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By Michael Miller | July 27, 2011
There's that song "Yesterday's Gone" by the 1960s British duo Chad & Jeremy that goes, "We walked together hand in hand/cross miles and miles of golden sand. " The first time I set foot on an English beach, I wondered if they had composed those lyrics while vacationing somewhere else — considering that the beach looked like a tiny sliver between the rocks and water, and the sand was more muddy than golden. As it turns out, though, a lot of beaches around the world are far from golden.
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By Michael Miller | October 9, 2012
The journalist in me has tried to write a lede for this column, and the poet has fought him tooth and nail. Just how should I begin a piece about the closing of Lee Mallory's Orange County poetry readings? With wordplay? A personal anecdote? Should I even aim for prose, or, in the spirit of Lee, should I dispense with capitals and syntax and let the words flow as they will? Yes, I think that's the way to go. And rather than shoot for a feeble imitation, I'll let Lee write the start of this column himself.
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February 12, 2004
MICHELE MARR "Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it." -- LORD CHESTERFIELD, an 18th century statesman and author For a few days in early January, four tall ships -- the Lady Washington, the Hawaiian Chieftain, the Exy Johnson and the Lynx -- were in Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor and my husband, sailor and ship-lover, took me to see them. Aboard the Lynx, a sailor told a dozen or so adults and children who had gathered closely around him how the crew manned the ship's heavy tiller in shifts.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | August 16, 2007
It wasn't your typical soccer tournament. This one had sand involved. And plenty of it. The 13th annual Longboard Classic Sand Soccer Tournament wrapped up two days of competition Sunday with championship finals and two local teams ended up claiming first place. With 16 teams entered in this year's event, it was the Gumbas winning the women's division by virtue of a 6-0 victory over the 909ers. On the men's side, Voo Doo Doc, sponsored by the Huntington Beach Beer Company, defeated a CHG team sponsored by Longboard Restaurant & Pub of Huntington Beach, on penalty kicks.
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February 9, 2011
Olivia Waldowski, a professional volleyball player, filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour after getting injured while competing during an event in June in the city. Waldowski was injured by a piece of lumber buried in the sand after diving for a ball, according to the lawsuit, which was filed Jan. 4. She sustained bruises on her legs and lacerations that required several stitches, according to the lawsuit. She wants at least $25,000 for her injuries.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 5, 2013
For Dyana Peña, asking 1,183 children to stand in a specific spot in the sand at Huntington State Beach for an hour is a "logistical nightmare. " The education coordinator from Orange County Coastkeeper did her best to stencil the image chosen for this year's Kids Ocean Day into the sand before organizing students to stand in the pattern she and other volunteers traced. It's a 190-by-220-foot image of a girl holding a shell next to her ear with the words "Save My Home" above her head.
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By: | August 3, 2005
Police on Tuesday remained uncertain if small knife blades found at a Newport Beach park were placed there deliberately. Crews sifting through the sand Monday found two more blades, bringing the total to 15 blades found at a Bonita Canyon park, where a 5-year-old child stepped on a blade Saturday morning. The blade did not break skin on the child's foot, and he was not injured, said Sgt. Bill Hartford. Police and grounds crews swept the entire playground with a metal detector.
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March 21, 2002
Bryce Alderton HE IS: Keeping the sand spiffy. JUST LIKE FAMILY: Alex Candelario doesn't mind coming to work at midnight four or five days a week to begin raking the sand and picking up trash at Huntington City Beach because he knows who he will see when he gets there. Fellow equipment operator Mark Wennecamp and supervisors Tim Turner and Tim Dugan make the time at the beach that much more enjoyable for Candelario, a 34-year-old Huntington Beach resident.
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By: CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON | September 10, 2005
o7Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it. f7 -- RALPH WALDO EMERSON I didn't realize until the end of summer that I hadn't done something that used to be an essential part of summer when I was younger -- go to the beach. I can't blame it on red tides or jellyfish. It's just that going to the beach wasn't a priority for me this year.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 14, 2014
For Huntington Beach Marine Safety Officer Chris Clarke, the winter months are typically the time of year when he and his colleagues can recharge their batteries after a busy summer. But the hoped-for slow-down didn't happen this year. The unseasonably warm weather in Huntington Beach over the past several weeks put a strain on the Marine Safety Division, which had a fraction of the staff to watch thousands of people on the beach. On a typical summer day, 40 to 50 lifeguards - including those from the seasonal ranks - patrol the sand and water and man the 30 towers along 3.5 miles of shoreline.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 14, 2014
For Huntington Beach Marine Safety Officer Chris Clarke, the winter months are typically the time of year when he and his colleagues can recharge their batteries after a busy summer. But the hoped-for slow-down didn't happen this year. The unseasonably warm weather in Huntington Beach over the past several weeks put a strain on the Marine Safety Division, which had a fraction of the staff to watch thousands of people on the beach. On a typical summer day, 40 to 50 lifeguards - including those from the seasonal ranks - patrol the sand and water and man the 30 towers along 3.5 miles of shoreline.
