| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:10 PM
UC Irvine junior libero Michael Brinkley and senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken have been named All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn.
Brinkley is a first-team honoree for the second straight season, while Kevorken is a second-team...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa.
Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment.
After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to further explore color-coded restaurant inspection signage in response to a grand jury report that criticized the county's current system as confusing.
For years, a debate over the system ...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:26 AM
National Safe Boating Week has finished and another pre-summer awareness week begins on Sunday for boaters and avid fishermen. Can you guess which one? Let me remind you about National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1 to 8.
| 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....
| 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
| 9:43 PM
If you talked with Hale Furey three years ago as a freshman, he gave you the impression that he would rather golf at Corona del Mar High.
In the fall of that year, when he ran cross-country, Furey talked golf. When he played basketball in the winter,...
| 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 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Hollywood loves all things baseball. Disney continues the tradition with a light-hearted look at a true-life sideshow of the national pastime. The studio serves up a big fat 3-and-0 pitch down the middle of the plate in "Million Dollar Arm."