| Sep 15, 2010
| 11:45 PM
Many people call Nick Moghaddam, "The Mercenary." He got the nickname a couple years ago after taking a mixed martial arts fight on a day's notice simply because he wanted the money.
Moghaddam, a former Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 8:50 PM
COSTA MESA — Don't ever underestimate the impact that professional sports has on the psyche of the American people, especially those who live and breathe athletics.
When Lennox Lewis, the professional boxer, announced in a commercial that "Real...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:49 PM
In the last two games, Newport Harbor High tailback Buzzy Yokoyama has rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns against Corona del Mar and 294 yards and three touchdowns against Loyola of Los Angeles.
When asked about which performance he was more...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:13 PM
Conner Ascher first wanted to play quarterback at Sage Hill School when he made the jump to varsity last season. In the way, three hurdles.
The first issue was Ascher's size. At 5-foot-8, 120 pounds back then, one hit and he can seriously get hurt in...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 8:50 PM
Ensign Middle School will hold a fundraiser Sunday in hopes of raising money to offset Newport-Mesa Unified School District cuts, which led to a reduction in the counseling staff.
The goal is to raise about $110,000, significiantly more than the school's...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 10:07 PM
Newport Harbor High football coach Jeff Brinkley is stewing lately after two consecutive losses, but the mention of former Sailors' quarterback Andrew McDonald is sure to soften Brinkley's competitive scowl.
McDonald, the Newport-Mesa Offensive Player...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 10:11 PM
Newport Harbor High quarterback Austin Rios was the latest offensive starter to check into Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach in a two-week span.
Rios left the Sailors' football game Friday at Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach when Coach...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Aaron Wright, the 2010-11 Suburban League MVP from Cerritos High, has signed a national letter of intent with the UC Irvine men's basketball program, Anteater head coach Russell Turner announced.
Wright, a 6-foot-2 guard, earned All-CIF Southern Section...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Cheta Ozougwu said he spent a lot of time praying during the 2011 NFL Draft. A devout Christian, the 22-year-old said he believed God's will would be done. Ozougwu, a 6-foot-2, 247-pound defensive end out of Rice University, believed he would be picked....
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:40 PM
In his column, Joseph Bell explained the word game "Literati" (The Bell Curve: Enjoying some Christmas Day word play," Dec. 30). He admires the use of this game to remind ourselves of how "solid English words with exact definitions" are being commonly...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 7:19 PM
A group of devoted parents — determined to see the Spirit Run see its 28th year — has saved the run that seemed doomed a few months ago.
Now called the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, the event no longer will be organized by the five elementary...