| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:46 PM
I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events.
First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Late Monday afternoon during the ninth annual Mesa Verde Classic, Louise Fiduccia called out with three inviting words on Hole No. 17 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
"It's martini time," Fiduccia said to golfers who approached the 17th tee.
One of the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring."
The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial.
In the ultra-capable hands of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Police are searching for up to six suspects who attacked a group inside Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa and beat two victims so severely they required hospitalization.
Three men were at a VIP table inside the club on Harbor Boulevard when the attackers...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Only days remain until Armed Forces Day weekend, when the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will display 1,776 American flags at Castaways Park.
On May 16, about 1,000 children from area schools will be bused to the site to participate in the events of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Save for breaking in, how can someone gain entry into a family's home and hear about the experiences that form the tapestry of their lives?
By cooking for them — or so Bay Ewald and Nick Nigro, founders of comewecreate, have found.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23.
They joined 750 students from colleges and...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:30 PM
UC Irvine 15, Hawaii 8
HONOLULU — Justin Castro went three for five with three runs batted in, Connor Spencer was two for five with four RBIs and Kris Paulino was two for four with three RBIs and a home run to help the visiting...