The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released video they hope will lead to the arrest of two men involved in the armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM gas station in Ladera Ranch late Monday night.
Our March 6 cover story on LA KISS, the Arena Football League team that is partially owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and will play home games at Anaheim's Honda Center, included this from writer Daniel Kohn: "Leading the squad as quarterback will be Colt Brennan, the former Mater Dei High qu ... More >>
Deacon Jones, an NFL Hall of Famer with the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers and, arguably, the best defensive end of all time, died of natural causes in his Anaheim Hills home Monday.He was 74, which is one digit off from his jersey number (75) that the Rams retired in 2009.With Jones' death ... More >>
Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole might be a mirror image of Orange County's blowhard Dana Rohrabacher: both are crafty, career politicians, who, depending on the day, flip-flop between conservatism and libertarianism to suit their own particular, political agendas. Some days they despise go ... More >>
Richard Nixon rode the pine for the junior varsity team at Fullerton Union High School and the second team for Whittier College in the early 1930s. The photo of No. 12 at right is identified online as being from Whittier College, but there is another shot of him in a better No. 23 uniform that is al ... More >>
Balmy Orange County weather is a powerful thing. Just ask Kurt Schaeffer. A New York transplant, he's adapted to the sunshine. We find out what he loves and remembers most in today's edition.Read our interview with Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part OneAnd now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're ... More >>
Most of the people Orange County sends to the nation's capital are prone to empty, partisan rhetoric, but on Sunday Mission Viejo's Richard Crawford showed that the way to win a genuine standing ovation in the Washington, D.C. area is with raw athletic prowess. Crawford--who attended Oceanside' ... More >>
The Los Al High grad and Minnesota Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports
Obvious, if totally justified, comparisons to Catch-22 abound in reviews of Ben Fountain's new and completely satisfying novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Sure, it's funny, surreal, rich in the gallows humor of the absurdity that is war and, to be clear, this war in particular. But to Mr. Bib's ... More >>
He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity
You Navel Gazing commenters who love, Love, LOVE to point out my assorted flubs should get a hearty chortle out of this:Channel 4 is two-for-two when it comes to I.D. uck-fups involving well-known sports figures, including Newport Coast shooting guard with the mostest Kobe Bryant. Film at 11.
UPDATE, FEB. 29, 10:31 A.M.: The Santa Ana Unified School District has posted on its website a response to the arrest of Joseph Manuel Orduna, who is now referred to as a "former teacher" in the headline, although the body copy mentions the Irvine 63-year-old was placed on administrative leave.Th ... More >>
Last month, the Irvine Co. accused Leigh Steinberg of being a deadbeat. Wednesday, the super-sports agent made it official.The 62-year-old, who was touted as an inspiration for the titular character in the Tom Cruise flick Jerry Maguire, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and fired off an ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 22, 5 P.M.: One-time super-sports agent Leigh Steinberg of Newport Beach has reacted to the bench warrant imposed on him by an Orange County court commissioner, calling the whole thing the result of a mix-up. The 62-year-old tells the Associated Press that he was under the mistaken i ... 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 >>
Roy Englebrecht's Battle of the Ballroom is no more, but he hopes his new hybrid boxing/MMA event will be a hit
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
Earache RecordsGama Bomb is hell-bent on having fun. The band from Newry, Ireland, happily bangs out frenetic '80s-style thrash while tapping into their geeky side without a care. The pop culture worship of "We Respect You" off Tales from the Grave (available as a free download at Earache R ... 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 >>
Today begins what will hopefully become a weekly Monday feature, although that may depend on if there is enough content to make that happen. Otherwise, it will go up when there are enough items to make it so. What am I yammering on and on about? The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, a coll ... More >>
A coach is using the fall of Matt Leinart, the NFL quarterback by way of USC and Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, to teach his eager players a vital skill.But this coach's specialty is not offenses or defenses--at least not in the gridiron sense.And his players (think playahs) deal with totall ... More >>
Inside the athletic complex at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana is an exhibit that pays tribute to quarterbacks John Huarte, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1964 for Notre Dame, Matt Leinart, who won the 2004 Heisman as a junior at USC, and Colt Brennan, a 2007 Heisman finalist for Hawaii ... More >>
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.
Still inferior to the ChargersIt's apparently a requirement that all new Oakland Raider quarterbacks must first get rejected by the Washington Redskins, which is sort of funny because the Redskins have sucked.Earlier this year, the Raiders traded for out-of-favor Redskin quarterback Jason Ca ... More >>
Colt BrennanColt Brennan, who earned the NCAA record for throwing the most touchdown passes in a single season (58) while a quarterback at the University of Hawaii, was released today the Washington Redskins."I was totally surprised," Brennan told the Washington Post.Pro football, so far, hasn't ... More >>
Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>
Cleveland vs. Philadelphia
This morning, the California Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and death-penalty sentence for Dallas Cowboys' fanatic Gunner Jay Lindberg, who celebrated what he saw as a 1996 Super Bowl victory by "America's team" with the savage ambush murder of a Vietnamese American he called "a Jap." In a 6 ... More >>
There's a decent chance Alex Phu won't ask a girl in public if she wants his dick. It's not that Phu is a gentleman. Nope, the last time he asked that question, he didn't like the answer, and then things got cowardly. Alone, a coward keeps his mouth shut. But when part of a group he’ll exhibit mi ... More >>
Today, Judge Gail Andler refused to dismiss a contempt-of-court motion filed against Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown by his longtime nemesis, John Manly for the recently settled Jeff Andrade case. Read more about the hearing in this Thursday's issue of the paper--for this post, I'll discuss a ... More >>
Latinos are front-runners, just like everyone else