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 >>
The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... More >>
Santa Ana-born pride of Garden Grove High, pro baseball warrior, Orange County car wash king, crony of CNBC Mad Moneyman Jim Cramer and convicted thief, druggie, conman and sex offender Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to 6 1/2 months in lockup despite getting into fights with jailers. U.S. District ... More >>
You don't normally see Scott Boras hailed as a savior of baseball--usually, the Newport Beach super-sports agent is referred to as the complete opposite.But with the Nationals becoming the first Washington, D.C., team since 1933 making it to the playoffs, some in the nation's capital are crediting B ... More >>
Lenny Kyle Dykstra, the Garden Grove phenom who went on to an All-Star Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, has copped in federal court to being a thief, a fence and a fraud. Coupled with a previous conviction for being a perv, that makes "Nails" the ultimat ... More >>
Does Long Beach-born pitcher James McDonald have the most wicked slider in baseball?The pride of Long Beach Poly High and Golden West College in Huntington Beach has had his slider ranked the second best swing-and-miss pitch among National League starters this season.Let's go the video . . .
"The Lost Boys of Summer" cover boy Richard Lee "Dick" Baney of Tustin can point to pro baseball career highlights that include pitching Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to victory in a divisional playoff game and striking Henry Aaron out twice as "Hammering Hank" closed in on Babe Ruth's all-time ... More >>
When it comes to "The Lost Boys of Summer," two former ballplayers who have worked to get better retirement benefits for decades are Pensacola, Florida, buddies Ken Wright and Jim Hutto.
They even tried to enlist retired, well-known major leaguers such as Dave Winfield and Robin Yount to help th ... More >>
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge today sentenced Garden Grove phenom-turned-Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra to three years in state prison for a scheme to steal or lease cars using someone else's paperwork.Dkystra, known in his playing days for the New York Mets and Philadelphia ... More >>
Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 8, 2:50 P.M.: Step aside, Rick Warren, Robert Schuller and Bishop Tod Brown: the next great Orange County Christian soldier may very well be Albert Pujols. Christian author Scott Lamb, who co-wrote Pujols: More Than a Game, believes the slugger may do more than knock baseballs over t ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -StappMajor ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 5:58 P.M.: Already looking at 80 years behind bars if convicted of the 13 counts against him in federal court, Lenny Dykstra today had another 25 criminal charges filed against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court.The former baseball star out of Garden Grove is facing 23 felo ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 11:22 A.M.: Lenny Dykstra, the former major leaguer out of Garden Grove, could get up to 80 years in federal prison if the numerous bankruptcy fraud counts against him stick.That's disclosed in an announcement of a federal grand jury indictment accusing Dykstra of bankruptcy fraud ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 11 A.M.: The lawyer for Lenny Dykstra is denying rampant media reports that Charlie Sheen bailed the embattled former Major League Baseball star out of jail. Meanwhile, the hits keep coming against the former New York Met and Philadelphia Philly facing federal fraud and loc ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAAdam Kennedy's booking photoUPDATE, MARCH 23, 5:36 P.M.: It's official. Adam Kennedy, a former Angels second baseman, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence, the OC district attorney's office announced today. The current Mariners player, who was st ... More >>
Former NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster Josh Booty claimed that when he was in the Orange County Jail after a February 2008 DUI arrest, he was beaten, tasered and ridiculed with comments like "big pussy motherfucker" and "the price is wrong, bitch"--a reference to his ex-wife, a former The ... More >>
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was arrested last night after clashing with his wife's father in the hallway outside the team's clubhouse at Citi Field, police said.Rodriguez, 28, allegedly fought with his 53-year-old father-in-law after the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, sendin ... More >>
It may have been a coup for Anaheim to get Major League Baseball's 2010 All-Star Game, but as of now that particular Midsummer Classic has the distinction of having drawn the lowest television ratings ever.
Tuesday night's game on Fox had a 7.5 household rating and an average of 12.1
million vie ... More >>