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Vince Vaughn, 'Fallon effect' to be on display for Sunday's Polar Plunge

Nearly 4,000 people - including actor Vince Vaughn - will head to North Avenue Beach and jump into freezing Lake Michigan on Sunday. They are taking a dip to support Special Olympics Chicago in its 15th annual Polar Plunge. Last year,...Show More Summary

Inside San Onofre State Beach

  San Onofre State Beach is best known for the world-class surfing at Trestles. The surf spots along here begin at the north end with Cottons, then moving southward come Uppers, Middles, Lowers and Church. Lowers is consistently one of the best surf spots, and this place is full of both professional and amateur surfers. Show More Summary

Tour de Trestles

Trestles Beach is world-famous for great surfing, with a series of surf spots. Running from north to south are Cottons, Uppers, Middles, Lowers and Church. These beaches are extremely popular with surfers, and this section of coastline is one of the most unspoiled coastal areas in southern California. Show More Summary

The San Clemente Beach Trail

The San Clemente Beach Trail extends from the Metro Station parking lot at North Beach to Calafia State Beach in the south. It is basically a flat, fairly smooth crushed granite trail that’s shared by walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and strollers. Show More Summary

Street Artist Tags Hawaii with Yarn Graffiti

North Shore. Images courtesy the artist From Hawaii’s North Shore to the beaches of Waikiki, street artist HOTTEA weaved his yarn installations into public locations across the island for this month’s POW! WOW! Festival. In additionShow More Summary

Bay Area native Veronica Mannion brings comedy-musical to Cinequest

Cinequest begins this week, and Bay Area native Veronica Mannion brings her film Booze Boys and Brownies for its World Premiere. Veronica was born in San Francisco in her parent’s one bedroom apartment in North Beach and then moved to Marin County. She went to Terra Linda High School and San Francisco State and did some […]

Plan an affordable beach getaway to North Carolina, San Diego and more

Travel + Leisure’s Jacqueline Gifford joins TODAY to share how to find some great beach deals available now, including an $85 a night hotel stay on the coast of Beaufort, North Carolina.

The Backpacker Diet

Forget the South Beach, Zone, or Atkins diets, I have a much better plan, and I promise it's more fun. I think the problem with most North Americans is that we spend a good part of our days sitting at work, or in the car commuting to and from work. Show More Summary

PrimalCon Oxnard 2015 – The One and Only!

We started PrimalCon in the Southern California beach town of Oxnard back in 2010, visited an assortment of venues all over North America in the ensuing years, and now are nestling back in at our favorite spot of Oxnard to present one (and only one!) grand PrimalCon event in 2015. That’s right, we are going […]

Fighting Spirit: Running in Winter with the Judoka

By Fred Sasaki On the first Sunday of every new year, Tohkon Judo Academy (4427 North Clark) meets at Montrose Beach for Kangeiko Training. At 6:45am. Kangeiko is a winter training practice that traditionally occurs early mornings, in dead winter, to foster mental toughness. Tohkon’s includes a run along the lakefront, races up and down Cricket […]

Extra Extra: Man Rescued From Lake Michigan

A man who tried to commit suicide by jumping into Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach early this morning was rescued. [ more › ]

Florida Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice

Fred Barbash, The Washington Post: The North Miami Beach police department was discovered last month to be using mug shots of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range. NBC News Channel 6 in Miami broke the story afterShow More Summary

Evangelical Pastors Blast Florida Cops Using African-American Mugshots for Sniper Practice With #UseMeInstead Campaign

After the North Miami Beach police department was discovered to have been using mug shots of African Americans for practice at a firing range, several members of clergy from around the world decided to take action and started a movement with their images and the phrase #UseMeInstead.

White Clergy Offer Their Pictures For Target Practice After North Miami Used Blacks

Lutheran clergy in Florida have offered their photos as targets for North Miami Beach police officers after it was discovered that police snipers were practising their marksmanship with mug shots of young black men. In a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #UseMeInstead, the clergy have begun tweeting photos of themselves in clerical collars to substitute [...]

#UseMeInstead, Say Clergy to Police Who Use Photos of Black Men for Target Practice

Rev. Joy M. Gonnerman's photo submission to the North Miami Beach Police Department, to be used for target practice. The North Miami Beach Police Department was forced to stop using the mugshots of black men for target practice after...Show More Summary

Clergy Tells Fla. Police #UseMeInstead in Response to Use of Black Men’s Mug Shots for Target Practice

Members of the clergy have started a new hashtag, #UseMeInstead, imploring police to use their images for target practice after news broke that North Miami Beach’s Police Department was using mug shots of black men, the Washington Post reports.

Clergy respond to cops using photos of black suspects for target practice with powerful #UseMeInstead

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Within days after it was revealed that North Miami Beach police officers were using mugshots of black suspects for target practice, a group of Lutheran pastors were discussing it on a private Facebook page before coming up with a unique plan. Offering photos of themselves for police to shoot at....

Florida town officially bans police use of real mugshots for target practice, but questions remain

When Army Sargeant Valerie Deant showed up at North Miami Beach gun range for target practice, she couldn't believe her eyes. A Miami police department sniper team was using photos of her brother and other men as target practice. Her...Show More Summary

Thousands of fiery red crabs wash ashore in Newport Beach

Drawn north by warm ocean waters, thousands of candy-red crabs rarely seen in coastal Southern California have washed ashore in Newport Beach.

Rush announce 2015 tour (MSG & Prudential Center included)

photo: Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman) Prog legends Rush celebrate 40 years as a band this year with a massive 34-city North American arena tour kicking off in May and running through August. The tour...

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