| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Save for breaking in, how can someone gain entry into a family's home and hear about the experiences that form the tapestry of their lives?
By cooking for them — or so Bay Ewald and Nick Nigro, founders of comewecreate, have found.
| 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'...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:56 PM
How does a city decide what to put at the end of its pier?
In Newport Beach, where the City Council is trying to figure out what to do with a vacant structure at the end of the Newport Pier, it surveyed the uses of 42 similar structures statewide....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member.
"The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
| 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-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information.
Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
| 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....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course was packed with 140 family members and friends of the Salata brothers as they celebrated the Serbian Christmas on Jan. 7. Serbian Orthodox Christians, like the Salata brothers, celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Partygoers filed into Mesa restaurant Wednesday night for Katrina Foley's annual Holiday Soiree and Benefit, pausing at the door to sign an endorsement for the school board member's probable council run.
Foley, 46, hasn't made an official announcement,...