| 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
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Happy New Year! Kosher Claus has returned to his secret lair until next Christmas/Chanukah season, the decorations are coming down, but there are plenty of inspirational memories from the year of sports in 2011.
The New Year affords the opportunity to...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:56 PM
A trial is expected to begin Tuesday in the case against a woman charged with the 1994 slaying of a successful Newport Beach businessman.
Nanette Packard, 46, is accused of killing her then boyfriend with her lover and former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki,...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:12 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — In November, Jack McKenna became swept up with the idea to make and sell the perfect sweet.
Ever since then, the 10-year-old from Newport Beach has hit the ground running, forming his own company, Jack's Rockin' Chocolate Factory,...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 11:12 PM
After only one season playing quarterback in a run-oriented offense, JSerra Catholic senior-to-be Jake Hall is swiftly establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the state, perhaps the nation.
And wait 'till you get a load of the Newport...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Writing a column on the final negotiation process for the NFL collective bargaining agreement on Friday for the Sunday paper may be an act of extreme recklessness, given the roller coaster of events occurring hourly. But as they say, no guts, no glory....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:04 PM
There was a sense of family and community during a fundraising event for the Costa Mesa High football team and the school's cheerleaders Saturday night.
A group gathered to play pool at Classic Q in Newport Beach, where they also drank, ate, joked and...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Kosher Claus wants to wish all of his readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.
My father wanted us to feel comfortable in a primarily Christian country and we were the luckiest kids in the neighborhood. We received presents for eight nights...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 9:59 PM
For weeks I've been predicting that a deal would be struck by the NFL prior to apocalyptic damage to training camps and the season, so credit the parties for getting it done with minimum public controversy and disturbance. Now comes the though part:...