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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report identifying three California beaches with "Superstar" ratings, meaning they are among the cleanest of the clean nationwide.All three are in Orange County.The NRDC also listed three California beaches that may have you slipping into a hazma ... More >>
Since they put houses up and down from the Dana Point Headlands, the city, developers and owners of those "exclusive" pads have done all they can to keep the unwashed public (i.e., you and me) off public Strands beach. Hours have been restricted, access gates have been locked and tales of vandalism, ... More >>
A joint resolution to honor California beaches and protect access to them as well as their fire rings was adopted today by the California Legislature with unanimous consent.Assembly Concurrent Resolution 52 by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) does not go to the governor for a signature ... More >>
Beach season unofficially begins Memorial Day weekend, and when it comes to the best beach on this blue planet, Huntington Beach has been Hasselhoffed.See what former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has to say about Surf City after the jump . . .
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What's better than going to the movies in the summertime? Going to the movies at the BEACH in the summertime! Non-profit Long Beach Cinematheque has announced its series of summer movies, which will play Monday through Thursday in Long Beach. The Monday night shows are dubbed Mondo Mondays, thro ... More >>
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Courtesy of CA Lobster Zone"Have you ever played the lobster game?" "The lobster game?" "Yeah, the kind with the claw." "Is this some kind of sick pick-up line? If it is, you need more help than I can give you."
The infamous Dana Point resort where American International Group (AIG) sponsored a luxury retreat just days after accepting a federal bailout reportedly has a new owner.
Photo by Tim MelidoNaturist attorney Allen Baylis loses latest round in court but vows to press on. As last summer was winding down, the Naturist Action Committee scored a legal victory in their fight to retain the right for nude sunbathers to go au natural on San Onofre State Beach's traditionally ... More >>
Turns out we were waaaay off in our guestimate as to the asking price for Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach. Like, $26,250,000 waaaay off. Here's the price according to Unique Homes: The World of Luxury Real Estate:$26,500,000Laguna Beach, CARockledge By The Sea. Boasing 190 feet of oceanfront with se ... More >>
Villa Rockledge, a six villa compound with a main house and private beach in Laguna Beach, is up for sale. The asking price is undisclosed $26,500,000 (see here), but it's been renting for $15,000 a week. That must mean they want at least $200,000 for it--even in this depressed market! Described as ... More >>
El Moro Canyon
While the rest of Orange County hit the beach today or watched the San Diego Chargers upset the Colts (Yes!), Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez showed one reason why she keeps winning elections and annoying the local Republican Party. A clipboard-toting Sanchez--and three accompanying aides--registered ... More >>
Heal the Bay's annual summer report card for California beaches is in and 96 of the 104 monitored spots throughout the county earned "A's". The non-profit environmental group surveyed data from local health agencies from Memorial Day through Labor Day and averaged the results to come up with a grade ... More >>
A man using crutches but holding a gun still failed at carjacking. A motorist threw hot coffee on a bicyclist. Before he lost his wig and shoes, a man tried to steal a Nintendo game from a Laguna Beach hotel room. A man sitting in a restaurant issued death threats. A burglar stole only syringes from ... More >>
Santa Monica's Heal the Bay has issued its 16th annual Beach Report Card, documenting the water quality at Southern California's beaches-- though "quality" may not be exactly the right word, since the report card lists SoCal's top ten beaches in terms of water pollution. This year, Los Angeles Count ... More >>