| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Calling the city's leadership untrustworthy, Orange County Fair Board member Nick Berardino managed to extricate Costa Mesa city officials from the fairgrounds' negotiations with a classic car auction that seeks to expand its...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:21 PM
I was shocked and angered to read Joseph Serna's story "Berardino: City is not to be trusted" on Dec. 15 in which union boss and recent Orange County Fair Board appointee Nick Berardino moved to cut Costa Mesa's ties with the annual Barrett-Jackson auto...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Mariners Christian School raised $250,000 through its spring fundraiser in Newport Beach for programs and school supplies.
The money raised at the Costa Mesa K-8 private school's annual Spring Benefit and Auction on March 30 at the Balboa Bay Club will...
| Apr 14, 2012
Before he was the man who sold a Wyoming town, Don Sammons was a Newport Beach local looking for a country escape where he and his wife could start a family.
Sammons, 61, remembers Newport less for its reputation as an affluent community and more for...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The CHOC Follies recently wrapped up its 15th annual production, "Christina and the Crystal Ball: A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set." It was a four-show run that played to some 2,300 cheering fans at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Corona del Mar Residents Assn.
The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., CdM. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. City Engineer Robert Stein will...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 10:02 PM
COSTA MESA — The room was prepared just right for a family Thanksgiving — from the fresh flowers, to the festive tablecloths, candy strewn along the table and the smell of pumpkin pie in the air.
Guests stood up and told the crowd of about...