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  • The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs

    This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the...
  • The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory

    The Crowd: Make it 51 for South Coast Repertory
    The 2015 social season on the Orange Coast was launched with panache by South Coast Repertory. In anticipation of the theater's 51st season, patrons gathered for a chic kick-off party in the breathtaking contemporary residence of Sarah and Thom McElroy....
  • New company set to take over Lido Theatre

    New company set to take over Lido Theatre
    For 75 years, the light pink Lido Theatre in Newport Beach has welcomed moviegoers onto the Balboa Peninsula. But an asset manager for the theater's property owner has a new vision for the space, now surrounded by development, and in need of, as she put...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • Fishing for oceanic solutions

    Fishing for oceanic solutions
    Skewers holding 3-inch grilled prawns disappeared from the serving platters only slightly faster than the crab-stuffed mushrooms and cream cheese salmon pastries. Yet the dwindling supply of party snacks wasn't even a small part of the event to discuss...
  • Golf: DuBois eager to compete in U.S. Senior Am at 'home'

    Golf: DuBois eager to compete in U.S. Senior Am at 'home'
    Like most golfers, Don DuBois would love to play more but can't because he has a job and other commitments. So the acclaimed Newport Beach amateur has decided for quality over quantity, playing in select tournaments this summer. The event he has circled...
  • Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?

    Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?
    As a councilman and bar and restaurant owner Gary Monahan maintains a hectic schedule. But Thursday figures to be maddening, mainly in terms of business. World Cup begins, yet Monahan will be interested in more things than just the beautiful game. His...
  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: Dining - with dog - at my favorite places

    Barbara's Bits & Bites: Dining - with dog - at my favorite places
    Editor's note: Political columnist Barbara Venezia plans to write occasional food columns under the banner "Barbara's Bits & Bites." This is her first. Even though it's been years since I did a comedy cooking show, "At Home on the Range," on local...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    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...
  • Ben L. SchmidJanuary 12, 1923 - August 23, 2014

    Ben L. Schmid<br/>January 12, 1923 - August 23, 2014
    On Saturday, August 23rd, Ben Schmid made a sudden, but gentle and gracious exit to a life extraordinarily well-lived.  Born in Riverside, raised in Hollywood and a 30-year resident of San Marino before moving to Balboa Island in 1985, Ben was a respected...
  • Fitness Files: Take advice with a grain of salt

    "Don't Toss Out Your Salt Shaker!" says Dr. Niels Graudal's Danish study, which adds that people with very low levels of salt in their diets suffer elevated mortality. Of course, a few lines down, Graudal's American Journal of Hypertension article...
  • The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN

    The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN
    In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist. Her breadth and depth of knowledge...