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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • New York Times veteran visits Newport

     New York Times veteran visits Newport
    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....
  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas

    The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas
    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....
  • 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...
  • Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
  • 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,...