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Grunion season begins: Here’s the run schedule and other tidbits to know before heading out to watch spawning ritual

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


Grunion run 2019 schedule: Everything you need to know about what it is and how to watch

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


Dead whale washes up at San Onofre, lifeguards tow it out to sea

A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Missy Sanders) A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Missy Sanders) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Sally Edwards) A dead whale washed up at San Onofre State Beach on Wednesday, March 20. State lifeguards towed it ou...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Cruz, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, State, San Clemente, Hermosa Beach, Wally, San Onofre State Beach, San Onofre, Dockweiler State Beach


Want to see a warship? Seal Beach Weapons Station will host tours March 23-24

In a rare opportunity for the public to board a warship at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, the Navy will be giving free tours this weekend of the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton as part of 75th anniversary celebration at the base. The tours will be held Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. “The last public ship tour we did on base was in October 2012,” said base spokesman Gregg Smith. The weapons depot was established in 1944, ...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Military, Local News, Smith, Princeton, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Beaches, Pacific Fleet, Southern California News Group, Top Stories OCR


Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we've been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn't hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren't all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very recently, made their luxury advertising decisions based on how the general managers at just four resorts decided how to distribute funds. Cabo is a different place now, and it's going to continue evolv...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Mexico, Golf, Resorts, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Le Blanc, Luxury Beach Resorts


BeachLife Festival will bring Surfing’s Big Wave Awards to Redondo Beach

Since the BeachLife Festival aims to celebrate beach culture with food and music, it makes sense to add another essential beach element, surfing. The inaugural event announced announced today that it is partnering with the World Surf League to bring the 19th annual 2019 Big Wave Awards to Redondo Beach May 2. Entry to the Big Wave Awards is included for all BeachLife attendees who purchased a Founder’s Pass or Captain’s Pass. General admission tickets for the awards are $20 and go on sale at 10 ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Willie Nelson, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Snoop Dogg, Beaches, Pomona, Riverside, Travis Barker, KROQ, Redondo Beach, Ohana


1 in 5 fish tested was not what it was sold as at restaurants and stores, study says

Despite new federal rules targeting seafood fraud, a study out Thursday found that one in five fish tested from U.S. restaurants and stores were sold as something different than what the customer received. Southern California cases included flounder being sold as the more expensive halibut, and toothfish, which is off-limits for fishing in some places, being sold as sea bass, according to the survey by the environmental group Oceana. Toothfish is also sold as Chilean seabass but is not a member ...
Tags: Food, Business, News, Obama, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Oceana, Fda, Pacific, Beaches, Southern California


1 in 5 fish you’re buying at restaurants and stores isn’t what you thought it was, study says

Despite new federal rules targeting seafood fraud, a study out Thursday found that one in five fish from U.S. restaurants and stores were sold as something different than what the customer received. Southern California cases included flounder being sold as the more expensive halibut, and toothfish, which is off-limits for fishing in some places, being sold as sea bass, according to the survey by the environmental group Oceana. Toothfish is also sold as Chilean seabass but is not a member of the ...
Tags: Food, Business, News, Obama, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Oceana, Fda, Pacific, Beaches, Southern California


California considers environmental laws on single-use plastics, climate change, wastewater reuse and more

With statewide restrictions on single-use plastic bags and plastic straws in place, state lawmakers this year will consider a sweeping measure that would force a major reduction of all other single-use plastics. Meanwhile, a comprehensive bill addressing ocean concerns —  with language still being developed — will call for improving the quality of ocean water and wetlands, better salmon habitats, and rules that would protect whales from being hit by ships. “Those will be the major bills for the ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Orange County, Beaches, Southern California, Allen, Marin County, Orinda


State lawmakers weigh sweeping environmental laws, hitting plastics, climate change, wastewater reuse and more

With statewide restrictions on single-use plastic bags and plastic straws in place, state lawmakers this year will consider a sweeping measure that would force a major reduction of all other single-use plastics. Meanwhile, a comprehensive bill addressing ocean concerns —  with language still being developed — will call for improving the quality of ocean water and wetlands, better salmon habitats, and rules that would protect whales from being hit by ships. “Those will be the major bills for the ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Orange County, Beaches, Southern California, Allen, Marin County


On National Skip the Straw Day, here’s how 1 preteen is helping rid Orange County schools of plastic straws

While Orange County cities are absent on the growing list of those banning plastic straws, the once-ubiquitous cylinders are getting harder to find at county schools. That’s thanks in good measure to 12-year-old Newport Beach SCUBA diver and ocean lover Chloe Mei Espinosa, who has good reason to celebrate National Skip the Straw Day on Friday, Feb. 22. Chloe Mei’s concern over straws littering the ocean and beaches — and, finally, a viral video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up its nostril —...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Environment, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Adrian Grenier, Vancouver, Orange County, Berkeley, Beaches, Legislature, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach


