November 18, 2004
John Volo On a recent Tuesday with both kids settled in school and my wife off from work, we decided to reconnect over a late breakfast at a Huntington Beach institution, the Sugar Shack. The Sugar Shack has been serving up hearty breakfasts and tasty lunches to surfers and nonsurfers alike since 1967. Since it was such a beautiful day, we were looking to dine outside. The Sugar Shack, which is Downtown, offers both front and back patio seating as well as indoor table and counter seating.
December 16, 2009
Of all the breakfast places in downtown Huntington Beach, Sugar Shack is probably the most popular. It has been family-owned since 1967, and Michelle Turner has kept the little café thriving with her deep association with the surfers. One publication once wrote, “There is a tradition in Huntington Beach that says that no one is a true surfer unless they have been to the Sugar Shack.” The restaurant is next to two other places that serve breakfast, but on any day, even though the other places might have tables outside, people will wait until one comes open at the Sugar Shack.
December 17, 2009
Of all the breakfast places in downtown Huntington Beach, Sugar Shack is probably the most popular. It has been family-owned since 1967, and Michelle Turner has kept the little café thriving with her deep association with the surfers. One publication once wrote, “There is a tradition in Huntington Beach that says that no one is a true surfer unless they have been to the Sugar Shack.” The restaurant is next to two other places that serve breakfast, but on any day, even though the other places might have tables outside, people will wait until one becomes available at the Sugar Shack.
September 29, 2010
Ten champions were crowned Sept. 19 when the 40th annual Huntington Beach Surf Contest concluded at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The two-day event drew 172 competitors from the Huntington Beach area who vied for prizes in 10 divisions. In addition, Shayne Nelson won the Super Heat competition. The event was run by the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Dept. Aaron Pai of Huntington Surf & Sport donated prizes and T-shirts and Java Point, Sugar Shack, Duke's and Sandy's restaurants also supported the event.
April 5, 2007
I just saw my buddy Timmy Turner the other day at the shop, and he was looking pretty darned good. You may remember he picked up a major staph infection and gave us quite a scare when he was hospitalized for a few months in early 2006. Besides being a hot surfer, he's also a killer filmmaker. His movie "Second Thoughts" won Surfer Magazine's best movie award. It was about an Indonesian trip where Timmy, Brett Swartz and Travis Potter live in the jungle on a desolate islandfor a month.
September 5, 2012
Timmy Turner's long-awaited film "Cold Thoughts" debuts Thursday night at Huntington Beach High School's Academy for the Performing Arts auditorium, so don't think twice about seeing it. Turner is Huntington Beach's own surfer-turned-filmmaker, and a survivor in every sense of the word. His story is well-chronicled - a staph infection in his brain nearly took his life a little more than six years ago and resulted in numerous surgeries, including the removal of three quarters of his skull.
April 17, 2003
DINING OUT It was a brilliant spring day in Surf City and I went hunting for eggs to hide for eager little hunters at those special places offering all kinds of Easter eggs. Surf City Candy is owned by Rick and Ken Vasilik and their mother Millie. Here, huge barrels fill a storefront overflowing with nostalgic 'retro' candy from your childhood. They have 30 varieties of taffy and 40 kinds of jelly beans for those who don't like chocolate, with unusual flavors like rum, lime, passion fruit.
August 10, 2006
It all started in a Huntington Beach High School "Dark Program" where Steve Shea loved the black-and-white photography taught by his teacher and mentor, Bill Morehouse. Almost 20 years later, Shea is hitting his stride with his "Underwater Wetness" series, featuring photographs of models underwater wearing creations by Bre Barnes, a clothing designer. Shea was alternating between shooting for the action sports industry and doing prom and wedding photography before his underwater series garnered attention.
March 23, 2000
Their names have appeared on our Big Kahunas list year after year, so we felt it was time to deem them untouchable. Here are eight men and women who we feel have shaped our community -- from the Waterfront Hilton CEO to the husband-and-wife team who own the popular Sugar Shack in Downtown. STEVE BONE, 51, Huntington Beach ... Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort's sharp-witted and polished chief executive ... Development of a second hotel with a conference center, spa and retail space is underway right next door ... Finally decided on a name for the new project: the Grand Coast Resort ... Looking forward to 2002 opening ... Founding chair of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau and Orange County Film Commission ... Founding co-chair of the Orange County Tourism Council ... Sits on the board for the Orange County Business Council ... Married to Pat, and they have three children: Sara, Jeff and David ... Preparing for Sara's wedding this weekend: "My dear wife of 31 years says, 'I don't care if you're the bride, it's my wedding"' ... Nuptials and reception will be held at the Waterfront, of course ... Likes golf and tennis but says he thinks about tennis while he's on the links and thinks about golf when he's on the court ... Last year's ranking: 1 MIKE ABDELMUTI, 61, Huntington Beach ... Owner of Jack's Surfboards and Jack's Garage in Downtown ... Started the Huntington...