| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Charlie Sifford, an important figure in the world of professional golf, recently died at the age of 92. Just last November he was presented with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama in a White House...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:46 PM
Geoff Akins sees things others don't.
The Newport Beach visual arts entrepreneur, who co-founded advertising agency AkinsParker 10 years ago, has been the creative force behind campaigns for brands like Toyota Racing Development, Tiger Woods...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:08 PM
2014 will end in less than a week, and already the year-end lists have started to roll out. As the new year approaches, we asked some of the movers and shakers in the local arts community to name the highlights — and low lights — of the past...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Like most golfers, Don DuBois would love to play more but can't because he has a job and other commitments. So the acclaimed Newport Beach amateur has decided for quality over quantity, playing in select tournaments this summer.
The event he has circled...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:47 PM
Warren Caves has been a member at Big Canyon Country Club for 40 years. He has seen many events take place at the private Newport Beach golf course known for also hosting such players/celebrities as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.
But the event this...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:51 PM
It's easy for Colin Montgomerie to remember his first event on the PGA European Tour — and not because of some fabulous highlight. His mind actually goes to a rare embarrassing moment.
His golf clubs went missing. They were shipped elsewhere after...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:51 AM
It's always fun to pick a winner. It's more fun when the pick is right.
Every year, I try to pick the winner of the Toshiba Classic. I've been doing it for the past six years. Only once did I get it right: Fred Couples in 2010.
This year, I've decided...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:55 AM
It was the type of a tournament that could change a career, define a player.
The 2008 U.S. Open stabilized Tiger Woods as an icon. The Open made Rocco Mediate everyone's favorite underdog.
Mediate is well aware the tournament was a unique experience....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has selected a new principal for Rea Elementary School, pending final approval from the school board.
Administrators selected Kalim Rayburn, director of alumni engagement at USC, for the campus' top job, the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King.
They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history.
George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Hank Haney made news a couple weeks ago when he questioned Tiger Woods' preparation via Twitter.
Haney, the renowned golf instructor, wasn't as hard on Woods during a visit at the Omega watch store at South Coast Plaza Thursday night. He was there for...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Alyaa Abdulghany has heard plenty of compliments about her game and her great potential in golf. She'll smile and say, "thank you," but in no way does that indicate she is content with the praise.
"People will say that I'm good when I'm out there, but...