| 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 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 ...
| 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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa.
Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment.
After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The Balboa Bay Resort welcomed the Philharmonic Society of Orange County May 2 for its 60th anniversary celebration dinner. The gala evening honored president of the society and artistic director Dean Corey for his 21 years of service to the Philharmonic....
| May 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The fate of Newport Beach Restaurant Week has been called into question.
In its current financial state, the Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. Business Improvement District cannot support the annual event, President Jim Walker told council members Tuesday....