Oak Grill Chef Marc Johnson, shows off his Togarushi Crusted Ahi, backed by his kitchen crew, during the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Saturday.

Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Chef Richard Blais dripped soon-to-be-frozen horseradish ice cream into liquid nitrogen.

Mountain Park in Anaheim Hills

Irvine Co. land grants mix altruism, financial strategy

The GMC Yukon trundled past a barbed-wire fence and up a dry grassy hillside — the brush scratching loudly against its underside — toward a peak with sweeping views.

Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income.

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.

Engelbert Humperdinck performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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.

Workers prepare for the Lido Boat Show on Wednesday.

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.

Newport Beach residents attending a bachelor party visit a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Saturday, the night before the area was hit by Hurricane Odile, stranding them for two days.

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.

Hurricane Odile damaged the vacation rental that Murphy Megonigal of Newport Beach and friends were using in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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.

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.

Visitors walk by "Pretty Boy," a sculpture by David Buckingham made with welded recycled steel.

Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

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

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