| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:41 AM
We were on our way to dine at a restaurant in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in Irvine, but when we arrived, we discovered it was packed, so we wandered around the center and came across a sweet little Thai place called Thai Bamboo Bistro.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:18 PM
There are plenty of places to pick up a hamburger down Costa Mesa's Harbor Boulevard. The Habit Burger Grill served up one more Wednesday with the grand opening of its newest location.
Tony Serritella, Habit's chief operating officer, couldn't help but...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Easter is just around the corner and several places are hosting special events. Here are a few hopping ideas on how to celebrate the holiday.
Easter Family Fun in H.B.
In Huntington Beach, the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day will take place form...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The lovable dive known as the Little Knight left its spot on 17th Street in August, and the Wild Goose Tavern has swooped in.
Reporter Jill Cowan and I stopped by for media night Nov. 8. Not just a bar, the tavern boasts a menu of gourmet sausages,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Want the tryptophan-induced coma without all the work? Here are a few alternatives to preparing your own Thanksgiving meal.
Lobster or turkey
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., offers a three-course menu with...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever asked the city CEO to investigate some of the city's most prominent charities.
Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, two nonprofits that give food and...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In a nondescript strip mall on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, located next to a Chixy Natural and a Bomburger, along with several other chain restaurants, is a very good family-owned Mediterranean-Italian bistro called Café Tria.
Large windows overlook...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:46 PM
The smell of warm chili filled the air Saturday afternoon as Costa Mesa citizens and politicians gathered for the annual Halecrest Community Chili Cook-Off.
About 15 chili-cooking groups competed at the free event, which included food, music and vendors....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Re. "Apodaca: Public education hangs in the balance Nov. 6," (Column, Oct. 7):
Patrice Apodaca pleads with the readers to get behind passing Proposition 30 to fund public education in California.
On the surface, it sounds reasonable, but she also makes...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:49 PM
In your recent article "An election unlike any other," (Oct. 7), you are correct that "Jim Righeimer shook up city politics when he took office two years ago." He has pushed through the idea to privatize our city in a manner that has made our city...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:28 PM
"If we managed to put the soup kitchen out of business," opined Mayor Eric Bever at the Oct. 2 Costa Mesa City Council meeting, "it would go a long way to addressing the attractive nuisance," and solving the problem of homeless people coming to Costa...