| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:29 PM
More than 70 Newport Beach restaurants will serve up popular dishes at a slashed price during the city's restaurant week, which kicks off Friday.
Some of the city's most elite eateries are participating in the eighth annual Newport Beach Restaurant...
| 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'...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Ralph Stratton Linhoff, age 87, passed away in his Balboa Peninsula home on January 8, 2014, where he had lived since 1953. He served as a board member of the Peninsula Point Association for several years.
Ralph was born on June 5th, 1926 in Long Beach,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...
| 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-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Late Monday afternoon during the ninth annual Mesa Verde Classic, Louise Fiduccia called out with three inviting words on Hole No. 17 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
"It's martini time," Fiduccia said to golfers who approached the 17th tee.
One of the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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....