| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday.
The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
While Valentine's Day promises love for some, it marks an imminent end to the longstanding love affair between the Ritz Restaurant and its current Newport Beach location.
Facing a Feb. 28 deadline to vacate its premises near Fashion Island, the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring."
The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial.
In the ultra-capable hands of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:41 PM
In Japan, the annual slaughter of dolphins, porpoises and small whales continues.
Starting Sept. 1, and usually continuing through March, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bay and mercilessly stab and drown them to death....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Last week, I noticed Brian Blair, captain of the 45-foot Ultra Pacific, offloading his catch at the commercial sea wall between the Bluewater Grill and the Cannery restaurant. When I asked to speak to the skipper, Blair quickly introduced himself.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Police are searching for up to six suspects who attacked a group inside Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa and beat two victims so severely they required hospitalization.
Three men were at a VIP table inside the club on Harbor Boulevard when the attackers...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Late Monday afternoon during the ninth annual Mesa Verde Classic, Louise Fiduccia called out with three inviting words on Hole No. 17 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
"It's martini time," Fiduccia said to golfers who approached the 17th tee.
One of the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Save for breaking in, how can someone gain entry into a family's home and hear about the experiences that form the tapestry of their lives?
By cooking for them — or so Bay Ewald and Nick Nigro, founders of comewecreate, have found.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Danny was born in La Canada in 1950 and in 1963 arrived in Corona del Mar. Unbeknownst to him, he would then meet Lynda, his future wife, who lived just down the street. At 13 years old his grandfather put a golf club in his hands for the first time and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
"The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is happy to report that its annual movie event, held last fall at the Lido Theatre, was quite successful both socially and financially," reports Ed Romeo, club public relations chair.
"The major purpose of the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Women's Opportunity Awards program assists women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education and employment prospects, according to Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area president Carolyn Turner. Women who are the...