| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:08 PM
The Estancia High boys' golf team captured a share of the Orange Coast League championship after defeating Calvary Chapel, 208-225, at Mesa Verde Country Club Thursday.
Estancia shared the title with Calvary Chapel.
Freshman Kobi Uta shot the low for...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The OC Mix is kind of a mini-Portland, Ore., within Costa Mesa's mammoth SoCo design complex, an enclosed warren of small shops devoted to spices, artisan cheese, baby clothes, funky jewelry, nut milks, chocolate and olive oil.
Analog, a vinyl...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach.
Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:55 AM
All she does is win, win, win, no matter what.
Newport Harbor High senior Marissa Robertson can relate to that DJ Khaled song. This year in the pool, she has been unbeatable for the Sailors girls' swim team.
Robertson has won all of her individual...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches.
Sessions Sandwiches officially opens at 2823 Newport Blvd. on April 16.
The eatery will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily,...
| Apr 17, 2014
Estancia 203, Calvary Chapel 219
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Estancia moved into a first-place tie with Calvary Chapel in the Orange Coast League with Jaime Ramirez's two-over-par 38 medalist honor performance at Mile Square Golf Club on...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.
The event, called a Kickoff Fiesta, celebrated the upcoming Newport to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:46 PM
I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote yachting events.
First off, the regatta was spectacular. I highly recommend that you place it on your bucket list....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:38 PM
I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952.
LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Sage Hill 4, St. Margaret's 2
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Kellen Ochi and Harrison Rhee each singled in a run during a four-run top of the seventh inning by the Lightning in an Academy League opener on the road Tuesday.
Sage Hill pitcher...