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By Tania Chatila | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? At 16, Nicole Bonoff was tracking black bears in the wild. "I remember taking her to the airport and the captain said, 'Where are you going?' and she said, 'To trap bears,'" her mother, Susan Bonoff, said. "He said 16-year-old girls shouldn't be trapping bears." But she did, and Nicole Bonoff, now 20, once again will brave the wild on a two-week expedition to South Africa to study brown hyenas in the summer. The Glendale resident was one of 18 students chosen from a pool of more than 120 applicants in five states to conduct environmental research in Nissan North America and World Wildlife Fund's environmental leadership program.
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By Rick Fignetti | April 22, 2009
It was just like summer this last week at our Surf City beaches, with air temps soaring to the 80s. The beaches were packed as beachgoers came down to cool off in the Pacific and soak up some rays. A small combo swell was hanging the first part of the week with a southerly swell filling in toward the end that was pumping at south-facing beaches. They finished the world championship tour’s Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Australia, last week in fun head-high-plus surf. Ripping it up was none other than Aussie Joel Parkinson whose front-side power slash off the top was in devastating form.
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October 23, 2008
Huntington Beach surfer Jason Harris was the lone representative of the continental U.S. to compete at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge that concluded Oct. 14 in Bali, Indonesia. Harris was one of only 18 junior surfers to qualify for Bali. He reached the third round of the competition before being eliminated on the second day by Australia?s Mitch Crews. In their heat, Crews scored a 14.50 (on a 20.00 scale) to Harris? 9.10 to advance to the quarterfinals. Crews went on to a third-place equal finish against Shaun Joubert of South Africa.
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August 15, 2002
WET AND WILD WITH ROCKIN' FIG Things are getting back to normal as the surf event of the season rolled up and out of town. It still has been pretty packed on the sands and in the water though, as summer's still going big time. Surfing has been gaining more and more popularity, as all shapes and sizes, young to old, male and female, have been flocking to one of the coolest spots around. I've been seeing a lot of shoppers looking for boards nowadays.
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By: | September 30, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list your church, temple or synagogue, send us your listing via fax to 494-8979 or e-mail to coastlinepilot @latimes.com. Please include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times and pastor or rabbi. CALVARY CHAPEL PACIFIC HILLS Friday Night Worship Service -- 7 p.m. at Lang Park Multi-purpose Room, Wesley Drive.
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November 13, 2003
RICK FIGNETTI It's been awhile since we checked in with the Huntington Beach High School Surf team -- head coach Andy Verdone, assistant coach Barry Deffenbaugh and all the members of the 2003-04 Oilers squad. They've been super busy, starting off with a trip to South Africa where they scored some insane waves at the end of summer. Verdone, D-baugh and team members Brian "Rhino" Paullins, Chase Newsom, Chris Waring, Ian Ekberg, Matt Taylor, Tommy Elms and Todd Williams had the trip of their lives.
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August 24, 2006
Pop Warner Football opening day is Saturday Huntington Beach Pop Warner Football and Cheer will kick off its 2006 season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies at the Edison High football field. The chapter will hold a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m., followed by official opening-day ceremonies and player introductions at 9 a.m. The festivities will conclude with Huntington Beach teams taking on teams from South Coast and La Habra in scrimmages that begin at 10:30 a.m. Food, music, carnival-style games and vendor booths, as well as more than $2,000 in raffle prizes and basket-bidding, will be offered throughout the event.
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September 4, 2003
RICK FIGNETTI The World Championship Tour could be on today down at Lower Trestles San Clemente, that premier south west point break, surf permitting. The $250,000 Boost Mobile Pro is presented by Quiksilver, which has a 10-day window through Sept. 13 to run the event on the best five days of surf. The top-rated surfers from around the globe will battle it out, on one of California's high performance waves. It's the seventh stop on the tour, which has already visited Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, Japan and South Africa.
