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  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months. Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls

    The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls
    It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
  • Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

    Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine
    Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza. "Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
  • The Crowd: From Hollywood to the real hunger games

    She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County. Her...
  • Race for the Cure to leave Newport

    The next Race for the Cure could be the last in Newport Beach. Officials with the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen told the Newport Beach City Council this week that they are frustrated with the city's misguided priorities and plan to move...
  • Wine-tasting to benefit poor children

    The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
  • A Word, Please: If you choose to exclaim, follow the rules

    Recently I dusted off an old paperback copy of "Oliver Twist." Flipping through, I landed on page 121, where I read the following passage. "Hold your tongue, sir!" said Mr. Fang, peremptorily. "I will not, sir!" replied the old gentleman. "Hold your...
  • The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema

    The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema
    As 100 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort, two young gents stood at attention blowing traditional Hawaiian conch shells. Sam and Jack Christensen offered the spiritual island welcome to their great-grandmother Bernice "Bea" Edwards, honoring her...
  • Business uses wine barrels as building blocks

    Business uses wine barrels as building blocks
    While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks." The Costa Mesa resident was...
  • New mayor greets residents

    New mayor greets residents
    For newly selected Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, the upcoming year will be marked by an emphasis on celebrating the city and the services it provides. So, he thought, what better way to begin spreading this message than through the wine-and-cheese...
  • The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause

    The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause
    "2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN). More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...