| Nov 2, 2012
Clutching a small mold packed with sugar, meringue powder and water, Andrea Ortega, 12, prepared to flip her creation upside down to find an intact sugar skull.
"Please don't crack," she chanted. "Please don't crack."
About half a dozen students and two...
| Apr 27, 2012
The opening night of the annual Newport Beach Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of director Bryan Fogel's "Jewtopia," was marked by celebrities and a packed theater at the Edwards Big Newport.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore,...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
The 13th annual Elvis Festival, themed the "Magic of Elvis," will honor the king of rock 'n' roll Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.
California's only Elvis festival will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death,...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:54 PM
What do Bruno Mars, LMFAO, Harry Potter and classical piano have in common?
Edward Chan enjoys them all.
The 10-year-old boy, who studies at the Irvine School of Music and lives in Las Flores, is set to compete at the Southern California Junior Bach...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), came into Newport Beach on Friday evening for a special dinner at the Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island.
Cindy McCain is a double Blue Star Mom, a member of an...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Five days after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig in April 2010 killed 11 oil platform workers, the Laguna Beach marine artist was in a boat in Gulf of Mexico waters off the Louisiana coast, surveying the environmental...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:15 PM
Call it "Earth Day at the Bay."
The Newport Bay Conservancy will present the 22nd annual Earth Day at the Bay on Sunday. The event is located at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center within the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:32 PM
Sports and reading might seem like opposite hobbies, but they will come together Sunday.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former baseball player Kenny Berry and basketball player Chris Duley are just some of the 100 authors expected to attend the...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:46 PM
The annual Balboa Island Parade, organized by the Balboa Island Improvement Assn., will return for the 19th year at 11 .m. Sunday.
The event will feature a throwback 1950s theme: "Rock Around the Island."
"This year, we wanted to keep it a little more...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Local Author at Newport Bookstore
Adam Prince, a class of 1993 graduate from Newport Harbor High School, will read from his new collection of short stories, "The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men," as well as sign copies of the book. The event is from...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:52 PM
'Green Tie Exhibit'
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, has opened an art show featuring mixed media, sculpture and photography. Art pieces from the show will be auctioned off Saturday at a "Green Tie Affair" auction,...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:43 PM
A 65-year-old tradition turned a new page Saturday with Fairview Park in Costa Mesa hosting the annual Fish Fry and Carnival.
To some, it was a tradition broken, but for past Lions Club president Jim Ferryman, every deep fryer has a silver lining.