| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:30 PM
To start the day in Newport Beach, Kathy Leek had a black bag that could have fit two people.
That is if it wasn't so full of yarn.
Throughout Saturday, about 35 people whittled down the raw material in the Fashion Island Macy's, knitting or...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since.
However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:10 PM
On this Fourth of July holiday week, we pause to reflect on the 237-year-long American tradition that, despite flaws, failures and often disputed compromise of values and dreams, stands for justice and freedom. As our people debate the issue of marriage...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:56 PM
The temperature hovered around 110 degrees. Humidity levels felt like those of a sauna. Looking up, or around, one could see nothing but darkness.
Welcome to the underside of the second new cover for Newport Beach's Big Canyon reservoir, which stores up...
| 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...