| Oct 30, 2009
For much of their lives, Yona Sabar and his son Ariel were like warring countries with radically different customs, languages and concerns.
In those days, Ariel was, he says, "a very bratty, 1980s L.A. kid" who "bought into many of the superficial values...
| Nov 1, 2009
Surfers' Hall of Fame inductee
Chris Hawk, 58, a surfer and board shaper who was inducted last month into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, died of cancer Oct. 23 at his home in San Clemente, said his former wife, Kathy Hawk...
| Mar 27, 2012
Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81.
Stevenson, who had Parkinson's disease, died Sunday at Santa...
| Jun 6, 2009
With the sale of just one of his Ten Pound cashmere blankets, which actually do weigh 10 pounds, clothing and accessories designer Greg Chait can pretty much cover his monthly expenses. That's because each blanket sells for $2,000 or more -- and because...
| Jun 9, 2009
A 30-year-old Mexican national was arrested while trying to smuggle 24 pounds of marijuana ashore on a surfboard, the U.S. Border Patrol said.
The suspect was spotted Sunday morning paddling north about 200 yards off Imperial Beach, near the Mexican...
| Jul 22, 2009
It would be hard to find a lovelier spot to draw lines in the sand than East Beach on the day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened the door to new offshore oil drilling for the first time in 40 years.
Sunshine glinted off bright blue water. Beach...
| Nov 2, 2006
It's barely dawn, but the cars, pickups, vans, trailers and U-Haul trucks are lined up around all four sides of Veterans Stadium's parking lot, each vehicle filled with the detritus of American consumer culture. The engines are off, and vendors...
| Jan 10, 2010
Three-hundred and forty-five driving miles north of Los Angeles, 72 miles south of San Francisco and many leagues to the left of Middle America, Santa Cruz calls out to newcomers like a lazy mermaid atop Monterey Bay. With tie-dyed scales.
| Nov 16, 2010
Philip "Flippy" Hoffman, a pioneer of big-wave riding in Hawaii in the 1950s and the co-owner of Mission Viejo-based Hoffman California Fabrics, which supplies printed textiles to the surfwear, quilt and craft industries, has died. He was 80.
| Jan 3, 2011
Put away the eggnog and break out the tennis shoes — it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight...
| Jan 3, 2011
Surfing may be a clichéd pastime in Southern California, but make no mistake, it is physically and mentally challenging. The pros just make it look easy.
Catching a wave may be harder than it seems, but after a class or two even the most challenged...