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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,...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Crews move boulders to make way for home

    Corona del Mar Today: Crews move boulders to make way for home
    Crews began loading boulders from the sands of Little Corona Beach onto trucks and hauling them away Thursday morning. The effort is part of an agreement between a Corona del Mar couple and the California Coastal Commission. The removal was expected...
  • Around Town: Marriott hosts Newport Beach Jazz Party

    The 15th Newport Beach Jazz Party wraps up its four-day run this weekend with a packed lineup of jazz musicians playing evening concerts, poolside sessions, two brunches and a Valentine's Day dinner at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport...
  • Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard

    Burger King will be out, Raising Cane's chicken in on Harbor Boulevard
    Costa Mesa planners approved a new fast-food restaurant this week that will replace a Burger King near the 405 Freeway. The Burger King at 3150 Harbor Blvd. — the city's only Burger King — will be replaced by Raising Cane's, a Baton Rouge,...
  • A Word, Please: Left dangling, a participle can lose its logic

    Danglers are an extremely important language concept. Not so much for writers as for jokesters. Danglers in writing and speech don't necessarily hurt the reader. Often the message comes across just fine despite this dreaded error. But for anyone who...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Parisian-themed bistros ideal romantic settings

    Love is in the air this week, as Valentine's Day is upon us. So why not opt for a romantic casual meal at one of the two Parisian-themed bistros I recently visited: Moulin Bistro and Pandor Bakery and Café, both in Newport Beach. Moulin Bistro, 1000 N....
  • The Crowd: Lighting a candle for the new year

    The Crowd: Lighting a candle for the new year
    In the O.C. at holiday time, the grandest gala of them all is arguably the Candlelight Concert benefiting the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Celebrating 41 seasons this year, the event raised $1.9 million in support of center arts and education programs....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...