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  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011
    A dying breed of carousel celebrates its centennial in 2011 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The 1911 Looff Carousel, simply called the Merry-Go-Round at the Beach Boardwalk, was built by Danish woodcarver Charles Looff, who created Coney Island's...
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk shoots for 1 million Giant Dipper riders in 2010

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk shoots for 1 million Giant Dipper riders in 2010
    The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will offer unlimited rides on the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster for the rest of the year in hopes of breaking the million-rider mark for 2010. For the price of a single ride ($5), visitors can ride the 1924 wooden...
  • 'American Idol' rocker James Durbin returns home for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk concert

    'American Idol' rocker James Durbin returns home for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk concert
    A crowd of 30,000 fans descended on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday for the homecoming of "American Idol" rocker and native son James Durbin, who stuck around after a free concert to sign autographs, pose for photos and jump on some rides....
  • Physical activity: Angelenos are lazier than you'd think. But why?

     
    Between Matthew McConaughey turning Malibu into his own personal gym, hikers conquering Runyon Canyon before free yoga in the park, and lines outside public tennis courts, you'd think Angelenos live to exercise. As it turns out, we're not that physically....
  • UC Davis faculty members want charges dropped against Muslim students who disrupted speech at UC Irvine [Updated]

     
    About 20 current and retired faculty members at UC Davis have sent a letter asking the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students who disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States....
  • Should schools use GPS to track chronic truants?

     
    Anaheim Union High School District is taking a new approach to solving the age-old truancy problem: using GPS to track wayward students. Times staff writer Nicole Santa Cruz reports that under a six-week pilot program –- the first of its......
  • Hungry goats clear the way for native species on Palos Verdes Peninsula

     
    The sound of hundreds of goat hooves echoed through a small valley overlooking the ocean Saturday in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, surprising passersby who watched as the animals munched their way through yard after yard of invasive weeds. The......
  • Video: Chatting with 'American Idol' finalist James Durbin

     
    After Thursday night's show, Pop & Hiss caught up with the 13 chosen "American Idol" finalists, who were immediately (and we mean immediately) thrust into the spotlight of flashing lights and eager reporters looking for a sound bite from America's......
  • South West Regional Barista Competition: Honolulu's Licata wins; Krankl of Gelato Bar comes in second

     
    After three days and hundreds of cups of coffee (espressos, cappuccinos and specialty drinks, including one served with lamb chops) made by 36 contenders from seven states, Pete Licata of Honolulu Coffee Co. emerged the winner of this year's South......
  • Basketball: updated regional pairings

     
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BASKETBALL BOYS Second round, Thursday, 7 p.m. unless noted Division I Etiwanda vs. #1 Long Beach Poly at Long Beach CC Loyola at #4 Mater Dei, 7:30 p.m. Carlsbad La Costa Canyon at #3 Taft Westchester at......
  • Basketball: Thursday's regional scores (NorCal andSoCal)

     
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BASKETBALL BOYS Second round, Thursday Division I Long Beach Poly 66, Etiwanda 63 Mater Dei 72, Loyola 70 Taft 65, Carlsbad La Costa Canyon 43 Corona Centennial 68, Westchester 57 Division II San Diego Lincoln 71, Fresno......
  • Tsunami damage along California coast is estimated at $50 million

     
    The earthquake-triggered tsunami that thrashed California’s coast on Friday caused an estimated $50 million in damages, experts said Saturday. Lori Dengler, a geology professor and director of the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center at Humboldt...