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By Cindy Frazier | January 1, 2010
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are investigating a small boat that capsized at Aliso Beach early Wednesday morning that was apparently dropping off at least a dozen people in a suspected human smuggling operation, Laguna Beach Police Lt. Jason Kravetz said. It is the second incident of suspected human smuggling off of South Laguna within the past two months, said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice. In Wednesday’s and a Nov. 11 incident, small boats were abandoned at Aliso Beach.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119 packages of marijuana on board at 3:30 a.m. about 12 miles southwest of Laguna Beach, according to a news release. Authorities first spotted a boat that didn't have required navigation lights on at 12:45 a.m. several miles off the coast of La Jolla.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | January 23, 2013
A group of Laguna Beach High School students have mastered a whole raft of skills and technology to construct and equip their entry in the 2013 Solar Cup. Members of the high school Solar Club have spent school days and weekends since November building a boat from scratch and devising a solar power system to propel their entry to victory in the Solar Cup, a three-day regatta for solar-powered boats built by Southern California students. "It's pretty interesting and rewarding," said club President Brock Csira, who will skipper the single-seat boat in the races.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | January 10, 2013
A 36-foot Catalina sailboat that ran aground earlier in the week was temporarily parked in the sand at the north end of Main Beach as of Thursday. On Monday the Why Knot, which ran aground near south Main Beach, was towed from the shoreline, according to police. "Lifeguards eventually worked with Laguna Beach public works officials to get the boat moved to the north end of Main Beach via tractor," Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. On Sunday, Laguna Beach police, firefighters and lifeguards responded to a call that the Why Knot was aground, with its starboard side on the surf zone and its engine running, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email.
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By Cindy Frazier | December 31, 2009
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are investigating a small boat that capsized at Aliso Beach Laguna Beach early Wednesday morning apparently dropping off at least a dozen people in an apparent human smuggling operation, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. It is the second incident of suspected human smuggling off of South Laguna within the past two months, said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice. In the Dec. 30 and an earlier Nov. 11 incident, small boats were abandoned at Aliso Beach.
NEWS
February 5, 2013
U.S. Homeland Security special agents apprehended nine men suspected of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs at Crystal Cove State Park early Monday morning. Border Patrol agents recovered 26 bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.79 million, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release. The bundles weighed 1,197 pounds. Agents were patrolling the coastline around midnight Monday. They observed a panga-style fishing boat off El Moro Bay in Laguna Beach.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | August 2, 2012
The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol resumed its search Thursday morning for the missing Newport Beach man whose sailboat was found aground in Laguna Beach early Wednesday, authorities said. TheU.S. Coast Guardhad two helicopters and a boat combing the area Wednesday, but called off its search for Andrew Szaz, 74, by the end of the day, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Szaz left his home about noon Tuesday and went to Dana Point Harbor, where Babe, his 28-foot boat, was docked, Amormino said.
NEWS
By CATHARINE COOPER | May 5, 2006
"Want to be part of our crew?" Lynn Brown eagerly asks as we paddle the harbor. "The Ensenada Race?" I said, grinning from ear to ear. Every April, I've watched the start of the Ensenada Race from our southern beaches. Hundreds of brightly colored boats have lured me, but proved elusive. I've longed to join them, but my sailing skills are at best, novice, and my sailing friends are serious racers. Lynn's husband, James, fits that category. A determined tactician with decades of experience, he captains his ship with pride and a deep skill set. He has recently acquired No Rationing, a 32-foot PRHF-I class, from Chicago.
NEWS
January 14, 2005
Martha Marino PART 4: BEAUTY AND ROMANCE Day 6 to 8: Saverne and Luzelbourg When the rain finally stopped in the late afternoon, I crawled out of my tent and coasted down the hill to have a look at Saverne. Before sightseeing, I located a small bike shop to have my loose handlebars repaired. The mechanic had no trouble finding the problem. "Whoever assembled this bike," he said, "didn't know what they were doing. They put the washer up side down and damaged it."
LOCAL
By James Pribram | May 14, 2010
It’s like the quiet storm here. There’s not a soul on the beach, and there hasn’t been since I arrived three days ago. Fishing boats sit like empty houses in an old abandoned ghost town — a sad reality of the halt on the fishing and shrimping industry due to the massive oil spill that sits off of the coast of Mississippi. Here in Biloxi, Miss., my team and I chartered a boat out to the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore, and to my amazement it was far worse than I could have imagined.
