September 5, 1988
Keith Sasaki, 25, of Honolulu, won his fourth National Body Board Championship Sunday at Oceanside Pier. Paul Roach, a 15-year-old from Encinitas, won the AAA amateur title. Other winners from the San Diego area included Chris Campbell, 12, of Oceanside (boys 12-under) and Manny Vargas, 16, of Imperial Beach (junior men 13-16). John Shearer, 33, of Hermosa Beach defended his men's 30-and-over title as did 14-year-old Glenda Kozlowski of Rio de Janeiro, who won the women's open competition.
July 8, 1987 |
It began as a softer, simpler alternative to riding a surfboard, but it has evolved into big business that has a viable niche in the marketplace, and a 30-second spot on MTV. Yes, body boarding has gone big time. Much has happened since the early 1970s, when former Laguna Beach resident Tom Morey first boogied on a slab of polyethylene foam he had fashioned at his home in Hawaii. Morey's tinkering produced the prototype of a plaything that has altered the course of wave riding forever.
November 23, 1990 |
Can a Brazilian schoolgirl from Ubatuba find happiness in the Valley? Not right away. Fabiola Pereira, who was only 14 when she moved to Studio City as a foreign exchange student in January, 1989, had difficulty making friends at Millikan Junior High because of the language barrier--she initially spoke no English--and a cultural gap that was impossible for her to overcome. "In the whole school, I was the only surfer girl," said Pereira, now 16. "We had nothing in common."
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March 23, 2011 |
Los Angeles County's fee to transport and handle dead bodies is going up from a cap of $200 to a maximum of $400. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the fee increase Tuesday, accepting the coroner's office's assertion that transportation and handling costs have gone up since the fee was enacted in 1991. Approved billing rates for the current fiscal year, which ends this summer, will only go up to $312.12, according to a coroner's staff report. "The increased fee ?
May 25, 2012 |
Want to go to the No. 1 beach in America this Memorial Day weekend ? It's closer than you think. Coronado Beach in Coronado, Calif., snagged the top spot in Dr. Beach's Top 10 List 2012 . It's the first time any California beach has taken top honors since the list began in 1991. The beach doc who makes the annual pronouncements is really Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research. "The beach is popular for swimmers, surfers, sunbathers and beachcombers," Leatherman writes about the San Diego-area spot.
March 30, 1987
John Shimooka outperformed three other surfers in the finals Sunday to win the Aloe-Up Cup Professional Surfing Assn. event at Oceanside Harbor. Shimooka, of Honolulu, earned $1,500. Richie Collins of Costa Mesa finished second and won $700. Paul Barr of Carlsbad was third and Mike Lambresi of Oceanside was fourth. In the women's competition, Tricia Gill of Newport Beach won the final to earn $250. Janice Aragon of Huntington Beach finished second.