2014 Archive Stories

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  • Can You Make Some Green by Investing Green?
    Can you make some green by investing green?The release in April of the long-awaited report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has spurred renewed discussion of ways to combat climate change and its effects. The report, written by leading scientists from aro
    Thu Jul 17, 2014
  • 15 Facts about Social Security
    15 Facts about Social Security It's easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it's likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are som
    Mon Jul 14, 2014
  • Top 10 Tax Breaks You'll Miss in 2014
    Top 10 Tax Breaks You'll Miss in 2014 You probably didn't notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as "tax extenders" expired. While it's possible that Congress could retroactivel
    Mon Jul 14, 2014
  • OC Economy
    “Trends are in place for a better Orange County economy this year and for a much better economy for 2015,” according to a mid-year report by Chapman University economist Dr. Esmael Adibi. Dr. Adibi forecasts 37,000 new jobs being added to the Orange County workforce this year and 43,000 new jobs during 2015. While total Orange County
    Wed Jul 09, 2014
  • OC's Eclectic Eats
    Mon Jul 07, 2014
  • Fair Play
    Mon Jul 07, 2014
  • Chef Profiles
    Mon Jul 07, 2014
  • A Festival of Chefs
    Mon Jul 07, 2014
  • Cover, July 2014
    Thu Jul 03, 2014
  • World Tea Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    World Tea Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 29-May 31, 2014. The United States tea industry is estimated to exceed $8 billion this year and continues to rapidly expand, according to worldteaexpo.com. Specialty and premium teas are driving the market wi
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 31-June 1. This year the event expanded to two full days of panel discussions, comic book displays and, most importantly, cosplay – folks dressed as their favorite fantasy characters. Attendees were able to meet with some of Marvel and DC’s writers, e
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Balboa Island Parade By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade kicked off the month of June on the Island on a bright, warm, perfect day. This year's theme, Star Spangled Islands, attracted over a hundred entrants ranging from vintage autos and army vehicles to school bands, local politicians, Labrador retrievers and their attendants, and Pearl Harbor survivors. Rock ban
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • June 2014
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Cover, June 2014
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Summer Preview
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Shots Fired By: Anna Albaryan
    Take a Shot at ItReservations must be made in advance for classes, which are usually scheduled at least once a mont
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Provenance By: Jessica Husami
    Chef Cathy Pavlos’s new restaurant, Provenance, is not at all where one would expect to find a garden. Located in the corner of the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach, it’s more utilitarian errand-running than fine seasonal dining. But given what we know of Chef Pavlos and her past venture, Lucca Café in Irvine’s
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Beyond Produce By: Jenn Tanaka
    Rolling in the DoughStarting in June, BREAD artisan bakery will have a booth at the Anaheim Farmers Park Market, Su
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • The Many Lives of Todd Marinovich By: Jessica Husami
    Art Attack To see more of Todd Marinovich’s artwork, buy an original painting or print, or contact him about
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Summer Preview By: Steve Bramucci
    The beginning of June is like a watermelon ripening on the vine. It just needs a few more days before it’s primed – promising fruit that is sweet and crisp and airy. In those first days of June, we plot, plan and improvise. The hope is to enter fall with bright sparkling memories to carry us along as the days draw shorter. With that
    Wed May 28, 2014
  • Interview with Ryan Chase By: Terence Loose
    Ryan Chase grew up in Irvine, went to USC and is in the development game. So w
    Wed May 28, 2014
  • Personal Style By: Christina Benavides
    It takes bold taste and a keen eye to spot the perfect look for someone you've only just met, but this is exactly what OC stylist and founder of Gladstone Lifestyle & Clothing, Lori Gladstone, does day in and out.  Born and raised in New York City, Gladstone lived and breathed fashion from a young age. During her high school
    Tue May 27, 2014