June 26, 1994 |
The timing couldn't have been worse when the Orange County Marine Institute unveiled its $7.5-million building plan in 1990. Southern California's economy was in a tailspin; contributions from real estate developers--long the county's main source of philanthropy--were dwindling. But rather than waiting for developers to regain their financial health, the institute started knocking on doors of local companies with strong ties to the ocean.
June 22, 1999 |
Conservationist Richard Moretti, who opened the nation's only sea turtle hospital in Florida, will pick up an Environmentalist of the Year award July 30 when the Surf Industry Manufacturers' Assn.'s Environmental Fund holds its Waterman's Ball at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point. The group, which holds the gala annually to raise money for environmental groups, will also honor surfing legend Gerry Lopez, an Oregon resident.
July 31, 1998 |
As a sold-out swarm of 900 surfers, environmental supporters and their friends descend upon the grounds of the tony Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dana Point tonight to schmooze, rage and raise thousands of dollars for the ocean's health, Susan Crank can finally exhale a sigh of relief. Whether she does or not, of course, remains to be seen.
April 25, 1991 |
Trade Shows Endorsement: Action Sports Retailer, a trade magazine for the surf-wear and beach-related industries based in Laguna Beach, has signed an agreement for the endorsement of its twice-annual trade shows by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Assn. Under the arrangement, the magazine "agreed to recognize and support in principle SIMA" as an organization promoting the surf- wear industry, said the magazine's new publisher, Jenny Le Coq.
June 17, 2007 |
IT'S somewhere around 6:30 Saturday morning when Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer," warbling peacefully through the Royal Solaris hotel, is suddenly drowned out by the arrival of the boys themselves, a careening speedball of surfboards, flip-flops and board shorts barreling down the hall and into the lobby, a tumult of dirty jokes, rehashed drunken exploits, stickered surfboards, sunburns, high-fives and four-day beards.