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  • 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-...
  • Ben L. SchmidJanuary 12, 1923 - August 23, 2014

    Ben L. Schmid<br/>January 12, 1923 - August 23, 2014
    On Saturday, August 23rd, Ben Schmid made a sudden, but gentle and gracious exit to a life extraordinarily well-lived.  Born in Riverside, raised in Hollywood and a 30-year resident of San Marino before moving to Balboa Island in 1985, Ben was a respected...
  • Fitness Files: Take advice with a grain of salt

    "Don't Toss Out Your Salt Shaker!" says Dr. Niels Graudal's Danish study, which adds that people with very low levels of salt in their diets suffer elevated mortality. Of course, a few lines down, Graudal's American Journal of Hypertension article...
  • The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN

    The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN
    In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist. Her breadth and depth of knowledge...
  • Biz News: SusieCakes to treat Costa Mesa starting Saturday

    A vintage-themed bakery is scheduled to open Saturday in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection. SusieCakes, 3321 Hyland Ave., specializes in "sentimental dessert favorites" made from scratch by its team of onsite bakers, according to a news release. It...
  • Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

    Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly legal repercussions. The four owners of the Balboa Peninsula restaurant and bar had already donated the maximum $1,...
  • Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director

     Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director
    "Hold on," said Louie Jocson. "I'm in the process of caramelizing onions." The newly appointed culinary director of Zov's, the restaurant chain known for its Eastern Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, is a fixture on the Southern California culinary...
  • Talking Shop: 503 Found is Cannery Village's hidden gem

    Talking Shop: 503 Found is Cannery Village's hidden gem
    It takes a special eye to be able to walk into an empty warehouse and fall in love with the potential. That's what co-founding partners Kim Rodosky and Kim Johnson, of interior design boutique 503 Found, did when they saw the wide-open warehouse that...
  • Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

    Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County
    Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door. It's going to be a two-hour wait. That's because Din Tai Fung, the acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant that opened Monday, is famous for...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova
    It's time to take my monthly break from writing about politics and focus on something more far delicious for all those foodies out there who enjoy discovering — and re-discovering — fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa as much...
  • Biz News: Cucina Enoteca opens at Fashion Island

    A new Fashion Island restaurant that caught on fire during construction opened Wednesday. Cucina Enoteca joins other recently opened, upscale restaurants at the shopping center, including Fig and Olive and Red O. The restaurant offers communal seating...
  • SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa

    SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa
    Costa Mesa police and fire crews worked to remove an SUV that was stuck on the grass area at the Denny's on Harbor Boulevard Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the Denny's at 3170 Harbor Blvd. at 10:27 a.m. after receiving reports...