April 3, 2011 |
SEATTLE - John Anderson has discovered just about everything during the 30 years he has combed Washington state's beaches - glass fishing floats, hockey gloves, bottled messages, even hundreds of mismatched pairs of Nike sneakers that washed up barnacled but unworn. The biggest haul may come in one to three years when, scientists say, wind and ocean currents eventually push some of the massive debris from Japan's tsunami and earthquake onto the shores of the U.S. West Coast. "I'm fascinated to see what actually makes it over here, compared to what might sink or biodegrade out there," said Anderson, 57, a plumber and avid beachcomber who lives in coastal Forks, Wash.
August 24, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Soon after the lunch plates stopped rattling and books stopped thumping to the floor, shaken Easterners could hear another sound from Tuesday's quake: the sound of snickering emanating from the opposite side of the continent. "East coast quake is now a 5.9. Californians yawn, shrug and go back to their iced lattes," Marcus Beer, who reviews video games for a local news broadcaster, tweeted. All the more laughable for some were the images of people fleeing buildings - the exact opposite of what you're supposed to do in a quake.
December 9, 2012 |
I see her as I step out from among the sea grape trees and onto the golden sands: tanned, blond, and bikini-clad, she is walking toward me. And she possesses the one thing I'm yearning to see in a woman on the beach: a little kid. I'm in Rincon, on the west coast of Puerto Rico, with my 3-year-old son, Kai - just the two of us, for six days - and my best hope for doing anything besides parenting lies in other people's children. If I can find playmates for Kai, I might sneak in a surf session, a jog, or some uninterrupted reading.
May 23, 2014 |
THE UNION cannot seem to find its groove at home this season. It has won only once at PPL Park, and the Sons of Ben voiced their displeasure during the previous two home games. Fortunately for the Union, it will not even play on the East Coast for about 2 weeks. They play the Galaxy at Los Angeles on Sunday and Chivas USA at suburban Carson the following Saturday. The team will stay in LA in between games, because it makes sense logistically. "We take this as an opportunity," manager John Hackworth said.
July 31, 2015 |
West Chester-based TV and Web retailer QVC will open its first West Coast distribution center at a 1.1 million-square-foot facility in Ontario, Calif., according to commercial real estate services firm CBRE, which brokered the lease. QVC will occupy the largest of seven buildings at a warehouse complex being developed in the inland Southern California city by owner Sares-Regis Group, CBRE said in a release Wednesday. CBRE spokeswoman Kelly Conaway declined to discuss the lease's term or financial details.
March 26, 2014 |
PHILLY-BORN AND -RAISED comedian Craig Shoemaker is retiring from the stage for good. But for his next trick, he'll bring a little Philly to the West Coast. "I've decided to say goodbye to my stand-up career and move on to more purposeful things," Shoemaker said. Before he says goodbye to the bright lights once and for all, Shoemaker will play two shows (one is sold out) at the Sellersville Theater on Saturday. So what are these purposeful things Shoemaker speaks of? The L.A.-based comic will open three locations of Tony Luke's in Southern California.
December 27, 2011 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - With a game here Monday night to start the season, another one in Phoenix on Wednesday and then back-to-back games Friday and Saturday at Salt Lake City and Golden State - and all of this on the heels of a lockout - the Sixers already have enough on their plates to be concerned about. Sixers coach Doug Collins said that normally starting the season on a West Coast road trip wouldn't be anything unusual. However, beginning it during the Christmas holiday adds a variable that Collins doesn't quite know how his team will deal with.
October 28, 2013 |
We called it a "Tourcation" and headed west. I recently graduated from Temple University and wanted to do some kind of trip. Doesn't every college student want to escape after "Pomp and Circumstance?" I also wanted to play music somewhere. My sister and I play in the drum and keys duo Baa Ram Ewe. Given our musical abilities, we decided, "Why not combine a vacation and a music tour?" Ever since I went to Southern California on a family trip in 2004, I have been enamored with the West Coast.
March 17, 2011
Nate Dogg, 41, a singer whose near monotone crooning anchored some of rap's most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West Coast hip-hop, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from multiple strokes he had suffered in recent years. Nate Dogg wasn't a rapper, but he was an integral figure in the genre: His deep voice wasn't particularly melodic, but its tone - at times menacing, at times playful, yet always charming - provided just the right touch on hits including Warren G's "Regulate," 50 Cent's "21 Questions," Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode," and countless others.
August 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Baseball players are a different breed, a product mostly of the grueling 162-game season. Superstitions permeate the clubhouse throughout the season. A 10-game West Coast trip is the perfect setting for zaniness. So that's how a reggae version of the famous "Rubber Duckie" song from Sesame Street has become a mainstay on the pregame music playlist in the Phillies clubhouse. Roy Oswalt used strength and conditioning coordinator Dong Lien's iPod one day in San Francisco and stumbled upon the song, which is a favorite of Lien's daughter.