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  • Corona del Mar Today: 7 Japanese exchange students visit CdM Middle School

    In an assembly that was both all-American and distinctly Japanese, Corona del Mar Middle School students on Friday welcomed seven exchange students from Okazaki, Japan. The visiting students arrived Thursday and will leave Tuesday morning, said Connie...
  • Vitamin Shoppe opening in Costa Mesa

    Vitamin Shoppe, Costa Mesa, Share the Health, SOCIAL Costa Mesa restaurant, Bistango, Bill Blank, Talk About Curing Autism, "Real Help Now" conference, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel, Michael Leon, Dr. Anju Usman, True Health Medical Center, Dan...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival
    Chef Richard Blais dripped soon-to-be-frozen horseradish ice cream into liquid nitrogen. "You have signed the liability waiver, correct?" Blais joked as he poured some of the liquid over the front of a small stage where it evaporated in a freezing cloud...
  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette
    Though I enjoy writing about the local political scene, I look forward each month to switching gears to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. One place I recently discovered was Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai at 891 Baker...
  • The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs

    This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the...
  • The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory

    The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory
    The 2015 social season on the Orange Coast was launched with panache by South Coast Repertory. In anticipation of the theater's 51st season, patrons gathered for a chic kick-off party in the breathtaking contemporary residence of Sarah and Thom McElroy....
  • Golf: DuBois eager to compete in U.S. Senior Am at 'home'

    Golf: DuBois eager to compete in U.S. Senior Am at 'home'
    Like most golfers, Don DuBois would love to play more but can't because he has a job and other commitments. So the acclaimed Newport Beach amateur has decided for quality over quantity, playing in select tournaments this summer. The event he has circled...
  • The Harbor Report: To jet-pack, or not to jet-pack

    Boats are selling, and the marine industry people around town are moving like it's 2007. That's part of the reason why I was not able to submit a column last week. While I was working in Monterey last week, Amy Elliott from the Balboa Angling Club called...
  • Biz News: Sidecar offers Friday, Saturday deal

    Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will now stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons who visit during the regular morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays and keep their receipt can come back the same day after 4 p.m....
  • Fitness Files: Less grass, more grub in garden

    For months, my front yard was a dirt pile. Neighbors probably disapproved, but I had something up my sleeve. I'd ripped out the lawn. In the weeks that followed, I killed stray grass shoots and dipped into Soler's Edible Front Yard. Our southwest-...