| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Before leaving the beach at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday morning, Tod Novak prepared his 7-year-old kayaking partner and little brother for the day.
"All right Moises, this one is yours," he said, handing over a paddle at least twice as...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Paularino Elementary School teachers Lisa Roberts and Shannon Spining share a passion for teaching and kayaking.
Now, the pair have something else in common: an award for their philanthropic efforts.
Roberts and Spining started their nonprofit,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
We have wonderful Christmas boat parades — cruising in harbors, lakes and rivers — to look forward to next month, and yes, boats being towed on trailers down a few main streets across the country.
I hope boaters have started to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The 105th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is scheduled to take to the waters Dec. 18 to 22 with a theme of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," according to a news release.
"The parade is our community's Christmas card to the world and sets...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:14 PM
It's 26 miles from Catalina Island's Avalon Harbor to the Newport Aquatic Center, but that won't stop Paularino Elementary School teacher Lisa Roberts from tackling the distance via kayak.
On Saturday, the fifth-grade teacher will team up with her...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I've never had a good relationship with the sea, or really any large body of water where I could drown.
But then I heard about the Moonlight Kayaking tours offered at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach.
I can't tread water, but at 23 I...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Boaters know the name and many have been aboard a DeFever yacht.
Sadly, Arthur DeFever passed away last month at age 94. DeFever began his career designing fishing vessels and evolved into designing the cruising and custom yachts that we see...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 7:44 PM
COSTA MESA — Two local schoolteachers will attempt to paddle their way from Catalina Island to Newport Harbor for the second time to raise money for arts education.
On July 16, two Paularino Elementary School teachers plan to make the 26-mile sea...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 5:43 PM
This Thanksgiving weekend I celebrate our national parks and other gems administered for us by the U.S. National Park Service. One thing that I want to do before my life ends is visit all the national parks. So far, I have visited 26 of those 58 parks...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:46 PM
A few days from now, I, along with a group who doesn't mind a little adversity, will be sailing aboard the Alaska Eagle off Cape Horn.
We'll venture out from the protection of the Wollaston Islands, and just a few miles later, skirt past the infamous...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Dancing With The Teachers
The Newport Harbor High School Dance Team hosts the Dancing with the Teachers event at 7 p.m. Students have choreographed dances with teachers. Attendees will vote on their favorites and will have the chance to...