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  • 'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91

    'Ted' Marinos, longtime cafe and pawn shop businessman, dies at 91
    Elefthious "Ted" Marinos, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, business owner and volunteer, has died. Marinos died of natural causes in his home on Feb. 15. He was 91. Marinos' 60-year residency in Costa Mesa included operating the Wagonwheel Cafe,...
  • Biz News: Newport firm sells apartment properties for $482 million

    JH Real Estate Partners Inc. of Newport Beach has sold a 14-property portfolio containing 2,669 apartments to a Los Angeles investment firm. It is one of the largest multifamily asset purchases in Southern California in two decades. TruAmerica...
  • Longtime chamber leader passes baton

    Longtime chamber leader passes baton
    After 23 years as Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Ed Fawcett is calling it quits. But although Fawcett stepped down Dec. 31, by the next day he had started as a consultant for the chamber's transition to new leadership. Fawcett...
  • Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

    Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says
    Eight months after an Orange County Superior Court judge upheld a City Council ban on dancing at Woody's Wharf, patrons of the popular Newport Beach restaurant will again be allowed to bust a move. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of California's 4th...
  • Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'

    Checking In With: Goat Hill Tavern makes list of 'Diviest Dive Bars'
    Urban Dictionary — hey, what more appropriate source is there? — defines a dive bar as "a well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele." Costa Mesa's Goat Hill Tavern, which recently...
  • The Crowd: Terrence Howard hustles, the bubbly flows

    The Crowd: Terrence Howard hustles, the bubbly flows
    Twenty-fifteen was launched with style on the Orange Coast. Hostess Elizabeth An and husband Gordon Clune welcomed some 300 guests in sparkling New Year's Eve attire to a very special party at AnQi, South Coast Plaza. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Heroin, meth are teen drugs of choice, officer says

    Marijuana, pills and alcohol may have been staples of wild teen parties in the past, but more and more, students are using heroin and methamphetamine, an undercover Newport Beach police detective told members of the Corona del Mar High School PTA at a...
  • Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion

    Talking Shop: Riding the wave of fashion
    Business is a family affair for the Skala sisters. Katie, 28, and Jessica, 23, are the force behind the innovative fashion truck Waves of Attire: Rolling Boutique, a mobile clothing and accessories retailer. Taking their cue from food trucks, the...
  • Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke

     Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke
    Since becoming president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2006, Terry Dwyer has been on a mission to make the venue affordable, intriguing and inviting — even a little off once in a while. While the center delivers well on the popular...
  • Virgen: A different kind of football awards banquet

    Virgen: A different kind of football awards banquet
    When Estancia High Assistant Principal Dr. David Martinez quoted LL Cool J during his welcoming speech I knew I was in for something different at the Eagles football brunch Saturday morning. "When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most...
  • Jim Carnett: Don't knock mashed potatoes and Fritos

    One of my 8-year-old granddaughters — I have two — and I recently discussed the merits of school cafeteria food. "I'm not a big fan, Opa," she quipped, sounding very grown up. "I prefer to bring a sandwich to school, along with some cheese,...
  • Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1

    Hungry? Newport's Restaurant Week offers special menus through Feb. 1
    Diners can dig into special menus at 63 restaurants during Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Feb. 1. The ninth annual event will offer prix fixe menus with lunches from $10 to $25 and dinners from $20 to $50....