| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:30 PM
After 23 years as Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Ed Fawcett is calling it quits.
But although Fawcett stepped down Dec. 31, by the next day he had started as a consultant for the chamber's transition to new leadership.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Thanksgiving is a day to surround oneself with friends and family and overindulge on home-cooked delights like turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
But how do those who balk at standing in crowded grocery store lines and cleaning and cooking a...
| Jan 8, 2015
Urban Dictionary — hey, what more appropriate source is there? — defines a dive bar as "a well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele."
Costa Mesa's Goat Hill Tavern, which recently...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:32 PM
Twenty-fifteen was launched with style on the Orange Coast. Hostess Elizabeth An and husband Gordon Clune welcomed some 300 guests in sparkling New Year's Eve attire to a very special party at AnQi, South Coast Plaza.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Marijuana, pills and alcohol may have been staples of wild teen parties in the past, but more and more, students are using heroin and methamphetamine, an undercover Newport Beach police detective told members of the Corona del Mar High School PTA at a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A... Arthur Pescan. This Corona del Mar High School junior seems to do it all — cross country, the school musical, class president, mock trial, standing up to an angry crowd to support a new school sports complex. A school board trustee once said...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Seventh Tea Bar in Costa Mesa will close Dec. 31 after nearly two years in business.
The bar opened in January 2013 in OC Mix, part of the South Coast Collection shopping center on Hyland Avenue. The bar is owned by Jeff and Christa Duggan, who also...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:42 PM
Business is a family affair for the Skala sisters.
Katie, 28, and Jessica, 23, are the force behind the innovative fashion truck Waves of Attire: Rolling Boutique, a mobile clothing and accessories retailer.
Taking their cue from food trucks, the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Since becoming president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2006, Terry Dwyer has been on a mission to make the venue affordable, intriguing and inviting — even a little off once in a while.
While the center delivers well on the popular...
| 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...
| 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...