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If names such as Alphonse “Scarface” Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly, Robert Franklin Stroud, “The Birdman of Alcatraz”, and Alvin “Creepy” Karpavicz, ring a bell, these are some of the prisoners who lived and served their sentences for serious crimes on The Rock in the San Francisco Bay at Alcatraz.
Today you can tour this historic [...]

31 Oct, 2009

Beaches Hawaii Style that Californians Love

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| travel

We Californians love our beaches…but we also love Hawaii’s beaches, and sometimes it’s nice to get away to islands to enjoy the beaches, food, shopping,  weather, and entertainment. One of my favorite hotels for family vacations is the Honolulu Hilton Hawaiian Village shown in photos. There’s a Friday night fireworks show over the ocean that [...]

31 Oct, 2009

Top Scare of the Week in California

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: events| travel

The top scare of the week for those who survived it was the 5,0oo pounds of metal rods and crossbars that fell from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and hit driver vehicles.  Breaking loose and falling off the bridge from a Labor Day repair effort, the metal could have easily killed someone–but it didn’t.  Now [...]

If you’re looking for the top impact candy to freak out the kids on the block this Halloween, hand out the Zit Poppers Gummy Pimple Candy. It’s gooey, it’s gross, and you can pop those zits as you relieve the pressure of massive pimples by squeezing them between two fingers until they burst forth their [...]

31 Oct, 2009

Subliminally Sold - Are You Being Manipulated Into Buying?

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: shopping

Just as I began reading New York Times best-selling author Lee Eisenberg’s book, “Shoptimism”, I began noticing how influenced I and most consumers are when about spending money and buying things. Subliminal messages–images shown so quickly that viewers don’t consciously see them–are most effective when they have negative words, according to the latest research. “DON’T [...]

At a lovely hotel along the Southern California Coast last week the buzz among airline industry execs was how to make a profit when the chips are down, literally. Discussion surrounded charging for everything from a bag of chips, to use of the airline toilet, to paying for getting on the plane first.
This chatter has [...]

31 Oct, 2009

Celebrating California’s Holiday Events

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

It’s time to celebrate with the largest outdoor street party in the US this Halloween in West Hollywood. Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Queen Mary and Disneyland are all a scream. Daylight savings is tonight (or Sunday at 2 a.m.) on, Saturday, and everything you could want such as nice weather will treat most Californians [...]

Cambria, CA–When visiting the Central Coast, you’ll most likely take time to drive to the charming village, Cambria, and possibly even stay at Moonstone Beach hotels.  Cambria is the combination of the best of an English village, Carmel by the Sea, and the Central Coast charm. People from around the globe adore it. And once [...]


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  • 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