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  • 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: Pushed, bruised by a rogue wave

    Last night was the first night I slept more than four hours. We have been stuck in gale force winds for more than a week now, with frequent downpours and churning seas. Two days ago while on watch, I was up on the deck by myself. I had just sat down,...
  • Pension probe: The good, the bad and the connected

     
    Three brief points on the expanding pension probe: 1. Steve Rattner, head of the Quadrangle private investment firm, is first and foremost identified in news reports as Obama's chief advisor on the auto industry, which he is. But the......
  • Camp Pendleton general slated for promotion and new command

     
    Marine Maj. Gen. John Kelly, who spent a year as the top Marine in Iraq, has been nominated by President Obama for promotion to lieutenant general and given command of Marine reserve forces. Kelly is currently at Camp Pendleton as......
  • Sundance Institute's annual theater lab going downhill -- elevationally speaking

     
    Talk about coming down in the world. The Sundance Theatre Lab, long ensconced 6,200 feet above sea level at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in the Rocky Mountains, will descend in March to the Berkshire Mountains community of North Adams, Mass.......
  • Joni Mitchell on Bob Dylan: 'He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake'

     
    This morning, The Times published an interview with Joni Mitchell in which she makes a few incendiary comments about some of her musical peers. Mitchell was interviewed by writer Matt Diehl in conjunction with a series of shows by John......
  • John Kelly channels his inner 'Joni' at the Renberg Theatre

     
    This weekend, New York-based performance-art legend John Kelly will complete the Los Angeles run of his Joni Mitchell tribute, and Matt Diehl has a terrific dual interview with the real Joni Mitchell and her drag doppelganger. Kelly, whose vocal imitation...
  • Who is after Mildred Fernandez’s seat? Several vie for appointment

     
    Suspended Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernández has not quit her District 3 seat after her arrest last week on bribery and other related charges. But several hopefuls have already lined up before Governor Charlie Crist, asking to be appointed...