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24 Dec, 2009

Shimmering Lights in the Alamitos Bay at Night

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california

Long Beach, California–One of my favorite annual light shows can’t be much simpler. In Long Beach the Parks and Recreation Department (voted one of the best parks systems in the U.S.) hauls platforms into the water before Thanksgiving each year. Securing them with anchors so that these floating rafts can illuminate Alamitos Bay and many [...]

Mark your calendar for the return of the sea lions, a 20 year tradition at Pier 39 in San Francisco’s tourist destination, Fisherman’s Wharf. The sea lions migrate annually between Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and coastal areas that include Pier 39. Launching the new year in a most unusual way, the return of the [...]

24 Dec, 2009

New Identity Sought For Pacific Grove

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

The  beautiful city of Pacific Grove, south of Monterey, wants to develop a new identity to attract tourists and boost revenue. City officials said a recent survey suggested many visitors to “Butterfly Town USA” do not know about its attractions. So the city is asking businesses, residents and tourists to help develop a plan to [...]

SAN FRANCISCO - Queen Victoria will be making her only U.S. Maiden Call to the Port of San Francisco in early 2010. Cunard’s youngest ship, Queen Victoria, stops in San Francisco as part of the first segment of her third world voyage and is expected to pass under the Golden Gate Bridge at [...]

24 Dec, 2009

Fabuolous Parties Ventura Author Signing

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

Hometown author Peggy Dark grew up in Ventura in a family of devoted cooks, and following that tradition, eventually founded The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, one of Southern California’s premier catering firms. Meet the Ventura-raised author of “Fabulous Parties”at  a Museum of Ventura County book signing, talk & food tasting.  “Fabulous Parties: Food and Flowers [...]

24 Dec, 2009

Catching Up on Y&R (Young and the Restless)

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california

My sister-in-law convinced me to watch a soap opera years ago. I am not sure if she still watches or records it now.  Young and the Restless helped launch careers for some actors moving onto bigger roles, while others have been on the 1 hour show serving up unrealistic and unbelievable  story-lines for over 20 [...]

24 Dec, 2009

Cool Surf Themed Gifts on Huntington Beach Site

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california

Surf City (Huntington Beach), Calif.–Christmas isn’t the only time to buy the dreams of your beach.  now features one of the top surfing stores in the nation, Huntington Surf & Sport, among its coupon listings, with 15% off everything except surfboards.  From every cool brand such as Roxy, etnies, Quiksilver, etc., and a year-round [...]



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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