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  • Haakenson: Newport Harbor takes top spot in Surf Team Challenge

    Haakenson: Newport Harbor takes top spot in Surf Team Challenge
    Ten high school surf teams. One winner. They held the Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge last Saturday at 54th Street in Newport Beach, a new aspect of Oakley's Surf Shop Challenge series, featuring Orange County's top high school surfers. The event...
  • Natural Perspectives: Conservation Corps graduates 112 in 2012

    Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
  • Haakenson: Surf City Days promises plenty of fun

    The calendar says this weekend is the last weekend of the summer. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, which also happens to be my 50th birthday. Anyway … what better way to spend the last weekend of the summer hanging out at the beach doing...
  • Greer's OC: Coffee bar Theorem now open

    Once again, Jeff and Christa Duggan, the husband and wife team behind Portola Coffee Lab at OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, are bringing Orange County a new coffee experience unlike anything we've had before: a dedicated slow bar to explore the wonders of...
  • City Lights: One more reason to be grateful to vets

    City Lights: One more reason to be grateful to vets
    A few years back, the Los Angeles Times wrote a moving story about the death of Britain's last-surviving army veteran of World War I. No, that's not a typo. The man's name was Harry Patch, and he passed away at the age of 111, breaking his country's...
  • In the Pipeline: Making noise over minute of silence

    In the Pipeline: Making noise over minute of silence
    With the Olympics starting this coming week, I wanted to point out that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the worst day in Olympic history. In 1972, at the Munich games, eight Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli athletes and took nine...
  • Haakenson: Pribram on his way to Tijuana for a great cause

    Haakenson: Pribram on his way to Tijuana for a great cause
    Right now, there's a good chance Laguna Beach's James Pribram is on a standup paddleboard, off the Southern California coast probably in North San Diego County. Whether or not he's having fun is debatable, but there is no doubt Pribram is doing something...
  • Got dragonfruit?

    Got dragonfruit?
    Steve and Jason Berger went in their backyard in search of a specimen from an exotic species, the yellow dragonfruit. Crouching behind their Huntington Beach home, they traveled through a narrow corridor of encroaching leaves, branches and cacti...
  • Olympics: Men's volleyball team out of medal contention

    Olympics: Men's volleyball team out of medal contention
    The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team. Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court...
  • Local water polo teams stand out

    Local water polo teams stand out
    Huntington Beach Water Polo Club teams turned in strong showings at the 2012 SwimOutlet.com Junior Olympics water polo national championships. The clubs' girls' 18-and-under "Blue" team won silver, and the boys' 12-and-under and 16U teams, and the 10-U...
  • Haakenson: Surf world moves on after U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach wrapped up the season for the women on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour, withAustralia'sStephanie Gilmore winning the world championship for the fifth time. Gilmore is quickly becoming the Kelly...
  • In The Pipeline: The ghost of the Red Car trains

    In The Pipeline: The ghost of the Red Car trains
    I will never forget, several years ago, when a friend directed me down to the beach adjacent to about Ninth Street to discover a vital piece of Huntington Beach history. There, embedded in the ground, are remnants of the old train tracks that supported...