September 4, 2010
With the new school year starting Tuesday, many parents are spending at least a part of this holiday weekend wrapping up their kids' back-to-school shopping. If you have school-age children, you know the drill. New school supplies: check. New shoes and clothes: check. Maybe even a shiny new lunch box. What about something new and exciting to pack into your kids' lunches? Delicious, wholesome lunches and snacks will pique your children's appetites and give them the energy they need to excel in school.
May 17, 2012
A homeless encampment in Costa Mesa adorned with animal rights posters and graffiti could have been shelter to suspects connected to a recent rash of burglaries, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police discovered the elaborate encampment beneath a San Diego (405) Freeway underpass where the Santa Ana River meets Moon Park, 3377 California St. Officers believe six to eight men have been living in the encampment for about two years, said Sgt. Vic Bakkila. The camp was discovered after an officer saw a suspicious-looking man go under the overpass, according to Bakkila.
August 26, 2005
Avanti Cafe offers a new choice in vegetarian dining, but co-owners and chefs Mark Cleveland and Tanya Fuqua don't advertise Avanti's meat-free menu. There aren't any billboards supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no "Vegetarians Rule!" signs pasted on the window, and no frightening brochures about mad cow disease. Instead the owners entice meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans with the dishes themselves -- such as a fresh focaccia sandwich with shiitake artichoke pesto and Emmenthaler cheese, a bowl of organic tomato and lentil soup, or a spicy triple ginger cookie.
April 8, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH Films with local connections set for film festival Newport-Mesa filmmakers will leave their mark on this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, set to begin April 19. Longtime Balboa Island vacationer Phoebe Shackeroff has documented the life and death of Rupert, the black swan who amused and harassed visitors to Newport Harbor for almost 20 years. Getting their start in the entertainment industry tap dancing on the streets of Newport Beach, Emmy-winning director and producer team Kip and Kern Konwiser will present "Shanghai Kiss," a romantic comedy drama.
February 11, 2010
Mother’s Market and Kitchen is moving out of the location it’s called home for more than 30 years. But it’s not going far. Mother’s is taking over the old Borders bookstore that closed recently on Newport Boulevard. The new site is under construction by Carlile Coatsworth Architects Inc., and Mother’s is expected to be all moved in by June. “We’re bummed. Mother’s is awesome,” said Eric Santana, the manager of Surfside Sports store, one of the market’s neighbors on 17th Street.
November 8, 2007
The Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar will have some choice wines on the menu at its special dinner Nov. 15. Other than that, the staff can’t say much about them. Every year on the third Thursday of November, winemakers in the Beaujolais region of France release their latest batch of Beaujolais Nouveau, a light, fruity red wine that ships out to restaurants nationwide. Five Crowns expects to receive its supply Thursday morning and put the wines on the menu that evening — meaning the people who shell out $89 for the four-course meal will be the first in town to try them.