| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I've decided to make my occasional aggregating into a weekly blog round-up. Wednesday is the big day for food coverage in daily publications, and the online media perk up in response. That makes Thursday a good round-up day.
That means some of the...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
COSTA MESA — Some people didn't recognize her when she returned to Costa Mesa High School in September to start her senior year.
She dressed differently and dropped the attitude. She no longer took pride in having her peers fear her. She changed...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Whenever a new restaurant opens in Laguna Beach, the question is not whether it will be good, but whether a family can afford to eat there.
There is little debate that Laguna has some of the best restaurants in Orange County. With Tabu Grill, Cafe Zoolu,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Life isn't fair. I get it.
Growing up, this was pointed out pretty much every time my sisters and I fought.
When we whined about one getting something another didn't, my parents would point out that life does not dole out everything equally. However, my...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Jan 30, 2012
E. coli O157:H7 is one of the biggest villains in food safety circles, made famous by the 1993 Jack in the Box hamburger outbreak and by later food poisoning cases, including the 2006 spinach outbreak.
But even as bagged-greens companies perfect their...
| Jan 29, 2012
What started out as an effort to gradually downsize large business signs may end up shrinking those golden arches, along with other hallmarks of fast food chains across Glendale.
After tabling the matter in October, the Glendale City Council this week...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:08 PM
In one of the more unfortunate cases of a company living up to its name, a man dining at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas had exactly what was on the menu: A heart attack.
The diner was eating a “Triple Bypass Burger” -- including 1.5...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:34 AM
Consumers tend to have a better time at fast-food chains such as Chick-fil-A and Subway than they do at many other types of companies, according to a new survey that rates customer experiences.
Research firm Temkin Group ranked more than 200 companies...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:10 PM
La Caņada Flintridge has a few drive-through businesses, but the Planning Commission may not want any more.
On Tuesday the commission voted 4-0 to recommend against a change to the Downtown Village Specific Plan to allow drive-throughs. The change...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Two former professional hockey players were arrested after a scuffle at a Laguna Beach Jack In the Box, police said Thursday.
Jean Francois Jomphe, a former Anaheim Duck and 39-year-old Aliso Viejo resident, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor...