March 18, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Mark Johnson may not have hit an 89-yard lob wedge shot for an eagle on the 18th hole during the first round of the Toshiba Classic on Friday ? like he did last year on the final day to win his first-ever pro tournament. But his performance in round one at the Newport Beach Country Club on Friday stood out enough for Jerry Pate to bow down to Johnson and urge the crowd to cheer Johnson after the 18th hole. The crowd ? filled with Johnson supporters ? happily obliged.
August 15, 2005
Is fish the next big thing? As befits a town that made its name on the ocean, Newport Beach has always had its share of seafood restaurants. More are on the way. The next three restaurants set to open at Irvine Co. shopping centers all specialize in ocean cuisine, and a new seafood restaurant opened last month at Crystal Cove Promenade. Though the planned openings might make it seem as if the Newport Beach-based company is banking on fish, leasing executive Jeff Dodd said that is not the case.
March 17, 2005
Bryce Alderton Curtis Strange didn't set any goals for his debut season on the PGA Champions Tour. The two-time U.S. Open champion, who will make his first appearance in the Toshiba Senior Classic on Friday at Newport Beach Country Club, prefers to follow a straight-forward philosophy. "I've always been concerned with the best I could do each day," Strange said after hitting balls for 1 1/2 hours. "If you wake up every day with an optimistic point of view, the end result will take care of itself."
July 18, 2003
Paul Clinton Dark mahogany paneling, thick smoky air and a "sea of suits" don't have a place at Fleming's Steakhouse, Chief Executive Bill Allen said of a steakhouse that, only slightly more than four years after its founding here, is taking the restaurant business by storm. The Newport Coast resident, who founded the restaurant in 1998 with noted restaurateur Paul Fleming, set out to create a steakhouse that would be different from Morton's, Ruth's Chris and other more traditional steak servers.
March 9, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Tim Simpson led by one stroke after the first round, but that didn’t give him any sort of advantage in Saturday’s second round of the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Both Simpson and Bernhard Langer hit tee shots into the right-side trees on the ninth, prompting murmurs of “I can relate to that,” from the gallery as both men hit out of the rough. Simpson bogeyed, while Langer made par. Mark Johnson, the third in the group, shot from the edge of the rough on the left and came away even on the par-four hole.
June 18, 2001
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May 20, 2011
Team Roel Construction won five straight playoff games to beat previously undefeated Stowell Construction to win the 2011 Pinto National Championship in the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. After trailing Wells Fargo, 3-2 in the fourth inning, Roel went on to win in extra innings eliminating Wells Fargo, 8-4 . On Wednesday after trailing, 5-0 to Outback Steakhouse, Roel's bats come alive scoring 10 unanswered runs. There were homeruns by Kyle Waterman, Rees Clasen and Gus Oeding.
July 26, 2010
COSTA MESA — Ed Fawcett started a golf tournament 14 years ago in hopes of raising money for the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The tournament has developed into a convention of sorts, one where, at least for a portion of the day, businesses gather at a golf course instead of inside a building. Monday's 14th annual Costa Mesa Community Golf Classic at Costa Mesa Country Club's Los Lagos course generated 128 golfers playing a "shamble" format, one where two best scores per hole are used after playing from the best drive from the foursome.
April 7, 2006
BASEBALL NEWPORT HARBOR BASEBALL ASSN. MUSTANG DIVISION Pres Companies 13, Wells Fargo 3: Brad Tapfer and Andrew Chase each had three hits for Pres Companies, which also got hits from Isaiah Suarez, Ryan McCully and Cole Sorensen. Keaton Cablay scored three runs and Quinci Holgate scored twice. Bryan Shollin got his first action on the mound. Grayson Miller, Noah Robson Ryan Goodwin also contributed. PONY DIVISION Daily Pilot 4, Outback Steakhouse 3: Sandon Griffin, Jack Gerdau and Matt Ruiz combined on a one-hitter, striking out seven for Daily Pilot.
June 29, 2002
ROTARY HONORS STUDENTS: Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise honored four Monte Vista/Back Bay High School students and their principal, Carole Castaldo, at a meeting earlier this week. Syd Lucas, community service director for the club, noted the group's five-year involvement with the school, including sending students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp, providing annual scholarships, the purchase of software for classrooms and the recruitment of tutors for students.