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  • Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing

    Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing
    Kelly Slater hasn't done it. Neither has Rob Machado, Sunny Garcia nor Tom Curren. Not when it was called the OP Pro, or more recently, the U.S. Open of Surfing. In fact, nobody on the men's side has ever won the U.S. Open of Surfing three...
  • Going for the three-peat

    Going for the three-peat
    Going with the flow. That's the way Brett Simpson is approaching this year's U.S. Open of Surfing. Simpson has been at the top of his game at his home break the last two years, winning the coveted Men's title consecutively. The 26-year-old Huntington...
  • Parole denied for dealer, killer

    The parole hearing of a drug dealer convicted of stabbing to death a 27-year-old tennis player over $20 worth of drugs was denied Tuesday after Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas opposed it. Ehriberto Arcelara, 47, was sentenced to 16...
  • Getting better with age

    Getting better with age
    Art Hernandez is ready to hold court. It's something he's become accustomed to. The long-time Huntington Beach resident has several national senior tennis titles to his credit — seven to be exact — and on Friday begins defense of a...
  • Into the O.C.

    One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29. Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
  • Former Charger honored after strong first collegiate season

    Christina Marquette, a 2011 graduate of Edison High who is a freshman at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, has been Newcomer of the Year in women's basketball for the North Coast Athletic Conference and was also named second-team All-NCAC. Marquette...
  • Garrity has successful first season

    Dylan Garrity, who graduated in June from Edison High and now is at Sacramento State, has been named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in men's basketball. Garrity was ranked sixth nationally with 6.9 assists per game. Garrity started 27 of the...
  • Miss F.V. pageant back after 21-year absence

    In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes. That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her...
  • City Lights: Oscar picks not incredibly close

    Well, we all got blindsided by Meryl Streep. That was my one consolation as my dream of being Orange County's greatest Oscar handicapper crumbled steadily throughout the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Earlier this year, I challenged Independent...
  • Youmans: Dancer from Fountain Valley living a dream

    Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states. And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
  • Surf City toes the mark

    Sunday's forecast calls for a series of substantial waves to surge down Pacific Coast Highway near the Huntington Beach Pier. The first swell is expected to hit the fabled coastline at 6:30 a.m. and successive swells are to follow over the next hour...
  • Univision's 'Premios Juventud' is most-tweeted about TV program

    Univision's 'Premios Juventud' is most-tweeted about TV program
    Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to...