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  • Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors

    Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors
    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...
  • Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

    Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport. "Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
  • 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...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • From the Boathouse: New West Marine a coastal landmark

    Ahoy! Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West...
  • Cutting their own slice of heaven

    Cutting their own slice of heaven
    A group of Newport-Mesa dads fueled by nostalgia have taken over Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store, seeking to refresh the Newport Beach pizzeria with an updated menu and decor. The family restaurant at 2300 Bristol St., a local institution since 1976, is...
  • Commentary: Baby contests make spectacle of IVF procedure

    In a country where a good portion of the people have gambled at least once in their lives, it's normal to hear people say, "If I won the lottery, I would buy ...." How far is this country willing to take its gambling obsession, and is it OK to hold in...
  • Commentary: Big improvements coming to Newport Beach

    So you may have heard we had a Hootenanny in the Heights recently. More than 200 people gathered in Cliff Drive Park for fun and games, food and fellowship. Our Fire Department grilled up hot dogs, and the recreation staff supervised games and events for...
  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours. At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
  • Ruby returns to Ruby's

    Ruby returns to Ruby's
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. The woman who put the Ruby in Ruby's Diner was all smiles Monday as she arrived at the restaurant where it all began. And though it was her 91st birthday, Ruby Cavanaugh remains forever young as the...
  • Wayne no longer towering presence?

    In Newport Beach, where John Wayne was once so present, tiny bits of his legacy may be slipping away. The tennis club Wayne built for his wife has been renamed, and his house on the water has been razed and rebuilt. His boat, the Wild Goose, is still in...
  • Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop

    Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop
    Brooks Podolec is only 18 months old, but he's already a powerful influence in the Orange County retail world. His parents, Julie and Brad Podolec, sought last year to launch a popsicle business that would provide stores with an all-natural treat...