| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:00 AM
SHAW ISLAND, Wash. - This island isn't all about nuns, but you'll be hard-pressed to avoid the topic. Especially if you're driving too fast on that first hairpin curve just up from the ferry dock, and you meet the prioress rounding the corner in her...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:18 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) -- The chief executive officer of National Lampoon Inc., the company that produced the movie "Animal House" and the "Vacation" franchise, was arrested for allegedly operating a $200 million Ponzi scheme, the FBI said.
| Feb 17, 2011
Familiarize yourself with what is and what is not deductible when it comes to the things you own. And, better yet, some purchases can win you tax credits, which are far more valuable than any deduction can be. A deduction lets you reduce the amount of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:12 PM
It's time for my spring Harbor Observation Report. And, yes, I am for hire.
I took my standard route this week by starting out at the Newport Harbor Shipyard. I then looked out over Z mark from the Windward Sailing Club, walked through Lido Village,...
| Apr 6, 2011
Abby Sunderland is sitting barefoot aboard her brother's boat in Marina del Rey on a recent morning, her blond hair fluttering in the light breeze. The only physical evidence of the five months she traveled by herself at sea before her sailboat rolled...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:09 PM
This column is the last of a three-part series reviewing the history of boatbuilding in Costa Mesa.
"I never noticed an industry fall so fast and so complete," Roger MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Yacht Co., recalled.
The year was 1980 and the screws...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 10:32 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — When driving down Newport Boulevard toward Lido Marina Village, the bright white finish off hundreds of yachts beckons for a closer look.
If you're up for getting a glimpse at how accommodating life on the water can be, or you have...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:46 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Harbor officials don't get this type of application often.
Newport Beach yacht racer and businessman Chris Welsh has applied to park his deep-sea submarine atop a 125-foot long, 60-foot wide catamaran in the middle of the bay....
| Nov 9, 2010
| 3:16 PM
A retired Army sergeant major who has advocated for wounded soldiers has made what appears to be a logical career move.
Penny Melvin has joined the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program as the regional director covering Hampton Roads, Southside and central...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 7:43 PM
Every year, hundreds of people flock to the Pacific Northwest in hopes of getting a glimpse of one of our region's most precious natural resources, the Southern Resident Killer Whale. Whale watching means big business in Washington, bringing in an...