September 23, 2013 |
Motel 6 in downtown Oceanside, Calif., marks the seaside town's 125th anniversary with an apt promotion: Stay two nights and pay $125 plus tax for both nights. That's a good deal for any coastal stay, and a good time of year to go as summer winds down and beaches clear out. The deal: The budget Motel 6 Oceanside is located at 909 N. Coast Highway. It features newer-style rooms at this motel chain, and the building is smoke-free. The offer is available by phone reservation only; ask for the "Oceanside 125" rate when booking.
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September 12, 2013 |
A Coast Guard official says his "deepest sympathy" goes out to the family and friends of a missing 52-year-old Oceanside boater after an extensive search at sea was called off. The boater, Loren Ruden, was reported missing Monday after beachgoers found his dog near the Oceanside pier. The dog had apparently paddled ashore. A tugboat, the Robyn J., found Ruden's unoccupied boat, the Lucky Dog, about 10 miles northwest of La Jolla on Tuesday morning. But by Wednesday evening, the search for Ruden was called off. "After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult decision to suspend the search," Coast Guard Capt.
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September 11, 2013 |
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the Oceanside boater who disappeared Monday and whose boat was later found off La Jolla. "After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult decision to suspend the search," Coast Guard Capt. Sean Mahoney, commander of the San Diego sector, said by email shortly after 7 p.m. The boater, Loren Ruden, 52, was reported missing after beachgoers found his dog near the Oceanside pier.
September 7, 2013 |
Some things never change in high school football. The Trinity League is always good. Corona Centennial's offense scores lots of points. And Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has a top kicker. Following the path of NFL kickers Nick Folk and Kai Forbath , Lucas Alfonso had field goals from 50 and 49 yards on Saturday to help the Knights defeat Loomis Del Oro, 41-24, in the Honor Bowl at Oceanside High. Like Folk and Forbath, Alfonso is a student of former Notre Dame and UCLA All-American kicker Chris Sailer . Alfonso didn't attempt a field goal last week in Notre Dame's win over Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, so he was waiting for his chance.
September 6, 2013 |
It's going to be quite a weekend at Ocenside High School, with four terrific games scheduled as part of the Honor Bowl . First up is Friday night's clash between Gardena Serra (1-0) and Oceanside (1-0). The game will be televised live by Time Warner Cable Channel 101 and HD 354. On Saturday, it's a tripleheader. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (1-0) plays Loomis Del Oro (1-0) at noon. Oaks Christian (1-0) takes on Upland (0-1) at 4 p.m. Ventura St. Bonaventure (1-0) plays Corona Centennial (1-0)
August 17, 2013 |
No way am I going to make it to Maine this summer to feast on lobster pulled straight from the Atlantic. Short of flying in the crustaceans from the East Coast (very expensive), I intend to get my lobster fix right here. Not at the Lobster in Santa Monica - too noisy - or the Red Lobster. And I'm not longing for one of the gigantesque lobsters served up at the Palm steakhouses either. Something more demure, more soulful for me. On a recent lobster crawl around town, I found three places that did a good, even great, job with Maine lobster.
July 17, 2013 |
Opening day at Del Mar is set for Wednesday, and it's the one day of the year when Southern California horse racing fans forget about any troubles surrounding the sport. Fans come out en masse (attendance on opening day was 47,339 last year), colorful hats pop up as if it were the Kentucky Derby and fields are so full that no one worries whether there's a shortage of horses. As usual, the opening day $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds going one mile on the turf has been split into two divisions, the sixth and ninth races on a 10-race card, after 22 horses were entered.
July 17, 2013 |
There was primping, flirting, laughing, betting, drinking - and that was before the first race went off on opening day at Del Mar. In what has become the social event of the year in San Diego County, a crowd of 43,030, the largest to attend a horse race in California this year, showed up on Wednesday to create a party-like atmosphere complete with hats seemingly designed from an unknown civilization. "Oh my God. Look at this," one female track visitor said in awe of a hat that included an iron replica of the Eiffel Tower covered with flowers and feathers.