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Archive for October 25th, 2009

25 Oct, 2009

Make Time for a SLO Halloween

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

On Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. (or some say Halloween night after midnight) as the clock falls back an hour for daylight savings, make time to have fun in San Luis Obispo County, also known for its SLO ways. Here are a few things happening on Sat. Oct. 31, 2009.
Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo [...]

25 Oct, 2009

California Darwin Award Winners

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california| events

Darwin Awards are determined when nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way. Visit to see the entries throughout the years.
Darwin Award winners must meet the following criteria:
Reproduction:  Out of the gene pool: dead or sterile.
Excellence:   Astounding misapplication of judgment.
Self-Selection:   Cause one’s [...]

This year marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, and 150 years since he wrote the “Origin of Species”. San Diego State University is honoring him with celebrations all year long. Darwin was a British naturalist who was renowned for his theories of evolution and natural selection. He was born on Feb. 12, 1809.
SDSU joins [...]

Surfing never looked so good! The colorful surf-themed paintings and well known logos of artist Hank Pitcher (such as his Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax design) have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Most just don’t know who is behind the picture. Now is your opportunity to solve the case of the Missing [...]

25 Oct, 2009

Casa California, A Dream Home Raises Funds in OC

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california| events

Casa California, the 2009 Philharmonic House of Design, a stunning new home in the prestigious custom home community of Irvine’s Shady Canyon closes November 8.  Public  is welcome 10 am to 4 pm with extended hours to 9 pm on Thursday.  Tickets are $35 and there is free parking with complimentary shuttle service from the [...]

SANTA BARBARA, CA– Green Schools, an environmental education program of Art From Scrap, is offering a School Gardening workshop for teachers, aides, and parent volunteers. The School Gardening workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 3, at 3:30 pm-6:00 pm, at Carpinteria High School, which is located at 4810 Foothill Road in Carpinteria. The workshop [...]

In addition to the increase of homeless people now sleeping in public parks, the daytime use of parks by families, Scout troops and community groups for picnics, parties and social gatherings has grown.
Gone are the days of the well-to-do middle class with large sums of money to spend on lavish birthdays for toddlers and children. [...]

25 Oct, 2009

Southland Senior Olympics Surfing Competition

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california| events

2009  Southland Senior Olympics Competition is the third annual event held in Huntington Beach on Oct. 31. If you are over 50 and surf, come on down and compete in this event for Men & Women 50 Years +. You must register no later than Oct. 26, however. The public is invited to watch this [...]




  • 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