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  • Check It Out: Looking to be the perfect host?

    Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering. "The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...
  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course

    Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course
    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...
  • Catering up close

    Catering up close
    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. The Costa...
  • Newport peers into the future of its pier

    How does a city decide what to put at the end of its pier? In Newport Beach, where the City Council is trying to figure out what to do with a vacant structure at the end of the Newport Pier, it surveyed the uses of 42 similar structures statewide....
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 30 years of sisterhood

    The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member. "The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
  • Check It Out: From the blog to the bookshelf

    Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information. Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
  • The Harbor Report: Fifty-four years (almost) on the water

    I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...
  • Ralph Stratton Linhoff June 5, 1926 - January 8, 2014

    Ralph Stratton Linhoff  June 5, 1926 - January 8, 2014
    Ralph Stratton Linhoff, age 87, passed away in his Balboa Peninsula home on January 8, 2014, where he had lived since 1953. He served as a board member of the Peninsula Point Association for several years. Ralph was born on June 5th, 1926 in Long Beach,...
  • A week of high dining

    A week of high dining
    More than 70 Newport Beach restaurants will serve up popular dishes at a slashed price during the city's restaurant week, which kicks off Friday. Some of the city's most elite eateries are participating in the eighth annual Newport Beach Restaurant...
  • The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?

    The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?
    Society tends to label people based on their profession. With these labels comes the inevitable value judgment, and what follows is a tendency to pigeonhole folks into social categories. There should be no surprise when a person breaks the mold. Why...
  • Detroit Bar to change owner, name

    Detroit Bar to change owner, name
    The music will play on even after Detroit Bar changes hands next month. The Memphis Group, which purchased the Costa Mesa bar and concert venue on West 19th Street in 2001, announced Monday morning that ownership has been transferred to local...