I've just spent about an hour fruitlessly searching for an old clip of mine from the '90s about the OP Wintersurf competition that pitted surfers and snowboarders against one another first in the waters of Huntington Beach and then on a slalom course in Big Bear, with the overall scores determining ... More >>
La Jolla's weather--the mild, sunshine-filled air--reminds resident Sejla Holland of her hometown Mostar, located in southern Bosnia. It's why she made the cross-country move from New York to San Diego two years after fleeing the bloodiest fighting in Europe since World War 2.
The 1992-1995 civi ... More >>
Gateway Inc., which was founded in 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa (thus the cow logo), was flying high by 1991, with some believing it was poised to become the biggest and most popular personal computer maker in the world. But after a dodgy retail store strategy, the dot-com bust and moves to North Sou ... More >>
Before the premiere of a documentary about Renée Richards at the springtime Tribeca Film Festival, a reporter caught up with the 76-year-old transgender icon--and found that, like Greta Garbo, she wants to be left alone.But the eye surgeon and former tennis pro did share some stories about her ... More >>
Kevin LaraAs we continue our three-part series with Chef Gonzalez, we learn about his stints working for a couple of gregarious chefs. He also makes reference to a picky Brewmaster and notorious oysters. Stay tuned for tomorrow's finale, where Manny shows us how to do seafood right. To catch up o ... More >>
Saba Shirazi--the Newport Beach Film Festival's bubbly, tireless, Hula-Hooping communications manager--died in a July 1 car crash in La Jolla. She was but 32, and if you stick with the rest of the post, you will hopefully get a sense of why she will be so missed.
James Neal's booking photoTwo hours after former NASCAR driver James Neal was released from Orange County Jail to complete his sentence for having led officers on a high-speed, 50-mile chase two weeks ago, he arrived at the home of a woman he met once and allegedly tried to rape her.The 56-year-o ... More >>
To hear supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law tell it, local law enforcement officers will do no more than follow federal law in arresting people who are in this country illegally.Those arguments assume these are "good cops" they're talking about. You don't hear much about "bad co ... More >>
It's not quite what you expect to see at the beach. A circle of 25 big black boxes, each 8 feet by 8 feet, with impromptu "boardwalks" inside and outside the perimeter, though passers-by can certainly walk in the sand if they choose. Embedded in the boxes are photos depicting frozen moments in extre ... More >>