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  • Celebrate S'mores Day (No Campfire Required)

    08/10/2014 8:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 | Alysia Gray Painter
    The gooey three-part treat shows up in surprising spots.While the oven or stove top is the route we traditionally go to make colder foods hotter, there've been other heat-it-up candidates through the modern age: hot plates, microwave ovens, the fireplace, even running a packet of something under the hot water tap. (We've all tried it.) But the small, outdoor fire preceded all of these by eons. And that there's only one contemporary dish associated with the original stove seems unlikely, and yet it stands: the s'more. Yep yep: Hot dogs and beans and coffee in a vintage pot all have...
  • Florida 'turtle cam' catches loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings headed to sea

    08/03/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    WPTV ^ | 7-27-04 | Ashleigh Walters
    The race for life begins again. Video at link. With a survival rate (to adulthood) of way less than 1%, you have to admire their spunk.
  • Suni Sands [FL], for a time:

    08/02/2014 5:52:29 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    tcpalm ^ | 7-31-14 | Kit Bradshaw
    They're older and live in one of Jupiter's most beautiful spots — Suni Sands. The community is 80 years old. Other parts of Jupiter are younger, and have been recognized by the Jupiter Town Council. But Suni Sands' 80-year-anniversary wasn't celebrated by anyone but those who live in this community of about 110 homes. RESIDENTS AWARE The residents of Suni Sands know that Charles Modica has purchased this mobile home community, the land under their mobile homes, and that their rent between $600 and $900 a month could end if and when Modica decides to develop the property. What they...
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Can Simply Being Near the Ocean Wash Away Stress?

    07/23/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water. "Blue Mind" explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. Most of us know that feeling of calm we get when we are on, in or just near the water. "This is what you want if you're in the midst of a stressful week," said Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California. "You just want...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • Massachusetts Bans Smoking On Beaches

    06/11/2014 5:36:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-11-14 | Ariel Cohen
    If you’re planning on heading up to the Cape Cod beaches this summer, leave your cigarettes at home. Massachusetts recently passed legislation banning smoking in all lifeguard-protected areas beginning June 19. The new smoking prohibition results from a number of complaints from visitors who have been affected by secondhand smoke in public areas, NBC News reports. “The smoking prohibition is the result of a number of complaints from visitors who have been affected by second-hand smoke on the guarded beaches,” park superintendent George Price, said in an issued statement. Price added that cigarettes on beaches are not only a health...
  • Watch: Beach beat down over alleged drone peeping

    06/09/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    PIX11 ^ | June 9, 2014
    MADISON, Conn. (PIX11) – A beachgoer thought she was stopping a disturbing crime in progress, but instead found herself in handcuffs. When Andrea Mears saw a man piloting a drone at a public Connecticut beach, she thought he was surreptitiously taking pictures of bikini-clad women, so she called the police.
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (2013)

    06/06/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Colossal ^ | 9-25-2013 | Christopher Jobson
    This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours...
  • Police to perform warrantless beverage inspections on ‘anybody’ visiting Fla. beaches

    06/06/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Altariel · 50 replies
    PoliceStateUSA ^ | June 6. 2014 | SiteStaff
    HOLMES BEACH, FL — With the help of new technology and federal grant money, police are preparing to warrantlessly search people’s refreshments as they visit the beaches of Florida. New passive alcohol detectors can simply be hovered above a person’s beverage to detect whether it contains alcohol. Similar devices can detect alcohol on someone’s breath. “We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol.” On Holmes Beach, even the mere possession of sealed alcohol containers is illegal. Police are using that as an excuse to inspect anyone’s beverage they choose. “We can...
  • Now South Carolina: 3 Dead, 1 Wounded at Beach Motel

    05/25/2014 10:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/25/14 | Associated Press
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach police say three people have been shot and killed and another person injured at a motel in the popular resort city. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and a fourth person was wounded in a shooting at an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina's most popular tourist destinations. The shootings took place around 11 p.m. Saturday in front of crowds of tourists at the Bermuda Sands Motel along the beach's new boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said.
  • Two-legged dog has time of his life during first trip to beach [video]

