May 4, 2000 |
Runners tired of pounding the same pavement in the same road races can take a different trail Saturday at the Southern California Hillsea race at Central Park West in Huntington Beach. The Hillsea is a cross-country race that is handicapped by age group to give everyone a chance at being the first across the finish line. For instance, last year's winner was 56-year-old Sally Adam of Huntington Beach, who beat 52-year-old John Hunter of Torrance by 28 seconds.
August 24, 2004 |
No matter how heavy-duty your trailer hitch, it's not always convenient to have a 22-foot Boston Whaler or two tiers of Jet Skis stalking your every sprint to the beach or mountains. Yet if you set out for an alpine island in just your SUV, you'll probably drown. That's why boats that tuck inside your Escalade (or in some cases your Neon) are such a good idea.
May 17, 2009 |
The past and the present collide head-on in this two-story Craftsman hybrid in Huntington Beach's Lake Park area near downtown. From a distance, a number of Craftsman characteristics are evident: forward and side-facing gables, exposed rafter ties, a raised foundation and a front porch that extends the width of the house with six tapered columns. But a closer look reveals an up-to-date house with charcoal-colored heavy-gauge standing-seam metal roofing.
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January 7, 2001 |
Like its counterpart in New York City, Huntington Beach's Central Park offers an expansive oasis for residents, with offerings some might find unexpected in the middle of dense civilization. Within its 350 acres, Huntington Central Park ( 960-8847; open 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
January 3, 1993 |
Three new Sno-Parks have just been added to California's 8-year-old, 15-park network of roadside parking areas that provide direct access to cross-country ski trails, snowmobile routes and snow play areas. Administered by the state Department of Parks and Recreation, the areas are all in the central Sierra Nevada mountains--some on U.S. Forest Service lands, some on private property.
April 19, 1999
Ahh, summertime, and the living is easy. You picture the simple life, at least for your kids: nature walks and horseback rides, corny songs by campfires, canoe races and butterfly chases. In short, camp. But accessing that life of perfected leisure requires a virtual arsenal of Web sites, camp directories and investigative work. So much for simple. With more than 10,000 camps across the country to choose from, many parents find the selection process overwhelming.
July 2, 2006 |
I have arrived at campsites by foot or by Subaru wagon many times but never by boat. Until about this time last summer, when I found myself skippering a small motorboat: On board were my partner, Julie, our drooling but seaworthy Labrador and half the contents of our garage. Our destination was the far side of Florence Lake, deep in the Sierra Nevada at the end of a steep, narrow and possibly nauseating 20-mile road. The road alone, impassable to large motor homes, filters out the masses.