The art of movies, TV

The art of movies, TV

The conversation moves — on foot, since Sandy Dvore doesn't sit down for long — to a small room in the back of this West Hollywood apartment, where the resident reaches into a pile of old artifacts and holds up an old black-and-white photograph in a plastic frame.

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County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political action committee that's supporting the Newport Beach City Council slate known as "Team Newport," according to recent campaign disclosures.

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Police: Driver trying to flee triggers chain-reaction crash; 6 hurt

A man suspected of drunken driving who was trying to flee from Costa Mesa police caused a chain-reaction crash that sent six people to hospitals Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

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Vanguard U. pulls out of county tuition program after bias complaint

Vanguard University ended its participation in a reduced-tuition program with the county after a complaint was filed alleging that the religious school's guiding principles violate the county's non-discrimination policy.

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Passengers delayed at John Wayne airport as sick child is treated

The evacuation of a toddler suspected of having meningitis caused delays for other passengers disembarking a flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

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3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

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Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice

Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice

Under the glare of lights in a room typically kept dark for performances, David Worthington took the microphone and gave voice to a man who hadn't been heard that evening — not in person, anyway, in this theater half a world removed from his home in Iran:

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O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water policy expert said at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday morning.

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Battle for the Bell: Estancia rises to challenge, earns bragging rights against Costa Mesa

Battle for the Bell: Estancia rises to challenge, earns bragging rights against Costa Mesa

Estancia High football Coach Mike Bargas said he didn't eat all day Friday.

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Jenni Martin, golf's doctor of the green, helps older players improve

Jenni Martin, golf's doctor of the green, helps older players improve

Dr. Jenni Martin looked at her computer screen and pointed to the videotaped golfer as he hit a ball.

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Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'

Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'

Eighteen years ago, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published one of the most contested stories in modern journalism: "Dark Alliance," which alleged that a California drug ring had sold crack cocaine to gang members and funneled the profits to a CIA-backed army in Nicaragua.

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Firefighters show off equipment, encourage fire prevention during open house

Firefighters show off equipment, encourage fire prevention during open house

Eleven-year-old Hector Garcia pulled back the handle on a fire hose and blasted water into the pavement.

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Susan Boyle chases her dream to Costa Mesa

Susan Boyle chases her dream to Costa Mesa

Five years ago, Susan Boyle took to the microphone on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" and regaled the crowd with a soulful — and, judging from many on-camera reactions, startling — rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," the lament of an ill-fated prostitute from the musical "Les Miserables."

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Five teens killed in fiery I-5 crash in Irvine; driver apparently unlicensed

Five teens killed in fiery I-5 crash in Irvine; driver apparently unlicensed

When three of his players didn't show up for their 8 a.m. soccer match Saturday, coach Billy McNicol of Mission Viejo Soccer Club assumed they were simply running late.

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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.

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Talking Shop: A unique glow at Japanese clothing store Uniqlo

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.

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Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Chef Richard Blais dripped soon-to-be-frozen horseradish ice cream into liquid nitrogen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Solar panels coming to most Newport-Mesa schools

In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall.

Visitors walk by "Pretty Boy," a sculpture by David Buckingham made with welded recycled steel.

Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

Los Angeles artist Gerardo Hacer says public art changed his life.

Dennis Holland Jr. shows off his father's collection of cars, including a 1931 Ford Model A, left, at the family's barn in Newport Beach on Wednesday.

Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one.

With new lease, O.C. Market Place looks to recharge

As retail trends change, open-air markets in great cities of the world — London, Barcelona, Munich, Paris — continue to prosper like they have for ages.

Dennis Holland spent 13 years building the Pilgrim of Newport. The ship will visit Newport Harbor on Friday.

Dennis Holland's Pilgrim of Newport ship comes home to visit today

Before Dennis Holland began restoring a boat called Shawnee next to his home, before his Newport Beach neighbors started to grumble about it and before the city pressured him to take the vessel apart in 2012, Holland built a 118-foot replica of a Revolutionary War-era ship.

The Newport Beach City Council approved the Lido House hotel project Monday night.

Newport City Council OKs Lido House Hotel project

The Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved the Lido House Hotel project Tuesday night, eliciting whoops and applause from the audience.

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