This weekend Belmont Shore will host the 10th Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade. More than 500 costumed dogs and owners and expected to participate. The route starts at Livingston Park at 2:30pm on Sunday. Kids are also invited to dress up and lead the pack of dogs along the route. Awards will be given out including Best Costumed Dog and Best Costumed Owner. The event is organized by the Community Action Team lead by Justin Rudd. For more information check out the official site.
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Sunday, surfers worldwide kicked off summer by paddling out and giving back to our oceans, waves and beaches in celebration of the sixth annual International Surfing Day, sponsored by Vitamin Water and Earthpack.
This year, International Surfing Day events were held in over 200 locations and 26 countries worldwide, and gave surfers the opportunity to do what they do best: surf some amazing waves. In addition to paddling out, surfers and beachgoers also celebrated International Surfing Day by taking part in various environmental events hosted by the Surfrider Foundation. From beach cleanups to dune restorations, to youth surf contests, surfers and other coastal enthusiasts spent the day giving back to our oceans, waves and beaches that they love and respect so much.
“This year’s International Surfing Day will go down as our largest event yet,” says Travis Ferre, Surfing Magazine’s editor-in-chief. “Southern California kicked off summer with sun and fun waves, we saw “the longest ISD ever” in Iceland, a 24-hour surf-a-thon and several wave zones producing incredible surf. And dad’s the world over can say they went surfing for ISD and Father’s Day.”
The Surfrider Foundation won an important victory on June 17th when the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled (with Justice Stevens abstaining) in Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Stop the Beach Renourishment to reject the challenge by private homeowners, uphold the constitutionality of Florida’s beach management program, and hold that the beach belongs to the public after beach renourishment has occurred.
“The United States Supreme Court’s decision in this case solidifies the State’s authority to act in the interest of the public trust and secure their beach access rights,” says Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation’s Managing Attorney. “This decision will help inform courts and legislatures in Texas, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and other places where the Surfrider Foundation is actively fighting for beach access.”
21 Jun, 2010
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: events
The 2010 LA Film Festival takes place from June 17th to June 27th in various downtown Los Angeles theaters. Now in its 16th year, the Festival is recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.
The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 40 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 4,700 submissions from filmmakers around the world. The final selections represent 28 World, North American, and U.S. premieres, which more than doubled from 2009. The number of films competing in the narrative and documentary competition categories also increased this year from 13 to 18, of which half are World premieres.
For the fifth year, the Los Angeles Times will serve as the Festival’s title sponsor and once again produce the official Festival Guide, the comprehensive source for all movie info, screenings, locations, and related special events. The Festival Guide will top the paper on Sunday, June 13 in Los Angeles and Orange County, and will be made available throughout downtown L.A. during the ten-day event.
Thousands of Lakers fans turned the streets of Los Angeles purple and gold today for the Lakers NBA Championship Parade. The route traveled south on Figueroa Street to Jefferson Boulevard, where the parade turns east to end at the Galen Center.
The Lakers won a defensive battle in the deciding game 7 match-up with the Boston Celtics Thursday night in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The win gave the franchise its 16th championship, second only to Boston (17). The Lakers also won last year’s championship.
Kobe Bryant won the NBA Finals MVP award for second year in a row. Kobe lives in Newport Coast, a wealthy hillside portion of Newport Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Orange County.
14 Jun, 2010
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches
As Californians approach July, they begin an annual ritual of shopping for things that are red & blue. One of the most popular items they like to buy is red hair spray dye (or blue dye, too!) Last week it was announced the blue-haired Kate Perry had reached the pinnacle of success with her number one hit, California Gurls. Blue is in, and Katy proved it. But so is red. Read the rest of this entry »
14 Jun, 2010
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: world
One of the most beautiful places to experience California’s beaches are its wetlands. While nearly 90% of them have been destroyed and are gone, the small remaining parcels of land near the Pacific Ocean offer a wonderland of sights and sounds more astounding, surreal and 3-D in experience than any movie yet created.
The next time you plan a trip to a the beach, stick around at sunset Read the rest of this entry »
14 Jun, 2010
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: travel
Did you ever wonder where the beach hotels in Los Angeles are? Most everybody wants to know. When the temperatures start to climb (we could feel them going up today,) that’s when you need a map to find out where to stay. The map of Los Angeles area beach hotels is a representation of the google map you can find on the Read the rest of this entry »