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  • Competition to benefit Literacy Project

    Two teams of local celebrities will compete in Brasserie Pascal's Celebrity Bar Battle to benefit the Literacy Project Foundation next week at Fashion Island. The teams will work for tips Tuesday, with the proceeds helping local at-risk and...
  • Mary Joan Kopacz

    Mary Joan Kopacz
    Kopacz, Mary Joan 1921-2013 Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
  • Commentary: Road trip speaks to greater journey

    At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd. The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
  • Virgen: Hagestad has strong desire to win

    Virgen: Hagestad has strong desire to win
    There's an intriguing mix of competitiveness, a hunger for business and an outgoing mentality when it comes to Stewart Hagestad. You can say the Newport Beach resident has an extraordinary ability to compartmentalize. This week, he'll turn his attention...
  • Community & Clubs: Honoring news coverage of women and girls

    Dawn Marie Lemonds, a member of the Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor, has joined as co-chair the planning committee of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award. The...
  • From the Boathouse: New West Marine a coastal landmark

    Ahoy! Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West...
  • Commentary: Big improvements coming to Newport Beach

    So you may have heard we had a Hootenanny in the Heights recently. More than 200 people gathered in Cliff Drive Park for fun and games, food and fellowship. Our Fire Department grilled up hot dogs, and the recreation staff supervised games and events for...
  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours. At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
  • Before Jamboree was a road

    Before Jamboree was a road
    Sixty years ago, buses carried tens of thousands of Boy Scouts down a little dirt road in Newport Beach to the third national Jamboree — a gathering of troops from across the country. Thursday, about 25 of those Scouts returned to a drastically...
  • Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo

    Greenleaf Gourmet to open in SoCo
    The Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop plans to open a second shop in Costa Mesa this month. The fast-casual eatery, which opened last year on East 17th Street, is coming across town July 22 at the South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave. The restaurant,...
  • The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album

    The Latest: That '60s book, and that '70s album
    Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson Viking; 264 pages The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
  • Newport says rah-rah to football

    Newport says rah-rah to football
    Step aside, sailing aficionados. The football fans are coming to Newport Beach. Restaurant and hotel managers throughout the city are joining in preparation for the 2014 Bowl Championship Series game Jan. 6. Although the game will be played at the...