Whomever said surfers were boys (and girls) of summer was dead wrong. This isn't the Gidget era (and even then people were getting a lot of their kicks in the cold months). Southern California waters are a winter wonderland this time of year: 'Tis the season for big, glassy west and northwest swell ... More >>
As musicians go, Michael Gross is a bit of a late bloomer. He didn't play music or harbor rock and roll aspirations as a kid growing up in Salt Lake City. He sang in his school choir for a year, but recalls that it "wasn't really for him." Mostly the self-proclaimed jock played sports, eventually ea ... More >>
Where were you between the hours of 5:24 p.m. and 7:42 p.m. yesterday? If your answer is "catching up on back-episodes of Game of Thrones, you heathen" -- joke's on you, brother. You just missed a real-life fantasy apocalypse: a stunning solar ring over the mountaintops/bay views of Los Angeles, th ... More >>
KTLA NewsFire in the O.C.Update: This thing had more legs than Beyonce -- and it kept going overnight. Details at the bottom of the next page. A wild blaze right on the edge of the Pacific ocean claimed one home and appeared to damage another in Orange County's Sunset Beach this afternoon. ... More >>
Huntington Beach is hungry for some small-fryIt's official! Orange County has approved the Huntington Beach City Council's decision to swallow Sunset Beach into its giant coastal sprawl. Sunset Beach: quaint 84-acre OC surf stop, population one-thousand-something (they haven't measured since ... More >>
Surf City USA just got more waves this week as the Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-2 to annex the small, neighboring ocean-side community of Sunset Beach. While residents in the Sunset Beach Community Association didn't want to become a part of the larger city, Huntington Beach officia ... More >>
The Huntington Beach City Council is slated to vote on Monday whether or not it should annex the neighboring community of Sunset Beach. The move would expect to bring Huntington Beach about $624,000 in property, sales and occupancy taxes.
Heal the BayHeal The Bay's 20th annual Beach Report Card showed "significant improvement" in the water quality of L.A.'s coastal spots from March, 2009 to April, 2010. Nearly eight in 10 of the 86 beaches tested received A or B grades verses seven in 10 last year. "After all these years of p ... More >>
Replacing Amazon Bar and Grill on Ventura Boulevard, Mad Bull's Tavern is slated to open May 20th, as a full-service restaurant and bar. The menu is gourmet comfort food, explains a restaurant rep. "It's completely different than Amazon," he said. The space has been gutted and turned into a loft of ... More >>
Could the trial of alleged "Dating Game" serial killer Rodney Alcala possibly get any stranger? Yep, it can. Alcala, who is representing himself as he faces the possible death penalty in an Orange County court, took the stand Tuesday and began asking questions of himself, in third-person, ab ... More >>
The more things change . . .
Where to catch the last wave
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