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By Rick Fignetti | April 29, 2010
Just as expected, the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards went big time. It was like the Oscars, but instead honored the guys who surf giant waves. The blue carpet was rolled out and the cameras were flashing and filming the whole scene. Legendary surfers and shapers such as Rory Russell, a Pipeline standout years ago, Sunset carver Reno Abellira, premier shaper Rusty Preisendorfer, world champs Peter Townend and master of ceremonies Mark Occhilupo and premier wave forecaster Sean Collins were just a few of the celebrities on hand.
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SPORTS
October 23, 2008
Huntington Beach surfer Jason Harris was the lone representative of the continental U.S. to compete at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge that concluded Oct. 14 in Bali, Indonesia. Harris was one of only 18 junior surfers to qualify for Bali. He reached the third round of the competition before being eliminated on the second day by Australia?s Mitch Crews. In their heat, Crews scored a 14.50 (on a 20.00 scale) to Harris? 9.10 to advance to the quarterfinals. Crews went on to a third-place equal finish against Shaun Joubert of South Africa.
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By RICK FIGNETTI | July 26, 2007
Straight from the Figster in the announcer's booth, this years' Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill has been going big time. The weather has been kinda tropical, with partly cloudy skies, but sunshine too, with air temps in the mid-70s. Definitely on the humid side, with light variable winds, which brought down a good-sized crowd for the event's first weekend. The water has been unbelievable, at 70 degrees with a lot of the competitors trunking it. The waves were small last weekend, but with pretty decent shape.
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August 24, 2006
Pop Warner Football opening day is Saturday Huntington Beach Pop Warner Football and Cheer will kick off its 2006 season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies at the Edison High football field. The chapter will hold a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m., followed by official opening-day ceremonies and player introductions at 9 a.m. The festivities will conclude with Huntington Beach teams taking on teams from South Coast and La Habra in scrimmages that begin at 10:30 a.m. Food, music, carnival-style games and vendor booths, as well as more than $2,000 in raffle prizes and basket-bidding, will be offered throughout the event.
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By Tania Chatila | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? At 16, Nicole Bonoff was tracking black bears in the wild. "I remember taking her to the airport and the captain said, 'Where are you going?' and she said, 'To trap bears,'" her mother, Susan Bonoff, said. "He said 16-year-old girls shouldn't be trapping bears." But she did, and Nicole Bonoff, now 20, once again will brave the wild on a two-week expedition to South Africa to study brown hyenas in the summer. The Glendale resident was one of 18 students chosen from a pool of more than 120 applicants in five states to conduct environmental research in Nissan North America and World Wildlife Fund's environmental leadership program.
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By: | September 30, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list your church, temple or synagogue, send us your listing via fax to 494-8979 or e-mail to coastlinepilot @latimes.com. Please include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times and pastor or rabbi. CALVARY CHAPEL PACIFIC HILLS Friday Night Worship Service -- 7 p.m. at Lang Park Multi-purpose Room, Wesley Drive.
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By: Elia Powers | September 11, 2005
This was not a political rally. Nor was it an anti-war demonstration. Those who came to Fairview Park on Saturday heard that message over and over again. "We want to help redefine peace as an action," said the Rev. Jim Turrell, senior pastor of Costa Mesa's Center for Spiritual Discovery, from a stage temporarily planted at the park. And that action? Volunteerism, Turrell said. Turrell is co-chairman of Peace Centers Inc., which co-sponsored the second annual "Celebration for Peace" festival.
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July 15, 2004
RICK FIGNETTI With summer in full swing, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals is around the midway point of its season and now overseas. Surfers just started the $260,000 Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on Tuesday. The surf for the start of the event was pretty darn good, 6 to 8 feet, with glassy rights lining up. The waiting period can go as long as July 23 but will be held on the best days at that classic right-hand, point break. They held an international trial, and the top three got an invite slot into the historic J-Bay Billabong Pro. Two South Africans made it, Sean Holmes and Ricky Basnett, who were ripping along with Aussie surfer Bede Durbridge.
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