| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Bill Longfield wasn't sure a food-tasting event on an island would work.
The Balboa Island Improvement Assn., where Longfield is a board member, had for years hosted an outdoor dinner in its namesake neighborhood, but as the event got more popular...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport.
"Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Mike Scheafer will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation on March 22 at a dinner dance at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa called "Blues on the Bayou." Scheafer...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star.
Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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.