More than 30 volunteer divers scoured the bottom of Dana Point Harbor's West Basin on Saturday during a spring cleanup looking for treasures, trash and oddities lost or discarded in the water.
Among them: a TV, laptop computers, chairs and an American flag.
Former National Football League players joined local residents for a night of poker and more Friday in San Clemente to help raise money for Fish for Life, which provides fishing trips to children and young adults with disabilities.
Texas Hold 'em, blackjack, roulette, appetizers, prizes and drawings were on the agenda at Talega Golf Club
If you've detected a Nordic accent this week at San Clemente's pier, downtown or city offices, or at Mission San Juan Capistrano or Dana Point Harbor, chances are it was from one of five visitors from Finland who are here to share a bit of their culture and learn about ours.
Did you know that Teemu Selanne and two other Anaheim Ducks hoc
Seventh-graders at San Clemente's Bernice Ayer Middle School took a trip back to medieval times.
More than 300 students participated in the school's annual medieval fair Friday, setting up booths, playing games and learning about birds of prey. The fair has been held the past 15 years. Bernice Ayer is one of the few schools in the Capist
The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, which bills itself as "NASCAR on bikes" and the biggest criterium bike race in the United States, ran Sunday with a series of races for amateurs and children and culminating with the Pro/Category 1 race with $15,000 in purse money.
The all-day event also included a Cinco de Mayo Street Festival featu
San Clemente's annual celebration of Mexican culture filled Max Berg Plaza Park for six hours Saturday with the sights, sounds and tastes of Norteña music, salsa, mariachis, professional equestrians, costumed dancers, children's rides, tae kwon do, percussionists and student artists' interpretations of the day.
The multicultural m
The Ocean Institute's seventh annual Build-A-Boat Challenge brought teams to Dana Point Harbor on Saturday to build and race their own boats, using provided materials.
Proceeds from the event will support preservation of the institute's two tall ships, Pilgrim and Spirit of Dana Point.
Soka University in Aliso Viejo presented its 12th annual International Festival on Saturday with more than 900 musicians and dancers. 250 exhibitors, international food, a children's Adventure Land with games and inflatable rides, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations and a chance to win a trip to China.
Local nonprofit organization Blue Water Green Earth presented the eighth annual Earth Day Blue Water Music Festival on Sunday on a patio overlooking the ocean at The Cliff Restaurant in Laguna Beach.
The seven-hour concert featured Southern California bands Ted Z and the Wranglers, MoonShine, Justin James, Aloha Radio, Trevor Green, the
Saturday was girls' day out in Laguna Beach as Soroptimist International of Laguna presented the first Healthy Girl Festival at the Festival of Arts grounds.
Musicians, dancers, guest speakers, a healthy-living expo and other activities accentuated messages reinforcing the value and potential of every young girl.
The San Clemente Trail Run attracted about 240 competitors to the Forster Ranch Ridgeline Trail on Saturday for 5K and 10K races, with proceeds benefiting Family Assistance Ministries and the Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation.
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Friday – Simi Valley to Thousand Oaks to Camarillo to Ventura.He calls himself "Roger the Radical" although he says he's not actually one, preferring no label except perhaps "responsible citizen."This week, Roger Cotton walked through Orange County while holding an American flag during what will be a nearly two-month-long jou
The Wheeland Brothers performed at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center on Tuesday evening to kick off the Music Matters series of concerts showcasing Southern California musicians.
Gourmet tacos and specialty drinks were served on the patio overlooking Aliso Viejo Country Club while the band played originals and covers of punk and reggae s
The second annual Art for Kids' Sake auction Sunday at Casino San Clemente featured 20 area artists and their works, three vocalists providing music, plus wine and appetizers.
The event, presented by the Exchange Club of San Clemente, was a fundraiser for the San Clemente-based Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area.
Laguna Beach's fourth annual Kelpfest on Saturday featured live music, educational exhibits and games to celebrate restoration of kelp forests off Laguna and raise awareness of kelp's importance as a habitat for marine life.
The kelp forests were destroyed over more than 20 years by overfishing and pollution, but in 2002, marine biologis
What was life like in south San Clemente before the arrival of Europeans in 1769? It was a native Acjachemen village called Panhe, and on Sunday, visitors could learn about it at an Earth Day celebration featuring Acjachemen descendants singing, dancing, storytelling, making baskets and more.
The Salt Creek Half Marathon and accompanying 5K, 10K and 1K runs drew competitors to Salt Creek Beach park in Dana Point on Sunday morning to take on the Salt Creek Regional Corridor trail.
The Boston Marathon bombings six days earlier were on the minds of some of Sunday's runners.
Inspired by the "B Strong" campaign he saw on T
The fourth annual California Wine Festival-Orange County in Dana Point wrapped up Saturday at Doheny State Beach with more than 1,000 people taking in unlimited tasting of hundreds of California wines, along with gourmet appetizers, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh fruits and live music.
The festival began Friday evening with tasting of
Hundreds of beer enthusiasts descended on San Clemente's Left Coast Brewing Co. on Saturday for the third annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest. More than 30 beer selections were available for tasting from small breweries all over Southern California.
In the 1930s, children in San Clemente not only would jump from the end of the pier but would leap into the water from atop a boat boom high above deck. They would skate on the city's tennis courts, roam the hills, ride horses, and collect cans and bottles so they could afford the 10 cents it cost to go to a movie.
On Thursday evening, L
The Southern California Woodie Club presented its annual Doheny Wood car show on Saturday at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, with close to 200 classic wood-paneled vehicles of all makes and models.
Hundreds of people visited to admire the wood, metal and chrome and talk cars, restoration and maintenance.
The San Clemente Garden Club presented its annual GardenFest on Saturday at the Community Center, featuring a plant sale, a garden flea market, floral and funky container design competitions, butterfly habitat education, the San Clemente Art Association's Garden and Flower Show painting competition, school garden programs, a Water Smart program
The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano hosted a free Earth Day Festival on Saturday, featuring a scavenger Eco-Hunt through the Eco-Labs, live music from Robert Layton, Moonsville Collective and Live Oak Revue, free lunch from Chipotle Mexican Grill, make-your-own seed balls and pinwheels, and organic seeds and seedlings for your garden.
Blenheim EquiSports culminated the Blenheim Spring Classic II equestrian show jumping competition with the $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic II Grand Prix on Sunday at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano.
Dog owners got a chance to find out how good an artist their canine Picassos are as the nonprofit Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California presented a tail-painting fundraiser Sunday at Pet Treasures in San Clemente.
It was pretty much what it sounds like, with volunteers staffing a booth to help pets create paintings by wagging their