Grom of the Week: Willow Wilder Holman

Just how does a 5-year-old get into ’80s hair metal? That’s a question perhaps only Willow Wilder Holman, our featured Grom of the Week, can answer. Not only is Willow, a hard-charging kindergartener, into some of the raddest ’80s bands, but she’s also obsessed with the boardsports life, recently winning the SC Open Skate Contest’s highly competitive, and amazingly inspiring, 5 and Under division.

Team USA Goes Gold

After a high-pressure, high-stakes week of surfing at the ISA World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach, San Clemente’s Kirra Pinkerton came out on top, winning the women’s gold medal and leading the American squad to their first team gold since 2009.

Historical Happenings: The Legend of the San Clemente Monster

Though Loch Ness in Scotland has garnered much of the media attention for nearly a century as the site of everyone’s favorite prehistoric-looking creature that may or may not exist, the shores near San Clemente also has its own tales of a large monster. As Tom Marshall writes in his latest Historical Happenings, sightings of “The Clemente Monster” living in the waters between San Diego and San Clemente Island date back to 1914.

At the Movies: ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ There Are Still Worse Movies Out There

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is a run-of-the-mill psycho thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as an idyllic, carefree, happy couple with no real worries or problems in a private Southern California community. Like a lot of psychological suspense films, Megan Bianco notes in her latest At the Movies column, the twists by the end either turn out “mind-blowing” or a letdown.” Unfortunately, in this case, it’s the latter.