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  • Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors

    Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors
    Bill Longfield wasn't sure a food-tasting event on an island would work. The Balboa Island Improvement Assn., where Longfield is a board member, had for years hosted an outdoor dinner in its namesake neighborhood, but as the event got more popular...
  • Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

    Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport. "Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • From the Boathouse: New West Marine a coastal landmark

    Ahoy! Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West...
  • No partying at Woody's Wharf

    The right to party doesn't necessarily come easily in Newport Beach. City Council members on Tuesday took a step toward denying Woody's Wharf its request to expand hours of operation and have dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. On a 4-1 vote...
  • Back Bay Bistro getting new manager, menu

    Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina hired a new general manager and plans to launch a new menu at the end of October, according to a news release. The Newport Beach restaurant named Eric Tabon, who lives in Huntington Beach,...
  • Commentary: Big improvements coming to Newport Beach

    So you may have heard we had a Hootenanny in the Heights recently. More than 200 people gathered in Cliff Drive Park for fun and games, food and fellowship. Our Fire Department grilled up hot dogs, and the recreation staff supervised games and events for...
  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours. At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
  • Szabo: Newport's good Knight

    Szabo: Newport's good Knight
    Newport Harbor High senior Kate Knight has had quite a ride with the Sailors girls' tennis team. In Knight's first three years on varsity with the Sailors, they won the Sunset League twice, advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 title match in...
  • Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation

    Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation
    Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
  • Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'

    Carnett: Fond memories of 'Joe Cool'
    It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades. Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...