| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:51 PM
During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city'...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches.
Sessions Sandwiches officially opens at 2823 Newport Blvd. on April 16.
The eatery will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Police are searching for up to six suspects who attacked a group inside Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa and beat two victims so severely they required hospitalization.
Three men were at a VIP table inside the club on Harbor Boulevard when the attackers...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:44 PM
However famous the Balboa Bay Club may be, visitors are apparently having trouble finding it.
No matter that the club has been operating in its same location since 1948, or that a guard shack thought to be intimidating was recently removed to make the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:51 PM
For just about every student at Vanguard University, faith is important. But as the NAIA Division I champion Lions men's basketball team showed this season, perhaps no belief is more powerful than faith in one another.
The Lions' players, coaches and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47.
Hirsty grew up in Southern California. He would often awake before the sun rose, eager to spend time with local...
| 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...