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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Preventing illness begins in the produce aisle

    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket. Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
  • 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...
  • Bollettieri honored at Tennis Club

    Bollettieri honored at Tennis Club
    Since Sean Abdali became owner of The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club, he hasn't exactly gotten a lot of sleep. Abdali and his staff have worked all week to provide immediate renovations to the club. Fences were painted, sunscreens were...
  • The Crowd: SPIN in need of matching funds

    Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...