| Apr 8, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- It's an annual summer ritual that draws thousands to Orange County. But, now the city of Laguna Niguel is cracking down, trying to eclipse the summer 'Amtrak Mooning' event.
The 30-year-old tradition began as a barroom bet among...
| May 14, 2009
Spring is here, and you want something new to wake up your taste buds and impress friends, but you want to do it with a dish that's easy to make.
For just such a recipe, we turn to the new chef in town: executive chef Christian Clair at The Ritz-Carlton,...
| Dec 11, 2008
He is one of those well-paid technocrats who makes sure things run smoothly, someone few people have heard of but so many depend on. Then something happens, and that cloak of invisibility disappears.
For David R. Solow, that moment occurred Sept. 12,...
| Dec 23, 2008
Most legislative bodies operate by majority rule: Get more votes than your opponents, and you win. It works that way with legislation, and in most of the democratic world it works that way when adopting the annual budget, a political body's most vital...
| Sep 22, 2008
After a slightly longer hug than usual, Nathalie Anyakpor's father left her in a dorm room at UCLA this weekend, with the teenager admitting to feeling "totally weirded out" at being on her own for the first time in her young life.
Then the pre-med...
| Oct 15, 2008
THE "Worth It? Not Worth It?"(Oct. 8) article by Russ Parsons and Amy Scattergood about the kitchen equipment they consider a good value prompted more than 100 responses at latimes.com/food and in e-mail. Many readers took issue about whether toasters and...
| Apr 11, 2008
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Miki Izumisawa isn't your typical sushi chef. If Japanese customers come to her cafe "expecting an ordinary sushi restaurant," she says, "they will be surprised."
At 242 Cafe Fusion Sushi in Laguna Beach, Izumisawa can be found painstakingly assembling a...
| May 11, 2008
For many of California's upscale hotels and restaurants, green is the new black.
Prompted by trendy, taste-making guests, California's chicest resorts, spas and eateries are integrating local ingredients into their décor, amenities and menus. And high...
| May 11, 2008
LOOKING CLOSE TO HOME
Some California resorts and restaurants use local products in their menus, spas and amenities. Here's a partial list:
Dolphin Bay Resort, 2727 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach; (800) 516-0112, www.thedolphinbay.com.
El Dorado Hotel...
| Jun 3, 2008
Brea: City Council meeting. 7 p.m. 1 Civic Center Circle. (714) 990-7600 or www.ci.brea.ca.us
Costa Mesa: City Council meeting. 6 p.m. 77 Fair Drive. (714) 754-5225 or www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Dana Point: City Council meeting. 6 p.m. 33282 Golden...
| Jul 2, 2008
Tell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all.
For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...
| Jul 18, 2008
Eric Guirado's beguiling "The Grocer's Son" is deceptively simple. Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé), a 30-year-old Paris waiter, suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. His gruff, demeaning father (Daniel Duval) has...