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August 13, 2001
Bryce Alderton A 39-year-old driver attempting to park in a mini-mall accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and crashed into a Newport Beach bakery and Chinese restaurant Sunday morning. While no one was injured in the incident at 3601 Jamboree Road, Lina's Bakery and Lite Wok both suffered damage. Newport Beach resident Francisco Jove accidentally drove his 2000 Honda Passport into the bakery and then hit the wall separating the two restaurants.
NEWS
June 6, 2005
Andrew Edwards Cookies and cinnamon rolls are Danielle Winchell's business. Not doughnuts, as the surname might imply. Cinnamon Roll Fair, a Balboa Island bakery, opened in late March. The tiny shop is owned by Danielle and her husband Greg Winchell. It started because Danielle needed more kitchen space to expand her other home-based cookie company. "I had a part-time business doing cookies, and I needed a kitchen to expand my clientele to corporate accounts."
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
A Corona del Mar resident has one pie tin in the door toward opening her own bakery after winning an original recipe contest for a Los Angeles-based bakery chain. Tamar Gugasian, 36, whose family owns 21 Oceanfront Restaurant and Doryman's Inn in Newport Beach, will have her home-made sugar-cream pie for sale at SusieCakes locations this week as the winner of the Home Baker Pie Contest. "I am so excited and honored that they would choose my own recipe," Gugasian said of the recipe, which uses a crumble chocolate-chip cookie crust because members of her family have nut allergies.
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By Michael Miller | January 5, 2008
COSTA MESA — Adriana Guaradado lost count of how many loaves of Rosca de Reyes bread her bakery made Saturday. Suffice to say that her kitchen contained many cases of dough, many bowls of fruit and many tiny statues of the baby Jesus. La Espiga de Oro, a Westside bakery at 805 W. 19th St., bakes dozens of loaves — at least — of Rosca de Reyes bread every Jan. 5 in preparation for the Twelfth Night holiday the following day. During the Catholic holiday, which celebrates the arrival of the Magi, families in Mexico and other countries serve circular loaves of bread with cinnamon, figs, cherries and other toppings.
NEWS
January 17, 2005
Jeff Benson It wasn't just a French cupcake bakery, it was the French Cupcake Bakery, owned and operated by Jerry and Dianne French for 28 years. But a two-alarm structure fire Dec. 3 left the bakery and five other East 17th Street businesses with extensive smoke and water damage, and afterward, the Frenches didn't know what to do with their time. "We usually work so hard, because we're never home," Dianne French said. "It's strange to be able to go to the [Newport Harbor Christmas]
NEWS
July 8, 2009
Warner Allen Johnson June 22, 1911-June 20, 2009 Born in Eau Claire, Wis., to Ernie Johnson and the former Dora Buchholtz, Warner moved to California as a young man, following the death of his brother, Clare. In 1944, he married Amy Norse, who passed away on June 12, eight days before he did. Through the years, Warner had two stints with Douglas Aircraft, sold grain in the Los Angeles area, owned a bowling alley for a short time, and co-owned the Balboa (Calif.
NEWS
June 17, 2009
Amy Norse Johnson July 20, 1920 – June 12, 2009 Amy Luella Norse was born July 20, 1920 in Bondville, Vermont, one of 10 children of Roland and Mary Norse. In 1942 she and her best friend, Dora, moved to California where she went to work for Douglas Aircraft. She married her boss on the assembly line, Warner Johnson, on September 24, 1944. At first they lived in a converted chicken coop – housing was tight during the war – but eventually they moved to Redondo Beach.
NEWS
December 27, 2003
Alicia Robinson If the eating habits seen at local bakeries and cafes are any indication, some people probably put pants with elastic waistbands on their Christmas wish lists this year. Low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins, the Zone and the South Beach diets have climbed to the top of bestseller lists in recent years, but apparently, not everyone follows them religiously. At Pacific Whey in Newport Beach, customers this holiday season have been eating up all kinds of pies, bread pudding and the cinnamon custard Danish, store manager Teresa Hunter said.
NEWS
November 25, 1999
SHE IS A dog's best friend. BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE Keri Shrimpton earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Santa Clara University with the intention of going to medical school. But that's not what the doctor prescribed. After graduation, the Lido Island resident was working as a nanny when she saw a sign in the window of the 3 Dog Bakery, which, as the name implies, bakes treats for pooches. "I've had a lifetime love of animals," Shrimpton said.
NEWS
October 19, 1999
Some locations have lasting power. For example, there are three locations in Balboa that have had the same kind of businesses -- although under different ownership -- for more than 60 years. I am speaking of the corner of Main and Bay streets, which has housed a bakery for more than 60 years, and the two corners of Main and Balboa Boulevard that have been the site of a drugstore and a restaurant for the same period of time. First the bakery. When I was a youngster during the early 1920s, Mr. and Mrs. Reber operated a bakery in the Knight building at the corner of Main and Bay. It was so nice to walk past just to savor the wonderful smell of the place.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 25, 2014
Inside Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa Saturday morning, Chef Rachel Klemek was taping numbers to the floor to get ready for the storefront's first birthday Saturday. Klemek was about to have some customers partake in a moment from her childhood. "If it's totally dorky, I apologize," she said. "it's a really big memory of mine. " In fourth grade, Klemek won a cake walk - musical chairs where the person left standing on the winning number wins a cake. As a gradeschooler, she was overwhelmed when she won a giant coconut cake.
