| May 29, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"They stole my trailer. Inside was my push cart, my umbrella, my signage, my generator — even my ice scream scoops!"
In his thick Boston accent, the 34-year-old entrepreneur was telling me about his loss the night before as we sat in the Albertsons...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach and world-renowned ocean photographer Aaron Chang (who has a pop-up gallery in the Shorebreak lobby) have teamed up to create an experience for surf and art lovers.
Booking an "On a Mission for Art" package...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
The Camp in Costa Mesa is an innovative and fun destination with assorted sports-related shops and seven different restaurants ranging from 118 Degrees, serving raw vegan food, to Valhalla Table, featuring sausages and beer. Ecco has joined the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...