| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:16 PM
The RVCA family is excited for Sunday. That's the day of the grand opening for the Mendes Bros. Academy, a jiu jitsu gym, in Costa Mesa.
The Mendes brothers, Rafael and Gui, will be offering a free seminar during the grand opening, starting at 1 p.m. The...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Where will the "Happiest Place on Earth" be this week? No, not Disneyland, although it is also in Orange County. It will be in Newport Beach, as the annual wackiness known as Irrelevant Week takes place at multiple venues.
"Doing something nice for no...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:39 PM
They say nice guys finish last, so a matchmaker on Monday tried to help Chandler Harnish, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, find a woman.
"I have to say this for my girlfriend's sake: I'm taken," Harnish said.
It should be the other way around,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Mr. Irrelevant XXXVII, Chandler Harnish, quarterback from Northern Illinois University, who was the 253rd and last pick in this year's NFL draft (the Indianapolis Colts drafted him), was welcomed to Newport Beach Monday night at the Ultimate Tailgate...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Spoiled is how Chandler Harnish said he's felt during his first visit to California.
Newport Beach tends to treat the last player selected in the NFL Draft every year like a No. 1 pick.
This year, it's Harnish's turn to enjoy being Mr. Irrelevant....
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:21 PM
Chandler Harnish said there was a time in his life when he contemplated quitting football.
Harnish is Mr. Irrelevant XXXVII, but this is a relevant story.
Before his junior season at Northern Illinois University, Harnish thought he had enough of...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Costa Mesa resident and insurance executive Mike Scheafer has been elected and installed as president of the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club for 2012-13.
Serving with Scheafer are Phil Marsh, vice president; Bob Ooten, secretary; Mike McIlroy,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 PM
With the kickoff to the NFL season right around the corner, Paul Salata emailed us to update us on this year's Mr. Irrelevant. I figured the Indianapolis Colts had cut Justice Cunningham back in June during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:45 PM
COSTA MESA — An 85-year-old man made his way down to the football field at Jim Scott Stadium on Saturday morning. Everyone involved with Costa Mesa Pop Warner seemed to know him.
People referred to him as "Mr. Pop Warner."
Ed Baume is his real...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:06 PM
There has been a massive influx of young starting quarterbacks into the NFL over the past three seasons.
The 2011 NFL Draft produced six starters, 2012 produced five (with Nick Foles almost making it six) and 2013 has produced two. This means that 13...