    03/30/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter In today’s life affirming video news, a two-legged dog runs joyously across the sand in his first trip to the beach. Duncan Lou Who runs like the wind, chasing after a GoPro camera operated by staff from Panda Paws Rescue. The boxer dog had to have his deformed back legs amputated when he was a puppy, and while he has a wheelchair he prefers to sprint around on his front legs. When the dog’s inspiring story was an online hit last year, Amanda Giese, of Panda Paws Rescue in Vancouver, Washington state in the...
  • Family rescued after van goes into ocean off Daytona Beach

    03/05/2014 9:35:15 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 3-4-2014 | Amaka Ubaka
    [video] DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three children -- ages 5, 7 and 10 -- were rescued from a minivan that was driven into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach. Onlookers pulled the children from the vehicle, which was being buffeted by waves as it drifted deeper into the surf Tuesday. A woman driving the van escaped unharmed. Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris said the woman was already driving on the beach, where cars are allowed, when the vehicle entered the water. The South Carolina family of four was taken to Halifax Hospital. Once the children are released, they will be...
  • Wisconsin DNR Struggling To Curb Sex At Nude Beach

    12/02/2013 9:19:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state’s nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. Those numbers are down from 2012′s totals, but wardens said the problem is far more prevalent than the numbers suggest. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran...
  • DNR struggling to curb sex at Mazomanie nude beach

    12/02/2013 10:25:32 AM PST · by Sopater · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 7:04 a.m. | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state's nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. Those numbers are down from 2012 totals, but wardens said the problem is far more prevalent than the numbers suggest. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran off before wardens could...
  • Jupiter Florida Time Lapse [photography, video]

    08/22/2013 8:38:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-13-13 | Sam Farkas
    Amazing time lapse makes night time look like daylight.
  • Man dies after attempting backflip at beach

    07/15/2013 12:07:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    An Austin man died after hitting his head while trying to do a backflip near the lakeshore in the Gold Coast neighborhood, authorities said. Terrence Mauldin was with his 23-year-old nephew when he attempted a backflip off a three-foot-high retaining wall south of North Avenue Beach around 7:20 p.m., police said. Mauldin landed head-first on the concrete, according to police.
  • Anyone been to Navarre, Fl?

    06/25/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    My sister bought a house last year in Navarre, FL, but before we could go visit her she was deployed to Trashcanistan. She will be back in a few weeks and we are going to go visit her for a family vacation. It will be me, my wife, and my 3 year old son. I am just trying to see if anyone has been there to see what all there is that is family friendly to do. My sister said it is like Destin, but without the tourists. I don't know, I haven't been to Destin either.
  • Biden Cancels Annual Summer Beach Party

    06/03/2013 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Vice President Joe Biden will not be throwing his annual beach party for journalists this summer, POLITICO has learned. Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, and a moon bounce.
  • Woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for wearing thong swimsuit

    05/25/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies
    TheState.com ^ | 5-25-2013 | Tonya Root
    Myrtle Beach (SC) police charged a North Carolina woman with indecent exposure after officers warned her about wearing a thong swimsuit along Ocean Boulevard, according to an arrest report. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, of High Point, N.C., was arrested at 5 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Ocean Boulevard, the report said. Officers charged her with the misdemeanor offense after she was warned twice by officers to cover up. A covered up Garness was taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail on a $469 cash bond, according to jail records.
  • And to think God thinks of us more than there are grains of sand - Great pics & Video at link

    03/27/2013 10:26:12 AM PDT · by illiac · 5 replies
    Inspiration green ^ | Unknown | Inspirationgreen
    At the Beach Sand grains magnified 110-250 times reveal each grain is unique. grains of sand The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, a pink shell fragment, a foram (a type of protozoa) and volcanic material. Photo copyright Dr. Gary Greenberg.
  • Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate

    12/25/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 14 replies
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | 12/25/2012 | KAREN KELSO
    Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate Christmas in California is special. Beaches, mountains, the rich earthy smell of damp eucalyptus. You will see surfing Santas and snow in the mountains for the reindeer. Wherever you are, pause a moment; savor the beauty and wonder of the day and of this place.
  • N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

    12/12/2012 11:25:38 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | David Schaper
    <p>At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.</p> <p>Dillingham is the executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group. Before the storm, he says, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent years building up the beaches by pumping sand onto them.</p>
  • The 10 Best Party Beaches Around The World

