| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 19, 2011
At the Lazy Ox Canteen on the edge of Little Tokyo, the happy clamor of downtown denizens tucking into chef Josef Centeno's Ox burgers, crispy pig's ears and brick-roasted mussels leaks out the door into the street. But Lazy Ox is no longer the only...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:12 PM
At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck.
No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world.
Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Artist and designer Isamu Noguchi was a busy man in the early 1980s.
Born in Los Angeles in 1904, he had won a Guggenheim award as a young man, catapulting him into the arts stratosphere. He spent many years working in Japan and Europe, ascending to...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:08 PM
On our foray into ethnic markets, we discovered so many interesting places that we were forced to complete our survey with yet another article. This time, we are looking at Asian markets. Actually, these markets are all pan-Asian, but each focuses on...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The fabulous wine country of Paso Robles rolls into Orange County on Thursday at a not-to-be-missed wine event at Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza.
The second annual Stars of Paso Robles wine tasting means nearly 30 of Paso's premier winemakers are...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:21 PM
The bar and grill was humid with the number of people crammed inside. Every seat was taken, and the pool tables were converted into couches for kids eating French fries.
The already-noisy room reached a fever pitch Saturday afternoon as Huntington Beach'...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:43 PM
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...