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  • Check It Out: Looking to be the perfect host?

    Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering. "The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...
  • Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager

    Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager
    The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
  • Community & Clubs: Think Christmas is over? Not in Serbia

    Community & Clubs: Think Christmas is over? Not in Serbia
    The Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course was packed with 140 family members and friends of the Salata brothers as they celebrated the Serbian Christmas on Jan. 7. Serbian Orthodox Christians, like the Salata brothers, celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7...
  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • A Word, Please: Saying more with less

    Ask any grammar buff what separates good writers from the not-so-good and you'll probably get an answer like misuse of "lay" and "lie" or dangling participles or "who" in place of "whom." But to me, these issues are minor. In my experience, one...
  • Detroit Bar to change owner, name

    Detroit Bar to change owner, name
    The music will play on even after Detroit Bar changes hands next month. The Memphis Group, which purchased the Costa Mesa bar and concert venue on West 19th Street in 2001, announced Monday morning that ownership has been transferred to local...
  • Newport peers into the future of its pier

    How does a city decide what to put at the end of its pier? In Newport Beach, where the City Council is trying to figure out what to do with a vacant structure at the end of the Newport Pier, it surveyed the uses of 42 similar structures statewide....
  • The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?

    The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?
    Society tends to label people based on their profession. With these labels comes the inevitable value judgment, and what follows is a tendency to pigeonhole folks into social categories. There should be no surprise when a person breaks the mold. Why...
  • A week of high dining

    A week of high dining
    More than 70 Newport Beach restaurants will serve up popular dishes at a slashed price during the city's restaurant week, which kicks off Friday. Some of the city's most elite eateries are participating in the eighth annual Newport Beach Restaurant...
  • Ralph Stratton Linhoff June 5, 1926 - January 8, 2014

    Ralph Stratton Linhoff  June 5, 1926 - January 8, 2014
    Ralph Stratton Linhoff, age 87, passed away in his Balboa Peninsula home on January 8, 2014, where he had lived since 1953. He served as a board member of the Peninsula Point Association for several years. Ralph was born on June 5th, 1926 in Long Beach,...
  • The Harbor Report: Fifty-four years (almost) on the water

    I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...
  • Father and son hunters both dead

    A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20,...