| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Andy Crean never really thought of himself as the owner of Newport Beach's historic Villa Nova restaurant.
"I considered myself almost like a custodian," he said Tuesday of the Mariner's Mile hot spot he took over 20 years ago. "It's like a landmark....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Can you think of a better way to offer music enrichment courses in financially challenged public schools than purchasing and providing musical instruments for students desiring to learn? A practice violin costs just $150. A cello runs $300, and an upright...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:51 PM
COSTA MESA — They call this a "tent."
The people who brought the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction to Costa Mesa last summer have started preparing for an even bigger show this year.
Barrett-Jackson's second annual Orange County Collector...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:38 PM
United Nations Assn.
The Orange County chapter of the United Nations Assn. hosts guest speaker professor Jim Stanbery of Harbor College at the Irvine Heritage Library, 14361 Yale Ave., Irvine. His presentation is titled "Why the U.N. is...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:33 PM
Everyone from serious auto collectors to families snapping pictures of their dream cars packed the OC Fair & Event Center on Saturday for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction.
During its inaugural Orange County auction last year, Barrett-Jackson —...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The 28th annual gala in Newport Beach on behalf of cystic fibrosis research and a cure raised an impressive $603,000 net. More than 400 generous guests in early summer black tie and glitter helped to gather the significant sum, via underwriting and...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Now that the 4th District Court of Appeal has decided to stop the sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center, let's hope the adults will quit fighting over the future of the fairgrounds so we can get back to what we do best: provide great educational...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Newport Beach City Councilman Ed Selich's home is once again slated for foreclosure, according to a legal notice published this week in the Daily Pilot.
Selich made headlines in June when his Bayside Drive home was nearing bank auction, but he was able...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the previous photo caption and adds all the photos that appeared with this column in print.
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:50 PM
The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating phone calls reportedly made by former State Sen. Dick Ackerman to state legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board in the days when the Orange County Fairgrounds was being...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:26 PM
On Sunday, the Irvine chapter of the National Charity League will host its annual fashion show and fundraising luncheon at the Balboa Bay Club.
Juniors from University, Woodbridge and Mater Dei high schools will be modeling the fashions from Orange...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 8:15 PM
The AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, commemorating 25 years of fighting the insidious disease, recently held what organizers called "The Red Ball 1985" in Laguna Beach, which raised $300,000 for the foundation. More than 400 guests converged...