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  • California maps will point to tsunami danger zones

    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...
  • Passion for Wintersburg yields book

    Passion for Wintersburg yields book
    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...
  • 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...
  • The Review: Aburiya Toranoko in Little Tokyo

    The Review: Aburiya Toranoko in Little Tokyo
    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...
  • Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water

    Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water
    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...
  • Noguchi comes home

     Noguchi comes home
    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...
  • All About Food: O.C. a great source of pan-Asian markets

    All About Food: O.C. a great source of pan-Asian markets
    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...
  • Greer's OC: Get a taste of wine country

    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...
  • Community gets behind team

    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'...
  • 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...