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  • 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...
  • Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

    The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina. The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
  • Community & Clubs: Reading this in print? Thank the pioneers

    Each school year, the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club underwrites Ben Franklin and his Museum on Wheels to visit several schools around Newport Beach. This creative educational outreach, a program of the International Printing Museum in Carson, makes...
  • Fishing for oceanic solutions

    Fishing for oceanic solutions
    Skewers holding 3-inch grilled prawns disappeared from the serving platters only slightly faster than the crab-stuffed mushrooms and cream cheese salmon pastries. Yet the dwindling supply of party snacks wasn't even a small part of the event to discuss...
  • Commentary: A post-marathon indulgence

    Last week, nine of my retired teacher pals lunched at a garden restaurant. We studied the menu, looking for a no-holds-barred, high-calorie lunch. This group doesn't waste a minute worrying about the Mediterranean diet. My former principal called out,...
  • Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

    David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance. The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...
  • Community & Clubs: Kudos to the local Kiwanis

    Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23. They joined 750 students from colleges and...
  • 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...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

    Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection
    On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
  • City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

    During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city'...