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  • Power outages put focus on storm response, lessons for future

    Power outages put focus on storm response, lessons for future
    Jack and Betty Scrivener of Stoneleigh lost power last August thanks to Hurricane Irene. They lost it again when storms pummeled the region June 30 — and after one very long, very hot week, the elderly couple still hadn't gotten it back. They don'...
  • Quakertown High School Graduates, 2009

    Quakertown High School honored its graduating seniors on Monday, June 15. Quakertown High School Class of 2009: President Michael Richards Vice President Emily Bancroft Secretary Amanda Kinnon Treasurer Ashleigh Fothergill Officer At Large Chelsea...
  • U.S. reviewing partial ban of cleaning chemical

    The Obama administration is mulling whether to force dry cleaners to phase out the cancer-causing chemical that soaked into the soil behind a Crestwood business and is still used in tens of thousands of shops nationwide. Health experts have known for...
  • Surfing Soapbox: It's hard work being a 'pro' surfer

    I was honored by the Patriots Day committee Feb. 5 as Laguna Beach's "Athlete of the Year." I've won a lot of trophies and awards before but none are more meaningful to me than this one. It sits proudly on the mantelpiece above my fireplace, and no...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Journey to South Africa starts out rocky

    Some 290 miles out to sea between Brazil and South Africa, it is almost impossible to think about what lies ahead of me for the next month. Just getting to Brazil was a trip in itself. After three flights, 15 hours of transit and one long crazy two-hour...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Journey is worth the harsh conditions

    At 3:30 a.m. on a cold, wet, windy and dark morning, it's easy to ask yourself what you're doing on a 72-foot sailboat, sailing from Brazil to South Africa. Standing watch on deck, while everyone else is inside the warmth of the sailboat, sound asleep, I...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Smith takes Billabong Pro, No. 1 rank

    Well, so much for my call that Kelly Slater would continue his run of finals in the two previous events and win the 2010 Billabong Pro held at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. Instead, it was hometown hero Jordy Smith taking his maiden victory on the ASP...
  • Surfing Soapbox: High stakes in imminent U.S. Open

    Imagine that the sun's out and one of the most anticipated surfing events in Southern California is almost upon us. Yes, the U.S. Open of Surfing is coming to Huntington Beach and begins its epic nine-day run Saturday with Courtney Conlogue and Huntington...
  • Surfing Soapbox: With his second U.S. Open win, Simpson now a real threat

    Last year, one might have called Brett Simpson's winning the U.S. Open of Surfing a Cinderella story: winning the biggest event in his backyard and becoming the first hometown local to win one of the most prestigious events on the World Qualifying...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Slater a sure bet to take surfing title again

    Luckily, I've been to some beautiful places in my life. Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii … you get the point. Some real tropical places. Surrounded in warmth, palm trees and warm water. However, in this moment, I am writing in Sayulita, Mexico, and it just...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Spring is a great time in Laguna

    If summer is the main course meal here in Laguna Beach, then we can assume that spring is the ultimate appetizer. It's seemingly just a walk-through, a warm-up of the beautiful weather that is ahead of us in the summer months. However, there is one...