| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:15 PM
To the casual observer, Steven "Stryker" Ciaccio didn't seem to be doing much striking Thursday night at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.
Ciaccio, a mixed martial arts fighter who grew up in Irvine and Newport Beach before graduating from Cal...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:12 PM
GARDEN GROVE — Estancia High Co-Coach Xavier Castellano said it is the chip on their shoulders that is propelling his girls' basketball players to the program's best start in recent memory.
But it's also the scabs on their knees and the sweat on...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:26 PM
This year saw the passing of many notable people from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Whether they were lost to age, illness or tragedy, they are remembered here.
Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan, 17; Nozad al-Hamawendi, 17; Cecilia Zamora, 17; Aurora Cabrera, 16,...
| Nov 28, 2013
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario is in critical condition at Hoag Hospital after he suffered a heart attack in his Newport Beach home Tuesday morning.
Rosario, 30, arrived at the hospital in full cardiac arrest and was revived in the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:31 PM
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario, who was admitted to Hoag Hospital on Tuesday, may suffer from a rare genetic anomaly that causes an abnormal heart rhythm, according to his manager.
Del Rosario, 30, arrived at the Newport Beach hospital in full...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Shane Del Rosario, an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight from Orange County, died Monday nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack.
Del Rosario, 30, fell into a coma after the heart attack, which doctors at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:14 PM
Nick Moghaddam still savors victory. But the former Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College football standout turned mixed martial artist does not fight to have his hand raised. In many ways, he fights to show that he can in fact raise his hand....
| Jun 29, 2013
LOS ALAMITOS —There is a so-called mercy rule in place to protect the dignity of an overmatched opponent. But it occurs to one watching the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Bronco U12 All-Stars bludgeon another opponent on Friday, that an Ultimate...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 8:41 PM
COSTA MESA —Seven student films were selected to be screened at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival, while almost 50 others were left on the cutting room floor.
For those lucky — and talented — few, the opportunity means a padded...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 8:29 PM
His funeral at Crystal Cathedral drew thousands of friends and fans. People talked about how his ambition forced him to risk it all, leaving his job as a sheriff's deputy to sell TapouT shirts out of the back of his car. No one had even heard of his brand...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Shane Del Rosario was on the fast track.
The UC Irvine grad with a degree in psychology had been a surfer and basketball player at Dana Hills High, but went into the gym while in college and became a Muay Thai heavyweight kickboxing champion.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Jake Knapp, a recent Estancia High graduate, shot three-over-par 73 in the third round Thursday and is tied for 21st at the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur on the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Trails Course in Bandon, Ore.
Knapp, bound for UCLA, is 12-over-par 224...