| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Surf clothing designer
Lian Murray, 54, an innovator in surfwear design who helped build the Hurley brand to prominence in the field, died Nov. 3 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, several days after suffering an acute asthma attack,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Billabong International Inc., a 40-year-old Australian surfwear company, reported its most dismal earnings ever as it wrote down the value of its namesake brand to zero.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, the business said it suffered a net loss of 859....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Huntington Beach surf apparel company Quiksilver Inc. has sold its snowboard subsidiary Mervin Manufacturing for $58 million and plans to sell some other non-core businesses as it moves to focus on its top-selling brands.
Quiksilver's chief executive,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Can a wetsuit protect a diver from sharks? In Western Australia, where shark attacks (although still rare) have risen sharply, officials and scientists alike are testing whether the answer may lie in fashion.
So, when it comes to avoiding sharks, is...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Huntington Beach surf apparel company Quiksilver Inc. said it sold its snowboard subsidiary, Mervin Manufacturing, for $58 million and plans to sell other non-core businesses as it refocuses its strategy on its top-selling brands.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Animated fun: The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa continues its free outdoor Movie Mondays events with the Disney animated feature "Mulan" this Monday. Contests begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the the movie at about 8 p.m. Patina Catering...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Ann Nghiem enjoys the transformation the Bolsa Chica Wetlands undergo each season.
Like the wetlands, Nghiem, 18, has transformed in a year's time after participating in the inaugural session of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Youth Leadership in...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The story of the enterprising Kelly brothers and how they ignited an Australian surfing and surfwear revolution is such an irresistible underdog story that, if it weren't true, someone would have to make it up. Which is effectively what the makers of...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg make for a very enjoyable pair of double-crossed undercover...
| 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,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:07 PM
A top women's surfer wants Orange County surf clothing company Roxy to stop using sexy images of its sponsored female surfers and instead focus on their athleticism.
Three-time world champion surfer Cori Schumacher hoped to send a message by...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A top female professional surfer wants Huntington Beach surf clothing company Roxy to stop using sexy images of its sponsored female surfers and instead focus on their athleticism.
Three-time world champion surfer Cori Schumacher visited Roxy's offices...