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  • The Crowd: From Hollywood to the real hunger games

    She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County. Her...
  • Youth triathlon keeps growing

    Youth triathlon keeps growing
    Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA. In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
  • Allergan employees, Irvine officials worried over Valeant offer

    Allergan employees, Irvine officials worried over Valeant offer
    Wall Street sharks are not the only ones keeping a close watch on the contentious battle for control of Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes Botox. So are thousands of the company's scientists and researchers, many of whose jobs may be at risk....
  • Fitness as a religious duty

    When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God. The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
  • City worried about water jetpacks and similar devices

    Newport Beach city staff are concerned about a "proliferation" of new companies eyeing Newport Harbor as a place to take clients who wish to go airborne using water-propelled jetpacks and similar recreational devices. On Tuesday, City Council members...
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion
    The new Ayres Hotel in Fountain Valley, just off the 405 Freeway at Brookhurst Street, is home to a delightful restaurant called Fusion Bites. And the name is an accurate description of the eclectic menu, which is filled with tapas-sized dishes full of...
  • Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

    Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street
    The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new concept advances the diner's look a couple of decades — from the well-known 1940s theme of red vinyl booths, Formica counters and juke boxes, to what a...
  • Venezia: Buckle up as campaigns get interesting

    Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond. The Aug. 8 filing deadline saw the exit of two candidates. Newport's Michael Glenn dropped his bid for the Balboa...