| 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 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 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, and the Eastbluff Village, Crystal Cove and Bayside shopping centers, have announced the openings of multiple new businesses.
Each of the centers is owned and operated by the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co.
Some of the...
| Nov 9, 2013
In a county dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife.
One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A new Bruxie eatery will open Nov. 19 in Costa Mesa, according to a news release.
The restaurant, known for its sandwiches made with waffles instead of bread, will occupy a location on 17th Street at Santa Ana Avenue.
The first Bruxie opened in 2010...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Hoag Hospital and the Alzheimer's Family Services Center are sponsoring a spirituality conference on "Navigating the Journey of Caregiving" on March 28.
The day begins with registration and a hot breakfast from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., with the program...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 AM
From the sound of things in the locker room, Coach Justin Taylor figured his Costa Mesa High boys' water team was ready for revenge. The Mustangs were about to play host to Temecula Chaparral in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops.
Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Plans are brewing for craft beer in Costa Mesa. The city's Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an application for a microbrewery near The Camp in the Sobeca District.
Barley Forge Brewing Co., which hopes to pour and brew within a 19,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:52 AM
On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The special occasion was a children's party, and fun was obviously being had despite a good number of brightly colored...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:19 PM
It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering.
"The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...