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  • Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager

    Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager
    The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: Looking back at the year's highlights

    Another year has rolled by like a clearing winter's westerly breeze. This is the fourth year I have been writing the harbor column, and I look forward to many more years to come. I would like to take the time to review 2013 with you. If this review perks...
  • Father and son hunters both dead

    A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20,...
  • White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden

    White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into 'Bountiful' garden
    They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling...
  • Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless

    Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless
    Condominium residents near the site of a prospective homeless recovery complex in Costa Mesa are criticizing the plans, contending that while the aim to help the needy is noble, the project has the potential to harm their neighborhood and pose a risk to...
  • Virgen's View: No reservations about this new restaurant

    Virgen's View: No reservations about this new restaurant
    A man with a big smile held a microphone and spoke in a thick, French accent amid a party scene. "Wehl-comb to Feeg n' Oh-leev," he said. Newport Beach seemed just as thrilled to welcome Fig & Olive founder Laurent Halasz and his restaurant at Fashion...
  • The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles

    The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles
    It's the end of an era. Beginning in 1987, the Ritz Restaurant Newport Beach has hosted "Christmas at the Ritz" benefiting Chapman University. The 27th annual celebration unfolded Dec. 7 on the hallowed ground that will be closing its doors post...
  • Community & Clubs: Dental center fills a need

    Community & Clubs: Dental center fills a need
    The Cheri Harris Children's Dental Health Center has kept drilling and filling since it was established in 1952 by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The center provides comprehensive, ongoing dental care to underserved children and young adults...
  • Fundraiser to benefit Costa Mesa schools

    The Costa Mesa High School Foundation and We Olive & Wine Bar will celebrate the city's 60th anniversary at a fundraiser Saturday. The Going Green event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The OC Mix in the SoCo Collection retail center at 3303 Hyland Ave.,...
  • For competitor, Pokemon is no frivolous pastime

    For competitor, Pokemon is no frivolous pastime
    Thomas Mifflin plans to don a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt every time he plays Pok√©mon — at a tournament, at least. The item, which he purchased in San Francisco, was part of his ensemble this year at the Autumn Regional Championships in Pleasanton,...
  • A fight for the right to party

    A fight for the right to party
    In a county dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife. One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come...