June 21, 2010
TODAY Wine Dinner Canaletto Ristorante Veneto hosts a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per person. For more information, call (949) 640-0900. Tatjana Soli Newport Beach Library Foundation's Library Live series presents author Tatjana Soli, who will speak about her debut novel "The Lotus Eaters." The event is at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., and is free, although there's a $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information, call (949)
July 20, 2010
TODAY Chef Cathy Thomas What's Cooking at the Library continues with chef Cathy Thomas, author of two books. Thomas will demonstrate how to make main-course salads using fresh fruits and vegetables. Reservations required; $20. The program is at 7 p.m. in the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. For information, call (949) 717-3800 or visit at http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org. TILL JULY 30 Spring-Summer Sale Loro Piana at South Coast Plaza offers all its 2010 spring and summer merchandise at 30% off. For more information, call (714)
January 4, 2000
December 31, 1999. It's 4:27 p.m. and the sun is just setting on this last day of the century. I'm sitting on a bench at Gate 86 in Terminal 7 of the Los Angeles International Airport. The Muzak is extra loud, perhaps to make up for the lack of hustle and bustle normally found on a Friday afternoon. It feels more like the middle of the night here, with janitors mopping and shining and airline workers yawning and stretching. The few travelers are either anxious or sleepy, like walking zombies, waiting for the apocalypse and Jesus to rise from the dead.
September 3, 2013
Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Irvine have sold in two transactions that, combined, industry observers valued at more than $90 million as investor demand for Orange County commercial properties heats up. The sales to large national investors are a sign that the county's office market is recovering from the drubbing it took after the mortgage industry began to contract in 2007, said real estate broker Ryan Gallagher of HFF. ...
January 4, 2000
In the upper left-hand corner of the electronic page on which I began writing today's column, I typed what, in newspaper lingo, is called a slug. A slug is simply a conglomeration of letters and numbers that identify the article, date and author. In this case: "fredcolumn for tues 010400." However, the history of newspaper slugs, though quite fascinating, is not today's momentous news. Nor is the fact that I have ground out yet another column. The gasp here is the date: "010400," shorthand for Jan. 4, 2000.