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  • Retail Therapy: Building up to Black Friday

    Discover reading: The Barnes & Noble bookseller at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110, Huntington Beach, is hosting a Discovery Friday event Nov. 22 featuring a full day of activities for the entire family, along with giveaways and book signings....
  • Commentary: Styrofoam ban doesn't make sense

    As cities in Orange County and across California discuss banning styrofoam, the debate on each side of the argument is starting to emerge. Being a lifelong surfer and a conservationist who is concerned about our environment and our oceans, I understand...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king
    Are you old enough to remember when French cuisine came to the United States and set the standard for fine dining? Home cooks across America were loyally watching Julia Child and rushing to buy her cookbooks, while a plethora of French eateries from...
  • Retail Therapy: A seasonal need for sweaters

    Warm wishes: Calypso St. Barth South Coast Plaza will collect gently used men's, women's and children's sweaters this weekend to donate to Covenant House and will give customers a 20% discount on sweaters in exchange. The promotion will be valid from 10...
  • Mailbag: Polystyrene ban would be responsible

    Caring for the environment that our grandchildren will inherit is rational and progressive. ("What will they try to ban next?" Oct 31). It is not a hassle to carry a washable, nylon bag that can be used for takeout, groceries or clothes shopping. It...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc

    The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc
    Arc, in The OC Mix at SoCo, is one of the most exciting new restaurants to hit Orange County in quite a while. It is distinguished by the fact that everything is cooked in the wood-fired oven or over the wood-fired grill. The stacks of logs inside and...
  • New police chief's salary approved

    The Huntington Beach City Council approved the salary of the newly appointed police chief Monday. Soon-to-be former San Bernardino police Chief Robert Handy made his first public appearance in Surf City, thanking the council members for the...
  • Retail Therapy: On its day, Bruxie thinks of others

    Dining with a difference: Gourmet waffle restaurant Bruxie will celebrate its third anniversary with a charity fundraiser Friday; 10% of proceeds will benefit the Independence Fund, which provides all-terrain wheelchairs to injured veterans. Area...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.
    There are very few authentic Turkish restaurants in South Orange County, so my dining partner and I were delighted to find Istanbul Grill, which has recently opened in a strip mall in Fountain Valley just off the 405 Freeway near Euclid. This bright,...
  • Retail Therapy: Scare up a good burrito

    Dia de los deals: Chipotle locations will offer $3 burritos, tacos, salads or bowls from 4 p.m. to closing on Halloween for those who arrive in costume. The Boorito fundraiser benefits the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Information: chipotle.com. Boo...
  • Retail Therapy: Doggie dress-up

    Going to the dogs: New dog boutique Charlie & Me, 410 W. Coast Hwy., Suite C, Newport Beach, is offering a range of canine Halloween costumes. It will also host a free dog parade and costume party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Balboa Island at Classic Kids...
  • 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...