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  • Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'

    Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'
    It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades. Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
  • The Crowd: Fun was had while dealing with serious subject

    The Crowd: Fun was had while dealing with serious subject
    The stunning blond chef Jamie Gwen stepped up to the microphone to address the several hundred guests who had gathered at the Fairmont Newport Beach for the 10th anniversary of the American Liver Foundation's Flavors of Orange County culinary gala....
  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...
  • Fundraiser to benefit Costa Mesa schools

    The Costa Mesa High School Foundation and We Olive & Wine Bar will celebrate the city's 60th anniversary at a fundraiser Saturday. The Going Green event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The OC Mix in the SoCo Collection retail center at 3303 Hyland Ave.,...
  • Mailbag: Abortion rights supporters can't impose their will on Hoag

    I find it curious that those who advocate abortion on demand would lament Hoag's decision to stop performing elective abortions. I wonder what their response would be if they went to their favorite steak restaurant only to find that it had been...
  • The Harbor Report: Catching up with some past cup racers

    During the next two weeks all eyes will be focused on the San Francisco Bay Area and the Americas Cup. I was fortunate to receive a press pass and plan on attending races Sept. 7 and 8. I decided to research and contact a number of Newport Beach...
  • Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo

    Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo
    The Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop plans to open a second shop in Costa Mesa this month. The fast-casual eatery, which opened last year on East 17th Street, is coming across town July 22 at the South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave. The restaurant,...
  • Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent

    Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent
    Visitors at Fashion Island on Saturday appeared to be stuck in a time warp. Parents paused beside chic — and high-tech — strollers, taking pictures with cell phones. The scene in front of them, though, seemed straight out of medieval Europe....
  • Commentary: Teachers care about others and show it*

    *This article has been corrected. See below. Many women enjoy getting together for brunch. However, sharing a brunch with the homeless women who have found food, shelter and comfort at Isaiah House in Santa Ana was an outstanding experience for the...
  • Wine-tasting to benefit poor children

    The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
  • No waffling, customers approve

    No waffling, customers approve
    For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them. The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
  • The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album

    The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album
    Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson Viking; 264 pages The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...