| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
The casual, hang-loose world in which we live may have opened some doors previously closed to many folks, but along the way, the rush to informality has had some casualties. Among them: manners. While we may no longer dress for dinner, a civilized...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:38 PM
On New Year's Eve, Beccy Rogers donned a black suit with a fur collar. She selected sparkling earrings and a necklace, and finished the look with a glitzy clip decorating her long hair, pulled back into a tight bun.
She has worn this outfit on Dec. 31...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Newport Beach, accustomed to entertaining visitors, lavished luxury on a special clientele this week: Bowl Championship Series football players and their fans.
The coastal city geared up to serve as the home base for the teams participating in Monday'...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Corona del Mar def. Laguna Beach
Ryan Moss and Joey Martino (four digs) recorded 11 kills each to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 nonleague win at CdM Tuesday.
Kevin Fults (eight kills), Tommy Brooks (three kills and four...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The chief executive of the O.C. Fair & Event Center presented an overview of the property's recent accomplishments and future plans Thursday morning to about 30 attendees in Newport Beach's Central Library.
Doug Lofstrom was the featured speaker for...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado.
"I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks."
The Costa Mesa resident was...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Ruth Jolley likes to call it her "little oasis."
At the base of a hillside terraced with grapevines behind her Corona del Mar house, a rainbow of leafy greens basked in the sun one morning last week.
Chard and peppery arugula sprouted from one 4-...