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Hotel and Accommodation Industry

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  • City Life: Administrators shouldn't travel when schools need pencils

    I recently reviewed five years of travel expenses for school Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard. Before revealing what I found, it is important you understand why I am qualified to pass judgment. Since 1983, I have attended, spoken, exhibited and organized dozens of...
  • They're going to the dogs (in a good way)

    They're going to the dogs (in a good way)
    Though pups are often considered part of the family, it isn't always practical to take them along during the holidays. In the Newport-Mesa area, there are plenty of options if the choice is to board. But not all boarding and doggy day cares are the...
  • Apodaca: This is not the time to say the poor aren't 'my business'

    Every year at this time, I revisit one of my favorite Christmas stories, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." One scene never fails to stir my conscience. In it, two men soliciting donations for the poor approach the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, telling...
  • Helping homeless gets personal

    He stood at the gate to his United Airlines flight, ready to head home to Chicago after two years on the streets of Costa Mesa. Officer Julian Trevino, a Costa Mesa cop, had helped Jose Zamora get an identification card and contact his sister so she...
  • Sunny makes a splash for sea lions

    The Fairmont Newport Beach hotel added a new member to its hospitality family last week: Sunny the Sea Lion. Sunny, a smiley marine mammal with a penchant for sunglasses and surfer shirts, is the new face of the hotel's children's program. He's also the...
  • Newport Beach markets itself as an escape from 'Carmageddon'

    Capitalizing on someone's misfortune is not usually good business. But what if a catastrophe is forecast far in advance? Travel marketing executives in Newport Beach have seized on the looming San Diego (405) Freeway shutdown this weekend. They've...
  • Lighting the darkest path

    Lighting the darkest path
    This is the third in an occasional series about homelessness in Costa Mesa. COSTA MESA — A three-tiered fountain covered with blue tiles and topped with a pair of dolphins greets visitors at the entrance to the Costa Mesa Motor Inn. Doors to the...
  • New boutique hotel says expect something unexpected

    New boutique hotel says expect something unexpected
    COSTA MESA — Hotelier Donald Sodaro ran a successful Holiday Inn in the South Coast Metro area for 10 years before deciding that the market deserved more than just another chain hotel. So he took a risk just as the economy started to decline. In...
  • The Crowd: Organizer provides best of the best for scholarship fundraiser

    Congress may find it impossible to agree on funding priorities, but 200 men in blue blazers and white slacks recently joined forces in Newport Beach to raise $60,000 benefiting the annual Balboa Bay Club & Resort's 1221 Club Scholarship Fund. The 17th...
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford

    The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford
    Donald Sodaro, one of Newport Beach's leading community philanthropists, revealed a most unique and creative side of his multi-faceted personality at the re-opening of The Hotel Hanford, Costa Mesa. Sodaro and his wife DeeDee, of Lido Isle, have held...
  • Newport firm to manage the Queen Mary

    A Newport Beach hospitality company that manages hotels throughout the state has been hired to manage the iconic Queen Mary docked in Long Beach Harbor. Evolution Hospitality, which manages a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Anaheim and a Hard Rock Hotel...