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By Annie Kim | May 6, 2013
Costa Mesa resident Jai Snowdon donned a giant kangaroo suit, downed a can of Foster's beer and began hopping along 17th Street in Costa Mesa for a publicity video shoot promoting his new bakery, Pie-Not. After two delayed openings, Pie-Not, a traditional Australian bakery complete with meat pies, sag rolls and sweet biscuits, is set to open at the end of this week, say its not-so-traditional owners, Snowdon, 29, and Ryan Lopiccolo, 31. Head chef Samantha Boxer, who was born in Melbourne, developed the 24-item menu and was inspired by the well-known meat pies of Beechworth Bakery, which has several locations across Australia.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | January 2, 2013
A steady stream of customers and curious onlookers Wednesday afternoon made their way inside a building adorned with cake-shaped UFOs. Once inside the Blackmarket Bakery - and past the vintage bicycle bearing a sign that says "powered by butter" - they found themselves surrounded by decor that Blackmarket founder Rachel Klemek calls "retro-industrial but still comfortable. " "We just want it to have a good feeling and to be someplace where your 5-year-old son could be here, your 30-year-old cousin or your 70-year-old grandma," she said.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 9, 2012
Rachel Klemek is coming to Costa Mesa to make bread. Lots of it. The Irvine resident's Blackmarket Bakery is expanding her business to a second location at the Camp. Unlike the original Blackmarket - "hidden away" for nearly eight years on Sky Park Circle in Irvine, near John Wayne Airport - this one off Bristol Street is going to have a rotating rack bread oven. With it, Klemek and her team plan to be going "heavy duty" on rolls and buns as well as selling Kéan coffee, items from the Marché Noir line, Blackmarket favorites and some new desserts.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez, Special to the Daily Pilot | April 2, 2012
Newport is set to get even sweeter this summer with the opening of Sweet and Saucy Shop at the Crystal Cove Promenade. "We're shooting for the beginning of June and it looks like we're on track for that to happen," said Eileen Francabandera, who co-owns the shop along with her daughter Melody Brandon. It's the second location for the Long Beach-based bakery, known for its beautiful, modern, custom cakes, cupcakes, cake lollipops, cookies and mini desserts that are a favorite with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes and Tori Spelling.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | February 8, 2012
There are two ways to look at the eye of a doughnut: half empty or half full. When each morning pairs the scent of fresh-baked dough with that of the salty ocean air at your beachside bakery, it's easy to live by the positive philosophy. "A happy baker makes happy doughnuts," quipped Roger Eap, 25, owner of Seaside Bakery in Newport Beach. The west-facing bakery next to the Newport pier on the peninsula has caught more than 25 years' worth of ocean sunsets over Blackie's Beach since Eap's father, Kong Eap, 60, bought the tiny shop in 1985.
NEWS
August 29, 2011
Baking classes and oven-fresh breads are coming to Fashion Island this October with the arrival of Belgian bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien. The restaurant founded by chef Alain Coumont, with U.S. offices based in New York, features whole and half loaves of wheat, rye, spelt, and five-grain walnut breads. The menu also offers baguettes, French rolls, organic brioche, muffins and other pastries, according to its website. Menu specialty items include cheese and hummus plates, open-faced sandwiches, quiche and other items.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
A Corona del Mar resident has one pie tin in the door toward opening her own bakery after winning an original recipe contest for a Los Angeles-based bakery chain. Tamar Gugasian, 36, whose family owns 21 Oceanfront Restaurant and Doryman's Inn in Newport Beach, will have her home-made sugar-cream pie for sale at SusieCakes locations this week as the winner of the Home Baker Pie Contest. "I am so excited and honored that they would choose my own recipe," Gugasian said of the recipe, which uses a crumble chocolate-chip cookie crust because members of her family have nut allergies.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
IRVINE — A punk when she attended University High School here, Rachel Klemek has always been allured by the subversive. Growing up in the South, and later in Irvine, she remembers not understanding the concept of cooking or enjoying food. Her childhood memories are of sitting in front of the television with saltines or relishing a Styrofoam cup of Top Ramen. "I didn't even know what butter was," Klemek said. However, to Klemek, countering her family's own culture — which never revered food — for a life of decorating cakes and perfecting hand-made marshmallows couldn't be more punk rock.
FEATURES
By Jim Carnett | February 23, 2010
My problem is that I’m undisciplined. In elementary school, I was the kid who spent much of the day looking out the window daydreaming. In high school — in the days before Xbox 360 and “Madden NFL 10” — I spent my time in algebra class conducting my own fantasy football, baseball and basketball leagues on the back pages of my notebook. Is it any wonder I have little understanding of variables, coefficients or constants? During my first year of college, I spent most of my time in the student union drinking coffee, playing cards and gabbing with friends.
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