| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Americans have become somewhat numb to the constant barrage of disasters, natural and manmade, blasted across the media. Sadly, the media seldom follow up on the aftermath. It's on to the next headline.
Last month in Mexico, Hurricane Odile devastated...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 PM
It's always a joke, tinted with slight worry, over whether the plethora of trophies will be allowed across the border for presentation at the finale of the Newport to Ensenada yacht race.
Awarded for numerous categories, the collection comprises wooden...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:04 PM
ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list.
It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Juan Carlos Salgado heard the tight scores when he last fought Argenis Mendez for the IBF super featherweight championship.
Salgado, the champ, also heard the complaints come from Mendez's corner after winning the vacant 130-pound title by scores of...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Eight months ago, Natasha Levy moved from Cancún, Mexico, to Newport Beach to finish her last year of high school.
She convinced her parents to let her live in California with her 24-year-old brother because doing so would help her pursue an art degree...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:54 PM
A Laguna Hills man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he plotted to have an underage teenage relative — who he allegedly raped — kidnapped and taken to Mexico, according to the Orange County Superior Court website.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:33 PM
A homicide victim found in Newport Beach previously sold drugs for a gang tied to the Mexican Mafia, according to a federal grand jury indictment released Tuesday.
Nancy Hammour, whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day, sold...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Bill Gibbs couldn't stop smiling when he said, "We've done this race 14 times and we've never seen the wind this good."
Max Phelps said, "It took us four hours to sail the last two miles."
Was this the same race? In the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
In Rafa Lara's film "Cinco de Mayo: The Battle," calendar dates are superimposed over the action counting down to May 5 — the day in 1862 when a ragtag Mexican army defeated France in the fight for independence.
It may not be the only countdown...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane!
Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck."
Very appropriate, since I am sure...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:58 PM
By the time you enter the doors of the Orange County Museum of Art and look for the first work of art on display, you'll probably have stepped on it already.
The Newport Beach museum's inaugural "2013 California-Pacific Triennial" exhibit, which opens...