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By Chris Epting | November 25, 2013
I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean. The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A couple of days later, I was riding in the same spot and saw them again. They were making their way onto the sand, and when I noticed that the father was juggling a couple of bags while trying to help his son out of the wheelchair, I stopped to see if he needed any help.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 5, 2013
For Dyana Peña, asking 1,183 children to stand in a specific spot in the sand at Huntington State Beach for an hour is a "logistical nightmare. " The education coordinator from Orange County Coastkeeper did her best to stencil the image chosen for this year's Kids Ocean Day into the sand before organizing students to stand in the pattern she and other volunteers traced. It's a 190-by-220-foot image of a girl holding a shell next to her ear with the words "Save My Home" above her head.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 8, 2013
Zoran Forgiarini and Suzy Mathieson held first serve, with hopes that others would follow. Forgiarini, the surfing and frosh/soph football coach at Edison High, and Mathieson, who coached girls' junior varsity volleyball, varsity softball and JV golf for the Chargers, learned last year of a girls' prep sand (beach) club volleyball league. The two coaches teamed to create the club sport of girls' sand volleyball at Edison, forming it with a roster of 15 players. The Chargers, many of whom played indoor girls' volleyball during the fall 2012 CIF Southern Section season, then went to work on fundamentals and figuring out their two-player teams format during workouts at Newland Street at Huntington State Beach.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 9, 2013
On a breezy Saturday morning in the parking lot of Huntington State Beach, Jesus Trujillo was involved in some last-minute preparations before participating in the Huntington Beach triathlon and 5K. The 23-year-old from Rowland Heights had half of his wetsuit on as he used a pump to inflate his bicycle tires before the "Surf City Sprint" started. "I've always wanted to do a triathlon. I've been wanting to do it for years," Trujillo said. "Then one day I was in a bike ride down in Long Beach and saw their poster.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | October 9, 2012
The journalist in me has tried to write a lede for this column, and the poet has fought him tooth and nail. Just how should I begin a piece about the closing of Lee Mallory's Orange County poetry readings? With wordplay? A personal anecdote? Should I even aim for prose, or, in the spirit of Lee, should I dispense with capitals and syntax and let the words flow as they will? Yes, I think that's the way to go. And rather than shoot for a feeble imitation, I'll let Lee write the start of this column himself.
NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | August 31, 2011
Vic and I attended the third Bolsa Chica Science Symposium this past Saturday, where nine scientists presented the results of their research and monitoring programs conducted at Bolsa Chica. Actually, Vic did more than attend. He was the moderator. About 80 people were in attendance. Bob Hoffman of the National Marine Fisheries Service led off with a review of the process and costs of the 2006 restoration project that brought ocean water back to the former oil fields. He showed a photo of himself taken in 1976, when he began work at Bolsa Chica.
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By Michael Miller | July 27, 2011
There's that song "Yesterday's Gone" by the 1960s British duo Chad & Jeremy that goes, "We walked together hand in hand/cross miles and miles of golden sand. " The first time I set foot on an English beach, I wondered if they had composed those lyrics while vacationing somewhere else — considering that the beach looked like a tiny sliver between the rocks and water, and the sand was more muddy than golden. As it turns out, though, a lot of beaches around the world are far from golden.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
It was a cloudy Tuesday morning, but at least 110 students from the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach took to the beach to work on their scientific experiment with a goal to get local officials to notice and do something about plastic on the beaches and in the Santa Ana River. Some of the school's seventh- and eighth-graders have been invited to the 2011 Algalita's Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit, where they will present their solution for plastic-free bodies of water.
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February 9, 2011
Olivia Waldowski, a professional volleyball player, filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour after getting injured while competing during an event in June in the city. Waldowski was injured by a piece of lumber buried in the sand after diving for a ball, according to the lawsuit, which was filed Jan. 4. She sustained bruises on her legs and lacerations that required several stitches, according to the lawsuit. She wants at least $25,000 for her injuries.
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