| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The morning was chilly, the marine layer still firmly blanketing the Balboa Peninsula.
"This is Ground Zero for what people think about as Newport Beach," said longtime resident and developer Bob Olson.
The grounds of Newport Beach's now-vacant former...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:16 PM
There were mostly good feelings all around as the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday took a step toward putting a 130-room hotel at the former City Hall site in Lido Village.
And despite R.D. Olson Development winning the evening and the initial...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:03 PM
I've gone soft on semicolons. For years, my position on these strange little squiggles has been as follows: I hate them.
I have good reason.
Semicolons don't come up much in my editing work. Most writers don't bother with them. Perhaps they understand...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:16 AM
If it's summer, it must be the season of the debutante for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The 22nd Annual Medallion Recognition Debutante Ball unfolded recently in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million.
Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. “All...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:13 PM
I treated the persistent pain in the ball of my foot the way I cope with other pains: ignored it and I didn't tell anyone.
My sister had a neuroma surgically removed from the same spot. I didn't want to give my nuisance a name. The thought of surgery...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Mike Ness of Social Distortion and his wife, Christine, will be honored during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday.
The event is also a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:14 PM
The invitations will be in the mail next week for what promises to be one of the most fun and worthwhile social events on the fall social calendar.
Serving People In Need (SPIN) will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 1 with a gala dinner and concert...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Newport Beach is in the process of reviewing possible changes to the land-use portion of the city's general plan.
The city periodically updates the document, a state-mandated guide for development, to reflect changes, such as economic growth and housing...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:27 PM
A 3-year-old girl drowned in a community pool in Irvine on Thursday, marking the fourth drowning of a child in Orange County in two weeks.
“It’s imperative people remember that children drown without a sound,” said Orange County Fire...
| Sep 26, 2013
A real estate brokerage with the name of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment firm tied to it unveiled its first property in Orange County on Wednesday — a nearly $20 million home in Newport Coast.
Prudential California Realty will...