| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:03 PM
A man convicted of murdering a wealthy Newport Beach businessman in 1994 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in a Santa Ana courtroom.
Eric Naposki was convicted in July of first-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for committing murder for...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Tumua Anae had already achieved her dream. But Thursday, the Corona del Mar High product helped make history, as she and the U.S. women's water polo team defeated Spain, 8-5, at the London Olympic Games to claim the Americans' first Olympic gold medal...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:22 PM
NFL roster cut-down day turned out to be a great day for 2012 Mr. Irrelevant Chandler Harnish and Cheta Ozougwu, last year's final draft pick who has the same moniker.
Harnish, Mr. Irrelevant XXXVII, the quarterback who was taken No. 253 by the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:32 PM
When Chandlur Sularz made her pick to guess Mr. Irrelevant she chose a player whose name was familiar to hers.
That helped her win $253 and a gift basket from the folks at Mr. Irrelevant, whom are also no strangers to the 13-year-old girl from Arizona....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:53 PM
It was a good week in Newport Beach!
I spent a lot of time in Newport, and it was most enjoyable. On June 13, there was an Interfaith Council Board meeting, followed by a meeting of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa where Laird Hayes, an NFL line...
| 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...