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Stories by Stephen Scatolini

The 12-foot board

On the beach they’d be anxious; paddling out, scared

In 1980, Seagull surf shop was across the street from the beach in O.B. I’d hit the dawn patrol with all the locs and go change in back of the shop to get ready for ...

Heavy ship, matey

San Salvador replica inches toward the brine

For the past couple of days there has been a flurry of activity at the Spanish Landing build site of the San Salvador replica. It’s ready to be floated, but getting it into the water ...

Terry's board

The Hendricks of bodyboarding

I first met Terry Hendricks showering off by the lifeguard tower after a morning surf in Ocean Beach around 1970 or ’71. At the time I was unaware he was a noted scientist and held ...

Burrowing Owl Moves in to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Visitors of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve are being greeted by a burrowing owl — the first one to be seen in the reserve for decades. For the past month or so, at the base ...

Sandstony Cliffs of Sunset

The December 7 meeting of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council was canceled due to storm-related power outages in the Point Loma area. On the agenda was a presentation by City Associate Engineer Paul Jacobs. ...

Goin' Native

California State Parks and the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation have been working on habitat restoration along the southern side of Carmel Valley Road since mid October 2008. The three-acre Carmel Valley Road Restoration Project's aim ...

Coastal Commission Omission

City plans for the development of the parcel of land at Abbott Street and Saratoga Avenue have been approved by the California Coastal Commission, but one important consideration seems to have been given short shrift. ...

For Cliff Sitters

At the November 2 meeting of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council, members approved the placement of 15 benches along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. The council’s bench committee, chaired by Camilla Ingram, worked for two months ...

Jetty Fix or Foul-Up?

For the past week and a half, work on the Mission Bay channel entrance has been under way. Visitors and locals have watched a 350-ton crane capacity derrick barge with two support tugs labor at ...

All About the Benches

Residents and park users wishing to have their say about the recent removal of guardrail benches along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard attended the June 1 meeting of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council. Also in attendance ...

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