| 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.
| 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-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said.
Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Americans have become somewhat numb to the constant barrage of disasters, natural and manmade, blasted across the media. Sadly, the media seldom follow up on the aftermath. It's on to the next headline.
Last month in Mexico, Hurricane Odile devastated...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:34 PM
When Estancia High Assistant Principal Dr. David Martinez quoted LL Cool J during his welcoming speech I knew I was in for something different at the Eagles football brunch Saturday morning.
"When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:36 PM
One of my 8-year-old granddaughters — I have two — and I recently discussed the merits of school cafeteria food.
"I'm not a big fan, Opa," she quipped, sounding very grown up. "I prefer to bring a sandwich to school, along with some cheese,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:09 PM
Diners can dig into special menus at 63 restaurants during Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Feb. 1.
The ninth annual event will offer prix fixe menus with lunches from $10 to $25 and dinners from $20 to $50....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
One reason I enjoy this food column is I get to discover and rediscover fun places to eat locally. It also gives me a break from writing about politics, but this week the two crossed paths.
You can't mention Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse and Irish Pub,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:24 PM
With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car museum and cafe.
Richard Cushman, owner of Beverly Hills Motorsport on Pomona Avenue, won approval to convert his 1960s-...