| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Jul 2, 2012
Aeronautical engineer Jim Drake had already solved the "puzzle" of pairing a surfboard with a sail when a young man who stopped to admire "the Baja Board" in the late 1960s suggested what he called "the perfect name": the Windsurfer.
In his Santa...
| Jul 28, 2012
Not many people had heard of stand-up paddleboarding until 10 years ago, when surfing star Laird Hamilton started catching gigantic waves standing on an oversized surfboard that he propelled with a long outrigger kayak paddle. But SUP, as it's known,...
| 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 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...
| Nov 17, 2012
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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...
| Dec 6, 2011
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The newest addition to Hurley's H Space Artist Collection series is a series of five graphic T-shirts adorned with the artwork of the late artist Rick Griffin, as well as a collaboration with Converse on a limited-edition Jack Purcell shoe....
| Dec 20, 2011
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Actor Gerard Butler, star of the "Of Men and Mavericks," had to be rescued at Mavericks while filming a scene at the famed big-wave surfing spot....
| Aug 10, 2010
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Sometimes a little help from your friends is all you need to get by. Or maybe just a series of notes and texts signed "A" to keep you on your toes. Forget queen bee Blair over on "Gossip Girl." In......
| Aug 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The cold summer continued to set records this week. According to the National Weather Service, UCLA set a new temperature low for the day on Friday, recording a high of 56 degrees. Long Beach Airport tied its record at 59......
| Aug 17, 2010
| 4:36 AM
A gallery over the years of politics, summer and the remarkable photos they produce....