| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Newport Beach hotels will likely no longer have to pay taxes on complimentary hotel rooms.
A majority of City Council members said during a study session Tuesday they wanted to grant hoteliers an exception.
Any such exception, however, still faces...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline Wednesday night's Sunset Jazz show in Newport Beach with a concert paying tribute to Louis Armstrong.
The third season of the 11-show summertime jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Newport Beach's hotel business is on the rise, the city's destination marketing company reported to the City Council last week during its 2013 annual budget submission.
"Our industry is thriving," Visit Newport Beach's Gary Sherwin said. "It's actually...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The lovable dive known as the Little Knight left its spot on 17th Street in August, and the Wild Goose Tavern has swooped in.
Reporter Jill Cowan and I stopped by for media night Nov. 8. Not just a bar, the tavern boasts a menu of gourmet sausages,...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:14 PM
File this one under "only in California ..."
Newport Beach's Island Hotel staff kicked off seasonal festivities by constructing a full-sized gingerbread lifeguard tower, which took shape in the hotel's lobby this weekend — steps away from a tall...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:36 PM
The Western frontier — Southern California, in particular — represented a tableau of possibilities and artistic freedom for women who strived to be painters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
"Many of the artists who came here got...
| Feb 13, 2013
An Orange County man will stand trial Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted and killed one woman and assaulted five others, including one in a Costa Mesa motel room, prosecutors said.
Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, faces the death penalty...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:34 PM
An investigation conducted earlier this month shows that the Costa Mesa Motor Inn had 490 alleged health and safety violations involving nearly 90% of its rooms.
The more specific numbers released Wednesday also show that the Aug. 15 inspection at the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Melissa Mead ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time Monday. She will remember it more now because of the two bombings near the finish line at the historic race.
Mead was among at least 35 runners from the Newport-Mesa area who ran in the world's...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Residents lined up this week to support construction of a hotel at Newport Beach's old City Hall site on the Balboa Peninsula.
More than 20 public speakers told the Newport Beach City Council during a Tuesday afternoon study session that they favor that...