| Jul 28, 2010
| 12:06 AM
Five weeks ago, Jordan Leyland showed up to Cotuit, Mass., to play for the Cape Cod Baseball League team in town. No one guaranteed the UC Irvine player a roster spot.
"I was a temporary guy," said Leyland, knowing any day might be his last with the...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 11:13 PM
Ed Ratledge rides a beach cruiser to work and shows up in flip-flops. He slips out of them when he reaches his so-called outdoor office.
The beach is where Ratledge works. On the sand is where he earns a living.
Ratledge now has to find other ways...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Once the fourth quarter started, Alex Musselman was under fire from all directions.
Musselman had "only" six saves entering that fourth quarter in a CIF Southern Section Division I semifinal match against Foothill on Feb. 23.
The Corona del Mar High...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 11:20 PM
SANTA ANA — Earlier in the week, when Corona del Mar High dropped its first baseball game, Coach John Emme said the Sea Kings stood no chance at winning the Foothill Bracket in the Newport Elks Tournament.
The Sea Kings wound up winning their...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 11:05 PM
When Charles Harris says, "I've lived a couple different lives," he's probably selling himself short by a few lives, more or less.
There's the Charles Harris who lived in Chicago until age 11, moved to the Bay Area where he went to high school before...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 11:09 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Rex Hudler has an energetic personality, so the "Wonder Dog" probably was a good choice for a guest speaker at Newport Beach Little League's opening day.
As Hudler arrived at Bonita Canyon Sports Park on Saturday, the voice of...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:08 PM
The fact that Audie Attar has landed in Irvine, also known as America's Safest City, is more than just a little ironic considering where he's come from, where he's been.
He's just 30 years old, but he's been around the world and back, both literally...
| Dec 31, 2010
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Former Major League Baseball outfielder Jim Edmonds has sold his home in Irvine for $6.775 million.
The Santa Barbara-style estate, on about an acre in the Shady Canyon area, spans three stories with beamed cathedral-style ceilings, wrought iron...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Joe Haakenson grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. His allegiance was to Dodger Blue.
At the time, he knew of but didn't closely follow that other Major League Baseball team one county away in Orange County. Now he knows plenty about that organization....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
To fill his friends at the Huntington Beach and Los Angeles police departments with envy, Larry Bullock would send them pictures of himself holding a hot dog and a beer at a baseball stadium.
The former officer — he spent 20 years with the LAPD...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The City Council has approved a partnership between Laguna Beach and local Little League to renovate baseball fields at Riddle Field and Alta Laguna Park in the next two months.
The estimated cost for both fields is $33,000, with the league committed to...