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By Brianna BaileyDaily Pilot | October 21, 2008
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moorlach got hooked on the World Series of Poker on his summer vacation this year when he and his family decided to stop for lunch at the Rio casino in Las Vegas and got to watch some of the games. Now he’s a loyal ?devotee, watching famed card players like Phil Hellmuth on ESPN. “There’s a lot of ?principles that flow through into life,” Moorlach said. “You have to make decisions based on the information you have.
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April 1, 2001
Jennifer Kho There is a rare moment of silence as the players search each other for the telltale signs of a bluff. They reach for their chips under the cover of their cards. They open their hands. "Two chips," says Kathy Munson, holding out an empty hand and shaking her head. "I want three cards," Linda Jackson says, handing over all her cards. "One," Kathy Conte says, putting one card face down on the table. "Jackson and Conte glance at their new cards and throw their cards down, face up. "I win," Jackson says, gleefully scooping up the pile.
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By Dave Brooks | July 2, 2006
WEST HOLLYWOOD ? The forced bets called "blinds" had doubled twice when Jim Davenport began scanning the table for poker faces. The Corona del Mar native wasn't going to find one on his right. Tucked into a bright orange shirt and a pair of tight Frontier Jeans was actress Shannon Elizabeth, naively smiling as she chased anything that matched her face card and low kicker. At the other end sat MTV's Andy Milonakis ? a tough read considering he's a 30-year-old comedian who plays a 12-year-old on TV. That aside, the guy still seemed a little off. "Come on, guys.
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April 15, 2005
Lindsay Sandham Today is the first of three events in the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club's annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, an event now in its fifth year. Boats larger than 30 feet will sail a buoy-course race at 5 p.m. in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The other regatta events include a Duffy boat poker run on May 6 and a Junior Cup Regatta on May 15. Nancy Levy, event co-chair and junior advisor at the yacht club, said they hope to raise $90,000 this year.
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By: JOSEPH N. BELL | September 15, 2005
In a coincidence of bad timing, my monthly poker game came up on the same day I was scheduled to get a new right eye. This conflict posed certain questions that took quite different directions between my wife and me. My question was whether I would be able to read the cards 10 hours after eye surgery. Her question was whether I had completely taken leave of my senses by even considering playing poker under such circumstances. In an effort to compromise, I agreed to wait and see how I was feeling Friday night before making a decision.
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By JOHN REGER | May 8, 2008
Though he didn’t make a single bet, Mark Ewing walked away with first place and $250,000 in the World Series of Golf last year. The Newport Beach resident returns to defend his title and will be using the same strategy. The event is Monday through Thursday in Las Vegas at Paiute Golf Resort, a Pete Dye course that is as challenging as the tournament format. Open to non-professionals only, each player pays a $10,000 entry fee, which includes four nights of accommodations, opening night draw party with guest, greens and cart fees.
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By Amanda Pennington | August 6, 2006
COSTA MESA — The Living Room Salon and Art Gallery will turn into a red-carpet hotspot tonight with a host of A-list celebrities coming to support the Surfrider Foundation. The salon's third annual Evening Extravaganza,  which goes from 6 to 10 p.m., will host celebrities Paris Hilton, Jillian Barberie, Molly Sims, Kevin and Christine Costner — personal friends of salon owner Lacey Cammarata — and the cast of "Laguna Beach," among others, and feature a celebrity poker tournament, a fashion show and live entertainment, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation.
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May 15, 2003
The sudden and dramatic descent of William J. Bennett into the ranks of us run-of-the-mill sinners last week was timed perfectly to our monthly neighborhood poker game. Since I have found Bennett's best-selling literary preachments extremely irritating, I was delighted at his fall from grace. So, it seemed, in varying degrees, were the other players, even though two are openly Republican and several others are suspect. But reaction to hypocrisy, it appears, even crosses party lines.
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October 26, 2012
Michael Ernest Hagen Our beloved father, husband, brother, Poppi, uncle, cousin, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Michael was born December 20, 1940.  He grew up in Marengo, Illinois where he became an all-star athlete and trumpet player. Michael traveled as a US Navy CB and landed in Costa Mesa, where he met and married Shirley Littleton.  There, they raised three children, bowled weekly at Kona Lanes and operated Hagen Radiator.  Michael loved the outdoors and regularly joined family and friends on hunting, fishing and camping trips.  He was also an enthusiastic golfer, keen poker player, master of woodworking and all-around handyman.