    08/15/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/15/2012 | Jennifer Polland
    <p>There are beaches for everyone, from gentle family-friendly coves to isolated hideaways perfect for romance. But there's something undeniably awesome about partying at the beach.</p> <p>The editors at Cheapflights.com compiled a list of the top 10 beaches for partying around the world.</p>
  • Beach Essentials in China: Flip-Flops, a Towel and a Ski Mask

    08/04/2012 5:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | DAN LEVIN
    It was enough to make a trio of heavily tattooed young men stop their playful splashing and to prompt a small boy to run to his mother in alarm: a woman rising out of the choppy waves of the sea, her head wrapped in a neon-orange ski mask. As she made her way toward the shore, more people stared. A man floating in a yellow inner tube nudged his female companion, who muttered the question many others must have been asking themselves: “Why is she wearing that?” “I’m afraid of getting dark,” said the mask-wearer, Yao Wenhua, 58, upon emerging...
  • Flashback: Obama campaign refused to pay city of Springfield for 2008 campaign event

    07/31/2012 12:42:29 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    The city of Newport Beach, California says it may seek out the assistance of a collection agency to retrieve $35,000 the Obama campaign owes the city for providing police protection during a February, 2012 fund-raising event. The bill was sent in May and was due in June. The city recently emailed the campaign a reminder. The DNC told the city about three weeks ago to deal with the Secret Service. However, [Secret Service] agency spokesman Max Milien [said] that it won't pay. Councilwoman Leslie Daigle says the city intends to apply its usual policies and send the bill to collections....
  • New NYC Beach with Nanny Police-Statism in Action

    07/20/2012 4:13:40 PM PDT · by varyouga · 9 replies
    7/20/2012 | me
    Hello FRiends I visited Cedar Grove Beach in the Staten Island borough of NYC a few weekends ago and saw this ridiculous display of police-statism. There are 3 lifeguards and a NYC parks ‘ranger’ with a dedicated ATV at all times. The beach is open 10-6 and is chained after hours with multiple cameras. Keep in mind this beach is maybe 500ft long and maximum number of people I saw on the beach was maybe 10. This was a 90+ degree sunny weekend day. Also, to add insult to injury, this was a private bungalow beach village until last year....
  • Chincoteague fears proposal to move beach would hurt tourism, economy

    11/28/2011 7:46:14 PM PST · by Haiku Guy · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2011 | Darryl Fears
    Chincoteague, Va. — Over the years, residents and tourists in this picturesque resort town have been guided by five gentle words: “Relax, you’re on island time.” But these days, laid-back Chincoteague is on edge. In a new plan to deal with beach erosion and prepare for sea-level rise, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changes that the mayor, the chamber of commerce and homeowners say would eventually drive away summer tourism and drive down the economy that depends on it. Some of those changes would involve closing the beach and its parking lot, then opening a beach with parking...
  • Obama hits beach after Libya briefing

    08/21/2011 10:14:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/11 | ERICA WERNER (AP)
    ERICA WERNER (AP) - Associated Press EDGARTOWN, Mass. President Barack Obama enjoyed some beach time Sunday with his family on Martha's Vineyard, though not before getting briefed on developments in Libya. Under sunny skies, Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha spent the morning on a private beach in Edgartown. The outing came on the third full day of Obama's 10-day summer vacation and was his first excursion with his full family in tow. First, though, Obama was briefed by national security aides on developments in Libya, where rebels advanced on Tripoli, threatening Moammar Gadhafi's hold on power. White...
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach (in Brooklyn)

    06/09/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN
    Five people were shot along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Thursday afternoon during a mini heat wave that had packed the city’s beaches. Two of the victims are badly wounded, the authorities said. The shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. on the boardwalk near Brighton Sixth Street, the Fire Department said. The shooting unfolded on a day when a mini-heat wave and a school holiday sent hordes of people to Coney Island and Brighton Beaches, which were teeming with beachgoers — many of them teenagers — trying to escape temperatures approaching 100 degrees.
  • 5 Shot, Teen Killed on Brighton Beach Boardwalk

