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  • Chef and server, on wheels

    Chef and server, on wheels
    Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star. Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
  • Harbor Report: Business is good on the harbor

    Harbor Report: Business is good on the harbor
    Hello everyone. I apologize for not turning in a story last week. The good news is that I have been selling boats. Which leads me into my annual marine industry sales observations. I asked Mike Zemla of Western Marine Maintenance, David Beek at Island...
  • Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?

    Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?
    As a councilman and bar and restaurant owner Gary Monahan maintains a hectic schedule. But Thursday figures to be maddening, mainly in terms of business. World Cup begins, yet Monahan will be interested in more things than just the beautiful game. His...
  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: Dining - with dog - at my favorite places

    Barbara's Bits & Bites: Dining - with dog - at my favorite places
    Editor's note: Political columnist Barbara Venezia plans to write occasional food columns under the banner "Barbara's Bits & Bites." This is her first. Even though it's been years since I did a comedy cooking show, "At Home on the Range," on local...
  • Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

    Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine
    Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza. "Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said. The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...
  • Community & Clubs: Farewell to a longtime, beloved beat

    For many service clubs, including Rotary, Lions and Exchange, July 1 brings a change in club leadership. For Kiwanis clubs, that happens Sept. 1. Last Thursday, more than 90 people, including current and past Rotarians, their spouses, members of the...
  • 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...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • 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....
  • From the Boathouse: Another awareness week on the water

    Ahoy! National Safe Boating Week has finished and another pre-summer awareness week begins on Sunday for boaters and avid fishermen. Can you guess which one? Let me remind you about National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1 to 8. The...