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Archive for August 10th, 2009

Eureka, Calif.–She’s an old, old boat but she’s ship-shape and has a bar!  Madaket, the oldest continually operating passenger vessel in the country was refitted and she chugs about the bay to help celebrate Eureka’s rich maritime heritage (the boat is operated by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum). In case beautiful scenery isn’t enough to [...]

10 Aug, 2009

Green Acres Lavender Farm Lavender Infused Olive Oil

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| dining

Atascadero, Calif.–If you’ve never tried lavender tea, lavender cookies, or a delicious lavender dessert cake, boy are you missing out! In addition to offering benefits for your skin, sinuses, and healthy living, lavender is tasty in foods. When the newsletter from Green Acres Lavender Farm arrived in my email, I knew I will soon have [...]

By Chris MacDonald
Huntington Beach, Calif.–I was riding by Gibbs Butterfly Park today and saw my friend, Leslie Gilson’s, there, as usual. The butterfly lady, as some know her, is there at the park watering the plants and trees every day, creating a habitat and nesting place for butterflies. But I saw something else–two ABC Eyewitness [...]

10 Aug, 2009

San Diego’s Sizzling Autumn Events

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

San Diego is one of the most exciting cities for celebrating music, food and fun in an outdoor setting. This fall is no exception. And for those who love the charming neighborhoods in big cities ranging from San Francisco to Seattle to San Diego, you may know that Gaslamp Quarter is one of the West [...]

California visitors make every penny of their sightseeing budget count. Romantic, quirky San Francisco’s most popular six attractions cost $56  less with CityPass. Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, star haunts and houses, and celebrity spotting saves the star-struck $51 with CityPass. And, within a few clicks, admission to Southern California’s most famous theme parks weighs [...]




  • Jesse: It was a great day all over Southern California. All the fans wore their jersey and hats to the beach. Even little kids showed their pride for L.A.'s
  • Lisa: OHh.. I wanna do hair for this event next time! =)
  • Herb Spitzer: Surfer/Guitarist Ray Spitzer passed away 6/18/10. He is survived by his wife and 2 childern. Ray had been battling cancer in his back for years. He wo