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  • Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless

    Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless
    Condominium residents near the site of a prospective homeless recovery complex in Costa Mesa are criticizing the plans, contending that while the aim to help the needy is noble, the project has the potential to harm their neighborhood and pose a risk to...
  • Virgen's View: No reservations about this new restaurant

    Virgen's View: No reservations about this new restaurant
    A man with a big smile held a microphone and spoke in a thick, French accent amid a party scene. "Wehl-comb to Feeg n' Oh-leev," he said. Newport Beach seemed just as thrilled to welcome Fig & Olive founder Laurent Halasz and his restaurant at Fashion...
  • The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles

    The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles
    It's the end of an era. Beginning in 1987, the Ritz Restaurant Newport Beach has hosted "Christmas at the Ritz" benefiting Chapman University. The 27th annual celebration unfolded Dec. 7 on the hallowed ground that will be closing its doors post...
  • Edgar Sheppard Gilchrist March 7, 1919 - September 15, 2013

    Edgar Sheppard Gilchrist  March 7, 1919 - September 15, 2013
    Edgar (Beanie) Gilchrist died peacefully at his home on Lido Isle, on Sunday September 15, one day after his 67th wedding anniversary, at the age of 94. His wife Pat and other family were at his side. Beanie was born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, in...
  • Wine-tasting to benefit poor children

    The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
  • The Harbor Report: Meanwhile, doings beyond America's Cup

    I have to think that those of you who care about America's Cup have been sitting on the edge of your seats most of this week, and for those of you who don't give a sheet — that's the line that controls the sail — are you wondering what else...
  • Community & Clubs: Attend movie night; celebrate Soroptimists

    The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 23rd annual movie screening on Oct. 10 at the Lido Theatre, according to past president Bob Wood. The featured movie is "Captain Phillips," which will be shown at 7 p.m. "Captain Phillips" is a...
  • Apodaca: Tennis is my ticket to sanity

    Fall means football for most folks. But for me and many of my friends, autumn also marks the annual kickoff of another one of my favorite pastimes: league tennis. Here in Newport-Mesa, tennis is serious business. Blessed as we are with a climate...
  • Women's Soccer: UCI escapes with 0-0 tie

    Women's Soccer: UCI escapes with 0-0 tie
    IRVINE — While the high-powered Texas A&M offense didn't disappoint, host UC Irvine used some good fortune and the Ran-dazzling play of its 5-foot-4 junior goalkeeper to come away with a scoreless tie in a women's soccer exhibition contest Wednesday...
  • Community & Clubs: New officers greet the day at Sunrise Rotary

    The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club recently installed new officers for 2013-14. Serving as president is Jeff Heileson, replacing termed-out Philip Reynolds. Serving with Heileson are Tammy McKennon, secretary; Rudy Baron, treasurer; Kimberly...
  • Smooth sailing so far at Lido Boat Show

    Smooth sailing so far at Lido Boat Show
    After an international boat trip of his own, Ray Wilson was back selling at the Lido Boat Show on Saturday. The representative for Heritage Yacht Sales was pushing a pair of Catalina sailboats, ones he said could cruise around the world much like he...
  • Eateries to offer discounts, special menus

    Eateries to offer discounts, special menus
    Alan Greeley may not be the Iron Chef, but he has a title of some kind. Sunday afternoon, at the tail end of the OC Fair, Greeley and Massimo Navarretta faced off in a cooking challenge to help promote the third annual Costa Mesa Restaurant Week. The...