| 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 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Here he grows again.
Clayton Peterson, the Costa Mesa native who took over a 1940s industrial building on the west side of town to record local bands, showcase his personal art collection and host a private venue, is now hoping to liven up the space...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The Corona del Mar Home Tour, the Corona del Mar High School PTA's only annual fundraiser, will take place Tuesday and feature seven homes, including the owners of Roger's Gardens' Cameo Shores home.
Tickets are $75, and include breakfast at Le Pain...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said.
Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The Newport Beach Country Club celebrated the start of construction Thursday on its new $40 million clubhouse and redesigned grounds.
"Our goal is to attract younger professionals and their families," club principal Todd Pickup said in a news release....
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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....