| Oct 17, 2014
Dr. Jenni Martin looked at her computer screen and pointed to the videotaped golfer as he hit a ball.
"That guy is a good golfer," Martin said as she folded her arms. "But he's losing power. I have to get him to stretch his pecs."
It's that type of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection
The Island Hotel in Newport Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday to introduce its gourmet Market Place in the hotel's renovated lobby.
Tastes of some of the house...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:46 PM
RIVERSIDE — Here in Hunter Hobby Park, balls, bats, playground slides and steaming locomotives share common ground.
The different users coexist and, apparently, get along in a space that works for everyone.
For some, this is the vision for Costa...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
During a typical lunch break at Newport Harbor High School, cups filled with celery, broccoli, jicama and red peppers sit in the cafeteria beside plastic containers packed with fresh fruit and yogurt.
Teenagers file through the lunch line, piling...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Parent James Marca sat in one spot, slightly away from the organized chaos that was back to school night Friday at Waldorf School of Orange County in Costa Mesa, completely focused on his knitting project.
Marca seamlessly moved between stitches in an...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:29 PM
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.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:37 PM
"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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
The casual, hang-loose world in which we live may have opened some doors previously closed to many folks, but along the way, the rush to informality has had some casualties. Among them: manners. While we may no longer dress for dinner, a civilized...