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  • Taco tycoon to appear on 'Secret Millionaire'

    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...
  • Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'

    Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'
    It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades. Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
  • The Harbor Report: In the summertime, when the water is high

    It's summertime in Newport Harbor, and I had promised earlier this year that I would check in with everyone. My first stop was with one of my favorite people, Mandy McDonnell. Mandy is the founder of Paddle for Privates and, in my mind, the person you go...
  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...
  • Costa Mesa looks to lure businesses

    In a competitive business environment, Costa Mesa needs to, well, compete. That was the message told to residents this week from a report outlining the city's activities last month at the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon conference in Las...
  • Upscale eatery Fig and Olive coming to Fashion Island

    Upscale eatery Fig and Olive coming to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred. The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
  • Virgen: Hartig comes full circle

    Virgen: Hartig comes full circle
    Wella Hartig, the mother of Aaron and Hayley Peirsol, smiles when she talks about the three spots she'll speak at within six days. The Newport Beach YMCA, Newport Harbor High and Woollett Aquatic Center are meaningful sites to her, a chance for her to...
  • Ruby returns to Ruby's

    Ruby returns to Ruby's
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. The woman who put the Ruby in Ruby's Diner was all smiles Monday as she arrived at the restaurant where it all began. And though it was her 91st birthday, Ruby Cavanaugh remains forever young as the...
  • No waffling, customers approve

    No waffling, customers approve
    For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them. The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
  • Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop

    Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop
    Brooks Podolec is only 18 months old, but he's already a powerful influence in the Orange County retail world. His parents, Julie and Brad Podolec, sought last year to launch a popsicle business that would provide stores with an all-natural treat...
  • Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent

    Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent
    Visitors at Fashion Island on Saturday appeared to be stuck in a time warp. Parents paused beside chic — and high-tech — strollers, taking pictures with cell phones. The scene in front of them, though, seemed straight out of medieval Europe....
  • Douglas Lee Underwood

    Douglas Lee Underwood
    Douglas Lee Underwood Douglas (“Doug”) Lee Underwood, age 63, passed away on August 29, 2013, at his home in Newport Beach from congestive heart failure. Doug was born on November 13, 1949, in Los Angeles, to Richard (“Dick”)...