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  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours. At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
  • Cutting their own slice of heaven

    Cutting their own slice of heaven
    A group of Newport-Mesa dads fueled by nostalgia have taken over Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store, seeking to refresh the Newport Beach pizzeria with an updated menu and decor. The family restaurant at 2300 Bristol St., a local institution since 1976, is...
  • Commentary: Baby contests make spectacle of IVF procedure

    In a country where a good portion of the people have gambled at least once in their lives, it's normal to hear people say, "If I won the lottery, I would buy ...." How far is this country willing to take its gambling obsession, and is it OK to hold in...
  • Wayne no longer towering presence?

    In Newport Beach, where John Wayne was once so present, tiny bits of his legacy may be slipping away. The tennis club Wayne built for his wife has been renamed, and his house on the water has been razed and rebuilt. His boat, the Wild Goose, is still in...
  • 4 held in connection with sandwich theft

    4 held in connection with sandwich theft
    Four men were arrested Sunday in Newport Beach on suspicion of stealing a bag containing a sandwich — valued at $10 — from a parked car. Oscar Iglesias, 25, of South Gate, Daniel Godinez, 23, and Edwin Yhuit, 27, both of Cudahy, and Daniel...
  • Community & Clubs: Beating the heat at Balboa Bay Club

    During a hot July in Rancho Mirage, Barbara and I took long weekends in Orange County and enjoyed the sun on the beach at the Balboa Bay Club daily. The new club ownership has made some noticeable, positive changes, including eliminating the "guard...
  • Before Jamboree was a road

    Before Jamboree was a road
    Sixty years ago, buses carried tens of thousands of Boy Scouts down a little dirt road in Newport Beach to the third national Jamboree — a gathering of troops from across the country. Thursday, about 25 of those Scouts returned to a drastically...
  • Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'

    Newport Rib Co. plans '30 Days of Charity'
    The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said. A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members....
  • Lobsters take the long route

    Lobsters take the long route
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. An estimated 1,000 lobsters will fly into John Wayne Airport on Friday evening. If you cast a glance skyward, you won't notice any marine crustaceans suspended in mid-air. They will, instead, disembark...
  • For the record

    Restaurant review: The July 26 Gossiping Gourmet review, "Still 'As Is' after 80 years," incorrectly stated that the restaurant Dizz's As Is opened in the 1930s. The restaurant opened in 1977.
  • Commentary: It's time revive small retailers

    The Newport Beach and Corona del Mar landscape keeps transforming, but into what? The Mayans always assumed that everything happened in circles, and their calendar reflected that assumption, that what happened before will happen again. I am starting to...
  • The Harbor Report: A few words en route to Catalina

    The Harbor Report: A few words en route to Catalina
    I need to keep this harbor report a little short this week, as the family is loading up Linstar for a midweek Catalina vacation. Last weekend was as busy as it gets on the harbor. Saturday was the South Shore Yacht Club's raft-up in the five points...