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  • Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

    Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Proceeds will help the library build its collection and fund events like Sunday Musicales and the Summer Reading Program. Want early access? Members get to attend a presale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Information: (949) 759-9667.
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social
    Social Costa Mesa is the hot new spot in town. Like many of the new restaurants these days, it is quite casual, and the food is rich and tasty. Chef Jeffrey Boullt was recently the sous chef at Playground, and he brings with him some of the flavors of...

    Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

    The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol despite having supported the notion months before. Council members voted 4-2 to deny a zoning change that...

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno
    Chef Ali Kihanmahd has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, including 15 spent in top Italian restaurants in New York, and he is now demonstrating his many talents in a charming little restaurant in Costa Mesa called Al Forno Caffe. With this...

    Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday

    Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday
    Huntington Beach's famed Golden Bear nightclub will be remembered with a plaque placed at 1 p.m. Monday at its former site at 306 Pacific Coast Hwy., now the Pierside Pavilion. The Golden Bear opened as a restaurant in the 1920s and frequently served...