ocean liner.
We've now been to Alaska twice, and have cruised the North Sea and Baltic from Rotterdam to St. Petersburg.
Never one for sailing, I joined the Army...
| Jun 1, 2010
More than 25 years ago, two Japanese and American war veterans set themselves to closing the gap over the Pacific Ocean — one individual at a time.
"What Mr. Wendell Fish and Mr. Masao Kato said to each other was, 'Let us get to know each other...
| Aug 17, 2010
IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol sat in a room that is used by ballerinas and gymnasts. With a straight face, the 6-foot-4 swimmer tried his best to answer questions Monday.
He found ways to dance around a couple of them.
Peirsol is one of the captains on...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 11:27 PM
IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol was night and day on the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships.
He went from being out of contention in the 100-meter backstroke to winning it. What a crazy nine hours for the former Newport Harbor High star.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Uniqlo, a popular Japanese apparel retailer often compared to American brand Gap, will open its first stores in Southern California this fall at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
The company already has more than 1,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint.
He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:15 PM
If someone asked Mary Urashima a decade ago about the history of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, she probably wouldn't have had much to say.
The public affairs consultant and former journalist has plenty to discuss now. She has spent seven...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other cities that could be used to restrict development of new buildings in areas along the coast that may be destroyed...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:35 AM
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...