| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:18 AM
Since Sean Abdali became owner of The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club, he hasn't exactly gotten a lot of sleep.
Abdali and his staff have worked all week to provide immediate renovations to the club. Fences were painted, sunscreens were...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the easily generalized list of people and things for which I'm thankful.
Family, food, health, freedom, soldiers, police, firemen, home and stuffing always top the list, and they'...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:52 AM
His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory.
And Richard Foley, 53, plans to share the inner workings of his ChocXO Bean-to-Bar Chocolatier in Irvine with the public Friday and Saturday.
Foley, a Dana Point...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Thanksgiving is a day to surround oneself with friends and family and overindulge on home-cooked delights like turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
But how do those who balk at standing in crowded grocery store lines and cleaning and cooking a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A... Arthur Pescan. This Corona del Mar High School junior seems to do it all — cross country, the school musical, class president, mock trial, standing up to an angry crowd to support a new school sports complex. A school board trustee once said...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Americans have become somewhat numb to the constant barrage of disasters, natural and manmade, blasted across the media. Sadly, the media seldom follow up on the aftermath. It's on to the next headline.
Last month in Mexico, Hurricane Odile devastated...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:27 AM
*This post has been corrected, as noted below.
For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket.
Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Seventh Tea Bar in Costa Mesa will close Dec. 31 after nearly two years in business.
The bar opened in January 2013 in OC Mix, part of the South Coast Collection shopping center on Hyland Avenue. The bar is owned by Jeff and Christa Duggan, who also...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m.
Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Alyaa Abdulghany realizes the power of first impressions.
At 4-foot-11, the Corona del Mar High sophomore stands out on the golf course for her height — or lack thereof.
"Quite the short one," Abdulghany said, flashing a big smile that reveals...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:55 PM
CHINO HILLS — Alyaa Abdulghany always tells herself to go at least two-under par in every competitive round. It usually helps achieve her goal to win.
The Corona del Mar High sophomore actually went three-under on Thursday and it led to huge...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The other week, I went grocery shopping and brought a bag to fill for charity, as we're wont to do during the holiday season. The blue reusable bag, produced by a church pantry, contained a list of suggested donations on the side: rice, cereal, canned...