NOW I know why Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was spotted a couple of weeks ago at the Brea Mall buying a lanyard from a sports store: he had probably just talked with his new bosses at the Orange County Register. Although nothing has been officially announced, LA Observed reports i ... More >>
If Titus Young had proved as elusive on the football field as he has in a Newport Beach courtroom, he might still be in the NFL. Orange County Superior Court Judge Andre Manssourian on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the former Detroit Lion wide receiver, who has missed four court hearings tie ... More >>
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young missed a pre-trial hearing in Newport Beach Monday morning, but the judge did not issue an arrest warrant. Accepting the defense excuse of "personal reasons" prompting Young's absence, Orange County Superior Court Judge Andre Manssourian instead allowed ... 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 >>
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 >>
AEG/APThis stadium illustration may become a reality by as early as 2016.UPDATE, AUG. 9, 2:22 P.M.: The Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego are coming! (One can only hope.)Earlier this afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 in favor of a tentative agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Gr ... More >>
The leader of the multiracial, multigenerational, mulitgenre funk outfit has another declaration to make
Quadrine Hill, who is among the latest former football players to hang up his cleats and pick up boxing gloves, fights tonight in Irvine.The former University of Miami fullback and son of Los Angeles Rams (1979-80) and Miami Dolphins (1981-84) running back Eddie Hill, faces another heavyweight, R ... 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.
[2010 U.S. Open of Surfing] Brett Simpson might be the most popular guy in Huntington Beach
Shitty economy? Schmitty schmeconomy. Halloween sales are forecast to reach a record-breaking $6 billion in 2009, up 4.2 percent from the $5.77 billion retailers generated last year.
Angels owner Arte Moreno don't need no stinkin' ticket price cuts. Major League Baseball franchises have taken a hammering in attendance this season (thank you, shitty U.S. economy!), so all the teams that are playoff-bound or possibly so are resisting the common end-of-season tick ... More >>
A story from my past came flooding back as I read Cyd Zeigler's Jock Talk Blog post riffing on a Forbes report that raised the possibility of the 49ers leaving San Francisco for the OC. Bernie Mullin, who runs the Atlanta-based Aspire Group, an industry consultant, tells Forbes Frisco, Buffalo an ... More >>
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A womens shoe line called Latinas?
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The Register reports that an "expert" testifying for the Angels contends that attendance jumped 45 percent after the Halos won the 2002 World Series, which is meant to bolster the argument in favor of letting the team keep calling itself the LOS ANGELES Angels of Anaheim, Cucamonga and the Lower Mis ... More >>
Rams? Lambs! Orange County is Raider Nation. Dont believe it? Ask a Raider fan
Five ignominious moments in Anaheim football history
The LA-OC Pedophile Priest Swap
Old pals, piquant poultry and memories a-plenty at San Clementes Bird Nirvana
Home of the meat pie
This weeks featured NFL game: Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams.
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars; Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams
A night in the life of Ultimate University