| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:40 PM
Stepping into the contentious issue of dangerous eucalyptus trees, the Newport Beach City Council may vote Tuesday to remove about 20 of the blue gum variety.
But doing so would overturn a parks commission decision to keep the trees on the West Bay...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:59 PM
There was a bit of an awkward silence when I delivered the final question to the great Hale Irwin during a phone interview last week.
Irwin was asked when the last time he won on the Champions Tour, for golfers 50 and older.
For a moment I thought he...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:13 PM
My wife and I have been retired from our respective professions for nearly four years.
I'd wager that Hedy and I have seen more of each other over the last 48 months than we did the previous 396 months of our 37-year marriage. If I didn't know better, I'...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:21 PM
There wasn't much action on Monday, the first day of the 18th annual Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club.
The shuttle buses driving from nearby parking lots to the club were empty as they made their rounds.
But there was plenty going on...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The 21st annual Medallion Debutante Ball sponsored by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa introduced 10 young ladies to Orange County society.
The June 30 gala unfolded at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and was chaired by Kathryn...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 5:12 PM
A Los Angeles radio host’s “cash mob” held Tuesday at Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat drew hundreds of shoppers to the store, which had been in danger of closing at the end of business Tuesday because of financial pressures.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:56 PM
When Hale Irwin sank a 45-foot-putt as part of his remarkableU.S. Open win in 1990 he erupted with high-fives and high-stepping in celebration.
Many viewed that as a moment when Irwin was uncharacteristic. Irwin’s wife, Sally, contends it was her...
| Aug 7, 2012
As Tala Teaupa got his haircut at the Matador Alcove, he was not only donating to Locks of Love to commemorate family members, but he was also kick-starting an upcoming fundraiser for his high school.
Patty Zimmerman, owner of Matador Alcove and Shanghai...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Paul Tadross has racked up 170 hours of volunteer work at Hoag Hospital. He started a senior-freshman mentor program at Newport Harbor High School, where he is the ASB president.
Now he can add another impressive note to his résumé.
Tadross, 17, was...
| 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 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
8 a.m. – Gates Open
11 a.m. – Monday Pro-Am Shotgun Start
7 a.m. – Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation (at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa). The special guest will be Steve Elkington.