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  • Uniqlo to open first Southern California stores in the fall

    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,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger
    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...
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Japanese delights at Slow Fish

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Japanese delights at Slow Fish
    Slow Fish is an attractive little storefront sushi bar and restaurant tucked away in a Huntington Beach strip mall. Its imaginative small plate menu impressed us most. The most spectacular offering seems to appear on almost every table, and it is...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Get whisked away to Japan at Matsu

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Get whisked away to Japan at Matsu
    What a surprise it is to walk from a Huntington Beach mini-mall parking lot into the reception area of Matsu and be immediately transported to Japan. Inside, a small but dramatic rock garden is festooned with orchids while the soft sound of trickling...
  • Simpson advances in U.S. Open heats

    Simpson advances in U.S. Open heats
    Brett Simpson was happy to move on through. Dane Reynolds was relieved to survive difficult conditions. Two of the world's top surfers were among several athletes Tuesday to win their heats and advance at the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Men's Prime...
  • A memory on the rocks

    A memory on the rocks
    The small, plastic train, poking out between the rocks, looked like any toy lost on the beach. It measured a few inches long, small enough to tumble out of a pocket or purse, with four thin wheels and rear-end contours hinting at where other cars should...
  • City Lights: Some toys have a real story

    Oh, those traumatic memories of "Toy Story 3." For some reason, I've kept encountering playthings during my last couple of weeks covering Huntington Beach. First, there was the Course of the Force, a "Star Wars"-themed charity relay in which participants...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • All About Food: Tea: Brew it, steep it or ice it

    All About Food: Tea: Brew it, steep it or ice it
    Ahhh! Sit down and relax with a great cup of tea. Then ponder the power of it. Besides the simple pleasures of a cuppa, this ancient beverage has had medicinal, religious and political implications throughout almost 5,000 years of history. Legend has it...