| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Don’t let the name give you pause; yes, it's pronounced Piss-co. But you must order a Pisco Sour, a hidden gem of a cocktail featured at nuevo Latino bistro Talara in Harbor East.
You’re probably thinking what I was: what IS “Pisco&...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Remember returning to school after the summer and having to write an essay, "How I spent my summer vacation"?
Axel Eaton, about to enter his junior year at Newport Harbor High School, will have some pretty good material to go on — surely more than...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that supports women in Uganda and Peru recently won $500,000 from the American Giving Awards.
Krochet Kids International co-founders Kohl Crecelius and Stewart Ramsey accepted the cash prize and Community Builders award...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:58 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — In some countries, lifeguards aren't a given, and if they are, there isn't always uniform life-saving procedures in place or the equipment and infrastructure needed to save lives.
"I think we take it for granted that we have...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:58 AM
When the sun is out and the weather is warm, Orange County residents flock to the beaches to surf, body board and swim in the chill Pacific without a second thought that if something happened, a lifeguard would be there to assist them.
But, in some...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:53 PM
When Sarita Santillan moved from Peru to Maryland with her family in 2003, she was just 11 years old — and had little clue how hard it would be to stay here.
This week, Santillan, 20, an illegal immigrant who lives in Greektown, will be among...
| Sep 9, 2012
YUCATÁN PENINSULA, Mexico — What's the Mexican drug-war body count now? 47,000? Ever since the killings began to escalate in late 2006, I've been visiting the country less and choosing spots more carefully.
But the Yucatán Peninsula was an easy...
| Aug 27, 2012
— Time was in short supply when a medical team from Langley Air Force Base touched down in Peru this summer.
They had a self-imposed deadline of 12 hours to erect a tent city that included operating rooms, intensive care units and an emergency...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:40 PM
In my husband's country of Peru, many people are poor and many more are poorer still.
When someone in a town or village becomes sick or has an accident, the women will gather, cook meals and assemble an event. The people attend to eat the food and then...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...