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  • Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?

    Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
    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....
  • Reel Critics: 'Arm' shows strength, while Godzilla's wanes

    Reel Critics: 'Arm' shows strength, while Godzilla's wanes
    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." J.B....
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrate Newport Balboa's 75 years of service

    The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will celebrate 75 years of service at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club with an evening of dinner, drinks, music and dancing, according to President-Elect Lauren Reeves. If you have been a past member...
  • The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table

     The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table
    In a time when white, starched dining table linens have largely been replaced by plastic place mats, the Les Amis d Escoffier Society of Southern California gathered earlier this month at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, to remind the world that grand...
  • Community & Clubs: Buy a flag for Armed Forces Day

    Only days remain until Armed Forces Day weekend, when the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will display 1,776 American flags at Castaways Park. On May 16, about 1,000 children from area schools will be bused to the site to participate in the events of...
  • Sports memorabilia up for sale at Newport Sports Museum

    Sports memorabilia up for sale at Newport Sports Museum
    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. "It...
  • The Crowd: Jamie Lee Curtis rocks — at the Island Hotel

    The Crowd: Jamie Lee Curtis rocks — at the Island Hotel
    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...
  • The Harbor Report: Hear the cannons? It's yacht season again

    By now, I am sure you have all heard the squealing sounds of the buffing wheels, as people clean and wax their boats for their yacht clubs' opening day. Opening day in the harbor started last weekend with the Lido Isle Yacht Club, American Legion...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    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...
  • Briefs: UCI duo All-Americans

    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...
  • Venezia: Buckle up as campaigns get interesting

    Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond. The Aug. 8 filing deadline saw the exit of two candidates. Newport's Michael Glenn dropped his bid for the Balboa...
  • Fitness Files: Less grass, more grub in garden

    For months, my front yard was a dirt pile. Neighbors probably disapproved, but I had something up my sleeve. I'd ripped out the lawn. In the weeks that followed, I killed stray grass shoots and dipped into Soler's Edible Front Yard. Our southwest-...