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  • Joe Surf: Surfing Museum marks 25 years

    The International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach has it all: a Hall of Fame, a Walk of Fame, all kinds of memorabilia and exhibits, and of course, a link to surfing history that is invaluable. But there is that one thing that the museum's founder,...
  • Each exhibit is a new set of challenges

    Each exhibit is a new set of challenges
    SANTA ANA — Before he began to work closely with Anne Shih in the mid-1990s, Bowers Museum President Peter C. Keller had traveled to the Far East on business many times. Still, the 64-year-old veteran Los Angeles-area museum executive, by his own...
  • In the Arts

    Colburn to surfing foundation Bolton Colburn, the 56-year-old former head of the Laguna Art Museum, is riding a different kind of cultural wave. The Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente has named the ex-U.S. Amateur Surfing champ as its new...
  • Joe Surf: Bolton to 'Ft. Knox of Surfing'

    It was a natural fit, really, when you think about it. Bolton Colburn recently was named executive director of the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in charge of running the foundation's museum and raising its profile in the museum world. Colburn, 56, came...
  • Greer's OC: Surfing goes to the dogs

    The third annual Surf City Surf Dog competition weekend will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday with a Doggie Couture Fashion Show at the pet-friendly Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, stop by the Hot...
  • Bowers unveils new Chinese exhibit

    Bowers unveils new Chinese exhibit
    SANTA ANA — As a follow-up to its acclaimed 2008 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition, the Bowers Museum has opened an entirely new one covering a much broader sweep of ancient Chinese history. For the next five months, the museum in Santa Ana is...
  • 'Face of the museum' steps down

    On an afternoon last week, Gary Sahagen played a role that he had watched many others play during his decade at the International Surfing Museum. The role of visitor. Sahagen, who joined the museum as a trustee in 2001, stepped down in January from...
  • Art & Nature program explores just that

    Art & Nature program explores just that
    Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...
  • Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

    Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance
    The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future. "The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
  • Art Museum's guards aren't just security experts -- they're also artists

    Art Museum's guards aren't just security experts -- they're also artists
    They call themselves "the paid stalkers." The duty of the Laguna Art Museum security guards is to make sure that precious works of art remain untouched by visitors' hands and even more damaging things like chewing gum. They spend eight hours a day...
  • Plunge into the new year

    Plunge into the new year
    New Year's revelers can usher in 2014 with a Pacific Ocean plunge at the 14th annual Surf City Splash in Huntington Beach on Wednesday. The International Surfing Museum is hosting the plunge and a costume contest. Events kick off with breakfast and...
  • Art displays take flight at JWA

    Art displays take flight at JWA
    JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT — The "Flight of Ideas" art installation noiselessly crowds the airspace above the baggage carousels at the new Terminal C here. This is where the old Terminal B garage stood before construction crews razed it to clear the way...