| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:58 PM
The third annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Collector Car Auction was set to open on Thursday night and run through Sunday at the OC Fair and Event Center.
Not just for would-be buyers, the auction also is known as one of the area's top...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Like a carpenter inspecting another's work, Steve Dawson peered under the hood of a glossy red 1969 Mach 1 Ford Mustang on Friday, meticulously inspecting every bolt, fastener and hose with a critical eye.
Dawson said he doesn't even particularly care...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 8:53 PM
Ask yourself what you would do if your job were eliminated? Do you have sufficient savings to bridge a potential gap in income? What if you suffered a health emergency and survived, only to be placed in serious debt?
Such questions were on the minds of...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Ready, set, shop!
Local volunteers and philanthropists are hoping for a dazzling turnout at this year's Christmas Co. extravaganza, themed "A Home-Cooked Holiday."
It's the Newport Beach-based Junior League of Orange County, California Inc.'s largest...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:26 PM
Mesa Verde Country Club welcomed a field of 72 golfers playing in the sixth annual SPIN (Serving People In Need) Golf Tournament. SPIN is a local nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Orange County. Head pro Tom Sargent greeted the teams of...
| 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 26, 2012
| 9:02 PM
A classic and rare car auction over the weekend at the Orange County Fairgrounds generated $14 million in sales, organizers said Tuesday.
Nearly 54,000 people attended the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction event Friday through Sunday, according to...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:51 PM
A lovely summer fashion luncheon unfolded at the chic Big Canyon Country Club. Event chair Gwen Williams produced it with flair on behalf of The Pacific Symphony League.
Williams joined forces with league president Dorcas Preston in welcoming 200 VIP...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:56 PM
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen recently raised more than $60,000 at its 26th annual gala and auction to support its hunger relief and tutoring programs.
The sold-out "Volunteerism"-themed gala celebrated the dedication and service of the group's 7,500...