As the U.S. Supreme Court holds a session on gay marriage for the second straight day, everyone is weighing in on the controversial issue, even those who regularly foist onto the public phony news.And at least one fake newsie has once again latched onto a local muse, Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of t ... More >>
The 'Middle of Nowhere' writer/director looks to the future of black film
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Korean pub makes the best fried chicken in Orange County
We don't know if we were more surprised or relieved that Donald was a man of choice words. It might be because he used to teach English, and we were prepared to type a whole lot more. Either way, his demeanor was about as chill as could be right before a lunch service.Read our interview with Donald ... More >>
My Little League career is legendary in the La Palma Little League in Anaheim for its absolutely abysmal arc. One year, I had no hits--none. Another year, I had three, for a batting average I think we determined was .050. But no player was more feared than me, if only because my heckling of the oppo ... More >>
The ex-NFL superstar on life, death and everything in between
UPDATE, MAY 4, 8:03 A.M.: If San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau suffered from a brain injury that contributed to his suicide, he could have been saved, according to a Newport Beach psychiatrist who has conducted three clinical studies with 115 active and former NFL players.And Dr. Daniel G. Amen h ... More >>
The talk of the sports world has been New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Yes, we all know his story already and yes, we know the overwhelming media hype surrounding his improbable ride, but that doesn't mean we're going to shy away from taking a look at the musical angle of Linsanity. That being s ... More >>
Tito Ortiz last week launched part one of a three-part blog for ESPN "in his own words." The theme of his debut post is, despite all the talk that "the Huntington Beach Bad Boy" is washed up, he's still competing with the best opponents the UFC can throw at him.Next will be Ryan Bader at UFC 132 ... More >>
Pau GasolUPDATE, MAY 17, 11:58 A.M.: After his exit interview today with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Phil Jackson at the team's El Segundo training facility, forward Pau Gasol denied there was any rift between his girlfriend and Vanessa Bryant, nor between himself a ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
Edwin GoeiThe Place: Daily Grill, 2636 Dupont Drive, Irvine, (949) 474-2223.The Hours: Daily, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.The Deal: Domestic beers, $3.50. Specialty beers, $4. Well martinis & spirits, $5.50. Premium spirits, $9. $3.95-$4.95 appetizers. The Scene: This dependable meat and potatoes chain ... More >>
Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.
Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tells ESPN readers in his column yesterday, "Stand up for your team, Sacramento!" He begins, You could say that I am a sore loser, but I really come to this topic as a citizen who sees the importance of local economies staying local. I am also a fan wh ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Costa Mesa pizzeria offers a beautiful slice of the Big Apple
Talk about Navel Gazing!Dispelling the myth that this blog will never cover women's water polo, we are pleased to present this item about four former high school stars appearing on the cover of a national magazine just out.Oopsie, looks like someone forgot their swimsuits.
Quarterback Matt Leinart, who starred at Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana and USC before the Arizona Cardinals drafted the former Costa Mesa resident with the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, could soon be looking for work . . . . . . possibly in another league.
Remember last week when Sports Illustrated reported that more baseball parks were offering AYCE tickets at their stadium concession stands? This week ABC News and ESPN have produced what seems like the companion piece to that story. Here's what it said:
Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter began the season making controversial comments about blacks and Latinos in Major League Baseball and headed into the All-Star break calling out teammates who may be dogging it.Now Spiderman says he wants to do whatever a general manager can.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThousands of Angelenos filled Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard Monday morning to celebrate the Los Angeles Lakers' 16th NBA Championship with a well-deserved victory parade. While authorities had not provided an official number at press time, estimates of 500, ... More >>
Will Peter the Anteater or Tuffy the Titan win the ultimate mascot-off?If you've ever wondered who would whip whose ass--UC Irvine's Peter the Anteater or Cal State Fullerton's Tuffy the Titan--the answer may be fothcoming today in Irvine.
After years of refusing to spill the syringes, Mark McGwire admitted today to having used steroids on and off again for a decade. "I wish I'd never touched steroids," said the former big league slugger, via ESPN. "It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had ... More >>
Before the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast tonight, Travis Pastrana will try to accomplish what's billed as "the first ever ramp-to-ramp car jump over water," with the Queen Mary in Long Beach as his backdrop.
If the Angels are America's Team, does that make Barbara Coe the new Sarah Palin?What is going on with America? Forget about the economy, the Know Nothings, the garbage-dwelling Linda Ackerman campaign and refry this: in an ESPN SportsNation poll that I can't find online but was just broadcast on ... More >>
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - Disney CutbacksA few weeks ago, the Walt Disney Company reported a 26 percent drop in profits, thanks to a decline at its many theme parks and media networks like ABC and ESPN. Conan O'Brien, meanwhile, offered his own suggestions on how Disneyland should ... More >>
*Written by Weekly intern and UCI New University student paper managing editor David Nicolas...The UC Irvine Anteaters baseball team put down the Fresno Bulldogs in the first game of the Irvine NCAA regional playoff series, edging the 'Dogs 4-2. UCI's starting pitcher Daniel Bibona quieted Fresno's ... More >>
In "American Boy," Estelle sings "I'd love to see LA." Pshaw. That ain't nothin', Estelle. Wait until you see the House of Blues in Anaheim tonight. There's a Build-a-Bear Workshop. And an ESPN Zone! Not to mention all the great crap stuff you can find at Starabilias. The British R&B singer is i ... More >>
One perk for Penn State University players, coaches and fans who have already arrived in Southern California for the New Year's Day Rose Bowl is the traditional Disneyland visit, which is Friday. After all, who wouldn't want to escape the weather in University Park, PA (current temperature: 23 degre ... More >>
Bye-bye Frankie. ESPN is reporting that now ex-Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez has signed a three-year, $37 million deal with the New York Mets.Rodriguez, who broke the single-season saves record in 2008 with 62, will certainly make bank in NYC. And considering that he usually only works a single ... More >>
There's a reason why most sports-minded people don't talk about political issues, and that's because they're idiots at most everything else (the brilliant Dave Zirin excepted). A great example occurred this morning on ESPN2's ESPN First Take, after they showed footage of bubble-maker extraordinaire ... More >>
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