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  • Fairgrounds CEO provides update

    The chief executive of the O.C. Fair & Event Center presented an overview of the property's recent accomplishments and future plans Thursday morning to about 30 attendees in Newport Beach's Central Library. Doug Lofstrom was the featured speaker for...
  • Business uses wine barrels as building blocks

    Business uses wine barrels as building blocks
    While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks." The Costa Mesa resident was...
  • Backyard has a colorful transformation

    Backyard has a colorful transformation
    Ruth Jolley likes to call it her "little oasis." At the base of a hillside terraced with grapevines behind her Corona del Mar house, a rainbow of leafy greens basked in the sun one morning last week. Chard and peppery arugula sprouted from one 4-...
  • Microbrewery hops into Sobeca

    Plans are brewing for craft beer in Costa Mesa. The city's Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an application for a microbrewery near The Camp in the Sobeca District. Barley Forge Brewing Co., which hopes to pour and brew within a 19,...
  • Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager

    Island Hotel hires Balboa Bay Club's manager
    The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
  • Community & Clubs: Think Christmas is over? Not in Serbia

    Community & Clubs: Think Christmas is over? Not in Serbia
    The Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course was packed with 140 family members and friends of the Salata brothers as they celebrated the Serbian Christmas on Jan. 7. Serbian Orthodox Christians, like the Salata brothers, celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7...
  • Check It Out: Looking to be the perfect host?

    Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering. "The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...
  • Detroit Bar to change owner, name

    Detroit Bar to change owner, name
    The music will play on even after Detroit Bar changes hands next month. The Memphis Group, which purchased the Costa Mesa bar and concert venue on West 19th Street in 2001, announced Monday morning that ownership has been transferred to local...
  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?

    The Crowd: Would you guess this man can sing?
    Society tends to label people based on their profession. With these labels comes the inevitable value judgment, and what follows is a tendency to pigeonhole folks into social categories. There should be no surprise when a person breaks the mold. Why...
  • A week of high dining

    A week of high dining
    More than 70 Newport Beach restaurants will serve up popular dishes at a slashed price during the city's restaurant week, which kicks off Friday. Some of the city's most elite eateries are participating in the eighth annual Newport Beach Restaurant...
  • The Harbor Report: Fifty-four years (almost) on the water

    I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...