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Huntington Beach's Simpson US Open of Surfing Champ Again
Huntington Beach's Brett Simpson, the "hometown favorite," clinched the number one spot and the championship this afternoon in the U.S. Open of Surfing, reports the OC Register.
This is the second consecutive year Simpson took the title, having defeated top surfers like Jordy Smith and Kelly Slater in the process. After the win was determined, "the crowd on the sand went nuts and the siren sounded, and Smith paddled over to hug Simpson, clapping along with the rest of the fans applauding on the beach."
For Simpson, the win means a $100,000 check along with the second year of being champ. This year marks "the first time since 1985-1986 that a surfer took home the win two years in a row."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.