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A fair share of pampering

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body...

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

On a clear summer afternoon perfect for margaritas and ribbon cuttings, invited guests welcomed the newest restaurant at The Triangle.

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new company is setting up shop in the famed basketball player's hometown.

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a...

 'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company’...

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

'The Bachelor' audition is Sunday at Westin hotel

The Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa is hosting an open audition Sunday for the next season of "The Bachelor."

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course...

Pilot's parent company set for spinoff

CHICAGO — Tribune Publishing, which owns the Daily Pilot, will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company...

Court decision helps clear path to senior center

A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year.

Art museum in talks to sell site

The Orange County Museum of Art, which has long planned to relocate from its Newport Beach home to a spot near the Segerstrom Center for the...

Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday.

Historic home in Costa Mesa is sold

Historic home in Costa Mesa is sold

A tiny abode — believed to be the oldest house in Costa Mesa — has been sold to a local businessman who says he plans to keep...

County CEO talks taxes with Newport

Perhaps better known for his stoic presence at Orange County Board of Supervisors meetings, County Chief Executive Officer Mike Giancola...

How might John Wayne settle this dispute?

The heirs of John Wayne and a certain North Carolina university are duking it out over their right to the word "Duke."

Family asks that donations go to lifeguard association; 2 memorials Sunday

Family asks that donations go to lifeguard association; 2 memorials Sunday

In response to a flood of support from community members, the family of Ben Carlson, a Newport Beach lifeguard who died during a rescue...

Murals keep on glowing

Murals keep on glowing

As the July 1 start date approached for the new operator of the Lido Theatre, a group of local residents came to the defense of the...

JWA report brings ire

A recent report by the Orange County Grand Jury suggesting that...

Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been...

Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La...

Coupons are worth money off fair admission

Live in Costa Mesa? Love the annual paean to all things fried, fun and festive that is the Orange County Fair?

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations,...

Fireworks and other fun

Whether you're going to the Old Glory Boat Parade in Newport Harbor or setting off fireworks in Costa Mesa, public safety officials...

Westside makeover continues

Westside makeover continues

Life at 1527 Newport Blvd., a slice of Costa Mesa up the hill from Hoag Hospital and the Newport Beach border, was once a throwback to a...

Chef and server, on wheels

Chef and server, on wheels

Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star.

The game changer

The game changer

The story of Erik Hale could be described simply as the American Dream, but there's nothing simple about Hale.

Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee.

CMTV takes top honors at conference

Costa Mesa's city television station was recently honored at a Santa Monica conference hosted by a national government communications group.

Fundraiser at pizza store brings in the dough

Fundraiser at pizza store brings in the dough

Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store in Newport Beach held a fundraiser last week for Marc Kaiser, who is hospitalized with hydrocephalus, which has...

Biz News: Pretend City shuffles board

Pretend City has shifted some board members around and appointed a new officer, according to a news release.

Transit agency extends toll road grace period

Following the transition to cashless payments on Orange County toll roads last month, the Transportation Corridor Agencies is easing...

Tavern to host fundraiser

Wild Goose Tavern in Costa Mesa is hosting a fundraiser Sunday that will benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope.

What's so funny? Well, nothing really

What's so funny? Well, nothing really

If you see a group of people laughing hysterically Sunday at the Irvine Spectrum Center, there's no reason for alarm.

Chapman offers generally rosy forecast update

It was mostly good news Thursday morning as Chapman University revealed its 2014-15 Economic Forecast update in Costa Mesa.

Emmis make $1-million donation to Hoag

Corona del Mar philanthropists James and Catherine Emmi have donated $1 million to the Newport Beach-based Hoag Hospital Foundation, the...

Retail Therapy: Leave the dogs at home

Pool play: The Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit, 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach, will host a pool party and open house from...

Biz News: Oak Grill, Aqua Lounge to open at Fashion Island

Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge are set to open June 27 at Fashion Island, according to a news release.

Collector car auction set in Newport

Collector car auction set in Newport

For the second year in Newport Beach, more than 400 cars will be rolling in for the Russo and Steele collector car auction.

Behind on property taxes?

Orange County residents who are five or more years behind on their property taxes must start a payment plan by June 30 or risk their...

Fishing for oceanic solutions

Fishing for oceanic solutions

Skewers holding 3-inch grilled prawns disappeared from the serving platters only slightly faster than the crab-stuffed mushrooms and cream...

Chapman to present update on economic predictions

The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year.

GRIT Cycle helps raise money to fight cancer

GRIT Cycle helps raise money to fight cancer

This looked more like a rock concert than a spin workout.

Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have...

Pilot staff honored with L.A. Times awards

Pilot staff honored with L.A. Times awards

Three members of the Daily Pilot staff received Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards on Thursday evening.

OCWD to look into desalination

The Orange County Water District will look into the cost of buying water from a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

New company set to take over Lido Theatre

New company set to take over Lido Theatre

For 75 years, the light pink Lido Theatre in Newport Beach has welcomed moviegoers onto the Balboa Peninsula.

Golf tournament nets more than $50,000 for nonprofit

Golf tournament nets more than $50,000 for nonprofit

Community Service Programs, a nonprofit that helps abused and runaway children in Orange County, held its 31st annual Swing For Kids Charity...

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