| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Newport Beach's City Council this week will consider just how their old municipal center will get new life.
Three developers will reveal their proposals for a hotel or residential and commercial complex to replace Newport's recently vacated city hall at...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
There was some big-time beefcake at a ladies fashion event last week in Newport Beach. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the super-handsome male dancer made famous by his 13 seasons wowing American television viewers on the hit ABC show "Dancing with the Stars,"...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:56 PM
I wonder if Chris Epting's Thursday column, "Rescuing tortured phantoms of the night," might not just as aptly have been titled, "Religious zealots annoy women trying to make a living."
There are perspectives that the story doesn't address. Where does...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:28 PM
As of Tuesday afternoon, a Newport Beach Movember team has raised more money than any other U.S. team, making it the organization's second-highest fundraiser globally.
Led by "Coach" John Cornuke, a Costa Mesa native who now lives in Newport Beach,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:11 PM
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa welcomed an overflow crowd Nov. 9 for the 22nd annual Celebrity Chef Dinner benefiting Share Our Selves. Nearly 300 guests helped raise $187,000 in support of SOS Orange Aid Project, which collects food from...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:13 PM
After her warm bath, Claudia Stubin said she was relaxed and her skin felt healthier. But seaweed, not bubbles, was responsible.
Stubin, a Huntington Beach resident, was a first-time customer Tuesday at Seaweed Sok, a Newport Beach bathing facility...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Passing through the thick double doors of The Resort at Pelican Hill's employee entrance feels a little like going to school.
The broad, windowless corridor has the kind of floor that's good for rolling carts and making shoes squeak. The white walls are...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:26 PM
For a group of select men, it's almost that time of the year when they don't even get the "luxury of growing a goatee."
So says Brad Barton, who, along with the rest of Team Nuclear, will start things clean shaven Nov. 1 and grow out his mustache —...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:35 PM
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach announced Tuesday that it was recognized as an outstanding luxury resort.
Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the resort as Southern California's top resort, with a score of 96.1.
"We are delighted to be the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Art patroness and respected Orange County barrister Elaine Weinberg sat at the antique Bösendorfer grand piano playing "Our Love Is Here to Stay."
Attired in a chic summer-weight crème-colored knit pants ensemble, Weinberg glanced across the baronial...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Jazz aficionados gathered at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this week to listen to the hard-swinging Jeff Hamilton Trio.
Hamilton's trio was a hit at the indoor Newport Beach Jazz Party in February. But during Wednesday's Sunset Jazz in...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The Trojan League of Orange County made a splash in Fashion Island at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, attracting hundreds of local USC alum for poolside cocktails followed by a dinner program in the ballroom. Co-chairs Melanie Salata Fitch and...