July’s Hip Hood: Baker St. and Fairview in Costa Mesa

Time to discover the intersection of Baker Street and Fairview Avenue in Costa Mesa.

Irvine’s Newest Food Hall: Trade

The food hall trend arrived in Irvine in April when Trade opened at 2222 Michelson Drive. Inside a renovated strip mall, the 12-stall...

Hoods: French Desserts and High-End Cycling Shops in Foothill Ranch

You’d never expect to find top-notch French desserts and a high-end cycling shop in this Foothill Ranch neighborhood filled with faceless office buildings.

From Fish & Chips to Nurseries, Here’s What’s New in Fountain Valley

When you venture into this grouping of Fountain Valley strip malls, you’ll be rewarded with a few fun surprises.

Hidden Treats in Laguna Hills

At the corner of La Paz Road and McIntyre Street, tucked into a leafy Laguna Hills residential neighborhood, two strip malls offer upscale eats, surprising...

Neighborhoods: Brea’s New Oasis

At the Village at La Floresta in Brea, a $2.5 million art installation titled “Oasis” towers over a cozy sitting area stocked with cushy patio furniture.

Newport Beach’s Yokishop Transforms Leftover Fabrics into New Apparel

61-year-old entrepreneur and owner of Yokishop in Newport Beach takes leftover fabrics and clothes and transforms them into a line of handmade apparel called Yoki’s Garden.

Neighborhoods: Lido Marina Village

After nearly two years of anticipation, many of the stores at revitalized Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach opened at the end of the summer.

Neighborhoods: Food and Drink Picks Near Angel Stadium

If you’re heading to Anaheim to watch the Angels close out their season, get there a few hours early to try these breweries and restaurants, all within walking distance to the stadium.
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A Master Plan: Mission Viejo Neighborhoods

In Mission Viejo, locally owned restaurants and salons open regularly, drawing crowds, particularly in strip malls on Alicia Parkway.