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  • Despite recent sightings, shark attacks uncommon in U.S., California

    Despite recent sightings, shark attacks uncommon in U.S., California
    It's probably safe to go back in the water. Despite a recent string of shark sightings off Manhattan Beach, including one that ended with a swimmer being hospitalized after he was bitten near the pier Saturday morning, reports of shark attacks are...
  • Shark attacks swimmer near Manhattan Beach Pier

    Shark attacks swimmer near Manhattan Beach Pier
    A seven-foot shark attacked a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday morning, witnesses and police said. The shark bit the swimmer, who was training near the pier, at about 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department's...
  • Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says

    Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says
    Sharks are not an uncommon sight in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier, but attacks like the one Saturday are rare, experts said. A swimmer was attacked by a shark Saturday morning. The unidentified victim, described as a long-distance swimmer...
  • Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers

    Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers
    The weekend biting of a long-distance swimmer by a great white shark exposed an uneasy coexistence between fishermen and beachgoers at Manhattan Beach Pier. The swimmer, Steve Robles, a 50-year-old real estate professional, is expected to recover from...
  • Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says

    Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says
    A great white shark that bit a swimmer near Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday was not attracted to the area by chumming, according to an aquarium director who witnessed the incident. Three fishermen were using baited fishing lines thrown from the pier,...
  • Newport mourns for lifeguard

    Newport mourns for lifeguard
    Bouquets in swim fins sat on the plastic chairs outside the entrance to the Newport Beach lifeguard headquarters Monday morning in memory of lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died while rescuing a distressed swimmer over the weekend. Carlson, a 15-year...
  • Lafayette High earns Daily Press Program of the Year honors

    Lafayette High earns Daily Press Program of the Year honors
    The Lafayette High athletic tradition of excellence began immediately when the school opened in 1973, with future Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs and company reaching the Group AAA state championship game. Lawrence Taylor made his debut in a...
  • Study finds oil from BP spill impedes fish's swimming

    MIAMI In a lab on Virginia Key, a group of baby fish are being put through their paces on a tiny fish treadmill. The inch-long mahi-mahi, being used as part of a study to assess damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spread crude across...
  • Summer time is for #camping in the #Adirondacks

     
    Whether it’s on your bucket or your ‘I’m-not-too-sure-about-this’ list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York’s six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering...
  • Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen out of ICU

    Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen out of ICU
    Six-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room nine days after she severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Arizona. Hospital spokeswoman Jamie Grimm said Van...
  • Memorable moments in Highland Park sports

    Memorable moments in Highland Park sports
    Championships became more the rule than the exception for Highland Park High School in the just-concluded school year. The Giants won eight of 24 the Central Suburban League North Division championships in which they competed. They also turned in one of...