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Australian Keegan Palmer wins AM Bowl Finals at Dew Tour on Saturday

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. — Day three continued with the AM Bowl Finals, with eight ammeters competing for the title, and it was Australian Keegan Palmer coming out on top with a score of 87.40 out of 100. Tate Carew from San Diego came in second with a score of 84.20, and Gavin Bottger from Oceanside, Calif., who is only ten years old, came in third with a 79.00. The Team Finals followed, with nine teams competing, and it was Team Blind taking home the victory with a score of 351.00Read More

Racing Legends Reunite at Auto Club 400 for Q&A in Fan Zone

TweetFONTANA, Calif. – Roger Penske, Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, and Rusty Wallace are reuniting for a “Legends Q&A” session to share their racing stories and memorable moments prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 26. Moderated by Jamie Little, NASCAR on FOX Pit Reporter, the Legends Q&A session is open to all ticket holders and scheduled from 9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. “These racing legends have so many greatRead More

PHOTOS: 57th annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament

TweetAmericaJR’s Kelly Rosales was LIVE at the 57th annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament last weekend. It is the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball. When all was said and done, Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won in the men’s division on Sunday. As for the women, Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day won in the female division. Their plaques were cemented on the Manhattan Beach Pier a day later. Meanwhile, Kerri Walsh-Jennings and new partner April Ross skipped the tournament to prepare for the OlympicsRead More

El Cajon’s Jimmie Johnson wins the 2016 Auto Club 400 in green-white-checker fashion

TweetFONTANA, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick to pick up the checkered flag at the 20th running of the Auto Club 400. It was the second win of the season for the El Cajon native–putting him just 11 points behind leader Harvick. “It’s special, very special,” Johnson said of winning in southern California, just a little over 100 miles from his hometown. “Many friends that I didn’t expect to see here his weekend, didn’t even know they were coming to the race, I ran into. It’s great to beRead More

EXCLUSIVE: Looking back at Southern California’s history of Auto Manufacturing

TweetLOS ANGELES — As a way to preview the L.A. Auto Show, we thought it was important to look back at auto manufacturing in Southern California. Detroit has always been known as the Motor City. However, GM, Ford and Chrysler also made their cars in the Southland. General Motors began producing advanced design trucks and cars like the Chevrolet Caprice, Chevelle and Nova at its manufacturing plant in Van Nuys. The last Monte Carlo rolled off the line in 1992 when production was moved to Quebec. Today, it is aRead More

PHOTOS: Our Trip to SeaWorld San Diego — Part Two’s Jason, Gloria & Jerome Rzucidlo visited SeaWorld during their recent trip to San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California, United States. The park is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment. As of December 31, 2012, there are 26 animal habitats, 10 rides, 20 shows, 2 play areas, 4 special limited-time events, and 11 “distinctive experiences” (including special experiences such as swimming with dolphins). Note that some of the shows may vary during dayparts or seasons,Read More

PHOTOS: A Tour of Legoland California in Carlsbad, CA — Part Two’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo visited the Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad during their recent trip to the San Diego area. It currently encompasses the original park (1999), a Lego-themed Sea Life Aquarium (2008), a CHIMA-themed water park (2010) and a hotel (2013). Miniland USA is a 1:20 scale model miniature park featuring prominent architecture and symbols from seven areas in the United States. Certain models are visible throughout the Legoland park. It was constructed over the course of three years using more than 20 million LEGO bricks. Fun TownRead More

PHOTOS: Saturday afternoon horse racing @ Del Mar 8/8/15’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Del Mar Race Track for Saturday afternoon horse racing today. It is the second largest horse-racing venue in the western United States, which has a capacity of 44,000. Owned by the State of California and leased by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it is known for the slogans: “Where The Turf Meets The Surf” as well as “Cool as Ever.” It was built by a partnership including Bing Crosby, actors Pat O’Brien, Gary Cooper, Joe E. Brown, Charles S. Howard and Oliver Hardy. ThereRead More