April 4, 2012
Philanthropy - and its positive impact on business - was the focus of this year's Coastline Community College Foundation luncheon, where innovators shared the art of making money while serving a greater good. Wing Lam, co-founder and partner of Wahoo's Fish Taco, Susan Samueli, co-founder of the Samueli Foundation, and Shaheen Sadeghi, president and chief executive of the Lab Holding, LLC participated in a panel during the college foundation's 2012 Visionary Luncheon on March 23 at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
September 10, 2009
Grab a board and head to the beach for Surfboards in the Sand on Sept. 19. The event is being held to celebrate surf culture and the preservation of the ocean. Participants will have their pictures taken on the beach with Peter ?P.T.? Townend ? the first world champion professional surfer. The photographs will be published in TransWorld SURF magazine. There will be live musical entertainment, celebrity autograph signings, giveaways and participants get a Rip Curl T-shirt and a year subscription to TransWorld SURF magazine.
June 17, 2009
Quick, what do the following items have in common: (a) dead fish, (b) motorcycle parts, (c) syringes, (d) a mattress and (e) an entire sofa? Answer: They’re all things Tony Soriano has fished out of the water while cleaning the shoreline around Huntington Beach. The Huntington Beach resident, who serves as treasurer and fundraising director for the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, has spent years on the beach with crews of volunteers, trying to clear as much debris as he can. This Saturday, he’ll be joining another cleanup — maybe a bigger one than usual — as part of International Surfing Day, and he’s prepared for just about anything that his glove dredges up. “I went skiing this past winter, and when you’re parking on the side of the road there, there’s so much debris,” Soriano said.
June 4, 2009
Another big day in the life of Mike Fisher, the Huntington Beach High School Surf Team member, who last year in September was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer. This particular morning started for the ?Fish Man? at Malibu Beach in Los Angeles at Duke?s restaurant at 6 a.m. as they prepared for a stand-up paddle journey down the coast, 50 miles, to Duke?s in Huntington Beach. A minor problem occurred as one of the boats that was to escort the crew broke down and was replaced by a bigger one. So official start time was now 9 a.m., with sunny skies, pretty, glassy conditions and water temperature a cozy 64 degrees.
December 17, 2007
Wetland inlet not affecting public health In October of this year I attended the Headwaters to Ocean Conference in Long Beach as did Don Schulz. The final session of the conference was: Bolsa Chica Wetlands Restoration Project-One Year Later. The speakers were Robb Sloop of Moffatt & Nichol, Rick Wilson of Surfrider Foundation, Douglas Moore of the OC Public Health Laboratory and David Carlberg from the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. The conclusion that all four of these well-respected participants came to is that the opening of the new inlet has been an overwhelming success.
August 2, 2007
Here in Surf City, we honor all things wave-related. First there are the waves themselves, that break along eight miles of open-sand beaches, waves that bowl, curl, hollow, closeout, peak and fire. We've got a surf city diner, a surf city bank, a surf theater. We've got surf shops, surfboard shapers, surf museums and surfers. And we've got surfboard artists. They're a breed apart from board riders whose art is carving up the waves. The board is their art. On Saturday, one of two vans traversing the California Coast for the Togo's Surf Art Tour will be parked along Beach Boulevard just south of Heil Avenue.
June 7, 2007
The annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam wiped out this year. The event, scheduled for Saturday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, has been canceled. Matt McClain, director of marketing and communications for Surfrider Foundation, said Monday that several factors led to the cancellation of the event, which was entering its third year. "The individual issues weren't that big, but it was a cumulation of things that led to us having to put off the event," McClain said.
November 30, 2006
Opponents of the proposed Poseidon seawater desalination plant said they'll continue to fight the project, despite a judge's ruling this week rejecting an environmental challenge. Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez on Monday rejected a lawsuit the Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation filed against the city of Huntington Beach challenging the environmental report on the plant. The City Council approved the report in September 2005 and granted permits for the project in March.