| 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...
| 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 4, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:42 PM
"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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:15 PM
"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...