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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....
  • 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...
  • Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

     Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners
    Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car museum and cafe. Richard Cushman, owner of Beverly Hills Motorsport on Pomona Avenue, won approval to convert his 1960s-...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • 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,...
  • 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...