Two shows that, for better or worse, have helped shape how the rest of America views Orange County, are ready to turn 100.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "Storage Wars" will celebrate their 100th episodes in the coming week, and each in a way befitting the show's style.
Tonight, the more downscal
My love for shoes knows no bounds (or boundaries) but it does have seasons. In the fall and winter I want nothing more than boots of all shapes and heights and styles. But this time of year? I'm all about the toe-baring chic of a summer sandal.
This season, the array of choices seems limitless; from flat t-strap styles to the ur
Surfers from Huntington Beach High School took two division titles while San Clemente High School won its fourth straight team title Sunday at the National Scholastic Surfing Association's Interscholastic Championships.
Huntington's Matt Passaquindici held off San Clemente's Breyden Taylor to win the men's high-school title while Hunting
Tattoo artist Dan Smith was born in England, spent most of his life in New Zealand and moved to Orange County in 2004. He followed that by a television stint on TLC's "L.A. Ink."
Smith, featured on the third and fourth seasons of the show, decided to leave High Voltage Tattoo and his life in Hollywood and return to Orange County, where h
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
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
Laguna Beach has always been a lifestyle town. It's what people from other parts of the world think of when they hear "Orange County": a picturesque beach, pricey homes clinging to hillsides, streets dappled by the shade of palm and eucalyptus trees.
Laguna's bars have always played on that image, offering cocktails that captured the gen
The longest-running surf competition – or so its organizers call it – is a pretty subtle affair.
Only locals competed in the 50th Brooks Street Classic in Laguna Beach on Saturday and Sunday, the first such competition after a two-year hiatus because of poor surf conditions.
This time, the contes
SAN CLEMENTE – They waited months to share the full story of their national TV experience, and now it's no secret that Orange County's Kalama Brothers won $50,000 on NBC's new singing competition show, "The Winner Is."
On Monday night, more than 40 of Ryan and Kai Kalama's friends and family members turned out at Iva Lee's restaura
Is your dad's wardrobe in need of a little color? We searched around and found some cool duds and accessories to make your dad (even more) fabulous this Father's Day!
Tie and pocket square: These days, the well-dressed man doesn't just throw on a tie and call it a day. A really, really on-trend father adds a contrasting pocket squ
"Don't worry," the cheerful manager says as I'm about to get my first spray tan, having avoided until now subjecting myself to blasts of a mysterious solution while standing inside a dimly lit booth, wearing nothing but – wait!, this is a family newspaper.
"You'll be fine," the awesomely named Denin Crosby reassures me.
Dana West Yacht Club presented its 17th annual charity regatta over the weekend – its first year benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization that supports programs and services for injured military veterans and their families.
The three-day event previously had raised more than $1.2 million in 16 years for the L
It's the time of year when the Hollywood trade publications are filled with ads pitching series, actors and actresses to various awards voters.
The TV year ended on May 31, and somewhere around 12:01 a.m. June 1, the jockeying began for the Emmys and other assorted prizes began in earnest.
Now, members of the Academy of Televisio
Two guys who peddle upscale watches face the death of the salesman only to become the life of the party in this sweet, uninspired comic fantasy set mostly on a cunning replica of the Google campus in Mountain View. That's where Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) find a new focus after the timepiece company folds and they become Google's
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
"The Kings of Summer" is an overly whimsical, sentimental tale about suburban teenage boys fleeing their families by building a summer home in the deep woods. It's set in a small Ohio town that appears to be just south of Neverland. It stars Nick Robinson as Joe Toy, a high school freshman who can't stand his grumpy widowed father Frank (Nick Of
Thousands of people took to Avenida Del Mar in San Clemente on Sunday for a look at more than 300 classics on display in the 18th annual San Clemente Car Show.
The five-hour free event included entertainment, exhibits and vendors.
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
HUNTINGTON BEACH – A thick cloud layer muted the usual blue of the sea and sky Thursday, but the water on the north side of the pier was vibrant with shades of blue in memory of Kelly Blue Morehouse.
People wore blue ribbons, dozens of blue flowers were sprinkled in the surf and some surfboards were blue – all part of a
Writer-director James DeMonaco's "The Purge" fritters away its promise in lurid, frenzied violence.
When the film sets up its premise, it puts you in an anticipatory mood. We're in a rich Southern California suburb in 2022. Unemployment has sunk to one percent, and crime has plummeted. This social bliss has resulted from "the Purge" &nda