| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:33 PM
For Bob Meistrell, there was always something about the water.
After he and his brother, Bill, taught themselves to swim in a Missouri pond, one would man a bicycle pump on shore and the other would throw on a diving helmet fashioned from a 5-gallon...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Hard to imagine, but in the 1950s there were no more than a couple hundred surfers in Southern California. Spying one of these early adopters gliding across the waves was a rare treat.
Rarer still were the people who photographed them.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Steve Rogers won’t be back on the big screen until next year, when Marvel releases “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” […]...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Graceland," an original crime drama premiering June 6 on USA Network, isn't set in Memphis.
Instead, the location is sunny and sexy Manhattan Beach, where agents with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
| May 19, 2013
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The body of a 42-year-old man who had been surfing off Pacific Beach washed close to shore and was recovered Thursday morning, San Diego lifeguards said.
The body had wounds consistent with a shark attack, said Lifeguard Lt. John Everhart. The medical...
| Apr 21, 2013
The gilt-trimmed high-rises of Waikiki offer a seductive escape from L.A. But those who rent a car — a convertible, please —- can find a simpler side of Oahu on the North Shore, an hour or so away, where locals and tourists carry surfboards...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sanuk, the Irvine footwear firm known for selling its quirky sandals in surf specialty shops, is coming to beachy Santa Monica this week with its first-ever company-owned store.
The flagship shop on the Santa Monica Promenade opens Friday. The lo-fi...
| Dec 15, 2012
It was a stormy fall day a year ago when I met my friend Dave for coffee. He in turn had invited another of his friends to join us. The two men had just returned from a European trek, London to Croatia.
I was surprised by Dave's friend. He was about 33,...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.
> Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show
Ride makers use the...
| Nov 12, 2012
As one of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory "rocket boys," engineer Herman Bank had already helped launch the Space Age when wobbly surfboards strapped atop his station wagon in the early 1960s led him to another design frontier.
After securing his cargo...