| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:26 PM
As the clock nears midnight on Dec. 31, Orange County residents have plenty of options to make the countdown to 2015 fun.
Tickets are on sale for XL NYE, a block party at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. The event, hosted by Newport Beach-based Identity...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 840 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100.
About 200 people attended the event, including Coldwell...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
For more than two decades, Laguna Beach's beloved band Missiles of October has built an avid following at its home base, the Marine Room Tavern, where locals gather for a stiff drink and live entertainment.
"I've been listening to these guys for 20-...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are combining forces to forge their own slice of "Costa Mesa cool."
They're calling their neighborhood Style on Superior....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:18 AM
Since Sean Abdali became owner of The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club, he hasn't exactly gotten a lot of sleep.
Abdali and his staff have worked all week to provide immediate renovations to the club. Fences were painted, sunscreens were...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
A sushi "hand roll" restaurant has opened in Costa Mesa.
Temakira, 259 E. 17th St., specializes in temaki, a type of sushi eaten by hand that is wrapped in seaweed and made into a cone shape, according to a news release.
The restaurant combines styles...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
They came armed with scissors, tape, wrapping paper, bows and creativity.
Representatives of nine nonprofit organizations went head to head Wednesday morning in a gift-wrapping competition sponsored by Quattro Caffe at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A lawsuit between Newport Beach and a popular restaurant will head back to court Friday.
The issue of whether patrons can dance late into the night at Woody's Wharf ended up in court last year after the City Council denied permits needed by the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The other week, I went grocery shopping and brought a bag to fill for charity, as we're wont to do during the holiday season. The blue reusable bag, produced by a church pantry, contained a list of suggested donations on the side: rice, cereal, canned...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
During the holidays, many community groups put together feasts and assistance programs for those in need. Others present opportunities to celebrate. Here are examples of both:
Costa Mesa-based Share Our Selves is conducting its...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
They called it an afternoon of inspiration. New York-based fashion designer Donna Karan has created a national program, "Women Who Inspire," combining art, fashion and philanthropy to support community campaigns in cities across the nation.