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  • Branson sponsors trip to the ocean's depths

    Branson sponsors trip to the ocean's depths
    NEWPORT BEACH — They are a pair of wealthy risk-takers from opposite sides of the Pond coming together for the first time to embark on a deep sea adventure. But some rich men have more money than other rich men. And so Sir Richard Branson, the...
  • Adventurer wants to base submarine in Newport

    NEWPORT BEACH — Harbor officials don't get this type of application often. Newport Beach yacht racer and businessman Chris Welsh has applied to park his deep-sea submarine atop a 125-foot long, 60-foot wide catamaran in the middle of the bay....
  • Apodaca: Adventurer has calm to face ocean depths

    Chris Welsh is the kind of man little boys dream of becoming, a rare, boundary-pushing breed whose life is full of exploration, derring-do and far-off places. He's a nerves-of-steel guy who flies planes and helicopters, races boats, goes on off-road...
  • Yachts setting sail in annual Newport to Ensenada race

    Yachts setting sail in annual Newport to Ensenada race
    In the words of Dennis St. Onge, "Yellow is fast." He's the captain of a 1940s Ford woody station wagon-turned-motorboat that will be hard to miss at the start of this weekend's 65th annual Newport to Ensenada yacht race. "And yellow is going to win...
  • Disaster strikes again for a sailing race

    Disaster strikes again for a sailing race
    Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history. While the U.S....
  • Notable deaths in 2008

    Actor Paul Newman died this year. So did Larry Harmon, who was better known as "Bozo the Clown"; W. Mark Felt, who was the mysterious "Deep Throat"; and William Stulla, who as "Engineer Bill" delighted a generation of children with a simple glass of milk....
  • Adventurers

    Adventurers Sir Edmund Hillary, 88; New Zealand mountaineer was first to climb to the top of Mt. Everest (Jan. 11) Evelyn Pinckert Brier, 98; widely regarded as the first licensed female flight instructor in the United States (Jan. 20) John W. Myers,...
  • TV This Week: Feb. 21 - 27

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Prime viewing SUNDAY Monica Parales, Jacque Nimble and Mandy Rain are plaid-skirted "School Gyrls" who meet in detention and......
  • Sailor Abby Sunderland's team replies to criticism aimed at Abby and her parents

     
    Abby Sunderland and her parents, Laurence and Marianne, have become the focus of intense public and media criticism since the 16-year-old sailor ran into trouble in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, when the Thousand Oaks teen activated two emergency...
  • Cause of Steve Fossett's Plane Crash Revealed

    Cause of Steve Fossett's Plane Crash Revealed
    RENO, Nev. -- Federal investigators say Steve Fossett apparently ran into a downdraft that was stronger than his small plane could handle before he crashed in the Sierra nearly two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board says an examination...
  • Plane Wreckage Found Belongs To Steve Fossett

    MAMMOTH LAKES -- Madera County's sheriff says wreckage found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the plane of missing adventurer Steve Fossett. Sheriff John Anderson says an aerial search late Wednesday spotted what appeared to be wreckage in the Inyo...
  • DNA Links Bones Near Plane Crash to Steve Fossett

    MAMMOTH LAKES --  Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said...