September 23, 2004
B.W. COOK The Newport crowd crossed the border into Laguna this week for a most elegant seaside dinner at Montage. It was a "Summer Happening by the Sea," orchestrated by chic Newport hostess Irene Mathews, president of Le Bailliage de Newport Beach, La Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. The gourmet dining society, with its European roots and pedigree, chose casual elegance for the no--jackets, no-ties evening at The Studio within Montage, with dinner prepared by Chef James Boyce.
June 14, 2012
So you pulled out all the stops for Mom last month and took her to the best brunch in town, but now you're struggling to match those efforts for Dad. We've compiled a few ideas to get you started, but really, you can't go wrong with a heart-felt, handmade macaroni frame. * Waffles and fajitas Avila's El Ranchito, 2101 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, offers an eclectic brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $16.99 per person. The buffet includes fajitas, carnitas, pork ribs, waffles, menudo and tamales.
April 1, 2008
If you eat, you?re probably aware that the price of food is rising. Even if you live by that venerable motto, ?You can?t be too rich or too thin,? you need to be aware that the energy crisis and the food crisis are intertwined. Food requires energy to grow, process, transport and market. Bio-fuels, ?making gas out of corn or whatever,? are increasing in popularity, even if it often takes more energy to produce them than its worth. But don?t worry. There?s a new bio-fuel about to change the world, maybe even save the world.
April 19, 2008
IRVINE — Scott Gorgen is wiping out campus hunger one start at a time, not to mention making some serious inroads in the school’s pitching record book. Gorgen, a junior All-American pitcher for UC Irvine, struck out a career-high 14 Friday in seven innings to lead the No. 5-ranked Anteaters (24-7, 6-4 in the Big West Conference) to a 7-2 conference victory over visiting UC Riverside before 630 at Anteater Ballpark. The 14 strikeouts, under an ongoing UCI promotion, provided all in attendance with the right to trade their ticket stubs for a free chili dog at a local fast-food restaurant.
June 24, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Julian Dunn, 7, did a warm-up dance in his living room Friday morning to his favorite song, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," by the '80s funk group the Gap Band. Julian, who has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, was gearing up for a special visit at his Newport Beach home. The Game Bus, a converted school bus filled with video game consoles and big-screen TVs, stopped by to treat Julian and his friends to an hour of fun. Julian was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008.
October 10, 2002
JWA passenger count increases by 50% John Wayne Airport passenger traffic increased 50.4% in September compared to the same time last year, officials said. In September 2002, the passenger traffic count was 606,632. The September 2001 passenger traffic count was 403,467. Also, commercial carrier flight operations went up by 19% and air taxi operations increased 27.6%. Total takeoffs and landings increased by 33% and total aircraft operations went up by 38%. UCI study: Stomach stapling requires more training A new stomach staple surgical technique is becoming popular in treating morbid obesity.
June 12, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- Gary Parthen of Dana Point was listed in serious condition at the UCI burn center on Sunday night after a fire broke out on his 27-foot Erickson sailboat just before 7 p.m. Parthen was filling an alcohol fuel tank for the small stove in the cabin when the vapors were ignited by a propane barbecue just outside the cabin, said Sgt. James Thomas of the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol. "He received second-degree burns over 22% of his body -- many the stomach, chest and face area," Thomas said.
November 24, 2009
A boy was stabbed Monday after he got into an argument on a public bus that escalated into a fight on the sidewalk. A 16-year-old was stabbed while arguing with another juvenile about 5 p.m. Monday, officials said. The two exited near Harbor Boulevard and Victoria Street and continued to argue, said Sgt. Bryan Glass. The attacker stabbed the victim in the stomach and ran, Glass said. The boy was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Glass said. Police took a juvenile into custody related to the fight Tuesday, officials said.
August 5, 2007
If aliens intercept the NASA space shuttle set to be launched on Tuesday, one of the first Americans they meet may be Peter the Anteater. The UC Irvine mascot is expected to hitch a ride on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in the form of a three-inch stuffed doll brought on board by astronaut Tracy Caldwell. The crew member came to UCI in 1997 as a Dreyfus Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, and UCI faculty members provided her with a campus token to carry into space. The toy, provided by the atmospheric chemistry research group AirUCI, features a UCI patch on its stomach and a flag reading "First EMSI in Space" ?