| 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...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:17 PM
While a few of us sailed down to Ensenada last weekend, most stayed in town and participated in the Balboa Angling Club's 51st Annual Lily Call Bay Tournament on April 26 and 27. This is an in-the-harbor tournament using 4-pound line and fishing for...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The fate of Newport Beach Restaurant Week has been called into question.
In its current financial state, the Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. Business Improvement District cannot support the annual event, President Jim Walker told council members Tuesday....
| May 7, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Not long ago, 72-year-old John Hamilton had a hip and a knee replaced with surgically inserted hardware. More recently, however, the process of losing things that can't be replaced has initiated the infliction of pain that no anesthesia can mask.
| May 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said.
The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:51 PM
From a modern farmhouse-style home to a Cape Cod-inspired beach cottage, local residents toured nearly every popular style of home in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Thursday morning.
Eight Costa Mesa and Newport Beach homes opened up to women —...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The Balboa Bay Resort welcomed the Philharmonic Society of Orange County May 2 for its 60th anniversary celebration dinner. The gala evening honored president of the society and artistic director Dean Corey for his 21 years of service to the Philharmonic....
| 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.
| 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.
| May 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The 27th annual Circle 1000 Founders' Brunch Celebration unfolded April 28 at the Island Hotel Newport Beach. The event welcomed actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis as keynote speaker at the morning confab that attracted a sold-out audience dedicated to...
| 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...