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  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette
    It's been a while since I've checked in with my restaurant column, Barbara's Bits & Bites, which continues to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. I've had a bellyful of politics from covering the last election...
  • Commentary: Preventing illness begins in the produce aisle

    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket. Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
  • Food, art and exhibits Friday night at Canvas Costa Mesa event

    The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the SoBeCa District. Merchants, eateries and galleries in the roughly triangular area bordered by...
  • '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,...
  • Harbor area alive with marina and park projects

    Harbor area alive with marina and park projects
    A new public dock and waterfront restaurant could be coming to the Newport Harbor area if state coastal regulators give the OK. The Balboa Marina West project, proposed for a swath of land on East Coast Highway between Bayside Drive and the Coast...
  • Zov's Irvine restaurant closes briefly after diners get sick

    County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said. Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...
  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: Mixing food and politics in Costa Mesa

    One reason I enjoy this food column is I get to discover and rediscover fun places to eat locally. It also gives me a break from writing about politics, but this week the two crossed paths. You can't mention Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse and Irish Pub,...
  • The God Squad: Give thanks for those not thanked enough

    Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the easily generalized list of people and things for which I'm thankful. Family, food, health, freedom, soldiers, police, firemen, home and stuffing always top the list, and they'...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Home tour to feature Roger's Gardens home

    Corona del Mar Today: Home tour to feature Roger's Gardens home
    The Corona del Mar Home Tour, the Corona del Mar High School PTA's only annual fundraiser, will take place Tuesday and feature seven homes, including the owners of Roger's Gardens' Cameo Shores home. Tickets are $75, and include breakfast at Le Pain...
  • Blessing the Boathouse

    Blessing the Boathouse
    Here he grows again. Clayton Peterson, the Costa Mesa native who took over a 1940s industrial building on the west side of town to record local bands, showcase his personal art collection and host a private venue, is now hoping to liven up the space...
  • Biz News: New food locations opening

    Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection The Island Hotel in Newport Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday to introduce its gourmet Market Place in the hotel's renovated lobby. Tastes of some of the house...
  • Stylish community joins forces on Superior

    Stylish community joins forces on Superior
    In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are combining forces to forge their own slice of "Costa Mesa cool." They're calling their neighborhood Style on Superior....