The 7 Best Swimmable Beaches of Cabo in Baja – 2019

Which resorts have swimmable beaches in Cabo San Lucas and the tourist corridor? Where can you walk out of your hotel room in Los Cabos and go for a swim in the ocean? At most beach resort areas around the world, the answer for where you can go swimming from the beach would be "most of them," but for Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and the corridor in between, there's a very short list of swimmable beaches. If you just pull out a map of the region, you'll start to see why. The Sea of Cortez...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hilton, San Jose, Baja, Pacific Ocean, Beach, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Mexico Travel, Cortez, Travel Life, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Marina, Baja Peninsula


India Dispatch: ‘The Pirate Days Are Over’: Goa’s Nude Hippies Give Way to India’s Yuppies

As newly middle-class Indians flock to Goa’s beaches, residents of the former countercultural enclave worry its laid-back, tolerant vibe will be disrupted by the visitors’ more conservative mores.
Tags: News, India, Goa, Beaches, Economic Conditions and Trends, Hippies, Travel and Vacations, Bathing Suits and Swimwear, Goa (India, India Dispatch


Behold, close-ups of the sand from around the cosmos

Microscopic photography exposes the beauty and strangeness of sand. Water wave action produces a startling variety of sand grains. That stuff between your toes is a lot more interesting than you might think. None We typically refer to grains of sand as uncountable tiny bits of rock whose most interesting characteristic is just how many of them there are. Like stars in the sky. We do them a disservice. Even the Oxford Dictionary defines them nearly as "A loose granular substance, typically pal...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Water, Fish, Nature, United States, Oceans, Hawaii, Moon, Innovation, Microscope, Bahamas, Sand, Marine Biology, Beaches, Big Island


At shark workshop, lifeguards learn how to deal with bites and beach closures as shark populations grow

Lifeguards and other lifesavers listen to a presentation at Cal State Long Beach’s Shark Lab in Long Beach, CA, on Friday, Feb 15, 2019. The Lab is teaching people about how to save a person who has been bit, and other need-to-know info on the species, as part of a public education effort that will use state funds to educate as shark populations in Southern California increase. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) The Shark Lab’s Emily Meese addresses lifeguards and other li...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Environment, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, North America, Local News, Orange County, Sharks, Beaches, Southern California


How will sea life will adapt to climate change? Grunion might show us clues, says new CSU Long Beach study

California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach, Tuesday night, July 1, 2003, in San Pedro during a program run by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Grunion time their egg laying three or four days after the highest tide linked to a full or new moon. Their eggs sit below the sand, where they incubate for 10 days, at which point another equally high tide comes in and drag them into the sea. The influx of seawater and the shaking ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Baja, Johnson, Local News, Orange County, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, Doheny State Beach, California State University Long Beach, Darren Johnson, CSU Long Beach, California State Long Beach


8 epic things to do on South Padre

T exas has it all: world-class cities, historic monuments, beautiful mountains, and a one-of-a-kind culture. “What about the beaches?” you ask. Yeah, there are plenty of those too, but there’s only one name you need to know: South Padre Island. Here, you’ll find a beach town chock-full of action sports, live music, incredible seafood, immersive nature experiences, and the most serious beach-goers in the region. It’s the perfect place for a family vacation, a long-weekend escape, a girls’ getaw...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Things To Do, Dubai, Island, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Golfing, Beaches, Birding, All, Trip Planning, National Park Service, Gulf, South Padre Island, Outdoor Adventures


New Hampshire Women Lose State Supreme Court Battle to Go Topless

In a 3-2 ruling, the justices ruled that a city ordinance barring women from showing their nipples was not a form of discrimination based on gender.
Tags: News, New Hampshire, Beaches, Women and Girls, Nudism and Nudity, New Hampshire Women Lose State Supreme Court


It’s Getting Very, Very, Very Cold Outside. Read About Someplace Warm.

Looking for an escape route from the polar vortex? Here are a half-dozen possibilities that are guaranteed to be warmer than minus-14 degrees.
Tags: News, Hawaii, Arizona, Costa Rica, Beaches, Puerto Rico, Travel and Vacations, Los Cabos (Mexico, Scottsdale (Ariz


Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Naturism

Nudists believe you can escape society’s constraints by stripping down. It sort of works, but not for the reasons they think.
Tags: News, Canada, Beaches, Nudism and Nudity


Oregon’s celebrity whale ‘Scarback’ spotted off Orange County coast

“Scarback,” as the whale is known, appeared along the Orange County coastline on Sunday, a sighting that created a buzz on social media. One of the most recognizable of her species, Scarback was spotted by the captain of a Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching charter boat. First documented in 1979, Scarback is part of the Pacific Coast Feeding Group off of Depoe Bay, Oregon. She’s identified by a distinct wound on her back, which never fully heals and always has red lice surrounding the ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Oregon, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Whales, Local News, Orange County, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, Ventura


