| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:48 PM
I spent last week in Washington D.C. and the area is ablaze with Redskin mania. Every cab driver, shopkeeper and person I encountered is in a state of excitement about the prospects of the team.
Robert Griffin III could be elected mayor in a landslide....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:06 PM
The 19th annual Gentlemen's Smoker and Lobster Clambake welcomed 150 handsome men in blue blazers and khaki trousers for a summer beach event beyond compare. It was the major men's fundraiser for the Balboa Bay Club's annual 1221 Scholarship Fund...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
When "Scrubbing In," MTV's new reality series about travel nurses, airs its first episode Thursday night, it will have a formidable act to follow in terms of media outrage and water-cooler gossip.
In short, it will have to top its own trailer.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Are you planning to cruise your boat south of the border to Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas for an adventure and warmer weather before the hurricane season begins this year? Then I highly recommend that you do not cross the U.S.-Mexican border...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco.
Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:42 PM
When Martin Short was a young man, he set out on a career in show business, but first he had to convince a tough critic — himself.
So, he gave himself one-year contracts. If, at the same time the following year, he'd made a living, he'd renew it....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:19 AM
December has arrived along with a plethora of Christmas parades, whether by land or by sea. However, the signal lanterns from Paul Revere's Ride for one if by land and two if by sea have been replaced by thousands and thousands of Christmas lights...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Peter Gallagher read poetry, sang and watched football with Peter O'Toole.
At the start of every interaction, when asked how he was, the "Lawrence of Arabia" star would reply, "Gruesome," Gallagher recalled.
To the young actor, Jack Lemmon was like...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Ralph E. Bernard, a longtime resident of the Balboa Peninsula, passed away peacefully at his home on May 29, 2104 at the age of 85. Ralph was born in Pasadena, California on April 29, 1929.
He attend Pasadena High School and was then accepted to his...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:45 PM
On a sweltering East Coast evening last week I took in a community production of Meredith Wilson's classic 1957 Broadway musical, "Music Man."
The performance was a delight, and brought back many wonderful memories.
I first saw the show in the summer of...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:03 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — John Wayne's beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
"The Duke" would have been proud.
"While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on...