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  • Downtown businesses ponder alcohol crackdown

    Downtown Huntington Beach business owners are expressing mixed emotions about the recommendations the chief of police has made to curb alcohol-related incidents. A few believe Chief Ken Small is on the right path to stopping the riffraff in the area...
  • Ways to treat dad on Father's Day

    Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Huntington Beach offering Father's Day specials: * Say it with song Pianist Vern Nelson performs a Father's Day concert at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., with an...
  • Night out becomes annual 'Ball Crawl'

    Night out becomes annual 'Ball Crawl'
    It seemed like business as usual around Downtown Huntington Beach on a foggy Saturday morning, as residents walked up and down Main Street for their morning walk and a cup of coffee. But little did the locals know that from the fog would emerge at least...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Plenty of Turkish delight at GG's

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Plenty of Turkish delight at GG's
    In the days of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking was considered to be among the great cuisines of the world. These days, it is likely to appear on menus featuring Mediterranean food, a mixture of Middle Eastern and Italian. GG's Bistro in the...
  • Review: Braving the heat for Huntington sounds

    Review: Braving the heat for Huntington sounds
    The Orange County ska community tackled the dry heat last Thursday and Friday as the Vans Warped Tour stopped in Pomona. Included on the bill of more than 100 artists, three Huntington Beach bands, Reel Big Fish, the Aquabats and Pacific Dub, showed off...
  • City Lights: A life's legacy outside of politics

    City Lights: A life's legacy outside of politics
    Saturday afternoon, I sat in a cramped, paper-laden office inside Don the Beachcomber — the kind of setting that evokes thoughts of long hours and minute detail — and listened to a man on a computer screen talk about leaving reality behind:...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Carmelita's misses getting the details right

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Carmelita's misses getting the details right
    Bienvenidos a Carmelita's, Laguna's newest Mexican restaurant. It replaces the long-gone Vietnamese Cajun restaurant on Broadway with a spiffy new renovation. With its tasteful tile and stonework accents, the remodeled interior might be called modern...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes
    There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex. As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...
  • Sleepy Tuesdays wake up with Surf City Nights

    Sleepy Tuesdays wake up with Surf City Nights
    It nearly has everything you want, all enclosed in one space. Fresh produce, food, jewelry, a bounce house for the kids and the freedom to walk through the streets without worrying about a vehicle running into you — where could this place possibly...
  • Gossiping Gourmet: High dining at the Himalayan

    Gossiping Gourmet: High dining at the Himalayan
    There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian. As we perused...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Margherita fit for a queen

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Margherita fit for a queen
    These days, when we are jonesing for pizza, we are confronted with a vast array of choices even before we think about toppings. Are you in the mood for thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, cracker crust, deep dish or even flat bread? The oldest and...
  • Coffee with a splash of steampunk

    Coffee with a splash of steampunk
    Caffè Caldo has a lot to say in its name. There's no secret where Huntington Beach's new restaurant/espresso bar's roots lie with the two Italian words, including the traditional spelling of cafè. There's dual meaning to caldo, which is Italian for heat...