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John Kelly

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  • Surfing Soapbox: Slater still at No. 1 in rankings

    Ah yes, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour is back in full swing with Kelly Slater taking the first event on the Gold Coast of Australia a couple weeks ago and Joel Parkinson in devastating form last week at Bells Beach, Australia. Parkinson...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Some surprises at Lower Trestles

    Well, so much for the Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds show. Slater no-showed, opting to surf Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia rather than compete at Lower Trestles, an event he has dominated since winning his first professional event there...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Waves of action on this year's ASP world tour

    After a decade of alternative surfing venues in Brazil, the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Tour returns to Rio de Janeiro this week with the king of surfing, Kelly Slater, once again leading the world title chase. At 39, Slater opened this...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Exploring Thailand

    It's truly amazing how different each trip I take is and how some trips can be short in duration but long in experience. Getting home yesterday from Thailand was one such trip, mainly because just getting to my first destination took nearly 24 hours....
  • Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water

    Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water
    At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck. No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world. Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Traveling teaches truth about the world

    Life is just so precious. Flying into Narita, Japan, I couldn't help but think of all those whose lives have literally been uprooted and washed over in the blink of an eye. An 8.9 earthquake followed by a tsunami. No one could have ever imagined such...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Brooks Street surf contest marks 50 years

    With summer on our heels, and soon to be here in the blink of an eye, here's a couple of Laguna Beach's longest-running events to look forward to, starting with the 50th annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic. The Classic has a waiting period, which opened...
  • Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas

    Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas
    When I spent some months in Venice, Italy, years ago, my friend Paolo would show up at dinner parties with prosciutto. I'm not talking about a paper packet of sliced ham but a whole prosciutto di San Daniele, the famous ham from Friuli, cured with the...
  • Who are we to say no to Iran's nukes?

    Let's ask the right question. When, exactly, did the U.S.A. become "the decider" for which countries can possess the complete nuclear fuel cycle? Seems like déjà vu all over again for a run-up to war with Iran. Will the media please do their job:...
  • Surfing Soapbox: What's new and cool in Laguna this summer

    For the second week in a row we're sticking with the summer theme and wishing this June gloom would be gone already. Then we can all head to one of the newest and hippest spots in Laguna to enjoy food, drinks and one of the best views of Laguna Beach...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Memories live on after losing friend

    Gregg Gaynor was one of my best friends who passed away the morning of June 21 — gone but never forgotten. His love and devotion for his beautiful daughter was the shining diamond in his life. We became friends in 1987 when he was a lifeguard...