| 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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Los Angeles may boast the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard, but in Orange County the Halloween party of choice may just be the annual Friends of Dorothy Guild Haunted Halloween gala at the Village Crean in Santa Ana...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:27 PM
COSTA MESA — Cementing the beginning of what will be a multiyear, $18-million-plus project, the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday plans to reaffirm the first $4.5 million in improvements to the Pacific Amphitheatre.
Though cost estimates and a...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:11 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Scott McCall is no stranger to the water.
The 30-year-old grew up in Huntington Beach. He learned to swim at Pacific Sands Cabana Club with his sisters, Jayme and Megan. But McCall always wanted to surf.
He received special...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Saturday night's sold-out gala dinner and auction at the Orange County Museum of Art will be the first in a series of events and shows commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2012.
Proceeds from the gala and auction will directly benefit the Newport...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 7:00 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art's 50th anniversary Art Auction, held earlier this month, netted a record $430,000 to benefit the Newport Beach institution's educational and exhibition programs, OCMA officials announced in a news release.
| 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...