| May 2, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The OC Mix is kind of a mini-Portland, Ore., within Costa Mesa's mammoth SoCo design complex, an enclosed warren of small shops devoted to spices, artisan cheese, baby clothes, funky jewelry, nut milks, chocolate and olive oil.
Analog, a vinyl...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach.
Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:55 AM
All she does is win, win, win, no matter what.
Newport Harbor High senior Marissa Robertson can relate to that DJ Khaled song. This year in the pool, she has been unbeatable for the Sailors girls' swim team.
Robertson has won all of her individual...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:37 AM
It was not "Mad Men" protagonist Don Draper's name or profession that viewers learned first.
It was his drink of choice: "Do this again — old-fashioned, please."
Whether meeting clients or dining with his wife, Megan, that's what the advertising...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The 20th Toshiba Classic will be mostly remembered for Fred Couples' second time winning the event, as he surprised many with his victory by one stroke.
But the Toshiba Classic will be a great memory for much different reasons for Thomas Terry, a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:46 PM
I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events.
First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:38 PM
I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952.
LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Sage Hill 4, St. Margaret's 2
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Kellen Ochi and Harrison Rhee each singled in a run during a four-run top of the seventh inning by the Lightning in an Academy League opener on the road Tuesday.
Sage Hill pitcher...
| 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...