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October 26, 2012
Michael Ernest Hagen Our beloved father, husband, brother, Poppi, uncle, cousin, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Michael was born December 20, 1940.  He grew up in Marengo, Illinois where he became an all-star athlete and trumpet player. Michael traveled as a US Navy CB and landed in Costa Mesa, where he met and married Shirley Littleton.  There, they raised three children, bowled weekly at Kona Lanes and operated Hagen Radiator.  Michael loved the outdoors and regularly joined family and friends on hunting, fishing and camping trips.  He was also an enthusiastic golfer, keen poker player, master of woodworking and all-around handyman.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | July 22, 2010
COSTA MESA — They served their country in Iraq as U.S. Marines. On Thursday, the four men were serving the crowd of hundreds, pretending to play poker as bulls charged them, seeing who could last the longest without getting up from the table and running away. It provided some of the most intense moments at the Orange County Fair. "Not even the bull riders volunteer for this kind of stuff," says Tim Coy, an emcee. "The bull riders know the dangers involved, but we get a lot of Marines who volunteer.
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By Brianna BaileyDaily Pilot | October 21, 2008
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moorlach got hooked on the World Series of Poker on his summer vacation this year when he and his family decided to stop for lunch at the Rio casino in Las Vegas and got to watch some of the games. Now he’s a loyal ?devotee, watching famed card players like Phil Hellmuth on ESPN. “There’s a lot of ?principles that flow through into life,” Moorlach said. “You have to make decisions based on the information you have.
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By Steve Smith | October 20, 2008
Last Saturday night was poker night, one of three such evenings each year. Our group of seven has known each other for at least 35 years, some a little longer. I mentioned to my friends that I was going to the unveiling of the headstone for Kevin DuBrow, who passed away last November. Kevin, as some of you may know, was the lead singer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot, a band that reached its peak in the 1980s but that peak was quite high. Quiet Riot’s album “Metal Health” was the first heavy metal debut album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop album charts.
SPORTS
By JOHN REGER | May 8, 2008
Though he didn’t make a single bet, Mark Ewing walked away with first place and $250,000 in the World Series of Golf last year. The Newport Beach resident returns to defend his title and will be using the same strategy. The event is Monday through Thursday in Las Vegas at Paiute Golf Resort, a Pete Dye course that is as challenging as the tournament format. Open to non-professionals only, each player pays a $10,000 entry fee, which includes four nights of accommodations, opening night draw party with guest, greens and cart fees.
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By Michael Miller | August 18, 2006
Len Edwards has never made much money playing cards — even back when he was playing for cash. The former Los Angeles firefighter, who leads a poker workshop on Fridays at the Oasis Senior Center, learned to play cards at a time when there weren't many winnings to go around. "I've been playing cards since I was 12 years old in the Great Depression," said Edwards, 79. "We used to play penny ante — one penny was the ante, and if you won the hand, you won five or six cents.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amanda Pennington | August 10, 2006
COSTA MESA -- The Living Room Salon and Art Gallery will turn into a red-carpet hotspot tonight with a host of A-list celebrities coming to support the Surfrider Foundation. The salon's third annual Evening Extravaganza,  which goes from 6 to 10 p.m., will host celebrities Paris Hilton, Jillian Barberie, Molly Sims, Kevin and Christine Costner -- personal friends of salon owner Lacey Cammarata -- and the cast of "Laguna Beach," among others, and feature a celebrity poker tournament, a fashion show and live entertainment, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation.
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By Dave Brooks | July 2, 2006
WEST HOLLYWOOD ? The forced bets called "blinds" had doubled twice when Jim Davenport began scanning the table for poker faces. The Corona del Mar native wasn't going to find one on his right. Tucked into a bright orange shirt and a pair of tight Frontier Jeans was actress Shannon Elizabeth, naively smiling as she chased anything that matched her face card and low kicker. At the other end sat MTV's Andy Milonakis ? a tough read considering he's a 30-year-old comedian who plays a 12-year-old on TV. That aside, the guy still seemed a little off. "Come on, guys.
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By: JOSEPH N. BELL | September 15, 2005
In a coincidence of bad timing, my monthly poker game came up on the same day I was scheduled to get a new right eye. This conflict posed certain questions that took quite different directions between my wife and me. My question was whether I would be able to read the cards 10 hours after eye surgery. Her question was whether I had completely taken leave of my senses by even considering playing poker under such circumstances. In an effort to compromise, I agreed to wait and see how I was feeling Friday night before making a decision.
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