Open Forum (8/25-9/2)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 5:01am.

Seems like everyone wants to come down to the MB pier.

This weekend, they literally came by the busload – as part of an area nonprofit's "Day at the Beach" for kids who don't often see one.

Buses? That's easy.

How about making your way to the pier over the course of 5-7 hours, on your own power, across 32 miles of ocean?

That's what 95 elite paddleboarders set off to do from Catalina Island on Sunday morning at 6 a.m. (Pic taken from paddleboards.com.) The "Catalina Classic" has a storied history (back to the 1920s and 30s) and is classified as a "marathon" among paddleboard races. Great stuff, but, guys, there are boats running all day, every day!

Finally, don't shoot the messenger, but Summer's over. School starts Tuesday & Wednesday.

As always, please use the "Open Forum" thread for news clips, off-topic questions & discussions of any nature. Note that this one runs through next Tuesday, after Labor Day. And keep it clean.
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