    06/10/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6/10/11 | Ida Siegal
    A teenage girl was killed and four men were wounded when two gunmen opened fire on the Brighton Beach boardwalk that was crowded with people seeking relief from Thursday's heat, police said. The shooting erupted at about 5:30 p.m. at Brighton 4th Street and Brighton 6th Street. Police spokesman Paul Browne says the shooting occurred during an altercation on the beach. He did not know if the people shot were intended targets or bystanders. He described the situation as "chaotic.'' Police believe it may be gang-related. The 16-year-old girl who died was identified as Tysha Jones. She was shot under...
  • Neighborhood reels in wake of death after teen gunned down at Brooklyn beach (graphic photo)

    06/10/2011 10:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | KEVIN FASICK, JENNIFER BAIN and ERIN CALABRESE
    Weeping, grief-stricken mourners today are pouring into the Harlem home of a vivacious 16-year-old girl gunned down in a senseless bloodbath at a Brooklyn beach where thousands of kids had gathered to enjoy a hot and sunny day off from school. High schooler Tysha Jones had been frolicking at Brighton Beach and joking and laughing with friends on the boardwalk when she was caught in a senseless hailstorm of bullets fired into the youthful crowd around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. She died later at Coney Island Hospital.
  • Dead Whale Washes Ashore On Long Island

    06/08/2011 6:54:27 AM PDT · by Oratam · 18 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 | KATHY CARVAJAL
    A whale that appeared to be dead washed ashore on Atlantic Beach, Long Island Wednesday. [snip] Typically, when dead mammals wash onto beaches, marine experts are brought in to assess the animal.
  • Beach Brawl 2011: Mayor, Police Chief Promise Order at Beach

    05/31/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 9 replies
    www.13wham.com ^ | 5/30/11 | Rachel Barnhart
    Rochester, N.Y. – A busy Memorial Day evening at the beach ended abruptly when fights broke out among at least 100 youth. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies shut down Ontario Beach Park, prompting a traffic jam. Large crowds of youth ran south on Lake Ave.  Sheriff’s and Rochester police arrested 13 people on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to drug and alcohol offenses. Erica Blake, 34, allegedly assaulted a deputy who responded to the scene. She’s been charged with second-degree assault. Police say the deputy was scratched on the face as he was pulled into the fracas.  Witnesses said there were...
  • Geology Picture of THIS Week, May 8-14, 2011: Beach in Portugal

    05/12/2011 10:16:27 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies
    Beach in Portugal Click to see the original 10x larger.
  • One of four bodies found by Craigslist Ripper police is a CHILD

    04/11/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:58 PM on 11th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    One of the latest four sets of remains found on a Long Island beach linked to the Craigslist Ripper belongs to a baby or child - and not a grown woman, it was revealed today. The remains were found last week among four sets of bodies several miles away from where the bodies of four prostitutes were located in December. But the victim may not be related to the other New York murders as a young person’s body ‘would not fit a serial killer’s pattern’, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Obama takes family to the beach

    01/01/2011 5:49:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/11 | AFP
    KANEOHE, Hawaii (AFP) – President Barack Obama went to the beach on the first day of the new year Saturday, three days before his return to Washington, journalists following him on his winter vacation said. Taking advantage of the balmy 79 degree Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) weather, Obama took his family to a beach on the US Marines base at Kaneohe, near his rented seaside vacation house 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Honolulu. He celebrated the New Year in private Friday with his wife, their daughters and friends, taking part after dinner in sketches and musical numbers in the...
  • …The Aged P Remembers Those Summer Days…..

    12/26/2010 1:09:12 PM PST · by sussex · 8 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 26/12/10 | the Aged P
    Difficult to remember now that only a few months ago.. we were doing this...
  • Brother, sister dead in murder-suicide at Fort Lauderdale's Beach Place

    10/14/2010 7:36:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 13, 2010 | Sofia Santana and Michael Turnbell
    A family dispute at Beach Place on Wednesday afternoon ended with a man fatally shooting his sister and then turning the gun on himself as they stood next to their mother, police said. Juan Alicea Orozco, 23, of Fort Lauderdale, died shortly afterward at Broward General Medical Center. His sister, Jesnishia Alicea Orozco, 25, of Oakland Park, died that evening at the same hospital. Their mother was not injured, police said.
  • Dead whale washes up on SF's Ocean Beach

    09/21/2010 1:10:53 AM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 13 replies
    KGO - ABC 7 TV ^ | 9/20/10 | Heather Ishimaru
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There is a mystery for marine biologists out on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. On Monday morning, a badly decomposed whale washed ashore, but it's probably not a species we are used to hearing about in these waters. A 50-foot long, badly decomposed whale washed-up on the beach between the base of Lawton and Kirkham streets.
  • Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?

