• Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    ESPN Magazine: Angels "Worst Franchise" in Baseball

    For years, Anaheim Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno has made much hay about how Forbes once named him the best owner in professional sports. That was back in 2009, the last year the Halos made the playoffs. Ever since then, of course, the team has bumbled its way through hundreds of millions of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    On The Line: Kyle Owens of Allspice Eats, Part Two

    Kyle took a break between meal deliveries to explain how Allspice Eats fits into active lifestyles, "If you don't cook and you're going to the gym, you're spending your money on food somewhere. So why not have a dedicated resource that's going to take care of your fitness needs by providing your bod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    The Classic Q Is an Unlikely Cosmopolitan Player in Newport Beach's Bar Scene

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our Mexican-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Irvine Law School Dean, Talks Gay Marriage with Jon Gruden?

    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 >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    Ava DuVernay's Moment Becomes a Movement

    The 'Middle of Nowhere' writer/director looks to the future of black film

  • Food

    July 26, 2012

    KoKo Chicken and BBQ Is a Better KFC

    [Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Korean pub makes the best fried chicken in Orange County

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    On the Line: Donald Williams of Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, Part Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    ¡Ask a Mexican! to Win 2012 All-Star Game Home Run Derby?

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012

    Todd Marinovich Goes Deep

    The ex-NFL superstar on life, death and everything in between

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    [UPDATED with Brain Doctor's Plea:] Junior Seau, Legendary NFL Linebacker, Apparently Commits Suicide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Five Songs That Pay Tribute to Linsanity

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Tito Ortiz Takes a Jab at Blogging

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with Gasol Denying Rumors:] Did the Mavs or Vanessa Bryant Kill the Lakers?

    Pau Gasol​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    [UPDATED with Team Staying Put a Year:] Sacramento Kings in Serious Talks to Move to Anaheim

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    TGIF: Ice Cube, Studio K Reunion, Fitz and the Tantrums and 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.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Even Duff McKagan Has an Opinion on the Sac Kings Moving to Anaheim

    ​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 >>

  • Food

    November 18, 2010

    A New York Slice of Mind at Al's New York Café

    [Hole In the Wall] Costa Mesa pizzeria offers a beautiful slice of the Big Apple

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Women's Water Polo Players Leave Swimsuits Behind for Magazine Cover Shoot

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Mater Dei Alum Matt Leinart On the Outs in Arizona and Running Out of Options

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    ABC News & ESPN: Sports Stadiums Have Food Safety Problems

    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:

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    GM Torii Hunter?

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Furries Fly at ESPN Zone

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    5 Scummiest Athletes With Orange County Ties

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Daredevil Travis Pastrana Rings In New Year With Long Beach Stunt

    ​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.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    SportsNation Loves Angel Nation!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Dishney: Disney Profits Drop 26%, Conan O'Brien Laughs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2009

    Zots from the UCI Baseball 'Eaters' Defeat of Fresno State Last Night

    *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 >>

  • Food

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    TONIGHT: Estelle at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Penn State More Psyched Than USC By Disneyland Visit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez Signs with the New York Mets

    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 >>

  • Columns

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Why Politics, Sports, and Elephants Shouldn't Mix

    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 >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2008

    [dvdish] Super, Thanks for Asking

    Reviews of Confessions of a Superhero, the Hunting Party, Adrift in Manhattan, and Sex and Breakfast

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    On the Range

    Ridin’, ropin’, rasslin’ & other games of skill & contests of  strength, blazing trails, seeing sights &, of course, Anteaters

  • Food

    May 31, 2007

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Italian-American Serenata: Main Street Pizza Pasta

  • Food

    October 12, 2006

    Drink, Eat, But Don't Pass Out

    Proof in seven shots

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Grass Stains

    Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 7 - June 13

  • Culture

    June 8, 2006

    Albom's Wonderful Life

    And terrible play

  • Food

    May 18, 2006

    No Katakana Necessary

    Drop your culinary bigotry at Ami Sushi

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Letter Perfect

    Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Its, Its a Ballroom Blitz

    Show me the money? Dancesport competitors need better agents

  • Culture

    September 16, 2004

    The Doctor is In

    Hunter S. Thompson goes back to gonzo

  • Culture

    January 29, 2004
  • Food

    January 29, 2004

    Super Bowled-Over

    A county buffalo wings primer

  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    Wheels of Desire

    Stacy Peralta on Dogtown and Z-Boys

  • Columns

    June 3, 1999

    Raaamp It Up!

    True love and 1,000 lesbian breasts all in one day!

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