| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Mark's — renamed ReMark's — recently reopened in Laguna Canyon on the site of his original restaurant that has been shuttered for two years. Mark DePalma tells us proudly that his 11-year-old daughter Ashley suggested the clever new moniker....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Cindy Dole and Marena Padden, grade-level advisors of the Newport Chapter of the National Charity League, hosted an event this week at the newly opened Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa.
More than 30 of the chapter's eighth-grade girls participated in an...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:53 PM
South Coast Collection continues to display economic activity, with three businesses opening recently and three more expecting to do so in the coming months.
All six new tenants of the Costa Mesa shopping center, nicknamed SoCo, are exclusive to...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:32 AM
As most of you already know, Friday is the start of the 66th Annual Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.
If you are reading my column before 10 a.m., you still have time to head out to the Corona del Mar cliffs to watch the starts from 11 a.m. to noon....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:41 AM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
An estimated 1,000 lobsters will fly into John Wayne Airport on Friday evening.
If you cast a glance skyward, you won't notice any marine crustaceans suspended in mid-air.
They will, instead, disembark...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:50 PM
The Newport Beach and Corona del Mar landscape keeps transforming, but into what?
The Mayans always assumed that everything happened in circles, and their calendar reflected that assumption, that what happened before will happen again. I am starting to...