| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to add polystyrene food containers to its banned items list.
Council members voted 5 to 2, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio dissenting, to advise staff to write up two ordinances...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Huntington Beach City Council members on Monday plan to ask air quality regulators to invest money collected from a power plant for specific improvement projects within the city.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District can collect an estimated...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Ristorante Rumari is a family restaurant featuring Southern-style Italian cuisine. We haven't been back to this Laguna Beach eatery in six years, and were looking forward to revisiting it to see if the food was as good as we remembered — and to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:19 AM
I first visited Zimzala three years ago when it was opening and executive chef Jenny Cox was refining the California/Mediterranean menu for this new restaurant on the top floor of the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach.
I had a delicious meal and gave...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Fashion flash: Wish you were able to attend Fashion Week in New York City? South Coast Plaza is bringing the hottest in apparel, beauty and home décor to locals with its Live the Look event Thursday through Sunday. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pamper party: Oct. 14 marks the return of Spa Week, during which many area spas will offer special $50 treatment deals through the http://www.spaweek.com website. Example participants include Fresh Espace at South Coast Plaza, which is offering three 60-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Triangle Square (isn't that an oxymoron?) has recently been rebranded. It is now known simply as The Triangle, and with the addition of quite a few new restaurants, representatives are designating it as a culinary center.
My companion and I recently...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The party-bus service, HB2Newport, started its engines in March and recently expanded to include Costa Mesa.
The shuttle service — there are actually two buses — connects the popular bar areas in downtown Huntington Beach, the peninsula in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:33 AM
A wonderful new store in Laguna Beach — Laguna Wine, Coffee, & Specialty Foods — is an oenophile's paradise and a gourmet's delight. Even if you are neither, you will find the knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to help you make your...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Old World Village in Huntington Beach kicked off its 35th annual Oktoberfest in early September, and this year marks the first festival without the presence of longtime Old World pub Rathskeller.
"I would say it does feel like there is a hole in our...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine is a marvelous collection of Asian eateries: Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, ranging from large restaurants to small storefront places as well as a big Korean supermarket.
The center is always...