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  • Community & Clubs: New officers come in like Lions

    The Harbor Mesa Lions recently installed new officers in an ceremony held at the home of Lions Mike and Ann McIlroy. Harbor Mesa member and past District Governor Barbara Hayward officiated. The new officers are Cathy Waters, president; Eileen Jensen,...
  • Commentary: Teachers care about others and show it*

    *This article has been corrected. See below. Many women enjoy getting together for brunch. However, sharing a brunch with the homeless women who have found food, shelter and comfort at Isaiah House in Santa Ana was an outstanding experience for the...
  • Community & Clubs: Interfaith groups gather for youths

    The public is invited to the Oct. 16 Youth Services Fair sponsored by the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council, according to Rev. Julie Elkins, the council president. A number of youth services agencies will share what they offer to youths, from...
  • The Harbor Report: Fishing lines ready for Offshore Tournament

    The Harbor Report: Fishing lines ready for Offshore Tournament
    My first stop this week was with Amy Elliott at the Balboa Angling Club. She was enthusiastic to report, "The first dorado of the season was weighed in at the Balboa Angling Club on Friday, July 12. Clarke Smith is a longtime member of the BAC and, as...
  • The Crowd: Fun was had while dealing with serious subject

    The Crowd: Fun was had while dealing with serious subject
    The stunning blond chef Jamie Gwen stepped up to the microphone to address the several hundred guests who had gathered at the Fairmont Newport Beach for the 10th anniversary of the American Liver Foundation's Flavors of Orange County culinary gala....
  • Taco tycoon to appear on 'Secret Millionaire'

    Local restaurateur Wing Lam will star in an episode of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" at 8 p.m.  Sunday. Modeled after the similarly named British series, the show spotlights successful entrepreneurs as they travel — undercover — to impoverished...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Make libraries the new teen hangout

    When we talk about expanding our public library square footage in Costa Mesa, we need to consider the use to which this extra space might be put. A long underserved age group nationally is teens aged 13 to 18. Teen areas are being created in new and old...
  • Realtor knows how to sell

    Realtor knows how to sell
    Valerie Torelli started out in the real estate business as a bookkeeper in 1970s Los Angeles, but after seeing the salespeople take "six-hour lunches" while making $70,000 a year, she figured she could do the job too — only better. "I'm taking...
  • The Harbor Report: Catching up with some past cup racers

    During the next two weeks all eyes will be focused on the San Francisco Bay Area and the Americas Cup. I was fortunate to receive a press pass and plan on attending races Sept. 7 and 8. I decided to research and contact a number of Newport Beach...
  • Pacific Symphony plays for the hometown crowd

    The symphonic sounds of summer resonated Friday night before an estimated 1,600 people who came to hear the Pacific Symphony play a free outdoor concert in Costa Mesa. The community event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts plaza celebrated the city's...
  • Upscale eatery Fig and Olive coming to Fashion Island

    Upscale eatery Fig and Olive coming to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred. The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
  • Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent

    Food, flags, fun and flair – with an Italian accent
    Visitors at Fashion Island on Saturday appeared to be stuck in a time warp. Parents paused beside chic — and high-tech — strollers, taking pictures with cell phones. The scene in front of them, though, seemed straight out of medieval Europe....