| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:34 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the SoBeCa District.
Merchants, eateries and galleries in the roughly triangular area bordered by...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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-...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:13 AM
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....