| Aug 5, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Events The grandly renovated Santa Monica Place is open to the public on Friday (Aug. 6) and some stores are hosting grand-opening events.The first 500 guests arriving by Third Street before the mall opens at 10 a.m. are eligible for......
| Apr 25, 2010
| 9:35 PM
A new page in surfing history was written Saturday when Brazil's Carlos Burle (pictured at left) was crowned the first Big Wave World Tour champion. An intimate gathering of big wave surfers from around the world convened at the Surfing......
| 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.
| Mar 25, 2010
True confession: The first bottle of Black Dog Ale I ever bought wasn't for the taste or the price or even the reputation. What separated that six-pack from hundreds of others in the 40-foot-long beer case was the black Labrador retriever on the box....
| Feb 5, 2011
LeRoy Grannis, a noted photographer whose widely printed images captured and popularized the surf culture of California as it exploded in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 93.
Grannis, who also co-founded what is now Surfing magazine, died Thursday of...
| 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.
| Aug 22, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Scott McKenzie: The co-author (with Bozo originator, the late Larry Harmon) of "The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals and Other Stupendous Tales" will present and sign the new Bozo...
| 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...
| May 29, 2011
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you — 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San Clemente to Seal Beach. Follow the advice here, and this coastline...
| Jul 4, 2011
Chris Cahill, one of the original Dogtown Z-Boys who brought seismic changes to skateboarding with their style and attitude, has died. He was 54.
Cahill was found June 24 at his Los Angeles home, said Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner's...