| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal.
Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Finding Filomena's Italian Kitchen was like finding an old friend. This neighborhood restaurant in Costa Mesa brought back memories of the small, family-owned Italian places in New York's Little Italy.
The cozy, welcoming atmosphere, the warm,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:46 AM
"Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg."
Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint.
He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25 off the Balboa Pier. The last boat is expected to pass by at 1:30 p.m. More than 130 boats enter the competition, which...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.
Huntington Beach resident Bruno Serato has continued to do so since the chef's concerned mother visited the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
"All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21.
It seems they had already made up their minds before the City Council meeting. Unfortunately, they would not be swayed by the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Huntington Beach tattoo artist Hector "HEK" Valdez was busy at work Tuesday — a tattoo machine in one hand and a patron's arm in the other.
The design of choice was a scaled-down version of the now nationally recognized sign atop Johnny's Saloon,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:44 AM
As family and friends gathered to remember a 23-year-old woman lost to street violence, another young woman appeared in a nearby courthouse Tuesday to declare her innocence in a predawn beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left the recent college...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Prosecutors in the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that a police officer's fatal shooting of a Huntington Beach man was justified.
Huntington Beach Police Officer Doug Martin was cleared in the death of Ian Berrier, 20, whom he...