| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Here he grows again.
Clayton Peterson, the Costa Mesa native who took over a 1940s industrial building on the west side of town to record local bands, showcase his personal art collection and host a private venue, is now hoping to liven up the space...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The Corona del Mar Home Tour, the Corona del Mar High School PTA's only annual fundraiser, will take place Tuesday and feature seven homes, including the owners of Roger's Gardens' Cameo Shores home.
Tickets are $75, and include breakfast at Le Pain...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:29 PM
As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The dog days of summer are here, and while it may be too hot to cook, it's the perfect temperature to read books where baking is a component of the story.
"Bread Alone" by Judith Ryan Hendricks features a woman who has found herself moving from Los...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach.
Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:28 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Tucked away in the Island Hotel's kitchen, past the room-service carts and the dinner assembly stations, an old Sabot leans against a storage room wall. It awaits repair, not for sailing but for nibbling.
Before most guests awake Friday morning, the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information.
Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Several years ago, I called Costa Mesa's Triangle Square the Bermuda Triangle Square, as it seemed to be where businesses went to disappear.
In the roughly 20 years since it opened, the center has hosted a Niketown, Virgin Records (where they answered...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Optimus Prime, Elmo, Rapunzel and even Darth Vader visited South Coast Plaza last weekend — all in the name of helping children.
The 21st annual Pumpkins and Pancakes event offered up the aforementioned breakfast staple from Plum's Cafe & Catering,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:27 PM
It's officially summertime, and the Newport Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins Saturday. So visit the Central Library or the Balboa, Corona del Mar or Mariners branch and pick up game sheets or review forms, win prizes and enjoy...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:37 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — The Corona del Mar High doubles team of Kenzie Purcifull and Riley Gerdau earned its first "triple bagel" of the season Wednesday.
Purcifull and Gerdau swept visiting San Marcos, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles. It was part of a...