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  • Commentary: A post-marathon indulgence

    Last week, nine of my retired teacher pals lunched at a garden restaurant. We studied the menu, looking for a no-holds-barred, high-calorie lunch. This group doesn't waste a minute worrying about the Mediterranean diet. My former principal called out,...
  • New York Times veteran visits Newport

     New York Times veteran visits Newport
    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....
  • Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    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...
  • Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

    David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance. The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...
  • Community & Clubs: Kudos to the local Kiwanis

    Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23. They joined 750 students from colleges and...
  • Biz News: Irvine Co. announces new shops, restaurants

    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...
  • Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving

    Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving
    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...
  • Community & Clubs: Mustering the movies for a cause

    "The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is happy to report that its annual movie event, held last fall at the Lido Theatre, was quite successful both socially and financially," reports Ed Romeo, club public relations chair. "The major purpose of the...
  • The power brokers of tomorrow?

    The power brokers of tomorrow?
    On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits. It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
  • Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach

    Developer plans walkable neighborhood in Newport Beach
    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...
  • Alley owner hopes to pin down success

    Alley owner hopes to pin down success
    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...
  • The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival

    The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival
    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...