Latest Black's Beach Stories

2008-07-20 18:00:19

Police officials say the future of a traditional La Jolla, Calif., beachside drum circle celebration is in doubt after a stabbing and melee this weekend. The full-moon event drew nearly 1,000 people Friday night to Black's Beach in La Jolla. A man walking down the beach about 2:30 a.m. Saturday was attacked and stabbed. The victim is expected to survive, but the celebration turned chaotic, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. The future of the drum circle, which was started in...

2005-12-22 18:50:00

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Some of the biggest surf since the El Nino winter of 1997 pounded the Southern California coast this week, damaging piers, forcing beach closures and overwhelming even the most experienced surfers. Driven by a Pacific storm near Hawaii, sets of waves up to 20 feet tall on Wednesday swept San Diego-area beaches, where lifeguards on jet skis pulled more than 100 struggling surfers out of danger on the first day of winter. "There's a lot of machismo in play,...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.