Grab some overalls, put the kids in the van and load up on the sunscreen.
An Inland tradition, the Southern California Fair returns to Perris on Saturday.
Organizers have added some new rides, including the Big Splash log flume that should be especially popular during the very hot weekend, and new culinary options, including Cold
The ghosts, ghouls and freaks have waited all year to come out and play at the Queen Mary’s annual Dark Harbor in Long Beach. The horror-themed event kicks off today and runs on select nights through Nov. 2. Last year, the boisterous Ringmaster made her grand entrance, and, along with her demonic circus, struck a deal with the
A stop in Orange County wasn’t going to be one that pop rock band Neon Trees were willing to skip while out on their First Things First Tour in support of third album “Pop Psychology,” which dropped in April. The band was forced to cancel several dates on this jaunt – mainly in the Midwest – so bassist Branden Campb
The Angels, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, will send ace Jered Weaver to the mound for Game 1 of their American League Division Series in Anaheim on Thursday night.
After finishing with the best record in baseball, can they continue their run in search of the franchise's second World Series title?
Here are li
On Day 2 of Napa Rose’s rebirth, the staff is running at half speed – serving a limited number of diners as line cooks and chefs put their new culinary playground to the test. The award-winning fine dining restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa closed temporarily in early August to renovate its ico
The first time the OC Auto Show threw open its doors, the Beatles dominated radio, hamburgers cost 19 cents and the Ford Mustang had just come on the market. Fifty years later, musical tastes have changed, as have McDonald’s prices, but the Mustang will again be parked on the show carpet – this time in both its 1965 and 2015 model ye
7-Eleven, best known for its giant sugar-packed Slurpees and grab-and-go junk foods, is testing a line of healthful meals in Southern California. Partnering with fitness guru Tony Horton, 7-Eleven is adding a line of sandwiches, salads, wraps and cold-pressed juices at 104 stores in the Los Angeles area. The items are being made in 7
The iconic Ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure Park malfunctioned Thursday afternoon, stranding riders for nearly two hours.
It is not clear how the ride, known as Mickey’s Fun Wheel, temporarily broke down. The last rider exited the wheel around 6 p.m. after workers were able to manually restart it. No injuries were report
DANA POINT – Brendan Dirks said goodbye to Larry the lobster on Wednesday, saluting and then dropping him back into his ocean home two days after catching the nearly 16-pound whopper. The 26-year-old seasoned spearfisher was free-diving in 20-foot waters with friend Ace Wallace at the Dana Point Headlands when he spied the Cali
Let’s get real. The best gas station is the closest one when you’re running on empty.
But if you’re hankering for something specific – say, an unbeatable price, a Squeegee-clean bathroom, a giant aquarium, a free massage chair or a marble sink – we’ve got you covered.
Here are our picks based o
Isabelle Du and Dennis Hour focused hard on the goal. Three times they’d auditioned for “The Amazing Race,” their favorite show since they were students at Chapman University, back when they were just good friends, not yet a romantic couple. Twice they’d gotten nowhere but earlier this year, as the
It’s been said before, but there isn’t anything Hollywood likes better than a comeback story. And Demi Lovato had all the opportunity to milk that angle for all it was worth with her headline set at the Staples Center on Saturday night.
Instead, Lovato used one of her addresses to the audience, which filled the lower tier of
The sport of dog surfing is riding high.
The sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday was the most popular in its young history – attracting approximately 2,500 people, raising an early estimate of more that $6,000 for its nonprofit partners and throwing about 65 dogs into the ocean to vie for the t
Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film. Washington plays a former commando living a quiet life in Boston when the disa
“Castle” 10 p.m. ABC Spoiler alert: Richard Castle isn’t dead. I hope it doesn’t ruin the resolution of last season’s cliffhanger to learn that the lead character, whom the show is named after, no less, did not die in that fiery car crash.
That’s a big problem with
NEWPORT BEACH – Before many of them ran or walked in the 23rd Orange County Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday morning, they made their lists.
The lists were on hot pink sheet paper – the same size as a racer’s bib – and headed with “I race in celebration of” or “I race in memory of.&rdqu
I am so happy to be telling you all that it is time for the annual Rainbow Sandals’ “Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle.” It will be held Oct. 4 and 5 at Salt Creek Beach, just north of Dana Point.
This is one of my very favorite events anywhere, and I am looking forward to being there again this year as a guest announcer
Mike De Pinto, a longtime car wash employee in Newport Beach, has seen it all when it comes to tipping. There’s the customer who does the right thing and hands at least $2 to the car wash attendant. There are those who offer 25 cents or 50 cents, “an insult,” according to De Pinto. And then, there are those who tell
ANAHEIM – After more than a year of contentious bargaining, the Angels on Friday terminated negotiations with the city of Anaheim over a new stadium lease. Angel officials said that they are now “exploring all options,” and the Tustin City Council will hold a special closed-door meeting Tuesday night solely to discu
He had just won the biggest race of his life and made history doing so, a development so profound even the royalty of his sport was moved to react. Believe me, it’s a huge deal for a fellow driver when Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives you a shout out on Twitter, huge and far-reaching; Earnhardt Jr. has more than three-quarters of a mil
Ryan Rustan looks for just the right wave, as the water on the north side of Huntington Beach sloshes around with strong currents and whitewash. The perfect one comes and he propels Sugar, his sweet little white dog, toward the shore. She drops in, claws clinging onto her 5-foot bright green shortboard soft top, flying down the face
ANAHEIM – Richard Nixon, then vice president of the United States, was on hand for the fleet’s initial launch. Walt Disney wanted to show off his fleet to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who had a fleet of his own, but security concerns tripped that up. Just last year, rumors circulated that the fleet was go
The six panther statues around Chapman’s campus depict the school’s mascot with a stylized and yet realistic look. The bronze statues were created by the one-named, Colorado wildlife sculptor Rosetta.
Rosetta was contacted by President James Doti in 1994 when the university needed a piece of art during a time of heavy landsca
Here’s a cautionary tale about two Ruby’s Dinettes.
I stopped eating at Ruby’s several years ago after being severely disappointed with the burgers at a couple of locations. But a colleague recently told me that the newly revamped Ruby’s on 17th Street in Costa Mesa was actually quite good, so I ventured back in.