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April 30, 2004
Mike Sciacca The surfing talent gathered on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier Monday morning was staggering. Mike Todd and several other professionals, took their turns out in the water. Others, including local Bron Heussenstamm, had already tested the surf and took time to catch up with their peers. "We're all friends, so it's pretty cool for all of us to come together like this," said Heussenstamm, 24, a 1997 graduate of Laguna Beach High.
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By Steve Virgen | July 31, 2009
There was a moment during Pat O?Connell?s speech for the Surfer?s Hall of Fame induction ceremony that he became overwhelmed. O?Connell, 37, a Laguna Beach resident, began to reflect on his life, talk about the people he met and thank those who influenced him. It was all too much. O?Connell had to pause. He fought back tears, just before placing his feet and hands on the concrete in front of the Huntington Surf & Sport store July 24. To be among the surfing greats on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach was special for O?
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 21, 2006
Of all the contests held in exotic locales all over the globe, nothing seems to get surfers fired up like competing at the Huntington Beach Pier. And of all the worldwide contests, this one draws a top-notch crowd, three Laguna Beach surfers agreed. "That's one thing that makes the U.S. Open cool," Laguna's Brad Burdick said. "There's a huge crowd on hand and it gets all of us pumped up. It's great to have something like this just down the road. Unlike traveling for a competition, I get to sleep in my own bed, which is great."
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By James Pribram | July 7, 2011
On a warm summer's night under a star-lit sky, I'm not sure that there is anything more amazing than being at the Irvine Bowl and watching the Pageant of the Masters. I have gone for the last five years, and with each passing year I grow more amazed by it and what a true art form it is. I knew it was going to be a good night when, as I sat next to my mom, we saw the opening scene was from "Peter Pan" — a pet name she used to have for me. When you take into consideration just how many moving parts are involved in making the Pageant what it is, it's truly unbelievable.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 29, 2010
Look closely and you can still see the two scars on Katie Averill’s forehead. The Laguna Beach resident is more used to talking about her cooking. The former owner of Mirabeau Bistro in Dana Point, she is now a corporate pastry chef for Balboa Dessert Co. Yet that day nearly 20 years ago, when she fell off a 50-foot cliff in Toledo, Spain, shapes her as well. “The locals said the best view of the city was to go up this path,” Averill said. “It got really gravelly and 50 feet up, like a cartoon, I just went off the side.
NEWS
May 28, 2004
Laguna Beach's Dain Blanton and teammate Jeff Nygaard will be in the hunt for the Men's title when the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball's Huntington Beach Open presented by Shark Energy Drink debuts today at the Huntington Beach Pier. The three day event begins today with a qualifier tournament, continues Saturday with main draw competition and concludes Sunday with Women's and Men's semifinal and finals round matches. Surf City is the fourth stop on the tour, which is part of the 2004 AVP Nissan Series.
NEWS
August 5, 2005
Lauren Vane Laguna Beach lifeguards and the city reached an agreement in July and signed a contract for hourly lifeguards, giving seasonal guards a pay increase and an unprecedented equipment allowance. In October 2004, Laguna's seasonal lifeguards became the Laguna Beach chapter of the Surf City Lifeguards Employees Association (SCELA). "I think we'll have an excellent relationship with the city," said Richard Silber, the attorney representing SCELA.
SPORTS
February 10, 2011
Laguna's Smith wins half-marathon Cheryl Smith of Laguna Beach, along with a pair of runners from Long Beach and a female competitor from Ohio, took top honors Sunday at the 15th annual Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach. Smith, 30, was the top finisher in the women's half-marathon in 1 hour 17 minutes 48 seconds. Gilbert Salazar, 38, was the top male runner in the marathon, winning the event in 2:35.2. Jimmy Grabow, 26, was the winner of the men's half-marathon with a course-record 1:03.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 26, 2006
Rachel Wacholder returned this week to the site of one of her most stirring victories in professional beach volleyball. Beginning today and running through Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Crocs Tour touches down in Surf City with the Cuervo Gold Crown Huntington Beach Open. The event begins with today's qualifier and continues Saturday and Sunday. The men's final is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, followed at 3:30 p.m. by the women's final.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 18, 2008
When the U.S. Open of Surfing, presented by O?Neill, launches its 15th year of competition today, it will do so by offering its most diverse and largest field of competitors. Rippers from around the globe will be after the same prize: the glory of winning on one of the biggest surfing stages in the world. Laguna Beach will be represented in the contest. Founded in 1994, the U.S. Open of Surfing spearheads Go211 Live and runs through July 27 at the Huntington Beach Pier.
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By James Pribram | July 7, 2011
On a warm summer's night under a star-lit sky, I'm not sure that there is anything more amazing than being at the Irvine Bowl and watching the Pageant of the Masters. I have gone for the last five years, and with each passing year I grow more amazed by it and what a true art form it is. I knew it was going to be a good night when, as I sat next to my mom, we saw the opening scene was from "Peter Pan" — a pet name she used to have for me. When you take into consideration just how many moving parts are involved in making the Pageant what it is, it's truly unbelievable.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 29, 2010
Look closely and you can still see the two scars on Katie Averill’s forehead. The Laguna Beach resident is more used to talking about her cooking. The former owner of Mirabeau Bistro in Dana Point, she is now a corporate pastry chef for Balboa Dessert Co. Yet that day nearly 20 years ago, when she fell off a 50-foot cliff in Toledo, Spain, shapes her as well. “The locals said the best view of the city was to go up this path,” Averill said. “It got really gravelly and 50 feet up, like a cartoon, I just went off the side.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 31, 2009
There was a moment during Pat O?Connell?s speech for the Surfer?s Hall of Fame induction ceremony that he became overwhelmed. O?Connell, 37, a Laguna Beach resident, began to reflect on his life, talk about the people he met and thank those who influenced him. It was all too much. O?Connell had to pause. He fought back tears, just before placing his feet and hands on the concrete in front of the Huntington Surf & Sport store July 24. To be among the surfing greats on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach was special for O?
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 21, 2006
Of all the contests held in exotic locales all over the globe, nothing seems to get surfers fired up like competing at the Huntington Beach Pier. And of all the worldwide contests, this one draws a top-notch crowd, three Laguna Beach surfers agreed. "That's one thing that makes the U.S. Open cool," Laguna's Brad Burdick said. "There's a huge crowd on hand and it gets all of us pumped up. It's great to have something like this just down the road. Unlike traveling for a competition, I get to sleep in my own bed, which is great."
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Mike Sciacca The surfing talent gathered on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier Monday morning was staggering. Mike Todd and several other professionals, took their turns out in the water. Others, including local Bron Heussenstamm, had already tested the surf and took time to catch up with their peers. "We're all friends, so it's pretty cool for all of us to come together like this," said Heussenstamm, 24, a 1997 graduate of Laguna Beach High.
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