| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will...
| 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 27, 2012
| 9:13 PM
With Newport-Mesans in the Olympics, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a conventional "top 10...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC.
Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson:...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:46 AM
AuthorHouse; 146 pages
Poor Merlot. After Paul Giamatti uttered that now-famous line in the 2004 romantic comedy "Sideways" — the one about not drinking Merlot. Seriously, do I even need to quote it? — news...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:09 PM
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...
| 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...