| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new concept advances the diner's look a couple of decades — from the well-known 1940s theme of red vinyl booths, Formica counters and juke boxes, to what a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
A suspected burglar was arrested Wednesday when he tried to order food at a Costa Mesa restaurant that police say he broke into hours earlier.
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, hadn't even changed clothes when he returned to the El Pollo Loco in the 1900 block of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:17 PM
I'm taking a much-needed break from writing about politics this week to focus on food.
On June 12, I premiered my monthly column for foodies that discovers — and rediscovers — fun places to eat in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The California Highway Patrol has completed its investigation of a June 7 incident in which a Corona del Mar High School student fell onto the 73 Freeway from a party bus headed to prom, a spokesman confirmed.
The District Atty.'s office is reviewing the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted unanimously this week to pass a Corona del Mar parking management report — specifically eight, short-term recommendations for improving parking in the village business district — to the City...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond.
The Aug. 8 filing deadline saw the exit of two candidates.
Newport's Michael Glenn dropped his bid for the Balboa...
| Jul 4, 2014
As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been crushed in storage.
The reaction was immediate: "We have to have the cake," explained Aaron Trent, director of member...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com.
A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:12 AM
For the fourth year, the city's Conference & Visitor Bureau will host Costa Mesa Restaurant Week, bringing together dozens of locations across town to offer special menus.
As a condition of involvement, organizers asked all participating restaurants...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:38 PM
It's not summer in Orange County until the first fried concoction has been consumed and the iconic Ferris wheel makes its initial turn, at least according to this year's fair theme, "Summer Starts Here."
Friday marks the beginning of the Orange County...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:47 PM
It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned...