| Jul 5, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Emergency rescue workers were searching Monday morning for a 31-year-old West Hollywood man who disappeared after he jumped into the ocean from the Venice Pier. Brian Patrick Dunn was "highly intoxicated" when he leaped into the water fully clothed...
| Jul 11, 2010
— After a just-completed renovation that can best be described as cheap and cheerful, the former Vacation Village in Laguna Beach is now the Pacific Edge Hotel, the 33rd and most recent property in the Joie de Vivre family of California boutique...
| Aug 8, 2010
When it comes to long walks on warm, sandy beaches, Southern Californians are spoiled by our many choices. But how about strolling miles of tropical beach? Or sauntering across acres of sand dunes? Or traipsing miles of sandy coast with dramatic vistas...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Not everything is bigger in Texas.
The new Aquatica water park at SeaWorld San Antonio will be one-third the size and cost half as much as the innovative Aquatica water park at SeaWorld Orlando.
PHOTOS: Aquatica water park at SeaWorld San Antonio...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2008
| 1:17 PM
In meteorology and hydrology, there are few certainties. One exception may be the Kern River. When the Sierra Nevada gets an above-average snow dump--such as the one that whitened our majestic mountain range this winter--the Kern will surely...
| Jul 20, 2008
IT WAS a moment of beginnings: 14 fresh-faced young men, still wet from the surf, standing ramrod straight at the end of the Santa Monica Pier. It was the start of the summer of '46 and of careers that would make many of them legendary watermen. Surf...
| Aug 1, 2008
Bob Dobry's little plane putt-putted over the coast. Below, three sea kayakers whirled their paddles in figure-eights; from the cockpit, they looked like water bugs scurrying across a pond. It was going to be a sunny day, and Hermosa Beach was already...
| Feb 21, 2009
The hunt is on. Garrett McNamara hurtles 60 mph down an icy river in the Great Northwest, throttling a 255-horsepower Sea Doo jet ski loaded with surfboards. His 11-year-old son Titus clings to his back, and a reporter clings to Titus' back.
| Jul 22, 2007
Tofino, Canada — For man is born for trouble, and sparks fly upward. — Job 5:7
This goes back 35 years. Yet what happened on Radar Beach that summer reverberates even today — kept alive by detectives who came up empty, by living...
| Aug 10, 2008
Summertime vacationers lounging on hotel balconies in Huntington Beach can see more than just waves crashing on the city's 8.5-mile ribbon of sand. There are also likely to be paintball warriors, volleyball players, dirt bikers, surf pros and, improbably,...