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  • Restaurant Week heats up Costa Mesa

    For the fourth year, the city's Conference & Visitor Bureau will host Costa Mesa Restaurant Week, bringing together dozens of locations across town to offer special menus. As a condition of involvement, organizers asked all participating restaurants...
  • The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find

    The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find
    It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned...
  • What's on the menu? Jam

    What's on the menu? Jam
    Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...
  • The Harbor Report: It's August, and the marlins are biting

    I made my way around the harbor this week and checked in with some old friends. From the Balboa Angling Club, Amy Elliott gave me the following: "This year's Helen Smith Offshore Tournament was held Aug. 1 and 2, and the fishing was awesome. We had 51...
  • Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

    Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island
    JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island. The site, at 1470 Jamboree Road, used to house the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and looks over the Newport Beach Country Club, according to a...
  • Biz News: Newport Beach credit rating still 'AAA'

    The city of Newport Beach received a triple-A implied credit rating Friday from global credit rating and research group Fitch Ratings, according to a city news release. "Prudent financial management has resulted in a history of positive operations,...
  • Venezia: Candidate challenges campaign-donation warning

    Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way. On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
  • Reader Report: Two juniors introduce Westside girls to the ocean

    Reader Report: Two juniors introduce Westside girls to the ocean
    Newport Beach residents and Mater Dei High School juniors Matt Brennan and Ben Teitscheid wanted to give back to their community and started with something they know plenty about — coastal living. Through research, the duo chose to start an...
  • Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course

    Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course
    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...
  • 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...