December 13, 2013 |
Live like a king, or a captain, with an overnight stay aboard a private yacht. Dockside Boat & Bed rents luxe vessels for a night - or two or three - at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. Roomier than most hotel rooms, the boats include galleys, living rooms and sequined reflections from the harbor itself. The tab? Our one-night, two-day stay totaled $275, including $50 for meals. The boats never leave the dock, but the experience is as relaxing as only a night on the water can be. The bed Dockside (Dock 5, Rainbow Harbor; 
December 8, 2013 |
Five weeks ago Huntington Beach had a losing record and was all but out of the CIF playoffs. Now, it is a Southern Section champion for the first time. Kai Ross threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns and returned two interceptions for scores in the fourth quarter as the Oilers won the Southwest Division title with a 42-28 victory over Newport Harbor on Saturday afternoon at Angel Stadium. "This was a test of our season — we were the last team into the playoffs and now we've done something our school's never done," said Ross, who has orally committed to Montana, where he hopes to play both offense and defense.
December 7, 2013 |
The Southwest Division final at Angel Stadium is shaping up to be much more competitive than the teams' last meeting -- a 40-14 rout by Huntington Beach in Sunset League play. The game is tied 14-14 and Newport Harbor will get the ball first in the second half. Newport Harbor took a 14-7 midway through the second quarter on a 31-yard pass from Cole Norris to Cory Stowell. Huntington Beach pulled even just over one minute later on a 23-yard scoring pass from Kai Ross to Maurice Barber.
December 7, 2013 |
The teams continue to trade touchdowns and through three quarters Sunset League rivals Newport Harbor and Huntington Beach are tied 21-21. Newport Harbor took a 21-14 lead on a nine-yard touchdown toss from Cole Norris to Keaton Cabley with 2:31 left in the third quarter, but the Oilers tied it on Hunter Simmons' 12-yard reception from Kai Ross with 11 seconds left in the quarter.
December 6, 2013 |
Saturday's high school football championship games: Santa Ana Mater Dei (11-2) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (13-0) at Angel Stadium, 8 p.m. Prime Ticket, 830 AM: It could be a rainy, muddy night for the Pac-5 Division championship game, and that could create some intriguing moments when each team's big offensive line tries to grind out drives. Mater Dei lost the first meeting, 24-2, in the Trinity League. Coach Bruce Rollinson will have his players fired up, but unless the Monarchs' defense puts pressure on quarterback Josh Rosen, the Braves will be tough to topple.
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November 30, 2013 |
What was intended as a peaceful morning photographing the sunrise turned frantic for Mike Czako early Saturday when he was witness to the dramatic efforts to save three people swept from a San Pedro breakwall by a large wave. A 49-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy survived. A 36-year-old man who had apparently tried to help the others was later pronounced dead after being transported to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro. Initial reports indicated as many as three people had been knocked off the Cabrillo Beach breakwater by a wave, but Port Police Lt. Michael Capodanno said the man who died was one of several who attempted to help after the older man and boy were swept away.
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November 25, 2013 |
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced his pick to fill one of two vacancies on the city's Harbor Commission, left open after political upheaval in the city. Foster has tapped Lori Ann Farrell, a former city controller who currently works for the city of Huntington Beach, to fill a seat on the 5-person panel. Farrell, a Long Beach resident who currently sits on the city's transit board, will replace Nick Sramek. Sramek resigned abruptly last week two days after the City Council ousted fellow Commissioner Thomas Fields in an unprecedented move.
November 23, 2013 |
Cole Norris, a 6-foot-1 junior quarterback at Newport Harbor, isn't going to forget about what happened on Friday night for a very long time, if ever. Norris completed 36 of 63 passes for 474 yards and five touchdowns to lead Newport Harbor to a 49-48 win over top-seeded La Habra in a quarterfinal game of the Southeast Division playoffs. He passed 16 yards to Quest Truxton for a game-winning touchdown with 50 seconds left. "It's going to be one of those that people are going to talk about," Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley told the Daily Pilot.