| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God.
The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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 ...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:59 PM
There is still time to make a reservation to help honor 10 community volunteers who have given of their time, talent and treasure in their community and, in many cases, far beyond. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion Newport...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
For 75 years, the light pink Lido Theatre in Newport Beach has welcomed moviegoers onto the Balboa Peninsula.
But an asset manager for the theater's property owner has a new vision for the space, now surrounded by development, and in need of, as she put...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| 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...