| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:19 PM
It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Tastea, a trendy international tea bar at the Outlets at Orange, is moving to Costa Mesa, according to a news release.
The Orange location will close March 24. The Costa Mesa store is set to open in April at 1175 Baker St.
Tastea is known for flavored...
| 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 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
In a time when white, starched dining table linens have largely been replaced by plastic place mats, the Les Amis d Escoffier Society of Southern California gathered earlier this month at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, to remind the world that grand...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:47 PM
It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:01 PM
She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The next Race for the Cure could be the last in Newport Beach.
Officials with the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen told the Newport Beach City Council this week that they are frustrated with the city's misguided priorities and plan to move...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Renowned pianist Ellis Hall will play at a charitable event benefiting the Mercy House this weekend at the OC Mart Mix.
"He's really great," Allison Harvey, organization development director, said of the blind musician. "He gets a...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Tuesday Trivia Night
Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
A free class, "Parkinson's In...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Wine lovers will help underserved youth get to college during the Wooden Floor's sixth annual Keep the Promise wine tasting benefit.
Proceeds will go to the Santa Ana-based after-school program, which provides arts and educational programs to 375 low-...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:13 PM
'Keeping Your Brain Healthy for Life'
The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce presents a networking luncheon with Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, executive director of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. He will talk about "Keeping Your Brain Healthy...