| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:24 PM
Orange County has never seen anything quite like the new Fixtures Living, a one-stop, wonderfully interactive showroom for premium kitchen, bath and outdoor living products at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.
It's an emporium of state-of-the-art...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Bruno Serato says his Italian mother is responsible for his good deeds.
It started when she spotted a boy eating potato chips at a Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim donation ceremony.
When Caterina found out the chips were all that boy and other children...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Since our last visit to the Italian restaurant Romeo Cucina, it has had a touch up and so has the menu.
The capacious room has a warm and inviting ambiance with its wood-burning oven as a focal point. The space is nicely lit and has an uncrowded...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team.
Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Hotel restaurants are notorious for high prices and mediocre food, but there are exceptions, and we've found one just across the San Diego (405) freeway from South Coast Plaza.
What was once a decidedly unattractive Holiday Inn has been transformed...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
China has a great variety of regional cuisines yet, locally, we only see a few of these represented, mainly Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing, or a combination thereof.
We went in search of something different, and found Chef Chen, an attractive, small...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Huntington Beach now has its very own Cucina Alessa. Chef/owner Alessandro Pirozzi opened the first of these home-style Italian restaurants in Newport Beach two years ago to very good reviews. The incredibly energetic Pirozzi now works 18-hour days,...
| May 6, 2010
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a charming, romantic little bistro called Pas.tu, which means "treasure box" in Persian. A treasure box it is, with its candle-lit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:21 AM
San Francisco was boasting beautiful weather Thursday with mostly sunny skies and 72-degree air temperatures for Race 12, which was the first and only race of day number nine. Winds were at 16 knots at first but increased in the afternoon, and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Robert Marble's signature was created almost by accident.
In an effort to add a dab of color to his earlier creations, the Newport Beach resident invented a little red bird. It would attract the eye to a particular spot, he said.
"If it works once,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In a nondescript strip mall on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, located next to a Chixy Natural and a Bomburger, along with several other chain restaurants, is a very good family-owned Mediterranean-Italian bistro called Café Tria.
Large windows overlook...