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2009 Stories by JACK GRIMSHAW

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  • Boat Parade of Lights

    published December 10, 2009

    You know why Santa’s always jolly? Because he knows where all the bad girls live. His only problem in OC, though, is that beach bunnies... More >>

  • Turkey Trot

    published November 19, 2009

    Easy choice, right? Sleep in (it’s a holiday, fer crissake); slurp a few cold ones while the stove’s doing its thing; oink out on turkey... More >>

  • La Palma Days

    published November 12, 2009

    Heavyweight champ Sonny Liston’s verdict after seeing the Beatles in the ‘60s? “My dog plays the drums better than that kid with... More >>

  • Wing, Wheels, Rotors and Expo

    published October 22, 2009

    You won’t find these “fast movers” in the Yellow Pages. Back in the Vietnam War, they were the people you called up when you... More >>

  • Farewell to Swallows

    published October 15, 2009

    How do you bid a proper farewell to favorite visitors who’ve been here since March and are now winging their 6,000-plus mile journey back... More >>

  • Dana Point Art Festival

    published October 8, 2009

    Your basic weekend beach-barbecue-and-beer bash becoming a bit mundane? Wanna juice up that jaded palate? How about belly-dancing, bagpipes and... More >>

  • OC Children's Book Festival

    published October 1, 2009

    Jacqueline Kennedy put it pretty well, “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of... More >>

  • A Taste of Greece

    published September 24, 2009

    Greece is the birthplace, among other things, of democracy, the Olympic Games, Western philosophy/drama/literature/historiography, political... More >>

  • Tall Ships Festival

    published September 10, 2009

    In Two Years Before the Mast , his classic, 1840 account of life aboard clipper ships, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., wrote, “There is witchery in... More >>

  • 30th Annual Long Beach Blues Festival

    published September 3, 2009

    Three things you will not take to the 30th Annual Long Beach Blues Festival – weapons, pets or frowns. The organizers are quite specific.... More >>

  • Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

    published August 20, 2009

    A little-known fact: There is a definitely weird, possibly severely disturbed percentage of the male, teenage population whose dream is to become,... More >>

  • California Gold: An OCWS Wine Classic Event

    published August 13, 2009

    Your 401(k) heading South faster than the GDP of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? That Newport Beach monstrosity you were gonna flip now... More >>

  • Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival

    published June 25, 2009

    Is there a more totally lame state motto than California’s “Eureka” (I Have Found It)? The friggin’ thing’s even in... More >>

  • Surf-a-Rama

    published June 11, 2009

    If your surfing career was ignominious and short­—really short, as in getting up on a board, face-planting off the other side, deciding... More >>

  • KSBR Birthday Bash

    published May 21, 2009

    Outdoor music bashes (green grass and sunshine/live bands/free-flowing booze/massive abuse of interesting substances) have a long, proud history... More >>

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