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  • Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

    Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur
    His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory. And Richard Foley, 53, plans to share the inner workings of his ChocXO Bean-to-Bar Chocolatier in Irvine with the public Friday and Saturday. Foley, a Dana Point...
  • Biz News: Sushi restaurant Temakira opens in Costa Mesa

    A sushi "hand roll" restaurant has opened in Costa Mesa. Temakira, 259 E. 17th St., specializes in temaki, a type of sushi eaten by hand that is wrapped in seaweed and made into a cone shape, according to a news release. The restaurant combines styles...
  • Gift-wrapping competition aids charity

    Gift-wrapping competition aids charity
    They came armed with scissors, tape, wrapping paper, bows and creativity. Representatives of nine nonprofit organizations went head to head Wednesday morning in a gift-wrapping competition sponsored by Quattro Caffe at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa....
  • Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?

    Woody's Wharf to appellate court: Shall we dance?
    A lawsuit between Newport Beach and a popular restaurant will head back to court Friday. The issue of whether patrons can dance late into the night at Woody's Wharf ended up in court last year after the City Council denied permits needed by the...
  • Venezia: A tasty visit to Orange Coast College

     Venezia: A tasty visit to Orange Coast College
    The holiday season is a time for good food and getting together with friends. So when Doug Bennett, executive director of college advancement at Orange Coast College, and Liz Parker, an OCC Foundation specialist, invited me to lunch and tour their...
  • 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...
  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: They're dog-friendly at Boathouse, Cucina Enoteca

    The week between Christmas and New Year's is a good time to get out and try some local dining spots with family and friends, including the furry kind. While Newport Beach and Costa Mesa have many dog-friendly restaurants, that's not always the case if...
  • Lido Theatre screens 'The Interview'

    Lido Theatre screens 'The Interview'
    Intrigued by the hype preceding the limited release of "The Interview," moviegoers flocked to the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach this week to catch the controversial comedy even after threats of violence from hackers. The Lido is one of a handful of...
  • Biz News: New pet-care facility offers 'play-cations'

      Dr. Boyd's Pet Resort, a grooming, day care, veterinary, training and boarding facility in Irvine, celebrated its grand opening Dec. 15. Dr. Boyd's is open around the clock every day at 8645 Research Drive, offering services ranging from "play-...
  • Looking for New Year's Eve festivities? Party like it's 1999 (or 2014, if you must)

    As the clock nears midnight on Dec. 31, Orange County residents have plenty of options to make the countdown to 2015 fun. Tickets are on sale for XL NYE, a block party at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. The event, hosted by Newport Beach-based Identity...
  • 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: 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....