| 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-...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:38 PM
The Pacific Coast Wine Festival will unfold at Newport Beach's Island Hotel on March 3. It is the fifth event in the world of wine benefiting the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony.
Advanced sommelier Jim Houston, from Charlie Palmer, will oversee the...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:37 PM
Food Truck Wars
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, will have food trucks and a beer garden, starting at 3 p.m. A food truck competition will take place at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit http:/...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:05 PM
A Newport Beach wine and cheese seller is experimenting with something new: wines on tap.
The Wine Lab, the West Coast Highway shop that opened in 2008, expanded last week into Costa Mesa with the opening of a new 1,200-sqaure-foot location at The Camp....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:51 PM
The changing of the guard at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort officially took place last week. The new owners of the legendary coastal hotel and club introduced themselves to the community, welcoming some 700 guests to a cocktail reception in the Grand...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Strawberry Farms Forever
The Toll Roads launches its 12th annual program of guided native habitat tours with a guided hike to the Strawberry Farms Restoration Site, a Toll Roads conservation area never before opened to the public. The...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Those of you who count Temecula as a favored day trip destination already know just how much that beautiful place has to offer. Those who don't are in for a rare treat.
From a sleepy little wide-spot in the road with a few mediocre wineries and a serious...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
It was a moment that almost slipped by, unnoticed by all but one eyewitness.
With the click of his camera shutter — a twin lens reflex Rolleiflex being his tool of choice at the time — an 18-year-old Jerry Muller caught the image of two well-...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:27 PM
A grand early spring festival of the grape, co-chaired by DeDe and Alex McKinnon, attracted some 300 wine lovers and raised an impressive $160,000 for the Pacific Symphony.
Organizers billed the event, which unfolded at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:58 PM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County transformed the Samueli Theater into a New York supper club for a very special "Night of Broadway."
Two of the Orange Coast's most dynamic women, Marsha Anderson and Marta Bhathal, co-chaired the Irvine-based...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC.
Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson:...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...