| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Members of the Newport Harbor High School Pep Squad did their best to make sure London remembered the girls from Newport Beach.
The Newport Harbor pep squad members took home the top prize after traveling to London for the International Tournament of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Weekly I receive promotional emails for events and fun happenings from all over.
And this week there were no shortage of suggestions for the July Fourth holiday.
Sorting through them — from the traditional to the odd — I could see...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Orange County has become the center of the world of charitable galas.
Arguably, there are more fundraising extravaganzas night after night and week after week, not just during the social season but throughout the year, than anywhere else. Intense...