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  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • High School Roundup: Sailors earn first league win

    BASEBALL Newport Harbor 6, Los Alamitos 3 Cameron Jabara provided a lift for the Sailors helping them earn their first Sunset League win Wednesday at Newport Harbor. Jabara smacked in the go-ahead run to give Newport Harbor a 4-3 lead. Starter Shaun...
  • 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...
  • Alley owner hopes to pin down success

    Alley owner hopes to pin down success
    On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The special occasion was a children's party, and fun was obviously being had despite a good number of brightly colored...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach

    Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach
    Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops. Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
  • High School Roundup: Sage Hill improves to 3-1

    BASEBALL Sage Hill 5, St. Anthony 3 Junior Christopher Goul went one for three with two runs batted in for the Lightning in a nonleague game on Tuesday. Jack Pelc had a double and an RBI for Sage Hill (3-1). Brett Super earned his second win of the...
  • Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving

    Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving
    Hoag Hospital and the Alzheimer's Family Services Center are sponsoring a spirituality conference on "Navigating the Journey of Caregiving" on March 28. The day begins with registration and a hot breakfast from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., with the program...
  • 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 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....