| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:28 PM
This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the...
| 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 11, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The 2015 social season on the Orange Coast was launched with panache by South Coast Repertory.
In anticipation of the theater's 51st season, patrons gathered for a chic kick-off party in the breathtaking contemporary residence of Sarah and Thom McElroy....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Like most golfers, Don DuBois would love to play more but can't because he has a job and other commitments. So the acclaimed Newport Beach amateur has decided for quality over quantity, playing in select tournaments this summer.
The event he has circled...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Boats are selling, and the marine industry people around town are moving like it's 2007. That's part of the reason why I was not able to submit a column last week.
While I was working in Monterey last week, Amy Elliott from the Balboa Angling Club called...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Bill Longfield wasn't sure a food-tasting event on an island would work.
The Balboa Island Improvement Assn., where Longfield is a board member, had for years hosted an outdoor dinner in its namesake neighborhood, but as the event got more popular...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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,...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:19 PM
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...