| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:24 PM
It's a wild morning, pouring rain. At high tide the southwest swell is rolling under the Newport Pier and washing through the dory market, carving out big chunks of beach with each wave.
Someone suggests moving the paddle-out to the bay. We confer ...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recent graduates will celebrate Grad Night Thursday.
Graduates of Estancia, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools will have one last hurrah before embarking on their paths to college or work....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids.
The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring."
The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial.
In the ultra-capable hands of...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Not long ago, 72-year-old John Hamilton had a hip and a knee replaced with surgically inserted hardware. More recently, however, the process of losing things that can't be replaced has initiated the infliction of pain that no anesthesia can mask.
| May 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
When it comes to the 2014 NFL Draft, Lonnie Ballentine is now known as the 39th Mr. Irrelevant. But when it comes to fatherhood, he is anything but irrelevant.
Ballentine, a 6-foot-3, 219-pound free safety, was definitely a unique college football...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Dozens of car owners armed with rags and cleaners got their vehicles glistening in the summer sun, hoping to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Drew Colome's bright orange 1977 Volkswagen Thing had spectators flocking to it during the first Russo and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Even the last player selected in the NFL Draft has an entourage.
Justice Cunningham capped a long Friday by checking out the bar scene in Newport Beach. He ran with a crew of almost two dozen, all there to support a rookie with the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:43 PM
SANTA ANA — Last year it was Mike Carpenter's 25-foot eagle putt that proved to be a memorable, heroic shot for Big Canyon Country Club's Jones Cup victory.
This year, it was head pro Robert Pang who stepped up with the seemingly improbable...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:46 PM
A giant snake sat coiled in the center of South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, keeping watch over a bounty of oversized coins, lush flowers and stacks of oranges. In its clutches was a glittering bronze fan, and red paper lanterns suspended from bamboo...