Newport Beach gets about 10 million beach visitors each year along its 6.2 miles of coastline. While many of those visitors will be sitting on the sand, plenty of people will be coming down with boards in hand to take on the waves.
Here's a guide to a few select surf spots along Newport's coast, along with tips on where to eat after a su
When neuroscientist James Fallon walks through his family room, he passes a haunting painting of a man's face peering from a dark void.
Fallon's proud of the painting and rightly so. His daughter is the artist. And the work evokes the type of men the UCI professor emeritus has devoted much of his life studying – psychopathic murder
Driving to a Saturday morning walkathon to support people who have lost loved ones to suicide is grim – not exactly the way to kick off a weekend. But upon arrival, you discover inspiration, even some joy among those who have the courage and fortitude to step up and help remove the stigma of suicide.These are selfless and sig
It took a curse to prove to James Christian just how gifted he actually is.
Christian, a 6-foot-3-inch linebacker at Corona del Mar, has been asked to walk on at UCLA next season, CdM football Coach Scott Meyer revealed this week.
But the steps taken to gaining his walk-on opportunity were fragile ones.
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COTO DE CAZA – Sara Aguilera was running late.Her typical morning routine involved holding a bar of soap in her hand as she washed away the previous day. But on April 29, 2012, she jumped into the closest shower – one typically used by her two young sons, Jaden and Jordan."They didn't have bar soap," Aguilera, 35, recal
More than half of Americans get the recommended weekly amount of aerobic exercise. Now we just need to start hitting the weights.
A report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
Her challenge over the telephone seemed at once so very easy to accomplish, and yet so strange. "I want you to come here, then, and prove to me that I am nuts," Pearl Adams said. She did not say it angrily, the way you would expect a deranged person would say it. In fact, she was rather pleasant and very matter-of-fact about it all
A few weeks before her due date, Kelly Fee tearfully asked her doctor when he could induce an end to a miserable pregnancy.But instead of scheduling a delivery, her obstetrician, Dr. Marvin Posner, delivered a message. He explained to her that her son's brain and lungs were still maturing, even in the final weeks of pregnancy."We w
Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't have traded my mother for anyone. Her bloodline was mostly Scottish, her outlook was purely sunny. Folks who knew her often said she was the sweetest woman they had ever met.
But there's something deep within me that longs for a second mother. An Italian mamma who makes fresh pasta every day for lunch, a ho
You can call Leonard Chan, co-founder of the Iron Press, many things. Energetic entrepreneur. Formerly miserable IT geek. Craft beer fanatic.
Just don't call him the guy who copied Bruxie.
"We're not trying to be like them," Chan said, sitting at the counter of
Jean Wendelsdorf smiles as she pores over a column of mine about a man who has spent 15 years searching for his father.
After two decades culling ancient records, convincing strangers to pull dusty records, traveling to cemeteries as far away as Virginia, Wendelsdorf is confident she can help.
Like the man in my column, Wendelsdo
If you're a boomer, you've probably noticed that suddenly you're lugging around a few extra pounds despite your efforts to resist scrumptious desserts and go to the gym. Reaching mid-life and dreading the bathroom scale go hand in hand. Now that I'm in my sixth decade, it seems that my metabolism has slowed from its childhood hummingbird
It's a sport named after a dog who spent a lot of time looking for balls in the underbrush. His name was, rather unfortunately as it happens, Pickles.Thwack. Big laugh. Thwack. "Nice shot." Thwack. Thwack. Thwack. One of the differences between the game being played this Sunday afternoon on the refurbished elementary school court i
'Does that taste as good as it looks?" she asks, pointing to the beautiful artichoke in front of me."It does," I say, passing it through the window that separates our two tables so that she can pluck a couple of leaves to try. It's one of the best artichokes I've eaten this season, so perfectly grassy and tender and finished on the grill
After nearly a dozen trips to Mexico City over the past five years, I've come to believe the Mexican capital is one of the world's most underrated cities for fine dining. The restaurants there keep getting better and more adventurous. Chefs have embraced a bold, modern style of Mexican cuisine that's nearly impossible to find anywhere else.
When the call came, the nightmare kind that no parent wants to hear, Matthew Pappas got in his car and sped toward the hospital. On his way, he was on the phone with his wife, trying to get answers—until he heard her scream.
The phone went silent. And Pappas couldn't reach anyone.
"I thought my daughter was dead," Pappas sa
Forget the Oscars The Met Ball – short for Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – is fashion's real night out. Every year the museum mounts a exhibit (this year it's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" celebrating the influence of punk on fashion and features designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Versace and Alexa
Anthony Purcell was lying in bed one day when his mom broke the news.
She was going to start a charity for people with spinal cord injuries.
And she was going to make him the executive director.
He told her, You're outta your mind!
Maybe. But she was still going to do it.
It was time her boy got out of bed
GracEva Howard, a leader in the local feminist movement during the 1980s and a champion of equal pay, has passed away peacefully at the age of 87.Born in Los Angeles to suffragist parents, Howard felt passionate about women's rights from childhood.She joined the Orange County Chapter of the National Organization of Women in the ear
How much does it help to have Grandma around?
"For thousands of years, grandmothers have been the hidden weapon in effective child care," says Stephanie Coontz, director of research at the Council on Contemporary Families. "Today, of course, we've got so many more grandparents alive for an extended time. Statistics show t
LOUISVILLE, KY. – At 6:30 on Derby morning, Yorba Linda's Dave Kenney walks to the farthest barn on the back road of the backside of the fabled racetrack here. His horse – or the one he owns 20 percent of – is leaning peacefully against one of his stall's walls, his mane coiffed like he's Cleopatra. He's not. The winner
Do you ever find mysterious items in your freezer?I just pulled out an unrecognizable icy brown lump that I suspect was left there by space aliens, except I'm not sure where they're getting the plastic bags.If I had to guess, I'd say it resembles some kind of meat, though it might need laboratory analysis to make sure. Sadly
ANAHEIM – Both characters fly using futuristic technology, are armed with weapons that shoot from their hands and wear protective, multi-colored suits.
One is a narcissistic, womanizing billionaire and the other is a goofy space ranger with a chaste crush on a cowgirl.
Iron Man and Buzz Lightyear are by reasonable accounts
As the clock ticks down to one of the nation's largest marathons since the Boston bombings, the O.C. Marathon race director juggles America's new reality with the cool of an experienced leader.
But, truth be told, no one has ever faced what Gary Kutscher faces.
In an office so cramped it's impossible to believe this is marathon c
She says she has moved on, and maybe it is true. On the really bad days, the ones when she convinces herself that she is dying and very soon, she pines for her mother.
It has been 30 years, you see, since Geeta Bansal last spoke with her parents or her sister. They did not understand and refused to accept her passion for cooking, or her