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  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can be proud of an improving Westside

    For many years, Costa Mesa's Westside hasn't fully tapped its great potential, despite being just one mile from the beach, the capital of the world's action sports industry and the subject of an innovative revitalization plan drawn up about a decade ago...
  • New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza

    New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza
    A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon. Fireside is located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel on Bristol Street and across the freeway from South Coast Plaza. Its...
  • Community & Clubs: Meet Mike Scheafer, the Lions king

    Longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Mike Scheafer will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation on March 22 at a dinner dance at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa called "Blues on the Bayou." Scheafer...
  • Newport peers into the future of its pier

    How does a city decide what to put at the end of its pier? In Newport Beach, where the City Council is trying to figure out what to do with a vacant structure at the end of the Newport Pier, it surveyed the uses of 42 similar structures statewide....
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 30 years of sisterhood

    The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member. "The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
  • Eat, then drink, and be merry

    Eat, then drink, and be merry
    It was not "Mad Men" protagonist Don Draper's name or profession that viewers learned first. It was his drink of choice: "Do this again — old-fashioned, please." Whether meeting clients or dining with his wife, Megan, that's what the advertising...
  • A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz

    A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz
    While Valentine's Day promises love for some, it marks an imminent end to the longstanding love affair between the Ritz Restaurant and its current Newport Beach location. Facing a Feb. 28 deadline to vacate its premises near Fashion Island, the...
  • O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

    The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday. The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100...
  • Check It Out: From the blog to the bookshelf

    Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information. Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
  • Potential candidate holds soiree

    Potential candidate holds soiree
    Partygoers filed into Mesa restaurant Wednesday night for Katrina Foley's annual Holiday Soiree and Benefit, pausing at the door to sign an endorsement for the school board member's probable council run. Foley, 46, hasn't made an official announcement,...
  • The power brokers of tomorrow?

    The power brokers of tomorrow?
    On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits. It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...