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February 3, 2000
Treb Heining showed up for our January neighborhood poker game still a little dazed from his millennium labors in New York's Times Square. Treb played a kind of God role in that celebration. He was responsible for the cornucopia of blessings from above that rained down on almost 2 million people who hung out in the Square during the 24-hour celebration. From his eyrie on the eighth floor of the Minskolf Building, Treb used a walkie-talkie to direct crews stationed at a half-dozen other locations well above Times Square.
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.
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.
By: B.W. COOK | August 20, 2005
A wild and crazy summer day on choppers, a.k.a. motorcycles, brought out the Orange County Noble Vikings, a men's charitable and social fraternity based in Newport Beach. A group of 40 Vikings, some with their wives and some with girlfriends, came roaring into Newport Beach on 26 motorcycles and a fleet of limousines -- now that's the O.C. we know and love and talk about -- following a Sunday jaunt that began at Cook's Corner. The gents and their ladies made quite the spectacle, traveling in formation from Cook's Corner to the Swallow's Inn in San Juan Capistrano.
By Tom Ragan, | 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.
June 19, 2004
STEVE SMITH The type of ad that makes me laugh is the one that reads, "We'll treat you like family!" All I can think of when I see one of those is, "Please don't." In separate conversations with our two kids, I've expressed to them the importance of family. "Your friends may come and go, but you'll always have your family," I said. Perhaps I should have changed it to " ... but you'll always be stuck with your family." There is no rule that family members have to get along.
April 25, 2012
Poker: The April 25 article, “Poker tour aims to raise money,” incorrectly reported that the Quad School Poker Tour would take place at Rea Elementary School. The event will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area Lou Yantorn Branch, 2131 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa.
December 30, 2006
At the Daily Pilot, we shoot many portraits of people in the news and always seek to bring out personality in these photos, while showing readers emotion and environment. We sometimes use small props or simply the person's surroundings. Readers can use these portraits to learn more about the person and their community. Our portrait of the year is of a card shark from Corona Del Mar. Kent Treptow used poker chips and cards as a frame to help us see past Jim Davenport's poker face.
By Mary Ellen Bowman | February 10, 2008
Poker, blackjack and other card games have experienced a resurgence of popularity in recent years. Digital and video games of chance have changed the way people play, so traditional gaming skills need a little updating. New games mean new rules. Do you want to be a player? Many adults brush up on their betting and card skills by reading and watching DVDs before trying their luck and bluffing techniques in the casinos. Plus, it’s fun to play cards when you understand the game.
By Steve Virgen | October 11, 2013
Leyla Milani, a Newport Coast resident and a former model who was featured on "Deal or No Deal," is one of several special guests scheduled to appear at the seventh annual Ante Up For Autism charity event Saturday at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. Milani, now a business woman who is married to real estate tycoon Manny Khoshbin with a 1-year-old daughter, Priscilla, was best known as "Lucky 13" or "Lucky Leyla," as a briefcase model on the NBC game show hosted by Howie Mandel.
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