February 16, 2013
I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view. So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the corner of Alta Coffee in Newport Beach. By now, I've grown so accustomed to word processors and social media that the text - written on an old manual typewriter and photocopied for my use - looks like a carefully guarded antique.
August 6, 2009
Chronic Tacos has scaled back plans to expand its West Coast Highway location in hopes of appeasing residents who object to the eatery’s designs on serving beer. Concerned with what they believe is a glut of bars in West Newport, a group of residents blocked Chronic Tacos’ plans earlier this summer to expand its small take-out taco operation at 4525 W. Coast Hwy. to serve beer and include a sit-down dining area with 15 flat-screen TVs. The restaurant has since downsized its expansion plans to include only three televisions.
July 15, 2009
Irvine police are crediting an off-duty Newport Beach police detective with helping nab a man trying to steal a case of beer from a grocery store there on Wednesday. Police said Detective Bob Watts saw Ryan William Prince, 24, wrestling with a Pavilions grocery store security guard who caught him leaving without paying for the alcohol. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Prince, who?s described as a 6-foot-5, 250 pound Tustin resident, walked into the Pavilions grocery store on Portola Parkway and grabbed a case of beer and walked out without paying, said Irvine police Lt. John Hare.
February 1, 2001
I admit it. I mourned the loss of Chili's on West Coast Highway. I used to love to go in there on the weekends, hang out, eat some of what I label "American comfort food," maybe have a drink and watch a game, but most of all, just be out and about on a casual Saturday afternoon. My Saturdays have had a certain lackluster quality to them until recently, when I found that the Newport Beach Brewing Company on the peninsula is not just a bar but a real restaurant that serves a good Saturday kind of food and makes good brewed-on-site kind of beer.
January 17, 2003
June Casagrande A controversial request by a pizza restaurant to deliver beer and wine will come before the City Council, which is likely to be less supportive of the request than were city staff and planning commissioners. Hotties Pizza, scheduled to open in the coming months at 325 Old Newport Blvd., earned a preliminary blessing from the Planning Commission on Jan. 9 for the restaurant's request to serve beer and wine on site and also to deliver beer and wine along with food.
June 10, 2005
Lindsay Sandham With summer just around the corner, Balboa Yacht Club's annual Beer Can Regattas are well under way, with Thursday night marking the conclusion of the ale series, the first of four series. Ben Benjamin, the club's sailing director, said "Beer Can" refers to the casual nature of the race. The titles for the series -- ale, lager, Pilsner and stout -- are just fun names. "We get a lot of people that come down that don't usually sail," Benjamin said.
July 7, 2002
The Fourth of July scene in West Newport is always the biggest news story of the day for the Newport-Mesa area. It's fun to see what kinds of pictures you get. It's interesting how as a photojournalist you can float through the crowd, from party to party and street to street, just observing. It's like you're part of it all, but you're really not. You're kind of like a ghost or a fly on the wall, watching moments of time pass. When I looked through the crowd and saw California Highway Patrol officers writing a citation to a party-goer for having an open container, I began to take photos.
August 5, 2009
The political cartoonists are having a field day with President Obama’s beer bust last week. The reaction was predictable. When I saw the picture of this little grouping of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Boston police Sgt. James Crowley and the president and vice president of the Unites States on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, surrounded at a respectful distance by an army of photographers, my first thought was what politically...
March 21, 2005
Bryce Alderton NEWPORT BEACH -- Others pushed, but Mark Johnson, a.k.a "The Beer Man," wouldn't budge. Despite some erratic drives and missed putts, Johnson's lob wedge did the loudest talking during Sunday's final round of the Toshiba Senior Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Johnson, 50, seeking not only his first PGA Champions Tour victory but inaugural meaningful professional win, holed out from 91 yards for an eagle 3 on the par-5 18th hole, sealing the Toshiba title.