Golf: Tallent wins out

Golf: Tallent wins out

Four years ago Patrick Tallent watched Paul Simson jump out to an early lead in the finals of the 2010 U.S. Senior Championship and eventually win.

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King of Romance Engelbert Humperdinck still wooing audiences

King of Romance Engelbert Humperdinck still wooing audiences

Engelbert Humperdinck has a few rituals to perform before his upcoming show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

With the 36th annual Lido Boat Show about to begin, organizer Duncan McIntosh was buzzing about at Lido Marina Village on Tuesday morning.

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16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane

16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane

A group of Newport Beach residents who were stranded for two days in hurricane-torn Pedregal, Mexico, arrived home safely late Tuesday.

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Hurricane strands Newport Beach residents in Cabo

Hurricane strands Newport Beach residents in Cabo

A group of Newport Beach area residents got a firsthand look at Hurricane Odile, one of the strongest storms to strike the Baja California peninsula, as it tore through their vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas. Friends and family members are now trying to help them get home.

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Solar panels coming to most Newport-Mesa schools

In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall.

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Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

Los Angeles artist Gerardo Hacer says public art changed his life.

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Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one.

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With new lease, O.C. Market Place looks to recharge

As retail trends change, open-air markets in great cities of the world — London, Barcelona, Munich, Paris — continue to prosper like they have for ages.

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Dennis Holland's Pilgrim of Newport ship comes home to visit today

Dennis Holland's Pilgrim of Newport ship comes home to visit today

Before Dennis Holland began restoring a boat called Shawnee next to his home, before his Newport Beach neighbors started to grumble about it and before the city pressured him to take the vessel apart in 2012, Holland built a 118-foot replica of a Revolutionary War-era ship.

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Newport City Council OKs Lido House Hotel project

Newport City Council OKs Lido House Hotel project

The Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved the Lido House Hotel project Tuesday night, eliciting whoops and applause from the audience.

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33-pound rescue cat Little Dude dies of pneumonia

33-pound rescue cat Little Dude dies of pneumonia

Little Dude, the portly 33-pound rescue cat who earned a fan base as the feline's foster family worked to get his health and weight under control, has died of pneumonia.

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The karate kids perform at Festival of Children

The karate kids perform at Festival of Children

Students from South Coast Martial Arts in Costa Mesa performed demonstrations Saturday afternoon at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court as part of the Festival of Children, which continues every weekend through September at South Coast Plaza.

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Hurricane-related waves expected Sunday

Hurricane-related waves expected Sunday

Some Orange County beaches got a preview Friday of the high surf expected this weekend as Hurricane Norbert churns in the Pacific.

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Costa Mesa ex-official to get $170,225 settlement after city party woes

A City Hall administrator who was placed on paid leave following Costa Mesa's troubled 60th anniversary party has reached a settlement agreement with the city.

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 33-pound cat: Little Dude faces a big problem

33-pound cat: Little Dude faces a big problem

They call him Little Dude.

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Fountain Valley High classes canceled after explosives threat, police say

An investigation was underway Wednesday after an email from a student’s account apparently threatened violence on campus, police said.

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Concealed-weapons permit holders concentrated in Huntington and Newport, records show

In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed-weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval.

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Body pulled ashore at Corona del Mar

Newport Beach police are investigating as a possible drowning the death of a 70-year-old man found on the main beach at Corona del Mar State Beach on Tuesday morning.

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Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Rumors were already circulating among residents at Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park when a letter arrived that confirmed their fears.

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Daniel Fincher, standing, David McMurray, right, their children, Callum, left, and Rowan Fincher-McMurray, and their surrogate, Laura Davis, at their home in Long Beach on Aug. 2. In 2006, they had a different carrier and a promise from Fincher's sister that they could use her eggs. But the arrangement fell apart.

A surrogate's journey: Her body of work is creating new families

Second of two parts.

The lobby of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort.

Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

A Newport Beach businessman filed a lawsuit against the Balboa Bay Club and its owners Thursday, alleging the beachfront resort routinely ignored drunken escapades by its members but kicked him out after one incident when he accidentally mixed painkillers and alcohol.

Orange County public health officials this year have reported 53 cases of people infected with West Nile virus. Two people recently died from the illness: a Seal Beach woman in her 80s and a Huntington Beach man in his 70s.

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday.

Laura Davis, center, smiles at Rowan and her dad David at their home in Long Beach on Aug. 2.

A surrogate's journey: Laura liked being pregnant

First of two parts.

Surfers slide down a huge wave Wednesday at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.

A surfer and boogie boarder ride a 10 to 15 foot wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach on Tuesday.

Big waves stir up caution, excitement at beaches

Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie that have begun battering the Southern California coastline this week as surfers size up what are expected to be the summer's biggest breaks.

Elvis impersonator Bill Parenteau entertains the crowd during the "Creme de la King" singing competition as part of the Elvis Festival,held Sunday at the OC Marketplace.

Elvis Festival hails the king of rock

Thirty-seven years after his death on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley remains a celebrated figure at the Orange County Market Place.

Elvis impersonator Bill Parenteau entertains the crowd during the "Creme de la King" singing competition as part of the Elvis Festival,held Sunday at the OC Marketplace.

Photo Gallery: 15th Annual Elvis Festival

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Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities.

Tomato expert Steve Goto speaks as he welcomes tomato and pepper enthusiasts to the 14th annual Tomato & Pepper Tasting on Saturday at Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach.

Trying out tomatoes

The crowd at Roger's Gardens on Saturday morning gasped with excitement when they learned 90 different varieties of tomatoes were waiting for them in a nearby tasting area.

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