| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
We found out about Huntington Beach-based Dina Marie's incredible photography talents from a friend who trusted her to shoot their precious newborn and family photos. The resulting slide show was mesmerizing, and we couldn't imagine having to decide which...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:06 PM
In response to the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan, Marinello Schools of Beauty is holding a Japan Relief Cut-A-Thon in Huntington Beach through Saturday. The school will offer $5 haircuts; all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:51 PM
The other night we dined in Japan without having to board an airplane.
We feasted on monkfish liver, mountain potatoes and inaniwa udon at a strip mall restaurant in Costa Mesa. Kappo Sui's daily menu is in Japanese, and we were the only patrons who...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:39 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:09 AM
NEW YORK -- Stock moved violently throughout Friday's session, the Dow swinging more than 400 points in the session, as investors weighed a strong U.S. jobs report and a step towards resolving Europe's escalating debt problems.
The Dow Jones industrial...
| 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'...