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  • The Crowd: From Hollywood to the real hunger games

    She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County. Her...
  • 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...
  • City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
  • Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters

    Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters
    ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
  • Where the street has no name

    Where the street has no name
    However famous the Balboa Bay Club may be, visitors are apparently having trouble finding it. No matter that the club has been operating in its same location since 1948, or that a guard shack thought to be intimidating was recently removed to make the...
  • Faulkner: Lions' players believed

    For just about every student at Vanguard University, faith is important. But as the NAIA Division I champion Lions men's basketball team showed this season, perhaps no belief is more powerful than faith in one another. The Lions' players, coaches and...
  • County to explore restaurant ratings

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to further explore color-coded restaurant inspection signage in response to a grand jury report that criticized the county's current system as confusing. For years, a debate over the system &#...
  • Bluewater Grill chef dies

    Bluewater Grill chef dies
    Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47. Hirsty grew up in Southern California. He would often awake before the sun rose, eager to spend time with local...
  • Review: Taco Maria goes beyond tacos at dinner

    Review: Taco Maria goes beyond tacos at dinner
    The OC Mix is kind of a mini-Portland, Ore., within Costa Mesa's mammoth SoCo design complex, an enclosed warren of small shops devoted to spices, artisan cheese, baby clothes, funky jewelry, nut milks, chocolate and olive oil. Analog, a vinyl...
  • Film festival concludes with Jon Favreau's 'Chef'

    Film festival concludes with Jon Favreau's 'Chef'
    Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach. Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
  • 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,...
  • Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

    David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance. The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...