From my sources I heard that the folks at the Playground were hiring people and expanding. The rumor was that they were taking over the space about to vacated by Moya's Panderia next door to the Playground and were going to turn it into a bakery of their own. So I asked Robert Quinn, father of Play ... More >>
The onetime OC man is the only man still alive who escaped from Peru's most notorious prison
Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she regales us with a dispatch from Mesamerica 2013, one of the world's premier chef conferences. Enjoy!
LovesnaxWe take chocolate for granted. Kisses, bars, truffles, and so forth; piles of the sweetest variety emerge in October, and taper off some time mid-February. After a while, It all tastes the same and has the same effect on us. Yet does anyone ever think beyond engaging in the gluttony? Eddi ... More >>
A Hispanic business and community leader in Santa Ana has joined other Hispanics around the country in signing an open letter to Mitt Romney that essentially accuses the GOP presidential candidate of hypocritically running away from his Mexican heritage. "Our purpose here is to advise you that t ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is there any beef between Mexicans and Ecuadorians?
South of the Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about the leftist revolution in several South American countries, wasn't exactly embraced by critics when it hit theaters in June. Entertainment Weekly summed it up as "rose-colored agitprop."
Photo Courtesy of tinybites.caThe New York Times had a story today on a distinctly unique obsession to our time: taking pictures of food, a recent phenomena that has led me and several others I know to become food bloggers, Yelpers, Facebook posters, Twitpic takers, and weirdos with what am ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty
Joshua Marston on bringing Maria to life
Bad science slandered a generations favorite drug. A new study aims to undo the damage.
IMAXs Galapagos offers a rare view
A Life of kidnapping and crying
Wahine carves the new publishing style