| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails.
It's common for the owner of Top Dog Barkery to see pooches, quivering with excitement, pulling their owners in the direction of the store.
"It's hilarious and we love it," said the 49-year-old Irvine...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
For Garry Lukas and his allies, their opinions on the matter are clear: It's a case of Costa Mesa planners "gone wild."
Much to Lukas' chagrin, a proposal for a 240-unit apartment complex is wending its way through the City Hall approval process,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 11:52 PM
Editor's note: Costa Mesa High sophomore Sammy Swanson, a decorated snowboarder, is in Colorado to compete in the 2014 USA Snowboarding Assn. nationals in boardercross. This is his first-person diary of the trip:
I've been snowboarding since I was 4 1/2...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When I stop by The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa, it's usually to unwind or to have a good time. But I was there for a different reason Sunday when the St. Baldrick's Foundation held its special head-shaving event to raise money for children's cancer research....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:18 AM
She sauntered up to the microphone, which was attached to a clear Plexiglas podium on the fashion runway. Her slinky, fitted, coral-colored silk pants under a matching tunic caught the attention of a very well-dressed audience.
| May 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...