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  • A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz

    A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz
    While Valentine's Day promises love for some, it marks an imminent end to the longstanding love affair between the Ritz Restaurant and its current Newport Beach location. Facing a Feb. 28 deadline to vacate its premises near Fashion Island, the...
  • 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: Winery adds another O.C. location

    The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina. The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
  • O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

    The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday. The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...