Channel Islands

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    On the Line: Toby Keil of AoSA Coffee, Part One

    Disclaimer: This week's non-traditional interview took place in a non-traditional setting. I arrived at AoSA Coffee in Huntington Beach unprepared. Toby Keil and I were inundated with work this week, resulting in an off-the-cuff interview in a multi-functional space behind AoSA-- where imaging and d ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Fare Thee Well Sweet, Sweet Bahooka

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    John Kraus and the Goers Bring Sea Shanties into the 21st Century

    See Also:*Local Record Review: 'A Better Version' by Cerebellion*Hopscotch: Downtown Fullerton's New Beer and Whiskey Joint Also Serves Hillbilly Tunes*C-Gak's Drumming Fuses Man with MachineThrow a rock anywhere in Orange County and chances are you'll hit a musician. But musicians who double as cap ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012

    OC Fishermen Are Out to Sea

    Thanks to overregulation in the name of conservation, these hard-working men face extinction

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Cal State Can't Afford New Students Next Spring

    ​In the wake of draconian statewide budget cuts, California State University is taking one of its most drastic measures to date. It is closing the door on spring 2013 enrollment at most of its campuses, officials announced on Monday. That means about 16,000 students who would have appeared in clas ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    Bobby Martinez's Rebel Cry

    Can the enfant terrible's harsh words and crisp moves reform the corporatized surf scene dominated by Orange County's action-sports industry?

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    [VIDEO of Sea Lion Lunch:] Gray Whales Provide Killer Poses for Dana Point Excursions

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 4, 4:54 P.M.: Earlier this afternoon we shared Dana Wharf Sportsfishing video of a gray whale family frolicking in waters off the Orange Coast (see original post after the jump).But now for something completely different: video of whales killing a sea lion in front of a catamaran sai ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Pyramid Scheme

    Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Flights Over Neverland Being Booked Now

    ​We all know Santa Barbara is a beautiful city known for its immaculate beaches and spectacular rolling hills (not to mention a killer party scene), but our northern neighbors just got a little more awesomer thanks to a company called Channel Island Helicopters.Now, for the low, low price of $175 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two Men Injured When Shot Outside Church PartyComment by CADRE77: Go figure, another shooting in little mexico.Comment by TOMNORANGE: Let's just put a fence around Santa Ana. They're shooting each other at a CHURCH!Penal Colony, Channel IslandsComment by SCAFI53: Looks like Tijuana !!!! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    State Issues Spiny Lobster Warning

    Flickr user Nemo's great uncleDon't do it, man!​ Bad news, tomalley lovers. Less than a month after the opening of the spiny lobster season, the California Department of Fish and Game issued a warning to eat only the tails of local spiny lobsters and rock crabs. A form of algae bloom causes a tox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Blue Whales Amass Off an Orange Coast

    ​Veteran whale watchers and sports-fishing operators report dense numbers of blue whales--the largest animals ever known to have existed--frolicking off the Southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to southern Orange County.Thank our unseasonably cold weather: chilly water favorable to the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Oil and Water - Surfrider Foundation Defeats Tranquillon Ridge Project

    John Wiley​Ever since the State Land Commission shut down the proposed Tranquillon Ridge Oil and Gas Project in a 2-1 vote in January, a battle has raged between its opponents and proponents. On friday, while we were chasing the big swell around, our reps in the California State Assembly scored a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Try a Fish

    Every now and then, we'll take a look at some equipment that's out there--boards, shapers, wetsuits and more. Today, we're looking at a summer staple: the fish.The Channel Islands "Biscuit," co-designed by Rob Machado, is a great board to have in the quiver for Southern California summers. Three fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Marine Land

    Dorothy Green: remembered Academics, government officials, business people and clean-water advocates have been meeting since Tuesday at the seventh annual Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference at the Westin Long Beach, and unless they all got swallowed up by the creatures they gawked at during free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    And the Wet Envelope Goes to ...

    If you're burning $2,000 for a VIP table at Surfer Magazine's 36th annual Surfer Poll and Video Awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Grove of Anaheim, at least you can feel warmed that you are helping two worthy causes. Proceeds from VIP table sales at the annual, invite-only event that honors the ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005

    So Board With the USA

    Seeking low wages and lax environmental laws, OC boardmakers reluctantly find themselves in Asia