| Dec 6, 2011
| 10:01 PM
COSTA MESA — Whittier Elementary School teacher Patrick DeVusser has traveled to Uganda twice, but he hasn't been able to leave the East African country behind.
For the third year, DeVusser's fourth-grade students, as well as some of his former...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:15 PM
One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29.
Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 8:50 PM
SANTA ANA — Jackson Dionne calls it his own personal five-second rule.
It's the time he allots himself to think about a failed field-goal attempt before moving on and beginning to focus on the next try.
But the 20 seconds of futility his rule...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:43 PM
For many people, the gateway to Costa Mesa is at Harbor Boulevard from the San Diego (405) Freeway. What impression do we create for a passing or exiting motorist?
Within one half-mile south of the freeway offramp there is In-N-Out Burger, Chick fil-A,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:05 PM
Flame Broiler, Taco Bell, AutoZone and NuVision Federal Credit Union will take up vacancies in a new retail hub on Harbor Boulevard, the developer confirmed this week.
The businesses will stand alongside the recently opened Sonic, Fresh & Easy...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:11 PM
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa welcomed an overflow crowd Nov. 9 for the 22nd annual Celebrity Chef Dinner benefiting Share Our Selves. Nearly 300 guests helped raise $187,000 in support of SOS Orange Aid Project, which collects food from...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:09 PM
A familiar face's makeover was revealed Thursday when the newly redesigned McDonald's at 3141 Harbor Blvd. held its ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony after being shut down for four months.
The ceremonyofficially wrapped up a remodeling process...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Coca-Cola has an ad campaign that confronts what it calls the "complex challenge of obesity."
In the campaign, Coke notes that of its more than 650 beverages, there are more than 180 low- or no-calorie drinks. Most of the full-calorie drinks also have...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:18 PM
A Denny's location that for decades was known as a popular hangout and late-night destination near downtown Costa Mesa has served its last plate of Moons over My Hammy.
After serving hungry customers for more than 20 years, the restaurant at East 17th...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Counting the times he's cooked it at home and school, Vince Terusa thinks he's made his shallow-poached Dover sole appetizer at least 50 times.
The time that counts is Saturday.
This weekend, the Mission Viejo resident and four other Orange Coast...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After 16 years of serving food amid faux animals, greenery and falling water, the Rainforest Cafe at South Coast Plaza closed Sunday, a company executive confirmed.
"The mall decided not to renew our lease," Keith Beitler, Rainforest Cafe's chief...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Before a small crowd of flashing cameras, curious onlookers and hungry attendees, the men stuffed and artfully hand-folded the dumplings with tiny twists.
Soon after, out they came from bamboo steamers during a small gathering Monday afternoon at...