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  • Restaurant Week heats up Costa Mesa

    For the fourth year, the city's Conference & Visitor Bureau will host Costa Mesa Restaurant Week, bringing together dozens of locations across town to offer special menus. As a condition of involvement, organizers asked all participating restaurants...
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...
  • The Crowd: Writing the book on cystic fibrosis

    As some 425 guests arrived at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, they entered the ballroom to find a handsome gold-covered and perfectly bound book at each table place setting. The thickness of the publication suggested far more than a brochure...
  • Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say

    Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say
    A suspected burglar was arrested Wednesday when he tried to order food at a Costa Mesa restaurant that police say he broke into hours earlier. Daniel Lee Warn, 28, hadn't even changed clothes when he returned to the El Pollo Loco in the 1900 block of...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language

    Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language
    I'm taking a much-needed break from writing about politics this week to focus on food. On June 12, I premiered my monthly column for foodies that discovers — and rediscovers — fun places to eat in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area. After...
  • Corona del Mar Today: D.A. reviews girl's fall from prom bus

    The California Highway Patrol has completed its investigation of a June 7 incident in which a Corona del Mar High School student fell onto the 73 Freeway from a party bus headed to prom, a spokesman confirmed. The District Atty.'s office is reviewing the...
  • Parking plan for Corona del Mar advances

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted unanimously this week to pass a Corona del Mar parking management report — specifically eight, short-term recommendations for improving parking in the village business district — to the City...
  • The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find

    The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find
    It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned...
  • 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...
  • What's on the menu? Jam

    What's on the menu? Jam
    Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...
  • The Harbor Report: It's August, and the marlins are biting

    I made my way around the harbor this week and checked in with some old friends. From the Balboa Angling Club, Amy Elliott gave me the following: "This year's Helen Smith Offshore Tournament was held Aug. 1 and 2, and the fishing was awesome. We had 51...