Merry-go-round fundraiser today at South Coast Plaza takes aim at cancer

It's a ride worth ponying up for. Festival of Children Foundation, a nonprofit coordinating the efforts of charities to improve the lives of children, will host its "Carousel of Possible Dreams" fundraiser to benefit Friends of Cathryn Fund, a Laguna Beach-based organization raising money for neuroblastoma cancer research.

Taeko drum and dance performers kick off the opening to Uniqlo, a Japanese casual-wear brand, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

Talking Shop: A unique glow at Japanese clothing store Uniqlo

Shoppers won't need a passport to browse a spread of ultra-light down jackets, cashmere sweaters and Supima T-shirts made from Japanese retailer Uniqlo.

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 and 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.