| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:51 PM
Some people always wonder what to do with their life, switching majors in college and careers, but for others, it was always meant to be.
Huntington Beach resident Patti Young falls into the latter category.
Born into a family of educators — her...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:45 PM
A La Carte has finally bitten the dust. The gourmet takeout restaurant and catering company that we lovingly created in 1986 from a fortune teller's apartment and sold seven years ago, passing through two subsequent owners, is now undergoing a complete...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Jane was happy all the time.
Newly married to her dream husband — handsome, hardworking and wonderful — she lived in her dream house in Cypress with her three children and was having success as a real estate agent.
It was in this bubble that...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:53 PM
The boy who never grew up is more than 100 years old, but new fans are now discovering him in Costa Mesa.
One of the most technologically advanced pieces of theater in history has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center — seats,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin.
Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26.
Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:49 AM
One of the reasons I enjoy a happy and fulfilling life is because of the people in it.
They are a people who fear God, lead by example and strive, in their own way, for a better world.
And last week, I was reminded once more how lucky I am when a few of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:35 PM
When I heard about the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai by a coward, who must think he's a real man to shoot a teenage girl while on a school bus simply because she wants an education, I felt sick.
I might sound like a broken record...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Organizers called the event "A Red Carpet Moment."
The evening of gourmet food and wine benefiting Serving People in Need (SPIN) unfolded Saturday at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach. The spectacular benefit, produced by the board...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:20 AM
I'm a big fan of juicing, so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago.
Ritual Juice Box originated as an online juicing cleanse business, Ritual Wellness, started by Lori C. Kenyon and Marra O. St. Clair....
| Sep 23, 2010
| 6:31 PM
COSTA MESA — Park it, serve from it, and they'll come.
On Thursday afternoon at the Orange County Fairgrounds, discerning foodies and casual eaters checked out Food Truck Fare Thursdays, a new gathering aimed at channeling Orange County...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 8:12 PM
COSTA MESA — A homeless woman whose mummified remains were found in a car parked illegally in Costa Mesa last week worked in education in Los Angeles and held two master's degrees, according to police interviews with relatives and a review of public...