| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Linda Beutel says her daughter, Liz, is not that much different than any other 15-year-old.
Liz is boy crazy and she's into her iPhone and iPad. She'll sometimes say: "Have you seen Taylor Lautner's abs? Wow!"
Liz and her family live in Irvine, not...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Colorado is a popular place, known for gorgeous mountain vistas, rugged terrain, winter sports and the like. It is not usually considered a place for surfers to catch a wave.
That's what makes so unusual Evan Patronik's decision to help found a...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:43 PM
It is with deep sorrow, the family of Alan Langston announces his passing at the age of 57 on December 28, 2012. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his mother, Beverly Langston, sister Catherine Langston...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Broken surfboards, packaging material, styrofoam, paints, thinners and resin.
These are just a few ingredients in Janessa Bookout's "green" sculptures.
Although the 31-year-old Huntington Beach resident has a background in traditional fine art, she is...
| Jan 9, 2013
On Jan. 28 1998, when mammoth swells closed Oahu's North Shore beaches, Ken Bradshaw defiantly took his WaveRunner a few miles offshore to a reef where the biggest waves were breaking. IMAX was filming "Extreme" via helicopter, and he wanted to be in it....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:36 AM
It's not every day that people get the chance to do something creative that they're not only passionate about, but also pays their bills.
Toes on the Nose window dresser Sydney Hensler says she got lucky.
"It's something I never expected to do, but it...
| 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 30, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Imagine your dilemma of the day being whether to nap in the tropical sun on pristine white sands or enjoy a favorite book, frozen drink at your side, inside a breezy cabana.
That's vacation life at La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, a Bluegreen resort on...
| 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 14, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Saturday afternoon, I sat in a cramped, paper-laden office inside Don the Beachcomber — the kind of setting that evokes thoughts of long hours and minute detail — and listened to a man on a computer screen talk about leaving reality behind:...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:17 PM
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...