I'm crazy about animals! I SUP, ski and mountain bike. Love spicy food and adventure. Report news for South County and Camp Pendleton for The OC Register.

What was in Dana Point's time capsule?

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - Jay Elder and four buddies stood next to an 8-ton rock at Baby Beach on Monday. The rock, marked by a 4-foot-deep hole, had been the resting place for a time capsule commemorating the start of construction of what would become Dana Point Harbor.

From boat captain to Dana Wharf filmmaker

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - Todd Mansur has been working with Dana Wharf for more than three decades. Mansur, who grew up fishing with his father in Dana Point and San Clemente, started with the company in 1979 as a deckhand on a 42-foot passenger charter boat called the Cyperlurus.

Film by Dana Wharf's Hansen clan looks at O.C. sea life and will debut at Long Beach Indie Film Festival

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - Donna Kalez still remembers standing at boat dock one in Dana Point Harbor when she was 5 years old. She was there with her two older brothers, Dave and Michael Hansen, and she was learning how to fish.

Weekend checkpoint in Laguna leads to arrests of 2 drivers

ocregister.com — Two impaired drivers were arrested at a DUI checkpoint Saturday on North Coast Highway. More than 1,700 motorists passed through the checkpoint held from 8 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday on North Coast Highway and Irvine Cove. Laguna Beach police officers stopped845 drivers.

Data from released sea lions at Laguna Beach center show marine mammals are staying closer to shore and in local harbors

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH Nearly 300 sea lions beached along Orange County's coastline were rescued, rehabilitated and released back to the Pacific Ocean this year thanks to staff and volunteers at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

O.C. lifeguards keeping an eye on, and staying a step ahead of, dangerous rip currents

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Marine Safety Capt. Tom Trager was keeping an eye on a dying southwest swell with increasing northwest winds on a recent day at Treasure Island Beach when a couple visiting from Canada waved him down. They were scouting out a place for an upcoming family reunion and wanted to know what beach would be safest for their grandchildren.

Deadly crash: 'It was terrifying'

ocregister.com — PLACENTIA - Careli Ledezma had just spent the last hour laughing, holding hands and dancing to Mexican folk music with her mother and sisters at a friend's party. They were crossing the street to their own apartment when, suddenly, a car struck her mother and two of the girls.

Two motorcyclists die in Trabuco Canyon 12 hours apart

ocregister.com — TRABUCO CANYON - Two motorcyclists died within 12 hours of each other along a winding canyon road in South Orange County, officials said A solo motorcyclist riding along Trabuco Canyon Road early Sunday died when he crashed into a stone wall that runs parallel to the canyon road.

Dana Point backs plan for gates at set times at Strand Beach

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - The city is backing a plan requested by residents of the Strand at Headlands that would allow gates to block public access to the popular Strand Beach from the community from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Blue sea lion sculpture gets home at Laguna Beach marine mammal center

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Truong Buu Giam reached around the neck of the blue fiberglass sea lion and gave it a good hug. "If we think about the animals' habitat in the ocean and make it healthier, the world becomes better for us too," the 68-year-old artist said, smiling.
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Aug 24, 2016

Film by Dana Wharf's Hansen clan looks at O.C. sea life and will debut at Long Beach Indie Film Festival  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/whales-726801-dana-whale.html 

Aug 24, 2016

Data from released sea lions at Laguna Beach center show animals staying closer to shore and in local harbors  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/center-726806-sea-marine.html 

Aug 23, 2016

O.C. lifeguards keeping an eye on, and staying a step ahead of, dangerous rip currents  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rip-726677-beach-currents.html 


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