| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Manhattan style arrived in Costa Mesa on the evening of June 7 as the Art of Dining unfolded at South Coast Plaza. Benefiting the Orange County Museum of Art, the very chic night at the plaza raised an impressive $460,000 in support of the art museum's...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com.
A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| 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 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 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.