Photo by Andrew YoussefTwo Orange County icons thrill Disneyland guests last June.J. R. Moehringer is a former Times Orange County sportswriter and the ghostwriter of Andre Agassi's controversial autobiography Open. Moehringer profiles Kobe Bryant in the March issue of GQ. Actually, it's more lik ... More >>
Rory Markas (right) with Mark Gubicza.Memorial services this week for Angels play-by-play announcer Rory Markas will be private.
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 >>
NBA.comMike SmithWith seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Clippers are pulling off an improbable victory over the Los Angeles Lakers--and Mike Smith is helping to call the action alongside Ralph Lawler on Fox Sports West.Nice work if you can get it--especially when you are facing ... More >>
The Los Angeles Lakers open the preseason tonight with a game at the Honda Center against the Golden State Warriors. That means a lot of things (namely, my life will once again have meaning), but most importantly, it gives me the opportunity to post this video. Sure, it ain't the current Lakers, but ... More >>
Last Night: Powerhouse 2009 at the Honda Center featuring Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Lil' John, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Far East Movement, New Boyz and Ya Boy.Better Than: A long, shitty drive to San Manuel Casino.Download: Pssh, like you really need ME to tell you what to dow ... More >>
The official opening ceremony and course christening--my, aren't we being Christian--for the 2009 Maloof Money Cup skateboarding competition begins at 3 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.Created by Joe Maloof, who will attend the opening with his brother and Palms Hotel/ ... More >>
I'm really tempted not to type anything about Michael Jackson because I don't want to feel like some scumbag TMZ "reporter," but his passing -- and the word of his public funeral -- is news.Rumor has it an event is planned for 10 a.m. July 7 (that's Tuesday) at the Staples Center and the adjacent No ... More >>
Derick AlexanderHo, hum, another day, another Orange County-based reality show. At least Costa Mesa resident, actor and Chapman University film school graduate Derick Alexander hopes the pilot for Pro Cheer Danz he is shooting Friday night at Sutra Lounge in Triangle Square will become a full-blown ... More >>
Joe Maloof (left) and Pierra Andres Senizergues appear ready to hop on a board in etnies' training facility.Joe Maloof--who with his brother Gavin owns the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA, ARCO Arena, the Palms resort and casino in Las Vegas and film, music and telev ... More >>
Usually when you click on the "O.C." tab on the online version of the Los Angeles Times' California/Local page, you'll come to another page with a fairly meaty Orange County-related headline and story link across the top. But as of 2 p.m. today, that prime position for readers seeking Orange County ... More >>
Photo by Andrew YoussefM-I-C . . . See you in the paint . . . K-E-Y . . . Why? Because we OWN you!Disneyland Resort media types had said it would be Kobe Bryant and other unnamed Lakers visiting the Anaheim theme park today for a victory parade down Main Street USA. But just like the name on the MVP ... More >>
The Orange County version of the Lakers victory parade above is tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. on Main Street USA at Disneyland. The Anaheim resort issued a media advisory saying that MVP and Newport Coast resident Kobe Bryant and other unnamed players will participate in the event.Perhaps the deje ... More >>
Photo by Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesMira Costa High School MVP Dane Zaun catches air. Photo Credit: Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesWell, at least the Lakers and Cal State Fullerton's Titans won.As for Newport Harbor High School, the Sailors' dreams of winning the national high school surfing ... More >>
Since no free photos of Vanessa exist, we'll use Taco Man as a reminder of her half-wabette ethnicityI loathe Kobe Bryant, the wife-cheating, Shaq-insulting, pouting pendejo who happens to star on my favorite NBA team. I do feel bad for his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, but she ain't no long-suffering ... More >>
Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be among the speakers participating in an Earth Day Summit in Irvine.Sodexo, a global food services company that runs chow lines everywhere from military bases to UC campuses, is bringing together local farmers, leaders and "forward thinkers" Wednesday, April 22, at Park ... More >>
Michael J. Schroeder, one of California's most effectiveRepublican Party operatives, has been telling me for months that he's finally tiring of politics and is eager for a new challenge--something more enjoyable. What's been catching Schroeder's interest? Go ahead and guess.No. Killing liberals ... More >>
Perhaps it's only logical that in a state which has a man still trading on his movie role as a killer cyborg from the future as governor, politics would grow closer to comic books. Or perhaps it isn't. Either way, it's California. At last weekend's state GOP convention, the San Francisco Chronicl ... More >>
May 3 - May 9
April 26 - May 2
Jan. 18 - Jan. 24
And some we regret
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
Its Rebecca Schoenkopf!
Mr. Gottlieb lights a chocolate menorah, and we celebrate Christmas with the superrich
The ABAs and Anaheim Surf attempt to do what few OC teams can: Survive
Please welcome your world champion Anaheim Bullfrogs!
The Lakers are not going to win with Shaquille ONeal
Can a Times columnist save Arthur Carmona?
But 'no' to 'depth!'