Welcome to the summer of the judges.
The next few months likely will be dominated by news about some of the biggest reality competitions on television – and not who is going to win them, but who is going to be sitting at the judges' tables.
For instance, "American Idol," fresh off its weakest season, has dropped Randy Jacks
From singing together as young kids to singing in front of millions of viewers, the Kalama brothers have been performing for decades, and an opportunity to perform on national TV while shooting for a $1 million prize wasn't one they were going to pass up.
Ryan Kalama, 34, of San Clemente and his brother Kai, 31, of San Juan Capistrano wi
America is a nation of immigrants. Many ethnic groups clustered in regions of towns and cities as they adjusted to life in a new country – sharing their Old World traditions in a new setting. Here are some walking tours that offer a glimpse into history – with a delicious outcome – and California's own melting pot of cultural c
If your ideal vacation involves driving around the Napa Valley in the back of a limo, rubbing elbows with wine snobs, then you should stop reading right now. Because there's nary a snob in this story at all.
Truth be told, though I've traveled the world, I'm still a low-rent, unpretentious gal who likes a bargain and enjoys meeting frien
Lorraine Jones moved to California 21 years ago and made San Clemente her home. But her heart belonged to Laguna Beach. She'd wander the tree-lined streets, which were dotted with one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
"I love the cute charm Laguna has," said Jones, 43.
Over the years, the Arizona native immersed her
Walking through "Ringo: Peace & Love," the first major exhibit on the life of Ringo Starr, it's hard to pick just one or two highlights from all the memorabilia, music and interactive moments on display at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
The drum kit he played on the Ed Sullivan Show when the Beatles made their U.S. displa