| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:02 PM
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.
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:15 PM
An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action to two Orange County chefs who serve foie gras.
The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The greatest shopping friend known to women may have just arrived at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza.
The Me-Ality takes the guessing out of sizing, style and best fit when it comes to finding that perfect pair of jeans. I recently tested it and was...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 PM
"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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:19 PM
It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Tastea, a trendy international tea bar at the Outlets at Orange, is moving to Costa Mesa, according to a news release.
The Orange location will close March 24. The Costa Mesa store is set to open in April at 1175 Baker St.
Tastea is known for flavored...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Renowned pianist Ellis Hall will play at a charitable event benefiting the Mercy House this weekend at the OC Mart Mix.
"He's really great," Allison Harvey, organization development director, said of the blind musician. "He gets a...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Tuesday Trivia Night
Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
A free class, "Parkinson's In...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Wine lovers will help underserved youth get to college during the Wooden Floor's sixth annual Keep the Promise wine tasting benefit.
Proceeds will go to the Santa Ana-based after-school program, which provides arts and educational programs to 375 low-...