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29 Jan, 2010

California’s Road Stops: Oceanside Pier in San Diego County

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: world

Road trip recommendation: Exit Interstate Hwy 5 between Los Angeles and San Diego for a stroll on the Oceanside Pier, California’s 4th longest ocean pier.
Are you looking for a bit more than a Burger King break? When traveling between San Diego (or Mexico) and L.A., do check out Oceanside, and its friendly pier. It isn’t [...]

29 Jan, 2010

Here’s Events Happening in and around Huntington Beach

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| events

Chris MacDonald Huntington Beach Weekend Events Report
Hi Friends. Are you looking for something to do? Huntington Beach has many events and activities to enjoy.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010:
At Overlook Drive Park near Garfield and Seapoint in Huntington Beach, The Huntington Beach Tree Society is having an Eagle Scout Planting at 8:30AM. Everyone is welcome. If you [...]

29 Jan, 2010

Huntington Beach Coupon Update From Chris

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

Hello Friends,
I’d like to start this newsletter Thanking Huntington Beach City Council Man Joe Carchio and The City of Huntington Beach for doing a Haiti Relief Fundraiser this Previous Sunday at Zack’s Pier Plaza with the assistance of Zack’s Owner Mike Ali and Cucina Alessa they put on a Good Fundraiser that raised $1,900. Click [...]

29 Jan, 2010

Clean Water Bill Is Supposed to Help California Beaches

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california

With recent media attention to the pollution on California’s beaches after it rains, the recognition has heightened that there’s a whole lot of trash that gets washed into the Pacific Ocean. Surfrider Foundation is supporting  the The Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act (HR 4202) which has been introduced by Representatives Edwards (MD), Carnagan (MO) [...]

29 Jan, 2010

San Diego Fab 4 Price Change on Discount Tickets

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

No, the Fab 4 isn’t the Beatles group re-incarnated as a San Diego Band On the Run.  San Diego Fab 4 is a Ticket To Ride, in a fabulous attraction combo that includes San Diego Zoo,  SeaWorld, San Diego Wild Animal Park and Legoland California, all part of a visit to San Diego County. Located [...]

Few beach stairways provide such a feel as the richly-designed, luxury stairs at Grandview Beach in Encinitas (San Diego County, Calif.) The hub of beach action, surfers turn the stairways into a rush hour of  motion, carrying surfboards up and down the stairs that provide access to beaches at the base of cliffs where houses [...]

The official number of California beaches ranges, according to who’s doing the counting. While official sources count anywhere from 450 to 500 beaches on the state list, we know that with 1,000 miles of coast, a beach is just a name for a spot on that continuous ribbon of sand that provides a world of [...]

28 Jan, 2010

Merced, California Historic County Courthouse

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california| travel

Merced, California is described as the gateway to Yosemite. Located approx. 2 hours by car from Yosemite National Park, studies of travelers stopping at the California Welcome Center or grabbing a bite to eat in Merced show that Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular destinations of travelers stopping in town . However, [...]

28 Jan, 2010

Huntington Beach, California Haiti Relief Fundraiser

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

Writer/Photographer Chris MacDonald, The Local News Columnist/HB Ambassador
Huntington Beach City Councilman Joe Carchio held a Haiti Relief Fundraiser, which brought in $1,900 on Jan. 24th at Zack’s Pier Plaza. City officials and Zack’s Owner Mike Ali supported the effort, along with Cucina Alessa. Cucina and Zack’s donated food for the event, including Spaghetti, Garlic Bread [...]

28 Jan, 2010

Great Day For Whale Watching, Minus the Whales

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

Dana Point, CA–Three boats took tours out for whale watching one sunny afternoon after the recent rains, and just as predictable as the weather, there wasn’t a whale to be seen.
“It happens,” said the captain of the catamaran, who has seen more days of sightings than not. “When it comes to nature,” we hope for [...]



  • 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