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  • Retail Therapy: Loehmann's goes out on a high

    Farewell, Loehmann's: Sadder words were rarely spoken, but all Loehmann's locations will be out of business by Jan. 31. Save up to 85% on the 92-year-old retailer's famous selection of discounted designer apparel, shoes and accessories. The closest...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Growth proves slow but business leaders have hope

    The business sector slowly improved in Huntington Beach in 2013, and some in the community are optimistic about the opportunities the new year will bring. Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Wheeler categorized last year as a "mild success" because...
  • Retail Therapy: Corner comes to Irvine

    Grand slam: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has announced several upcoming ribbon-cutting events. The newly remodeled Corner Bakery at 13786 Jamboree Road will celebrate its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 with free snacks and beverages. Information:...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Adding Chicano to the Mix

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Adding Chicano to the Mix
    Carlos Salgado spent a decade learning his craft in some of the best restaurants in Northern California. After returning to Orange County a few years ago, he started a food truck business with his sister Silvia using their parents' 25 year-old taqueria in...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life
    Hush has been hushed, Mark's has been marked off and Katsuya, we'll see ya, because another restaurant has emerged in the spot that previously housed these restaurants. It's a large attractive space that has undergone a facelift and now bears the name...
  • Starbucks uncorked

    Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The...
  • Slapfish set to jump into bigger pond

    Slapfish set to jump into bigger pond
    While Huntington Beach restaurant Slapfish has endured the typical trials and tribulations of a new business, its owners are now reeling in success and ready to cast a wide net into the Middle East. On a recent afternoon, founders Andrew Gruel and...
  • Task force considers more solutions to downtown alcohol issues

    Another round of alcohol-related discussions dominated the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force meeting Thursday as the committee talked about the possibility of new rules for bars, restaurants and liquor stores in the area. The city would accomplish...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O

    The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O
    Restaurateur Rick Bayless, winner of TV's "Top Chef Masters" and star of the show "One Plate at a Time," has opened the second branch of his Red O Restaurant in a large new building in Fashion Island. The décor is dazzling, and as you enter, the din...
  • Retail Therapy: We'll always have Casablanca

    Bridal dreams: Orange County-based bridal gown designer Casablanca Bridal will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new retail location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. Brides are asked to book...
  • Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies

    Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies
    She was the youngest in a blended family, a psychology grad who discovered she'd really rather write — or talk, the big heart with the sunny personality who picked up causes and friends with a full embrace. Kim Pham, friends and family agreed,...