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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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'...