| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Antoinette “Toni” Wasson Ayres
March 19, 1931 – July 12, 2012
Antoinette “Toni” Wasson Ayres passed away peacefully at her home in Newport Beach on July 12, 2012 at the age of 81. A mother of five, a grandmother of 12&...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 5:37 PM
As a warm summer day began to fade behind the Rocky Mountains, casting shadows upon the Roaring Fork River pulsating downstream in Aspen, Colo., a beautiful young woman in a flowing white gown stood on the edge of land as the water moved southward....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Lindsey Kath's small business, Branch + Cotton, started with a conundrum: gift wrapping for far-away recipients.
"All my family lives back in Minnesota," the Corona del Mar resident said. "I never really had anything to send a gift in."
It was hard...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Looking for local opportunities to support Hurricane Sandy victims? Original Pizza, which has two locations in the Newport-Mesa area, will donate 20% of its sales Tuesday to the Rockaway Beach Relief Fund.
Owner Steve Kalatschan, whose father opened...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Editor's note: This corrects who will be playing Emile de Becque.
It may be rare, but sometimes landing a great part doesn't depend on who you know. Just ask Christopher Johnstone.
Johnstone has performed in operatic works like "The Pirates of...
| May 25, 2010
Irvine is still the safest large city in the nation — and the city now boasts the lowest serious crime rate in its history, according to new numbers released by the FBI.
The preliminary crime data for 2009 released Monday shows that Irvine last...
| May 27, 2010
The inaugural "Lights Up" performance and fundraiser May 15 showcased artists from Newport Harbor High School's past and present. The high-energy performance entertained the crowd in the campus' sparkling rebuilt Robert B. Wentz Theater.
| May 29, 2010
It is arguably one of the most special spots in all of Orange County. The Noguchi Garden at Pacific Arts Plaza, Costa Mesa, welcomed a distinguished crowd for a luncheon last week celebrating the union of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and...
| May 30, 2010
Some of Orange County's top chefs have been serving up tasty gourmet treats and sharing some of their cooking secrets during the library's "What's Cooking" series. Foodies looking to satisfy their cravings with an added course of good fiction need look no...
| Jun 6, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: Peter Buffa is taking the day off. His column will return next Sunday.
Start the car I know a whoopee spot Where the gin is cold But the piano's hot — "Chicago"
Ah, traveling. Planes, trains, bicycles, taxis, on foot, maybe a...
| Jun 12, 2010
NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom.
The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon...