| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.
The event, called a Kickoff Fiesta, celebrated the upcoming Newport to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:37 AM
It was not "Mad Men" protagonist Don Draper's name or profession that viewers learned first.
It was his drink of choice: "Do this again — old-fashioned, please."
Whether meeting clients or dining with his wife, Megan, that's what the advertising...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:34 PM
While Valentine's Day promises love for some, it marks an imminent end to the longstanding love affair between the Ritz Restaurant and its current Newport Beach location.
Facing a Feb. 28 deadline to vacate its premises near Fashion Island, the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina.
The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday.
The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:18 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23.
They joined 750 students from colleges and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring."
The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial.
In the ultra-capable hands of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...