So much for the eras of Chris Kluwe in Oakland and Matt Leinart in Buffalo as both were cut Sunday by the Raiders and Bills respectively. Kluwe, a recent Weekly cover boy, lost the Silver and Black punting job to Marquette King, while pride of Mater Dei High Leinart was cut after five days and one ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 on Nik Richie Radio coverage of the host's surreal feelings and reception as a Middle Eastern terrorist in Kentuck and his lawyer vowing to win in the end.See Update No. 1 after the jump explaining why the federal judge declared a mistrial.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 1:53 P.M. ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post explaining why Mark Sanchez will now start for the Jets.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 26, 4:26 P.M.: Who would have seen this coming when the NFL season began? Heading into week 17--the final week of the regular season--the only quarterback out of USC with a chance of st ... More >>
Disgraced Santa Ana councilman is the latest OC GOP Latino golden boy gone pendejo
There is an Orange County connection to the controversy swirling around the Syracuse Orangemen's basketball program.His name is Mike Hopkins.Amid growing calls for the head of Jim Boeheim, the head coach who just received a vote of confidence from his chancellor today, many believe it's time for ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 10, 3:47 P.M.: The gun Philip Ngoc Nguyen used to kill his fiancée Uyennie Ton had been her gift to him, according to a prosecutor.Meanwhile, the Orange County District Attorney's office has corrected its original account, stating that Ton did not live in the Fountain Valley trailer ... More >>
Brennan is getting a second chance at pro football.A little more than six months ago, Colt Brennan was lying in a hospital bed in Hawaii, listed in serious condition. Today it was announced that Brennan will be returning to football, having signed a contract with the Hartford Colonials of the Uni ... More >>
Mike Brown, the new king of the Lakers castle.Last week, Lakers fans learned that the legendary shoes of its retiring coach, Phil Jackson, were to be filled by a mostly-unproven coach who's best known for being LeBron James' first NBA coach. The news of Mike Brown's hiring caused mixed reactions, ... More >>
The record-setting QB is in a Hawaii hospital in serious condition.Update, November 22, 11:03 a.m.: Terry Brennan indicated to reporters that his son, Colt, is "heavily sedated" and is "far from being alert." Colt is able to acknowledge that family and doctors are in the room, through hand signals, ... More >>
Welcome back to the next installment of our weekly feature that searches the darkest, scariest and orangiest corners of the Interwebs to find out what outsiders and insiders have to say about and from Orange County. Where Am I? So overblown by the talent of Disney Channel songstress Selena Go ... More >>
Jose Alonso Najera, Jr., the 29-year-old Garden Grove man convicted June 1 of murdering his parents in a plot to steal money they pulled out of the bank before Y2K, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.He thus becomes the second man sentenced to life for the s ... More >>
The Orange bishop's track record of covering up for sexual misconduct by priests didn't start here
Photo by Jennie WarrenThe only OC creep who gets a bigger pass than McKnight is Bishop Brown...SO....Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight set another prep hoops record--he's now the winningest coach in California high school B-ball history--and the local press busted another ... More >>
Reed Diehl, during better days at Cal.UPDATED WITH THE TWO CENTS OF THE FBI...With the guilty plea in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme entered by Reed Diehl, the standout Mater Dei High School center who went on to an impressive college football career at the University of California and a brief ... More >>
Until we upgrade our blog, many of ustedes might not know about the many fights raging on blog posts of the past--the old posts that seem to get the most attention include those on local Armenian genocide denier Ergun Kirlikovali, Laotian Secret Army general Vang Pao, and my review of Lola Gaspar. B ... More >>
One of my favorite channels is KOCE-TV Channel 50's OC Channel, available only on digital antennas (and have you changed your analog TV yet to satisfy the NWO?). It airs nothing but Orange County-related material--not just reruns of KOCE's Real Orange and Inside OC with Rick Reiff, but also weird in ... More >>
*Updated, with new info after the jump... Carlos Bustamante was supposed to be the Golden Boy, the Mexican who could deliver Latinos to the Republican Party in Orange County. He won a SanTana City Council seat in 2004 by defeating a Papi Pulido-backed candidate in the one OC city where Democrats ru ... More >>
Former Catholic Diocese of Stockton Bishop Donald Montrose died last week, and why should you care? Besides the fact he was the founding principal of Mater Dei High School, Montrose also unleashed Eleuterio Ramos upon Orange County parishes. Ramos, of course, is the county's worst admitted priestly ... More >>
**UPDATE: This is now the most-commented post in Navel Gazing history. Keep up the wackiness, readers! Over the years I've covered the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal, I've found few people braver than Joelle Casteix. She's one of Orange County's most prominent sex-abuse survivors (a c ... More >>
How the bishop and the sheriff stack up against the Godfather
If the nuns in charge of the St. Joseph Health System are so pro-labor,why are some of their employees determined to unionize?
An Exclusive Interview with Jeff Andrade’s victim
Google is great, really: a couple of random searches, and voila! You have a media critique. At least that's how Dave Pierre, author of The Media Report and a contributor to NewsBusters, operates with my recent LA Times opinion piece bashing Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Under the h ... More >>
Here's John Manly, the Newport Beach lawyer who represented four sex-abuse victims of employees with the Orange diocese, on the $6.885 million settlement announced this afternoon: Today, Bishop Tod Brown and the Diocese of Orange agreed, at the point of a legal gun and on the eve of trial, to settl ... More >>
The bishop broke his covenant. The former chancellor broke down. But the truth about the Diocese of Orange's sex-abuse scandal is emerging in court anyway
A slew of in limine motions filed this past week by former Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach/admitted statutory rapist Jeff Andrade and his former employers, the Catholic Diocese of Orange. Andrade's lawyers moved that any potential jury not hear "in any manner, either directly or indirec ... More >>
Who’s Telling the Truth in Mater Dei’s Latest Sex-Abuse Trial: Its President, the School’s Legendary Basketball Coach, or the OC Weekly?
Admitted Mater Dei molester raising money for high schoolers
'Bosomy? Not only is that irrelevant, it sails dangerously close to the ingrained misogyny of tabloid coveragesomething I would have thought your paper would want to avoid.'
Lawsuit reveals tampering charges against famed basketball coach
'Genius? That wouldnt be for me to decide. Reaching thousands of people from a dark little garage in Costa Mesa, that certainly takes talent.'
Famed Mater Dei basketball coach helped pedophile get a jobat Mater Dei
Newport Beach filmmaker Aric Avelino's American Gun was announced today as an Independent Spirit Award best picture nominee. Half Nelson, The Dead Girl, Pan's Labyrinth and Little Miss Sunshine round out the premiere category for the 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony that will air live ... More >>
Mater Dei High is a haven for cover-ups (see our Ex Cathedra archives), but none are lamer than the one attempted by head football coach Bruce Rollinson in today's typical OC Register Mater Dei blowjob. Register sports writer Carlos Arias (who is a great boxing writer--too bad nobody sees the sport ... More >>
'They tried to portray Ashley as some weird loner who somehow deserved to get shot. The two policemen who fired 18 bullets at this teenager need to be brought to justice'
The life, death and final escape of Eleuterio Ramos
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