| 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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Newport Beach, accustomed to entertaining visitors, lavished luxury on a special clientele this week: Bowl Championship Series football players and their fans.
The coastal city geared up to serve as the home base for the teams participating in Monday'...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:19 PM
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club 14-and-under boys swept the silver bracket of the Southern Pacific Area Championships this past weekend at Corona High.
With wins over Vanguard, 6-4, SoCal, 17-5, and Anteater, 10-8, CMAC went in to the gold-medal match to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 PM
"2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN).
More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Misty May-Treanor smiled after reading a name from a raffle Sunday night at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort.
Matty!" she shouted, "referring to her husband, Matt Treanor, the winner of a free manicure and pedicure during a raffle for the Heart of a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:10 AM
A local organization of mothers in Newport Coast raised more than $10,000 at a holiday carnival Sunday to help fight a genetic syndrome often associated with autism.
The MOMS Club of Newport Coast, part of an international moms support network, hosted...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The last of three speakers during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's presentation of its 2014 Economic Forecast on Wednesday put plainly for the crowd what many in Orange County have long hoped to hear: The crisis is over.
"We have to get out of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
As executive director of Serving People in Need, Jean Wegener has worked to help make sure its silver anniversary gala will be a great one Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.
"It's the 25th for us," she said of SPIN, which...
| 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,...