| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Kate Winslet and her children escaped safely from an overnight fire that destroyed the Great House on billionaire Richard Branson's private island in the British Virgin Islands. Necker Island, where Kate Winslet and her children were staying along with...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 10:08 AM
MOJAVE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Space tourism is one step closer to reality. Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday.
SpaceShipTwo was carried to 45,000 feet over the Mojave Desert and released. It flew...
| Aug 24, 2011
(CNNGo) -- Such is the evolution of in-flight entertainment that travelers can now fulfill their own needs on flights. One-flick-suits-all journeys are relics of the past.
But what exactly is that person watching next to you? And why are they getting...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Billionaire space explorer Sir Richard Branson is coming to Newport Beach next week to announce a new "challenge."
"The Virgin brand has reached many places — the seven continents of the Earth, up into the jet stream and soon, even into space,"...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
In the city's latest in a string of national distinctions, Hartford has been named America's most studied region.
From wage studies to political opinion surveys to test markets for cereal, Hartford fits the bill, it seems.
The report, released today,...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 7:15 PM
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...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:12 PM
IRVINE — The Dalai Lama brought his trademark spiritual wisdom and lighthearted personality to UC Irvine on Wednesday in a speech capping this season of the university's Living Peace Series.
Tenzin Gyatso, formally known as His Holiness the 14th...
| May 20, 2011
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 8:37 PM
Sir Richard Branson, the British tycoon who created the Virgin Group of companies, is scheduled to appear Tuesday night at UC Irvine, where he will talk about how entrepreneurial ideas can help solve the world's problems, UCI officials said in a news...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of companies and one of the world's most influential business leaders, appeared Jan. 25 at UC Irvine as part of the "Living Peace" series of talks co-hosted by UCI and a local nonprofit, the Center for...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:46 PM
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....
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:33 PM
San Francisco and Los Angeles may not be the only destinations from Orlando for Richard Branson's Virgin-brand aircraft. Outer space could be in the flight plans eventually.
Branson, the British billionaire, said this week his Virgin Galactic spaceflight...