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Polynesia

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  • MOVIES

    MOVIES
    Beneath the Waves Film Festival: The idea for Breaking Waves originated in French Polynesia, when two Ph.D. candidates at the University of Miami were doing research in the crystal-clear waters off the islands. They realized that event though scientists...
  • Give the Kaufmans a break: sailing adventure was brazen, not stupid

    Maybe because I’m not a parent, I don’t have a problem with the San Diego couple who decided to set sail across the South Pacific in a 36-foot boat from Mexico with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters in tow. Even though things went...
  • Family with sick baby rescued at sea nears San Diego port on Navy ship

    SAN DIEGO -- The sick baby whose rescue at sea required the assistance of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air National Guard is set to return to San Diego on Wednesday aboard the Navy ship Vandegrift. The girl's condition has stabilized, officials said....
  • Navy ship with rescued sailboat family arrives in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO — The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The 1-year-old’s rescue from her family’s crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was...
  • Navy officer discusses decision of San Diego family rescued at sea

    Navy officer discusses decision of San Diego family rescued at sea
    SAN DIEGO - Under persistent questioning from reporters, the executive officer of the Navy ship that rescued a family off its disabled sailboat 1,000 miles off Mexico said he would not have brought his own children on a similar trip. "For one thing, I...
  • Romantic resorts in Florida, Caribbean and beyond for Valentine's

    Romantic resorts in Florida, Caribbean and beyond for Valentine's
     Valentine's Day is just around the corner and perhaps this year –with the day that celebrates lovers falling conveniently on a Friday – you are thinking of a weekend or longer getaway to a romantic resort? Here are some in Florida, the...
  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
  • Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes

    Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.” The...
  • La Crescenta resident carves his own tiki niche

    La Crescenta resident carves his own tiki niche
    Peter Gick was just trying to get an edge on his knife-sharpening business when he started carving tikis. It wasn’t his first project. He built his own hang glider from pipes he bought from the hardware store when he was 19. Once building was...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Positions set for second half of Open

    Positions set for second half of Open
    About halfway through the second heat of the Women's competition at the Vans US Open of Surfing on Tuesday, Courtney Conlogue said a thought crossed her mind as she waited out the surf at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. "I had caught a...
  • Conlogue, Open continue to peak

    Conlogue, Open continue to peak
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — The heats are heating up and action sports will go full throttle this weekend at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The nine-day event which features surfing, skating and BMX competitions, art and music plus an interactive village,...