For three decades, with the support of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa, the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. has organized an annual exchange with Newport Beach's sister city, Okazaki, Japan.
I don't give a moldy fig for celebrities.
A new bike lane being built near Corona del Mar High School and Our Lady Queen of Angels neared completion last week, according to Newport Beach staff.
Never doubt the value of the celebrity connection when it comes to charitable fundraising. Even in this age of over-exposure, star power sells.
This time each year, I reflect back to previous Long Point Race Weeks, and this year's event — which took place last weekend — was another extraordinary regatta.
It is book sale time again. Really great books appealing to all ages and interests are being offered for sale, as well as 33 rpm records, CDs, VHS tapes, and DVDs.
With the next Feet to the Fire Forum just around the corner for Costa Mesa council candidates, political rumblings are starting to surface.
A few years ago, I read about laugh therapy. People met and laughed, not at anything in particular — just laughed. "Ridiculous," I thought.
Ice screaming good deal: Stop by Baskin-Robbins locations on Sunday to score a regular scoop of ice cream for $1.31 plus tax. The deal also will be good on Oct. 31 and Dec. 31. Information:baskinrobbins.com.
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Much has been said about misused quotation marks. Photos of signs boasting about "fresh" seafood and "free" refills abound on the Internet, offering a good laugh at the expense of business owners who don't realize that quotation marks around "fresh" and "free" could suggest quite the opposite.
When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings — classic novels such as "Siddhartha" by Hermann...
The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Thursday to change the city's zoning code to allow A-frame signs in front of businesses — but only in Corona del Mar — and only after a discussion in which a few of the commissioners said they thought the signs were a terrible idea.
Most of this week, I have been busy showing and selling boats. I hesitate to say this, but things appear to be picking up in the marine business.
It was an evening of summer cocktails mixed with serious political conversation as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) came to Newport Beach to meet and greet local citizens at the invitation of Andrew and Karen Littlefair.
It's time to take my monthly break from writing about politics and focus on something more far delicious for all those foodies out there who enjoy discovering — and re-discovering — fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa as much as I do.
"I'm planning to walk 60 miles in three days. What do you think?" Carl asked.
Walk on up: The OC Mix at SOCO, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is hosting a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Customers will save up to 70% off a curated selection of clothing, accessories, housewares, gifts and more. Full...
There's a difference between me and I.
“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.
Parkinson's disease slows a person down.
Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work.
Whether you're inclined to love it or hate it, or are reserving judgment, Common Core is here.
Here's a smattering of out-of-the-ordinary questions from readers:
Q: I know you believe the Bible is God's word, but can you prove it? I haven't read the Bible much, but all it talks about are things that happened thousands of years ago, and that doesn't seem very important to me.
I made my way around the harbor this week and checked in with some old friends.
"Read this," my husband said, handing me Sunday's Los Angeles Times.