| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The board of directors for Save Our Youth will honor three people during an anniversary event later this month.
The Costa Mesa-based charity commonly known as SOY, which aims to reduce violence among youths, plans to give awards to Joe Erickson, Carmen...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Justin Miller is executive chef of Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa. Miller, born and raised in Orange County, describes his approach to cooking as "relaxed," a good fit for the rustic Italian cuisine at David Myers’ restaurant, centered on a wood-...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:11 PM
I hope to drop weight this summer.
The Orange County Fair has other plans. I may as well wait until New Year's to break my resolution.
The theme of the July 12 to Aug. 11 shindig is "Come & Get It." The "It" to come and get is batter-slathered, deep-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:10 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Forget bread on sandwiches, the people want waffles.
The gourmet waffle sandwich chain, Bruxie, is opening its sixth Southern California location Tuesday at the Heritage Plaza Center in Irvine, according to a news release.
The chain, which first...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Four men were arrested Sunday in Newport Beach on suspicion of stealing a bag containing a sandwich — valued at $10 — from a parked car.
Oscar Iglesias, 25, of South Gate, Daniel Godinez, 23, and Edwin Yhuit, 27, both of Cudahy, and Daniel...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:15 PM
An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action to two Orange County chefs who serve foie gras.
The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Bistango has been around for 26 years and is still going strong, perhaps even better than ever. This could be attributed to its chameleon-like nature.
By day, it is a power lunchtime gathering place, located in the atrium of a tall office building. By...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:13 PM
During a hot July in Rancho Mirage, Barbara and I took long weekends in Orange County and enjoyed the sun on the beach at the Balboa Bay Club daily.
The new club ownership has made some noticeable, positive changes, including eliminating the "guard...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The Saddle Ranch Chop House and El Corazón de Costa Mesa, two new restaurants at The Triangle, held small ribbon-cutting ceremonies earlier this week.
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce employees, city officials and others posed for the grand-opening photos...