| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
"The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is happy to report that its annual movie event, held last fall at the Lido Theatre, was quite successful both socially and financially," reports Ed Romeo, club public relations chair.
"The major purpose of the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A man with a big smile held a microphone and spoke in a thick, French accent amid a party scene.
"Wehl-comb to Feeg n' Oh-leev," he said.
Newport Beach seemed just as thrilled to welcome Fig & Olive founder Laurent Halasz and his restaurant at Fashion...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:40 AM
It's the end of an era. Beginning in 1987, the Ritz Restaurant Newport Beach has hosted "Christmas at the Ritz" benefiting Chapman University. The 27th annual celebration unfolded Dec. 7 on the hallowed ground that will be closing its doors post...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Newport Beach, accustomed to entertaining visitors, lavished luxury on a special clientele this week: Bowl Championship Series football players and their fans.
The coastal city geared up to serve as the home base for the teams participating in Monday'...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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-...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children.
The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...