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  • Sailing: It's OK fast in Newport to Ensenada race

    It's always a joke, tinted with slight worry, over whether the plethora of trophies will be allowed across the border for presentation at the finale of the Newport to Ensenada yacht race. Awarded for numerous categories, the collection comprises wooden...
  • A Word, Please: Apostrophe rules are needed, just not all the time

    I fielded a question recently about "minding your p's and q's." I had used that expression in a column a few weeks ago, and it prompted an email from a reader named Christine who was curious about the apostrophes. Anyone who knows anything about...
  • Apodaca: The gift mom really wants is time

    Mother's Day is 100 years old Sunday. Anna Jarvis, the woman credited for its establishment, would be horrified. Jarvis' idea had plenty of historical precedent. The honoring of mothers in some form or another can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and...
  • Idle hands? Not this filmmaker

    Idle hands? Not this filmmaker
    The director's hand is constantly evident throughout Vincenzo Cosentino's feature film debut, which will screen Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival. And in this case, that's not simply a cliche. Cosentino's hand — which plays the title...
  • Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine

    Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine
    After a day at Disneyland with his family, Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine received an unexpected visit from an NFL representative Friday night. Ballentine, the final pick of the NFL Draft, had to undergo a random drug test at the Island Hotel in...
  • The Crowd: Writing the book on cystic fibrosis

    As some 425 guests arrived at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, they entered the ballroom to find a handsome gold-covered and perfectly bound book at each table place setting. The thickness of the publication suggested far more than a brochure...
  • This jazz man can testify

    Even now, at 86 years old, Ernie Andrews remains the ebullient entertainer. The blues singer, whose resume lists everything from joining the Harry James Orchestra to recording with Columbia Records to playing a leading part in the documentary film...
  • Newport Harbor High pep squad brings back top award from London

    Newport Harbor High pep squad brings back top award from London
    Members of the Newport Harbor High School Pep Squad did their best to make sure London remembered the girls from Newport Beach. The Newport Harbor pep squad members took home the top prize after traveling to London for the International Tournament of...
  • Venezia: Happy Fourth, from Newport, H.B., Vegas, beyond

    Weekly I receive promotional emails for events and fun happenings from all over. And this week there were no shortage of suggestions for the July Fourth holiday. Sorting through them — from the traditional to the odd — I could see...
  • The Crowd: Gala dips into California history

    The Crowd: Gala dips into California history
    Orange County has become the center of the world of charitable galas. Arguably, there are more fundraising extravaganzas night after night and week after week, not just during the social season but throughout the year, than anywhere else. Intense...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs

    Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs
    Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work. "I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...
  • Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals

    Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals
    The site of Newport Beach's former City Hall, where a council gavel was last pounded in November 2012, is one step closer to becoming a 130-room hotel. Likened by designers to "the quintessential beach house," plans for the Lido House Hotel received...