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August 11, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A rapidly expanding Los Angeles magazine publisher said Monday it acquired Surfer magazine, the San Juan Capistrano-based monthly that is the oldest publication devoted to the sport. Petersen Publishing Co. said it bought Surfer Publications, which publishes Surfer and several other magazines devoted to so-called extreme sports. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction is the latest in a buying spree at Petersen, which is moving to bolster its Raw Sport Group.
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July 20, 2008 | Monica Corcoran, Times Staff Writer
Ah, SURFING. The sport of sinewy iconoclasts. No pesky umpires, no foul lines, no rules. Easy there, Kerouac. There is, in fact, an unspoken etiquette of the ocean. Here are the Top 10 rules of the reef: 1) We're all guests of the sea. Just like you wouldn't show up at a stranger's house for dinner, you don't just "drop in" on someone's wave. In surfer parlance, "dropping in" means that you grabbed a wave that belonged to someone else, and it's the worst breach of etiquette.
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July 30, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners of Surfer magazine are considering selling the San Juan Capistrano-based monthly, the oldest publication devoted to the Southland's signature sport. Surfer Publications, a subsidiary of For Better Living, an Auburn company, has hired an investment banking firm to explore financing options. Besides Surfer, which made its debut in 1959, the division's holdings consist of several magazines devoted to the so-called extreme sports, including Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder and Bike.
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September 24, 2006 | Steve Harvey
"Have you ever noticed the similarities between surfers and homeless people?" asked Paul Sandor of Huntington Beach in a letter to Surfer magazine. Sandor thought of the parallels while on the way back from a surfing trip to the San Diego area, where his car broke down. While it was being repaired, he visited a nearby fast-food joint for lunch. "I was in typical surfer garb -- baggy, dirty shorts, surfer T-shirt and flip-flops," he said. "I was a sunburned, unshaved, salt-encrusted mess."
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July 29, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners of Surfer magazine are considering selling the San Juan Capistrano-based monthly, the oldest publication devoted to the Southland's signature sport. For Better Living, an Auburn, Calif., company that has owned Surfer for about 30 years, has hired an investment banking firm to explore financing options, including the sale, partial sale or partnership deals involving its Surfer Publications unit.
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April 14, 1994 | ADRIAN MAHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Johnny Fain was Malibu's golden boy of surfing in the late 1960s. Known for an aggressive surfing style of quick, slashing turns and "hang-ten" riding (10 toes over the nose of the board), Fain became one of the world's top surfers, and was rewarded with endorsements and years on the professional surfing tour.
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March 22, 2000 | By STEVE HARVEY
Surfers have been complaining of the increasingly crowded waters off Southern California for years. Perhaps that explains why a Palmdale resident wrote to Dana Point-based Surfer magazine, asking, "What is the probability of there being ridable surf on planets outside our galaxy?" (Possibly the reader also realized that Palmdale is almost as close to the next planet as it is to the Pacific Ocean.
SPORTS
March 13, 1996 | PETE THOMAS
It has been 2 1/2 months since Donnie Solomon, a promising young surfer from Ventura, drowned after getting caught inside and buried under a massive set of waves that pounded Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore. But only recently has anyone reported, in detail, the chaotic moments leading to Solomon's death last Dec. 23. Surfer magazine does so in its May issue.
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July 3, 1988 | LAURA KURTZMAN
At one time or another in the 1950s and '60s, nearly every great California surfer rode the waves at San Onofre. Phil Edwards, considered the best surfer in the world during the 1950s and early '60s, spent his teen-age summers inventing surfing maneuvers at San Onofre, along with Mickey Dora. Dora later became famous for his fancy surfing at Malibu.
NEWS
October 19, 2004 | Steve Hawk
In the North Pacific, October arouses the season's first storms, which in turn generate the swells that bring life -- and crowds -- to Pipeline, the famously shallow and hard-breaking surf spot on Oahu's north shore. Ghastly wipeouts commonly occur here, but newcomers to the iconic break have more to worry about these days than merely blowing the drop and bouncing off the flesh-eating reef.
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July 13, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
There's no denying that Dana Point-based Surfer magazine has clout. In a letter to that publication, 10-year-old Philip Salter of Langley, Wash., wrote: "My dad's friend gave us a Surfer magazine. I threw it from my treehouse at a deer eating the roses. Surfer is tough!" * GUIDE TO ADVENTUROUS DINING: Robert Patterson sent along a photo that reminded me of the hot rodder's boast of making a rival in a street race "eat rubber" (see photo).
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May 23, 2000 | Steve Harvey
For your "Bummer!" file: A letter to Dana Point-based Surfer magazine from Northern California lamented, "I, like all other male surfers, suffer from . . . shrinkage. . . . Are there any serious or permanent health risks that could occur?" Dr. Paul Turek, a urology professor at UC San Francisco (and a surfer) responded: "There is no evidence that cold water adversely affects reproductive organs in any way." Turek added: "I've never prescribed Viagra to a surfer."
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May 23, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
For your "Bummer!" file: A letter to San Juan Capistrano-based Surfer magazine from Northern California lamented, "I, like all other male surfers, suffer from . . . shrinkage. . . . Are there any serious or permanent health risks that could occur?" Dr. Paul Turek, a urology professor at UC San Francisco (and a surfer) responded: "There is no evidence that cold water adversely affects reproductive organs in any way." Turek added: "I've never prescribed Viagra to a surfer."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000
Sam George, 43, editor of Surfer magazine in San Juan Capistrano, a former professional surfer and author of two books on the sport: I moved to Europe when I was in first grade. My father was in the Navy, in the Mediterranean fleet. I went to a school for English-speaking children in Cannes, France. But to ensure that we stayed enthusiastic, my mother, who was an elementary school teacher, bought a kids' encyclopedia set called the Book of Knowledge.
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March 22, 2000 | By STEVE HARVEY
Surfers have been complaining of the increasingly crowded waters off Southern California for years. Perhaps that explains why a Palmdale resident wrote to Dana Point-based Surfer magazine, asking, "What is the probability of there being ridable surf on planets outside our galaxy?" (Possibly the reader also realized that Palmdale is almost as close to the next planet as it is to the Pacific Ocean.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1998
California homes priced at $1 million or more sold in record numbers during the second quarter, with the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego County community of Rancho Santa Fe leading the way. Sales of million-dollar houses and condominiums reached 1,480 from April to June, up 43.6% from the same period of 1997, Acxiom Corp.'s DataQuick Products division said. * * Los Angeles-based Petersen Publishing Co.
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March 22, 2000 | By STEVE HARVEY
Surfers have been complaining of the increasingly crowded waters off Southern California for years. Perhaps that explains why a Palmdale resident wrote to Dana Point-based Surfer magazine, asking, "What is the probability of there being ridable surf on planets outside our galaxy?" (Possibly the reader also realized that Palmdale is almost as close to the next planet as it is to the Pacific Ocean.
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October 9, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
Surfer Magazine printed a letter from a Long Beach reader who said that during a recent stay in prison, he spotted Jesus in the publication's photo of a "wave behind some trees." The reader informed the Dana Point-based magazine that "the Holy Spirit told me to write you and tell you that magazine will be the best selling mag in the history of Surfer. And the Holy Spirit wants me to ask if I can receive one dollar from every sale of this issue."
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