| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist.
Her breadth and depth of knowledge...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:54 PM
JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island.
The site, at 1470 Jamboree Road, used to house the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and looks over the Newport Beach Country Club, according to a...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly legal repercussions.
The four owners of the Balboa Peninsula restaurant and bar had already donated the maximum $1,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:44 PM
The city of Newport Beach received a triple-A implied credit rating Friday from global credit rating and research group Fitch Ratings, according to a city news release.
"Prudent financial management has resulted in a history of positive operations,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way.
On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:15 PM
"Hold on," said Louie Jocson. "I'm in the process of caramelizing onions."
The newly appointed culinary director of Zov's, the restaurant chain known for its Eastern Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, is a fixture on the Southern California culinary...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.
It's going to be a two-hour wait.
That's because Din Tai Fung, the acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant that opened Monday, is famous for...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:28 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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....