Did this surfer notice the 30-foot gray whale right under him? We may never know

A gray whale cruised next to a surfer to check him out off Newport Beach – and it’s unclear if the dude knew he had a visitor under water. (Photo courtesy of Mark Girardeau/Newport Coastal Adventure) A gray whale cruised next to a surfer to check him out off Newport Beach – and it’s unclear if the dude knew he had a visitor under water. (Photo courtesy of Mark Girardeau/Newport Coastal Adventure) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A gray whale cruised next to a surfer ...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Beaches, Southern California, Laguna, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Balboa Pier, Mark Girardeau, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze


King tides offer look at the coast’s flooded future with sea-level rise

As dramatic as king tides can be when they flood the streets of Seal Beach or the Peninsula in Long Beach, an aerial perspective of waves battering the coast takes the drama to another level. From 1000 feet above, you can see surf pounding long sequences of seawalls and riprap rocks protecting homes, the ocean sometimes appearing to threaten structures despite the installed barriers. Where there are cliffs with no homes, the waves gnaw away at the bluffs, moving the beaches at their base farther...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Ocean, Commission, Long Beach, Orange County, Pacific, Beaches, Southern California, Schwartz, Peninsula, California Coastal Commission


Humpback whale sightings might be at a record high in January

Is it the year of the humpback whale? The massive mammals have been showing up in stellar — possibly record-breaking — numbers since the start of the month, with one charter company counting at least 42 encounters. Last January? There were only four. The increase in encounters is “causing excitement among whale watchers and tour operators alike,” reads a press release sent out by Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari. “These whales repeatedly came over to us,” said Capt. Dave Anderson, ...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Environment, Sport, Dave, Soccer, Alaska, House, Long Beach, Whales, Ryan Lawler, Local News, Orange County, Central America, Santa Barbara


Frugal Traveler: On the Road to Uruguay’s Barely Known and Beautiful Beaches

This progressive country has long been off the radar for North Americans. But it has some of the best beaches in South America and discounts for foreign travelers.
Tags: News, South America, Uruguay, Road, Budget Travel, Beaches, Travel and Vacations


Mexico Dispatch: Amid Border Strife, Mexico Beach Town Asks: Where Have All the Tourists Gone?

Rosarito, Mexico, is usually bustling with throngs of young Americans. But on a recent visit, the town south of Tijuana was desolate, with locals blaming turmoil at the border — and a migrant caravan.
Tags: News, Mexico, Beaches, Tijuana, Rosarito Mexico, Travel and Vacations, Immigration and Emigration, Customs and Border Protection (US, Border Barriers, Baja California (Mexico


The storms trashed SoCal beaches; here’s a list of cleanups happening this weekend

The storms have cleared, but our precious Southern California beaches are trashed. Debris and trash line the rocks where the San Gabriel River empties into the ocean at the north end of Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 18, 2019. Volunteers with Save Our Beach/Seal Beach will be out Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, to help clean up. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Crews work to clean the sand at the north end of Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 18, 2019. Volunteers with Sa...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, House, Long Beach, Local News, Rudd, Steve, Beaches, Bay, Southern California, Rosie, Huntington Beach, Laguna, First Street


How much snow did the storm bring to Southern California mountains?

At local mountains, where snowfall was plentiful at the start of the week, raindrops started falling from the sky Thursday. It’s not the best news for those planning on hitting the slopes, as the rain turns the snow to mush. But there’s a bright side to all this wet stuff: For lakes that have suffered from low levels in recent years, it means reservoirs are filling up. Around the state, snowpacks are near normal levels and local rain totals have surpassed what’s expected this time of year. And w...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Epa, Local News, Sierra, Beaches, Southern California, Miller, LA County, Dunbar


Kilauea eruption creates new beach

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano last May caused devastation across the Big Island, but it did have some pretty cool side effects on the geography. Not only did the eruption create miles of land, but it also formed a new black-sand beach on the east side of the island at Pohoiki, also known as Isaac Hale Beach Park. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hawaiian Sanctuary (@hawaii...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, Lonely Planet, Beaches, Big Island, All, Hawaii Islands, Hawaii Beaches, Pohoiki, Isaac Hale Beach Park, Ross Birch, Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, Isaac Hale Beach Park View


Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods

Rising sea levels are not only going to increasingly flood parts of Long Beach, but could leave the most vulnerable neighborhoods uninhabitable within a generation or two, according to a city presentation Monday night that drew more 300 residents concerned about the city’s — and their own — future. “Residents can continue living on Naples and the Peninsula for several decades as long as you’re willing to experience occasional flooding,” said Jerry Schubel, a marine scientist and CEO of the Aquar...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Naples, Beaches, Southern California, Peninsula, Murrin, Alamitos Bay, State Lands Commission