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  • Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling

    Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling
    When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would...
  • Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed

    Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed
    Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain
    With the dearth of new fine-dining restaurants opening these days, we are always looking for interesting, small neighborhood spots to review. One is Il Farro on the Balboa Peninsula, just a few steps from the pier. Chef Domenico Maurici has been in...
  • Retail Therapy: Yogurt Day freebies; free SAT practice session

    Brain free(ze): Local frozen yogurt chains are honoring National Frozen Yogurt Day on Thursday with a variety of freebie promotions. Enjoy for free 6 ounces of Menchie's frozen yogurt and toppings when you "Like" Menchie's on Facebook and print the coupon...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive has opened in Fashion Island in a freestanding building just across from the Red O. The building is surrounded by fig and olive trees, and the motif is carried out in the decor. This is one gorgeous restaurant. It welcomes diners with...
  • Retail Therapy: Furniture bargains, pickup only

    Closing time: The Jennifer Convertibles store in The Market Place, 2866 El Camino Real, Tustin, will shut its doors after this weekend. Samples are being sold for up to 70% off retail price, including complete bedroom sets, sofas, chairs and ottomans....
  • Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter

    Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside
    Fireside Tavern is the latest venture from one of my favorite chefs, Scott Brandon, recently of the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. He is currently serving his gourmet pub food in the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County on Bristol Street, just...
  • German food with an accent at Old World

    German food with an accent at Old World
    According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity. The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
  • Retail Therapy: Ruby's expands, offers freebies

    Sweet surprise: Ruby's Diner Inc. will begin offering Santa Cruz ice cream favorite Marianne's at its Southern California locations, beginning with a rollout at its Laguna Beach diner. Pop by from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at 30622 S....
  • Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

    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...
  • Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

    Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach
    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...