| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com.
A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:38 PM
It's not summer in Orange County until the first fried concoction has been consumed and the iconic Ferris wheel makes its initial turn, at least according to this year's fair theme, "Summer Starts Here."
Friday marks the beginning of the Orange County...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:47 PM
It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Manhattan style arrived in Costa Mesa on the evening of June 7 as the Art of Dining unfolded at South Coast Plaza. Benefiting the Orange County Museum of Art, the very chic night at the plaza raised an impressive $460,000 in support of the art museum's...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Mesa Verde Country Club put itself in position to shoot an even lower score than its nine-under-par 62 in the 15th Jones Cup Wednesday, but not enough putts fell.
The four-time winners shot five-under on the front nine, made a late charge with two...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star.
Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Hello everyone. I apologize for not turning in a story last week. The good news is that I have been selling boats.
Which leads me into my annual marine industry sales observations.
I asked Mike Zemla of Western Marine Maintenance, David Beek at Island...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...