| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:48 PM
David Stern, the NBA commissioner has wielded unquestioned power over his sport in a way rarely seen over the last 30 years.
He will retire in February of 2014, handing power over to his longtime deputy, Adam Silver. It is unlikely that any...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The death of Dr. Jerry Buss affects any sports fan. I kept reading and watching the sad news as a way for the loss to sink in, even though his absence in the public eye the past two years was an unspoken foreshadowing of what transpired.
If it weren't...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:47 AM
After more than four years of sobriety, Chris Herren has been talking about his past of a roller-coaster life and trying to help others who have had to deal with the struggles he faced.
Herren, a former NBA player, visited Newport Beach's Sober Living...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Seventh grade is the time in Davon Joyner's life that he said he and his family moved away from Inglewood. One of the first things he recognized on the streets of Costa Mesa was something some locals might take for granted.
"There [are] people walking...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Yesenia Maldonado watched the DVD her coach let her borrow last year.
The disc chronicles what might be called a magical time in Los Angeles sports history, albeit a time before the Estancia High senior was even born.
It all started with the 6-foot-...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 10:10 PM
Once every so often, Hans Khademi receives a phone call asking if Kobe Bryant is coming to his restaurant anytime soon.
"Like I'm supposed to know," says Khademi, who owns La Fogata Rotisserie Chicken in Corona del Mar.
Even if Khadmemi knew he...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 7:18 PM
The city of Newport Beach is poised to exercise eminent domain in order to finish building a new road.
According to the City Council, a piece of land is on its radar because it completes the widening of the Jamboree Road bridge across the Corona del Mar...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 5:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For as long as locals can remember, Newport Beach has been known as an easy Hollywood getaway.
Celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra were known to seek R&R in the coastal town. Lauren Bacall, former wife of Bogart...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:52 PM
For the past nine seasons, John Ireland has been the Los Angeles Lakers' sideline reporter for KCAL 9 television. But that has changed because the Corona del Mar High alumnus will now be calling the action.
Ireland, a 1981 graduate of CdM, will be the...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 10:52 PM
Turns out Austin Daye has a little more time on his hands these days than he expected.
The former Woodbridge High basketball star is now an NBA player locked out by the league along with all the league's players because of a labor dispute. But Daye,...