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  • Joe Surf: Old meets young on ASP World Tour

    The 2012 Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour got started over the weekend with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia, and there are plenty of storylines we'll be following as it progresses throughout the year. For starters, there will be focus...
  • San Diego YC takes lead at Governor's Cup

    The second day of the 46th annual Governor's Cup saw a familiar crew jump in front of the pack on Thursday. Defending champion San Diego Yacht Club is the leader with nine wins. Nevin Snow is trying to become the eighth skipper in the history of the...
  • San Diego YC in charge at Governor's Cup

    NEWPORT BEACH — The oldest active trophy in international sports was at the same yacht club that plays host to the oldest youth regatta in the U.S. The America's Cup met the Governor's Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club on Friday. Many of the sailors...
  • Olympics: Day's results mixed

    Sharon Day, a Costa Mesa High product, ran hot and cold on Friday on her first day of the seven-event heptathlon at the Olympic Games in London. Day, 27, sits 18th overall with 3,740 points after four events. Jessica Ennis of Great Britain leads the...
  • Surfing: Wilson bests field at U.S. Open

    Surfing: Wilson bests field at U.S. Open
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — Over the final few days of the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, Julian Wilson earned the moniker Comeback Kid. The 23-year-old Aussie, ranked No. 10 in the world, started earning the nickname Saturday when he rallied to...
  • New rabbi hails from Down Under

    NEWPORT BEACH — Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman didn't expect to become a rabbi, let alone one at a synagogue here, thousands of miles away from his native land. But there aren't many options for Jews in Australia who...
  • New Zealanders win Governor's Cup

    The Royal Zealand Yacht Squadron defended its title this weekend, winning the 44th annual Governor's Cup race at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach. The Kiwis bested a field of 13 teams in the annual junior racing regatta. William Tiller, Harry...
  • Coming all the way back

    Coming all the way back
    IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol was night and day on the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships. He went from being out of contention in the 100-meter backstroke to winning it. What a crazy nine hours for the former Newport Harbor High star. The...
  • Classically Trained: A 10 for the Ninth

    Classically Trained: A 10 for the Ninth
    IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness. When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over? Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...
  • The Coastal Gardener: The greatest botanical find of the century

    The Coastal Gardener: The greatest botanical find of the century
    It's been called the botanical discovery of the century. It was 16 years ago this month when Australian outdoorsman David Noble went on a hike less than 100 miles from downtown Sydney. David and two companions descended into a deep, sheltered canyon...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing: Brett Simpson advances to final 16

    U.S. Open of Surfing: Brett Simpson advances to final 16
    As the heat action in the Men's Prime at the Vans US Open of Surfing wound down by early-afternoon Friday, so, too, did Huntington Beach's hopes of having one of its athletes snag the coveted title. By noon, though, those hopes were still alive....
  • Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show

    Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show
    More than 2,000 years ago, the Silk Road emerged as a network of flourishing trade routes between Asia and Europe, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Cultures crossfertilized. Civilizations prospered, others flamed out. Art recorded the complex...