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March 25, 2001
TODAY (25) TWO BIG BANDS IN CONCERT Sponsored by: Orange Coast College's Monday and Tuesday Big Bands Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa When: 2 p.m. Cost: $5 or $7 Contact: (714) 432-5880 'BARBER AND BRUCKNER' Sponsored by: Pacific Chorale Where: Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa When: 2 p.m. Cost: $15-$49 Contact: (714) 662-2345 MONDAY (26)
July 29, 2003
TUESDAY, JULY 29 Noon Beach Cities Quilt Guild (until 11 p.m.) -- Home & Hobbies Building Beach Cities Quilt Guild (until 11 p.m.) -- Home & Hobbies Building Scale Squadron (until 11 p.m.) -- Home & Hobbies Building Calif. China Painters Art Assn. (until 11 p.m.) -- Home & Hobbies Building Crafts (until 8 p.m.) -- Youth Building "Discover the Fair" Button Program (until 8 p.m.) -- Youth Building Tasty Tomato Contest -- Youth Building Sock Hop -- Kids Stage Farm & Garden Contest Display Round 4 -- Centennial Farm 1 p.m. Maureen W. Puppet (until 6 p.m.)
December 7, 2000
Because many of the people around me haven't been feeling well lately, and I have been sick for the last three, going on four, weeks with what I now fondly label the "Devil's Curse" -- otherwise known as "one wicked cold" -- I have been in search of soup, soup and more soup. I guess I could always make some, but that would really defeat so many purposes that I can't even name them, as well as undermine my desperate need to "relax and get better." So, where to go for good soup?
March 8, 2001
Everyone I know who takes Pilates classes always raves about how great it makes them feel. If you're curious about Pilates, check out the new Sante Pilates Studio in Corona del Mar. Pilates is a type of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1930s. Its goal is to develop strong muscles in the abdominal, gluteal, lumbar and shoulder girdle muscles. There are more than 500 exercises in the Pilates method, which uses the body's resistance to strengthen and elongate muscle.
April 23, 2004
Greer Wylder Balboa Island's only Mexican restaurant, the quick and casual Picante Martin's, always attracts hungry customers. Early in the morning the aroma from the simmering beans, onions and chili peppers drifts out and draws customers inside the doors. Since Picante Martin's opened in 1998, it's been so successful that owner Martin Diaz no longer considers it a seasonal, summer-only business. "We're blessed with locals and their guests," says Martin.
March 16, 2000
B.W. Cook The month of March surely belongs to the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. Actually, the cities have joined forces to make March 31 Assistance League Day, with proclamations expected from Mayor John Noyes of Newport Beach and Mayor Gary Monahan of Costa Mesa. The mayors will recognize 60 years of volunteer service to the communities by area members. The Assistance League is the longest-serving charitable organization in the Newport-Mesa community.
By Candice Baker | January 14, 2010
Foodies, rejoice! A favorite tradition is about to debut again in Newport Beach, and reservations already are filling up. At Newport Beach Restaurant Week from Jan. 22 through 28, diners can partake in three-course, prix-fixe seasonal menus at nearly 75 restaurants throughout the city at cut-rate prices in October and January. Lunch menus are either $15 or $20, and dinner menus will be $20 or $35. The semiannual event was the first Restaurant Week in Orange County history when it opened, and has become a much-awaited event.
October 29, 2004
Greer Wylder David Wilhelm, a local master of restaurant concepts, has returned to his first love -- French bistros. As president of David Wilhelm's Culinary Adventures, which operates six upscale restaurants in Orange County, Wilhelm says the group's future string of restaurants will focus solely on the "flavor and feel of French bistros." Multiple bistros are scheduled to open in San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix. Wilhelm, 55, has spent 20 years creating and developing more than a dozen restaurants, focusing on a range of cuisines, from Southwestern at El Torito Grill and Chimaya Grill to California-Mediterranean dishes at Sorrento Grill.
October 24, 2003
Greer Wylder On Costa Mesa's Westside, Mexican food is the winning prize. Prices are low, and quality is high. Each Mexican restaurant offers specialty fresh tamales, seafood, carnitas and even health-conscious meals. Three of the most popular fast food-style restaurants are El Toro Bravo Tortilleria, Taco Mesa (both on West 19th Street) and Wahoo's Fish Tacos around the corner on Placentia Avenue. If you haven't visited these three, you're missing out on some of the best food in the area.
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