    09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Press-Telegram, Long Beach, ^ | 9/19/10 | Kristopher Hanson*
    LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
  • Thousands seeking mortgage help line up at Palm Beach County Convention Center this morning

    WEST PALM BEACH — Thousands of people are lined up this morning outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center - some arriving by the busload, hoping the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America will help them save their homes. They are here from throughout the country, including Detroit and California. "I'm here because I have to be," said P. Reed, who drove all night from South Carolina. "They put me in foreclosure last week."
  • This Week in California… “Crash Tax” Proponents Ignore Bottom Line

    08/19/2010 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 11 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 8/19/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Recently, the California “Crash Tax” has received national attention as Sacramento is one city on a growing list to potentially adopt a measure imposing fines on out-of-town drivers that wreck in their cities. The measure is supposed to increase revenue for local fire and rescue budgets that are strained from accidents resulting from careless visitors to popular tourist destinations.
  • Dead Fish Washing Up On NJ's Delaware Bay Beaches

    08/11/2010 5:36:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 52 replies
    CBS.com ^ | 08/11/2010 | Staff
    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) ― Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore along the Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey. State environmental and wildlife officials say it's not yet clear what killed the fish, which appear to exclusively small menhaden, also known as peanut bunker.
  • Driver who ran over homeless man has a history of tickets

    08/01/2010 4:27:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 1, 2010 | Aaron Applegate
    Virginia Beach examines driver's record, Facebook postings VIRGINIA BEACH The city trash truck driver who ran over and killed a homeless man sleeping on the beach in June had a series of driving violations that the city now says it’s examining. Between 2004 and 2008, Heather Boyd was ticketed at least eight times, according to Virginia Beach and Chesapeake court records. Boyd had at least four violations on her record when she was hired as a driver by the city in 2007. The city says it monitors the records of its drivers after they are hired and warns department heads...
  • 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized (weird)

    07/14/2010 6:43:04 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 07/14/2010 | ERIC S. PAGE
    Ambulances were called to La Jolla Wednesday afternoon after at least 30 people were stung by sting rays. The attacks happened at both La Jolla Shores and Blacks Beach up the coast to the north. Lifeguards said that at one point, they were treating 11 or 12 people at the same time. Paramedics were called in to assist with triage because of the abundance of victims. Source: 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized | NBC San Diego
  • Pools Of Oil Along Pensacola Beach

    06/28/2010 8:46:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 28, 2010 | Steve Barrett
    What used to be just tar balls are now pools of oil on Pensacola Beach. (06/28/10)
  • Pebble Beach tournament:UGA's Henley invites teen fan to caddie for practice round(feel-good story)

    06/17/2010 4:21:24 PM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies · 149+ views
    onlineathens.com ^ | June 15, 2010
    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Teenager Jeffrey Aronson lucked into a thrilling opportunity at the U.S. Open: caddie for a practice round. Aronson, a 13-year-old junior golfer who just finished seventh grade back home in Los Angeles, was with his mother, Shelly, watching players on the putting green Sunday when amateur Russell Henley approached him to see if he would carry his bag for Monday's round at Pebble Beach. "It's a great way to kick off the summer," Aronson said. "I'll do whatever he needs, get range balls and carry his bags. It's perfect." That was a no-brainer for a kid...
  • Fla. homeowners lose beach dispute at high court

    06/17/2010 10:15:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 1,070+ views
    AP ^ | 6-17-2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Florida can undertake beach-widening projects without paying beachfront property owners who lose exclusive access to the water. The court, by an 8-0 vote, rejected a challenge by six homeowners in Florida's Panhandle who argued that a beach-widening project changed their oceanfront property into oceanview. Justice John Paul Stevens took no part in the case in which the court affirmed an earlier ruling. Private property advocates had hoped the court would rule for the first time that a court decision can amount to a taking of property. The court's four conservatives —...