| May 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| 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 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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...
| 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."
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
| 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....