| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m.
Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:01 PM
It's been a while since I've checked in with my restaurant column, Barbara's Bits & Bites, which continues to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
I've had a bellyful of politics from covering the last election...
| 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...
| 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 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 14, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection
The Island Hotel in Newport Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday to introduce its gourmet Market Place in the hotel's renovated lobby.
Tastes of some of the house...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Here he grows again.
Clayton Peterson, the Costa Mesa native who took over a 1940s industrial building on the west side of town to record local bands, showcase his personal art collection and host a private venue, is now hoping to liven up the space...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:27 AM
*This post has been corrected, as noted below.
For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket.
Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the SoBeCa District.
Merchants, eateries and galleries in the roughly triangular area bordered by...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
During a typical lunch break at Newport Harbor High School, cups filled with celery, broccoli, jicama and red peppers sit in the cafeteria beside plastic containers packed with fresh fruit and yogurt.
Teenagers file through the lunch line, piling...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A new public dock and waterfront restaurant could be coming to the Newport Harbor area if state coastal regulators give the OK.
The Balboa Marina West project, proposed for a swath of land on East Coast Highway between Bayside Drive and the Coast...