| May 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A few weeks ago at a book signing at Martha's Bookstore on Balboa Island, I met and began talking to Sharon and Bob Lambert, who live on the island.
They told me about the existence of two things I didn't know about, which I now pass along to you. The...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:14 PM
COSTA MESA — Sid Fanarof opened his first ZPizza in Laguna Beach 25 years ago. Now, 100 international locations later, he's trying a new challenge in his Orange County home turf.
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| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:49 PM
Holiday Soiree and Benefit
School board member Katrina Foley hosts her third annual Holiday Soiree and Benefit from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mesa Restaurant in the Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa. This year's event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:39 PM
COSTA MESA — When you're done reading this article, real estate insider Holly Schwartz has 365 ideas for what to do with the rest of your day.
As author of 365 Things to Do in Costa Mesa, a Torelli Realty blog that highlights local events, places...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Pizzeria Mozza, a Los Angeles eatery popular with the foodie set, plans to open a new location at 800 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, according to the restaurant's Facebook page.
"This 3,500-square-foot restaurant will be the second in Southern...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:21 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Thursday's grand opening of the Pavilions on the Balboa Peninsula marked the return of customer spending at a nearly all-new shopping center.
The somewhat-shabby shopping plaza at 32nd Street and Newport Boulevard underwent a...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:42 PM
Summer traditions from funnel cakes to carnival rides are in full swing this weekend at the 64th annual Lions Fish Fry & Carnival.
Families filled Costa Mesa's Lions Park on Saturday for the fundraiser, which included the famous $10 fish dinner,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:58 PM
COSTA MESA — Tanya Petrovna's love of cooking dates to childhood, when she helped her mother cook vegetables from other countries and traveled with her parents through Europe, sampling different flavors along the way.
Today as the founder and chef...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:31 PM
COSTA MESA — The Orange County Fair has ended, but fare for foodies has once again fired up the grills in the OC Fair & Event Center parking lot.
After being on hiatus for the duration of the fair July 15 to Aug. 14, Food Truck Fare Thursdays...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:59 PM
From Shakespeare to Sherlock to a slew of short subjects, Orange Coast College has a potpourri of theatrical entertainment in store for local audiences during the upcoming season.
The first curtain will go up Sept. 9, when OCC drama instructor David...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:53 PM
Freshii aims to bring healthy fast food to diners with the opening of its first Orange County location last week in the Bluffs shopping center, according to a news release.
The Chicago-based franchise specializes in "Fresh food. Custom built,"...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:30 PM
COSTA MESA — Red, yellow and orange bell peppers were being chopped alongside iceberg lettuce. Juicy red strawberries were sliced, dainty mushrooms cut up.
A stew of elk and lamb meat bubbled inside industrial-sized metal pots while steam rushed...