| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God.
The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Newport Beach city staff are concerned about a "proliferation" of new companies eyeing Newport Harbor as a place to take clients who wish to go airborne using water-propelled jetpacks and similar recreational devices.
On Tuesday, City Council members...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Wall Street sharks are not the only ones keeping a close watch on the contentious battle for control of Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes Botox. So are thousands of the company's scientists and researchers, many of whose jobs may be at risk....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Editor's note: Political columnist Barbara Venezia plans to write occasional food columns under the banner "Barbara's Bits & Bites." This is her first.
Even though it's been years since I did a comedy cooking show, "At Home on the Range," on local...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA.
In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:01 PM
She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:31 PM
For many service clubs, including Rotary, Lions and Exchange, July 1 brings a change in club leadership. For Kiwanis clubs, that happens Sept. 1.
Last Thursday, more than 90 people, including current and past Rotarians, their spouses, members of the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:37 PM
As a councilman and bar and restaurant owner Gary Monahan maintains a hectic schedule. But Thursday figures to be maddening, mainly in terms of business.
World Cup begins, yet Monahan will be interested in more things than just the beautiful game.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Hello everyone. I apologize for not turning in a story last week. The good news is that I have been selling boats.
Which leads me into my annual marine industry sales observations.
I asked Mike Zemla of Western Marine Maintenance, David Beek at Island...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Mesa Verde Country Club put itself in position to shoot an even lower score than its nine-under-par 62 in the 15th Jones Cup Wednesday, but not enough putts fell.
The four-time winners shot five-under on the front nine, made a late charge with two...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star.
Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Skewers holding 3-inch grilled prawns disappeared from the serving platters only slightly faster than the crab-stuffed mushrooms and cream cheese salmon pastries. Yet the dwindling supply of party snacks wasn't even a small part of the event to discuss...