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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...
  • Helping at the holidays: Benefits, boutiques, assistance and events

    During the holidays, many community groups put together feasts and assistance programs for those in need. Others present opportunities to celebrate. Here are examples of both: Benefits Costa Mesa Costa Mesa-based Share Our Selves is conducting its...
  • The Crowd: Women inspire, influence at AnQi

    The Crowd: Women inspire, influence at AnQi
    They called it an afternoon of inspiration. New York-based fashion designer Donna Karan has created a national program, "Women Who Inspire," combining art, fashion and philanthropy to support community campaigns in cities across the nation. In Costa...
  • Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

    Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center
    Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 840 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100. About 200 people attended the event, including Coldwell...
  • Season of change for venerable band Missiles of October

    Season of change for venerable band Missiles of October
    For more than two decades, Laguna Beach's beloved band Missiles of October has built an avid following at its home base, the Marine Room Tavern, where locals gather for a stiff drink and live entertainment. "I've been listening to these guys for 20-...
  • Stylish community joins forces on Superior

    Stylish community joins forces on Superior
    In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are combining forces to forge their own slice of "Costa Mesa cool." They're calling their neighborhood Style on Superior....
  • Don't want to cook? Go posh

    Thanksgiving is a day to surround oneself with friends and family and overindulge on home-cooked delights like turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But how do those who balk at standing in crowded grocery store lines and cleaning and cooking a...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Giving thanks, A to Z (CdM-style)

    A... Arthur Pescan. This Corona del Mar High School junior seems to do it all — cross country, the school musical, class president, mock trial, standing up to an angry crowd to support a new school sports complex. A school board trustee once said...
  • Biz News: Costa Mesa tea bar to close

    Seventh Tea Bar in Costa Mesa will close Dec. 31 after nearly two years in business. The bar opened in January 2013 in OC Mix, part of the South Coast Collection shopping center on Hyland Avenue. The bar is owned by Jeff and Christa Duggan, who also...
  • The Crowd: Cause in Cabo deserves attention

    The Crowd: Cause in Cabo deserves attention
    Americans have become somewhat numb to the constant barrage of disasters, natural and manmade, blasted across the media. Sadly, the media seldom follow up on the aftermath. It's on to the next headline. Last month in Mexico, Hurricane Odile devastated...
  • Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine

    Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine
    The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette
    It's been a while since I've checked in with my restaurant column, Barbara's Bits & Bites, which continues to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. I've had a bellyful of politics from covering the last election...