OC Register media pool photoMacDonald blames shoddy police work for his client's arrestIn a 64-minute opening statement, Eric Naposki's defense lawyer told an Orange County jury that "common sense" proves the former NFL player could not have gunned down a Newport Beach millionaire because evidenc ... More >>
Johnston and Naposki at the time of the murderIn his best chance so far to dominate Judge William Froeberg's Santa Ana courtroom on behalf of murder defendant Eric Naposki, New York-based defense lawyer Angelo MacDonald spent nearly five hours today working diligently to undermine the prosecution ... More >>
California Pizza Kitchen's QSR (quick-serve restaurant) concept is fizzling. Last year saw the closing of the CPK ASAP adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, presumably cannibalized by the full-service CPK in the GardenWalk mall.Now it's the turn of the CPK ASAP in the South Coast Plaza annex (you ... More >>
Newport Beach got a little greener this week with the opening of its first natural gas fueling station and word that plans are set for a luxury electric automaker's takeover next month of a former Rolls Royce dealer's lot on Pacific Coast Highway.A $1-million compressed natural gas (CNG) facility ... More >>
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaJonathan Munsayac and Michellee Phelps are the siblings behind Tranquil Tea Lounge, a loose-leaf tea bar which has become a sort of refuge in Downtown Fullerton for those who aren't feeling up to getting drunk at its many rock & roll bars or boozy cantinas.
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If you’re in Costa Mesa in say, like, four hours, there’s a very notable event happening at South Coast Plaza. Clothing company Diesel’s cousin line 55DSL, an “Italian streetwear brand” will be opening a “pop-up” store (open seven days a week but only until the end of January).
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In this week's issue:
Daffodil J. Altan follows Alfonso Guerrero and Manuel Chavez on their wedding day in "Eat Drink and Be Gay Married: After 27 years together, one couple finally has its big, fat, Mexican, recovering-drug-addict, HIV-positive, ex-transgender gay wedding"
Rich Kane offers some ... More >>
23RD ANNUAL FOOD, WINE & MICRO BREW FESTIVAL, 5:30pm
Enjoy a sampling of some of the finest cuisine from Orange County’s restaurants. There will also be live music and dancing. Contributions benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Crate & Barrel/Macy's ... More >>