| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Two teams of local celebrities will compete in Brasserie Pascal's Celebrity Bar Battle to benefit the Literacy Project Foundation next week at Fashion Island.
The teams will work for tips Tuesday, with the proceeds helping local at-risk and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Kopacz, Mary Joan
Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:28 PM
At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd.
The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 10:01 PM
There's an intriguing mix of competitiveness, a hunger for business and an outgoing mentality when it comes to Stewart Hagestad.
You can say the Newport Beach resident has an extraordinary ability to compartmentalize. This week, he'll turn his attention...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop plans to open a second shop in Costa Mesa this month.
The fast-casual eatery, which opened last year on East 17th Street, is coming across town July 22 at the South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Return to Oakpine
by Ron Carlson
Viking; 264 pages
The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The stunning blond chef Jamie Gwen stepped up to the microphone to address the several hundred guests who had gathered at the Fairmont Newport Beach for the 10th anniversary of the American Liver Foundation's Flavors of Orange County culinary gala....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Years ago, I attended an outdoor festival organized by a vegan friend at which Veggie Grill had agreed to hand out food samples. One passerby tried something from the tray — a soy chicken strip, maybe — and remarked how delicious it was. "See?...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Before a small crowd of flashing cameras, curious onlookers and hungry attendees, the men stuffed and artfully hand-folded the dumplings with tiny twists.
Soon after, out they came from bamboo steamers during a small gathering Monday afternoon at...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The Harbor Mesa Lions recently installed new officers in an
ceremony held at the home of Lions Mike and Ann McIlroy. Harbor Mesa member and past District Governor Barbara Hayward officiated.
The new officers are Cathy Waters, president; Eileen Jensen,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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Many women enjoy getting together for brunch.
However, sharing a brunch with the homeless women who have found food, shelter and comfort at Isaiah House in Santa Ana was an outstanding experience for the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Local restaurateur Wing Lam will star in an episode of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Modeled after the similarly named British series, the show spotlights successful entrepreneurs as they travel — undercover — to impoverished...