| 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-...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Valerie Torelli started out in the real estate business as a bookkeeper in 1970s Los Angeles, but after seeing the salespeople take "six-hour lunches" while making $70,000 a year, she figured she could do the job too — only better.
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The symphonic sounds of summer resonated Friday night before an estimated 1,600 people who came to hear the Pacific Symphony play a free outdoor concert in Costa Mesa.
The community event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts plaza celebrated the city's...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 3:26 PM
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
The Vanguard University theater department presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," an interactive musical with the audience voting on the mystery's culprit. For showtimes and tickets, visit http://www....
| Dec 7, 2010
| 9:18 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the votes for Carl's Jr. and against Sbarro and Panda Express.
The statue of "The Duke," an Orange County icon, greets flyers after they touch down at John Wayne Airport. Soon, those travelers could be tasting some local...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:41 PM
Freebie of the Week: It's the second annual Julius Holiday Tour from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday — stop by Paul Frank South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, to enjoy milk, cookies and candy canes while taking a photo with Santa Julius the monkey, Paul...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:12 PM
Editor's note: This corrects how many digits of Pi Benjamin Most recited.
CORONA DEL MAR — Benjamin Most, 13, sat on a folding chair before his peers, his hands clutching the seat and his face nearly expressionless as he began a rapid-fire...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Move over, Cooper.
One of the hottest cars on the market, the Fiat 500, is the talk of the town as Orange County's only Fiat dealership just opened in Costa Mesa. Orange Coast Fiat unveiled a cool, state-of-the-art studio, where customers can...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 9:44 PM
A big turnout for the Pacific Coast Wine Festival benefiting the Pacific Symphony netted more than $150,000 for the arts organization. The sold-out wine auction and tasting at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach attracted 300 local residents in their finest...