| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:35 PM
NEWPORT COAST — Kelly Perkins might be new to Laguna Beach, but she could look familiar to anyone who has turned on the television or flipped open a newspaper in the last decade. She gained international recognition in the mid-1990s as the first...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 8:04 PM
Pelican Hill Resort announced last week the hiring of a new resident manager to oversee the 504-acre property's operations team.
Donald Stamets, former hotel manager for the Ritz-Carlton's Palm Beach and South Beach locations in Florida, will lead...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 5:26 PM
Van Alphen wins tennis event
Six months ago, Sydney Van Alphen finished runner-up at the Laguna Niguel Girls' 14s Open Tennis Tournament.
Sunday, she came away with the title.
Van Alphen, 11, won the Laguna Niguel Junior Open Tennis Thanksgiving...
| Jun 13, 2007
The charcuterie on the wooden board in the center of the table is arranged as precisely as a Cezanne still-life. Fine slices of pink prosciutto are dropped like handkerchiefs. It's the excellent artisanal prosciutto Americano made from acorn-eating pigs...
| Oct 31, 2009
When they're at work, landscape designers Annemarie and Matthew Hall are the experts, dispensing advice on how to save water, choose appropriate plants and maximize every square inch. But when they're at home in Laguna Niguel, the Halls are pretty much...
| Jan 10, 2010
Frank Ramirez, known to generations of customers as Mr. Panchito in honor of the Mexican restaurant he owned for more than 35 years in San Gabriel, has died. He was 88.
Ramirez died Dec. 18 at a San Gabriel hospital a week after having a heart attack,...
| Mar 24, 2010
Louisiana blues singer
Marva Wright, 62, who sang traditional jazz and gospel but was better known for sultry, sometimes bawdy blues songs, died Tuesday in New Orleans of complications from two strokes she suffered last year, said Adam...
| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| May 11, 2008
For many of California's upscale hotels and restaurants, green is the new black.
Prompted by trendy, taste-making guests, California's chicest resorts, spas and eateries are integrating local ingredients into their décor, amenities and menus. And high...
| Jul 18, 2008
Eric Guirado's beguiling "The Grocer's Son" is deceptively simple. Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé), a 30-year-old Paris waiter, suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. His gruff, demeaning father (Daniel Duval) has...
| Aug 15, 2007
Can openers, along with toasters and bicycle pumps, are perhaps some of the finest achievements of the mechanical age. Armed with a trusty opener, you can transform a pantry filled with canned goods into an endless array of dinners. Without one, you're...