| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Welcome to the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year debuts Friday. Last week in the O.C., the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Ambassador Liu Jian, traveled to Costa Mesa to cut a ribbonand front opening ceremonies for the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
It can take anywhere from one to two hours for the smell of clean clothes to infiltrate your senses at a laundromat.
But Elson Lai and Chris Carey were determined to do one better. They established a company that completes a laundry cycle in just 10...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Newport-Mesa offering Father's Day specials:
Top of the Hill
The Resort at Pelican Hill hosts a Father's Day brunch at two restaurants: a three-course a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:04 PM
A Costa Mesa chiropractor was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a client during a massage, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Dennis Durbin, 65, pleaded guilty to one felony count of sexual battery by fraud against a 28-...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Jewel box: The Pearl Closet, a new jewelry shop at 670 S. Coast Hwy. Unit A, Laguna Beach, will hold its grand opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more. The shop was opened in honor of founder Anna Gonzalez-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Dozens of car owners armed with rags and cleaners got their vehicles glistening in the summer sun, hoping to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Drew Colome's bright orange 1977 Volkswagen Thing had spectators flocking to it during the first Russo and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Construction equipment hummed somewhere inside the airy dining room of what will soon be the Balboa Bay Club's members-only bar and grill, as Director of Club Operations Malcolm Smith led a small group past the restaurant Thursday evening.
"We're on the...