| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I have to think that those of you who care about America's Cup have been sitting on the edge of your seats most of this week, and for those of you who don't give a sheet — that's the line that controls the sail — are you wondering what else...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:36 PM
In an empty Lido Marina Village office space, Duncan McIntosh has assembled his boat show preparation essentials: a coffee maker, creamer and sugar.
"All the stuff that'll probably kill you," he said with a laugh.
McIntosh has organized the yacht...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 23rd annual movie screening on Oct. 10 at the Lido Theatre, according to past president Bob Wood.
The featured movie is "Captain Phillips," which will be shown at 7 p.m. "Captain Phillips" is a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Ahoy!
Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup and kept the trophy from heading down under to New Zealand. It has been a comeback story for the defenders in the Cup, held inside San Francisco Bay.
The challenging Emirates...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:01 PM
I am still sitting on the edge of my seat after watching the 34th America's Cup this past week. If you recall my article from two weeks ago, I was ready to shoot the dog.
To quote Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill after going down 1-8, "It's not...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
After an international boat trip of his own, Ray Wilson was back selling at the Lido Boat Show on Saturday.
The representative for Heritage Yacht Sales was pushing a pair of Catalina sailboats, ones he said could cruise around the world much like he...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Erin Whitcomb had just returned from a friend's 30th birthday celebration when she heard the news.
She'd been laid off.
Having dedicated 11 years to the PBS station in Seattle, she was devastated. In the throes of an identity crisis, Whitcomb packed...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156.
Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens.
The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected.
He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...