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  • Newport-Mesa helps players, fans prepare for the big game

    Newport-Mesa helps players, fans prepare for the big game
    Newport Beach, accustomed to entertaining visitors, lavished luxury on a special clientele this week: Bowl Championship Series football players and their fans. The coastal city geared up to serve as the home base for the teams participating in Monday'...
  • The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival

    The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival
    It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...
  • New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza

    New tavern opens in Crowne Plaza
    A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon. Fireside is located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel on Bristol Street and across the freeway from South Coast Plaza. Its...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can be proud of an improving Westside

    For many years, Costa Mesa's Westside hasn't fully tapped its great potential, despite being just one mile from the beach, the capital of the world's action sports industry and the subject of an innovative revitalization plan drawn up about a decade ago...
  • Grand jury targets restaurant ratings

    Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants...
  • Fairgrounds CEO provides update

    The chief executive of the O.C. Fair & Event Center presented an overview of the property's recent accomplishments and future plans Thursday morning to about 30 attendees in Newport Beach's Central Library. Doug Lofstrom was the featured speaker for...
  • Backyard has a colorful transformation

    Backyard has a colorful transformation
    Ruth Jolley likes to call it her "little oasis." At the base of a hillside terraced with grapevines behind her Corona del Mar house, a rainbow of leafy greens basked in the sun one morning last week. Chard and peppery arugula sprouted from one 4-...
  • Business uses wine barrels as building blocks

    Business uses wine barrels as building blocks
    While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks." The Costa Mesa resident was...
  • Commentary: Work to stop the dolphin slaughter

    In Japan, the annual slaughter of dolphins, porpoises and small whales continues. Starting Sept. 1, and usually continuing through March, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bay and mercilessly stab and drown them to death....
  • The Harbor Report: This captain has quite a log

    The Harbor Report: This captain has quite a log
    Last week, I noticed Brian Blair, captain of the 45-foot Ultra Pacific, offloading his catch at the commercial sea wall between the Bluewater Grill and the Cannery restaurant. When I asked to speak to the skipper, Blair quickly introduced himself. I...
  • High School Roundup: CdM sweeps Laguna Beach

    BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Laguna Beach Ryan Moss and Joey Martino (four digs) recorded 11 kills each to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 nonleague win at CdM Tuesday. Kevin Fults (eight kills), Tommy Brooks (three kills and four...
  • A memorable Toshiba for Terry

    A memorable Toshiba for Terry
    The 20th Toshiba Classic will be mostly remembered for Fred Couples' second time winning the event, as he surprised many with his victory by one stroke. But the Toshiba Classic will be a great memory for much different reasons for Thomas Terry, a...