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NEWS
August 7, 2013
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119 packages of marijuana on board at 3:30 a.m. about 12 miles southwest of Laguna Beach, according to a news release. Authorities first spotted a boat that didn't have required navigation lights on at 12:45 a.m. several miles off the coast of La Jolla.
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By Mike Whitehead | May 1, 2013
Ahoy! Last Friday was the start of the annual Newport Ocean Sailing Assn.'s Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. Just over 200 sailboats crossed the start line for the 125-nautical-mile voyage to Ensenada, and the wind was blowing 10 to 12 knots for the start of the classes. The trimaran, Loe Real, almost broke the record for the fastest time, set by Stars & Stripes, at 6 hours, 46 minutes and 30 seconds. Loe Real missed the record by just under 20 minutes with a time of 7 hours, 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
NEWS
February 5, 2013
U.S. Homeland Security special agents apprehended nine men suspected of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs at Crystal Cove State Park early Monday morning. Border Patrol agents recovered 26 bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.79 million, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release. The bundles weighed 1,197 pounds. Agents were patrolling the coastline around midnight Monday. They observed a panga-style fishing boat off El Moro Bay in Laguna Beach.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | January 23, 2013
A group of Laguna Beach High School students have mastered a whole raft of skills and technology to construct and equip their entry in the 2013 Solar Cup. Members of the high school Solar Club have spent school days and weekends since November building a boat from scratch and devising a solar power system to propel their entry to victory in the Solar Cup, a three-day regatta for solar-powered boats built by Southern California students. "It's pretty interesting and rewarding," said club President Brock Csira, who will skipper the single-seat boat in the races.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | January 10, 2013
A 36-foot Catalina sailboat that ran aground earlier in the week was temporarily parked in the sand at the north end of Main Beach as of Thursday. On Monday the Why Knot, which ran aground near south Main Beach, was towed from the shoreline, according to police. "Lifeguards eventually worked with Laguna Beach public works officials to get the boat moved to the north end of Main Beach via tractor," Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. On Sunday, Laguna Beach police, firefighters and lifeguards responded to a call that the Why Knot was aground, with its starboard side on the surf zone and its engine running, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | August 2, 2012
The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol resumed its search Thursday morning for the missing Newport Beach man whose sailboat was found aground in Laguna Beach early Wednesday, authorities said. TheU.S. Coast Guardhad two helicopters and a boat combing the area Wednesday, but called off its search for Andrew Szaz, 74, by the end of the day, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Szaz left his home about noon Tuesday and went to Dana Point Harbor, where Babe, his 28-foot boat, was docked, Amormino said.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 23, 2011
The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals after discovering an overturned panga boat probably used to smuggle 10 people into the United States early June 16, authorities said. Life jackets and gas cans were found on the beach in Emerald Bay. No passengers were visible when the Coast Guard arrived at the scene, Lt. Ana Thorsson said. According to Laguna Beach police, lifeguards reported a couple of possible occupants from the boat walking around the rocks at Pirate Cove and north Crescent Bay Beach.
LOCAL
By James Pribram | May 14, 2010
It’s like the quiet storm here. There’s not a soul on the beach, and there hasn’t been since I arrived three days ago. Fishing boats sit like empty houses in an old abandoned ghost town — a sad reality of the halt on the fishing and shrimping industry due to the massive oil spill that sits off of the coast of Mississippi. Here in Biloxi, Miss., my team and I chartered a boat out to the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore, and to my amazement it was far worse than I could have imagined.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | February 25, 2010
. . . CORRECTION: The Canyon to Cove column, ?Glimpses of Laguna?s hidden history,? Feb. 19 should not have identified a coastal property as being associated with the Contadina family. . . . . . If you?ve ever wanted to peek at the hidden homes ? and spectacular views ? of the rich and famous who cluster along Laguna Beach?s secluded coves and shoreline, now you can. Dana Wharf Sportfishing is branching out with a new ?Laguna Coastline SightSeaing Cruise? that combines a historic perspective of the coast from Crystal Cove to Three Arch Bay with the possibility of seeing some fun-loving dolphins, and maybe even a whale, along the way. I took the tour Sunday, and before the historic part started, we had the thrill of being in a pod of an estimated 1,000 common dolphins.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | January 1, 2010
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are investigating a small boat that capsized at Aliso Beach early Wednesday morning that was apparently dropping off at least a dozen people in a suspected human smuggling operation, Laguna Beach Police Lt. Jason Kravetz said. It is the second incident of suspected human smuggling off of South Laguna within the past two months, said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice. In Wednesday’s and a Nov. 11 incident, small boats were abandoned at Aliso Beach.
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