| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Player safety and concussions have been hot topics in the NFL. Pop Warner football has reacted announcing last week new rules that will be in place this season.
There will be a limit on contact drills to one-third of practice time. Also there is a ban on...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
In the film "The Wizard of Oz", the scarecrow elucidates great thoughts and shows astute judgment throughout the movie but feels inadequate because he hasn't got a brain. The wizard hands him a diploma recognizing his academic prowess and he immediately...
| 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
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:50 PM
When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Major League Baseball was the national pastime. Baseball dominated media sports coverage.
But that is no longer the case.
The extraordinary shift is confirmed by the television Nielsen ratings for Sept. 3-9....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:20 PM
COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High senior Wyatt Ferris faced a bit of adversity at the start of Wednesday's Orange Coast League boys' water polo opener against cross-town rival Estancia.
Ferris picked up his second exclusion late in the first quarter....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:22 PM
When one of the most controversial calls in NFL history took place, Laird Hayes wasn't watching it during the Monday Night Football telecast.
Hayes, a Newport Beach resident and an NFL side judge entering his 18th season, said he was watching the movie,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Kevin Brown, a University High football player, recently was selected to be a part of the NFL's mentoring program, an opportunity exclusive to just four high school football players in the nation this year.
Brown initially was nominated for the program...
| 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,...