Among the many lessons learned on the second night of the 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas – the joyfulness of Imagine Dragons, the power of Weezer, the ease with which a distracted DJ can fall off the stage – was this: It’s important to have a really good back-up plan.
Because this could have been awkward. Ti
As many as 6,000 visitors head for Muir Woods on a single summer day, where they compete for one of roughly 250 parking spaces. You don’t need advanced math skills to figure how that works out.
In all, nearly a million people visited the famed redwood forest near San Francisco last year, and that number is expected to hit seven fig
It used to be enough to take a photo of your pet. But with advances in technology, now the animal can be the photographer, with little Flapdoodle’s owner relegated to a supporting role.
Chris Keeney, a San Diego photographer, demonstrates that with his new book, “PetCam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends&r
Marlene Hutchinson has always been interested in music. As a child, she played piano and clarinet. Twelve years ago, the Laguna Hills mom decided to learn guitar as a New Year’s resolution.
Shortly after that resolution, Hutchinson “fell in love with the guitar.” Friends started asking her to show them a few things and
It was the break they were hoping for.
With nearly a foot of glistening snow, Big Bear Lake resorts welcomed thousands of skiers and snowboarders Saturday under a partly cloudy but mostly blue sky. Nearby, other ski areas remained closed while workers added manmade snow to the powdery mantle Mother Nature spread in Friday’s
Reel Big Fish frontman Aaron Barrett has a soft spot for classic holiday tunes. As he reminisces about all of his warm, fuzzy and brightly lit Christmas experiences, chillin’ around the house in his pajamas, feverishly unwrapping presents under the tree and listening to “The Dean Martin Christmas Album,” the now 40-year-old voc
A chance of showers is in the forecast starting Monday night, Dec. 15, and going through Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service shows.
Precipitation should be light on Monday night, but it will get a little heavier through Tuesday morning,
Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz was a man who lived life the way he wanted, a pied piper who led by example, had a zest for life, and challenged everyone around him to be better people.
“He taught us to try to explore and not be afraid of things, and try not to let other people tell you how to live your life,” said friend
Three communities came out Sunday to support holiday causes and spread cheer.
Two-thousand runners took part in the Santa Hustle at Knott’s Berry Farm, children and families received presents from Project Give a Christmas and land-locked boaters showed their spirit with a dry boat parade through the streets of Villa
We usually think of the better series from the United Kingdom ending up on PBS or BBC America, but video streaming services have opened up even more avenues for shows from across the pond.
Case in point: “Peaky Blinders,” a drama that in years past might have made its way to BBC America – it’s a bit too bloody and
After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak’s Sunday estimates.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –
Don’t tuck away that umbrella just yet: It’s going to be a cloudy and drizzly week.
Scattered showers are expected to linger through the week, but forecasters don’t expect the rain totals to be as high as last week’s storm.
Yet starting Monday evening, the National Weather Service expects cloudy skies, col
Athletes tend to devote themselves to a single sport, but not Special Olympics athlete Jeffrey Scott.
“Many times an athlete will be very good at one sport, but can’t grasp the aspects of a different skill,” said Keith Brigman, Scott’s head coach for the past 20 years.
“That’s not the case with
Alatheia Bowling grew up celebrating Christmas with a faux tree even though she pined for the real thing. “My mom didn’t want the mess (of a real tree),” she said. Now a mother of two – Zion, 8, and Scarlett, 5 months – Bowling is determined to maintain her own tree tradition. Thi
A heavy rainstorm and small tornado tore through Los Angeles on Friday, but when Melissa Etheridge arrived, she was a force of nature all her own.
Wrapping up a full band tour at the Orpheum (which followed a solo acoustic jaunt), the tireless performer spent more than two hours onstage. The powerful proceedings were shot for later broad
Post offices across Orange County are opening their doors on Sundays to quell the expected rush of shoppers mailing packages during the holidays.
Some large branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 21, and the Postal Service will make Sunday package deliveries this month.
Postal Service officials decided
A much-heralded storm brought more snow than anticipated to Inland mountains on Friday, along with wind and occasionally heavy rain in the valleys.
About a half an inch of rain fell in the valleys Friday morning and showers continued into the afternoon. Though skies were beginning to clear by mid afternoon,
If there’s a run on potatoes at your market, blame it on Hanukkah. The holiday begins Tuesday night, and Jewish cooks will prepare mountains of latkes – those addictively crisp fried potato pancakes. How did the tradition begin? In 164 B.C.E., Judah Maccabee and a tiny band of Jewish freedom fighters overthrew the enemy S
Move over dog fanciers and cat ladies, the king of the pet publishing world is shuttering Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy and launching two new millennial-friendly magazines. People are cashing in on pets – at least online. There’s the viral Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, whose estimated worth is in the millions; Henri the Existe
Marcus Walton paddled out alone on the north side of the Newport Beach Pier, unsure about how he’d emotionally hold up as he rode his first wave in more than a year. That’s how long he had to stay out of the water after having his right kidney removed, when cancer destroyed it. Every other morning, he heads to
This weekend, there are tons of holiday events to enjoy, from a Santa-themed pub crawl to craft fairs for one-of-a-kind gifts. But if you’ve already heard enough Christmas music, check out Reverend Horton Heat at The Observatory.
Friday Be lulled by holiday tunes and sweet and soft contemporar
A deluge of endangered sea turtles stranded on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay are stretching thin the resources of aquariums that can't handle the flood of young turtles washing up on shore.
Volunteers searching for stranded sea turtles discovered some 1,200 since mid-November--three times as many compared with the last record year, reports
A federal lawsuit filed this week claims the managing partner of the LA KISS Arena Football League team mismanaged and diverted funds from the Florida team he previously owned. The suit, filed in the Central District of California Southern Division, contends that Brett Bouchy committed fraud by profiting from tickets sold by scalpers