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  • Biz News: SusieCakes to treat Costa Mesa starting Saturday

    A vintage-themed bakery is scheduled to open Saturday in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection. SusieCakes, 3321 Hyland Ave., specializes in "sentimental dessert favorites" made from scratch by its team of onsite bakers, according to a news release. It...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette
    Though I enjoy writing about the local political scene, I look forward each month to switching gears to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. One place I recently discovered was Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai at 891 Baker...
  • The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs

    This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the...
  • The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory

    The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory
    The 2015 social season on the Orange Coast was launched with panache by South Coast Repertory. In anticipation of the theater's 51st season, patrons gathered for a chic kick-off party in the breathtaking contemporary residence of Sarah and Thom McElroy....
  • Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors

    Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors
    Bill Longfield wasn't sure a food-tasting event on an island would work. The Balboa Island Improvement Assn., where Longfield is a board member, had for years hosted an outdoor dinner in its namesake neighborhood, but as the event got more popular...
  • Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

    Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport. "Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • Biz News: Sidecar offers Friday, Saturday deal

    Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will now stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons who visit during the regular morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays and keep their receipt can come back the same day after 4 p.m....
  • Chef and server, on wheels

    Chef and server, on wheels
    Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star. Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
  • Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say

    Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say
    A suspected burglar was arrested Wednesday when he tried to order food at a Costa Mesa restaurant that police say he broke into hours earlier. Daniel Lee Warn, 28, hadn't even changed clothes when he returned to the El Pollo Loco in the 1900 block of...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language

    Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language
    I'm taking a much-needed break from writing about politics this week to focus on food. On June 12, I premiered my monthly column for foodies that discovers — and rediscovers — fun places to eat in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area. After...
  • Corona del Mar Today: D.A. reviews girl's fall from prom bus

    The California Highway Patrol has completed its investigation of a June 7 incident in which a Corona del Mar High School student fell onto the 73 Freeway from a party bus headed to prom, a spokesman confirmed. The District Atty.'s office is reviewing the...