The Man Who Started It All

The Dana Outrigger Canoe Club’s annual Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic, during which 9-person outrigger canoes race for 20 miles from Dana Point Harbor to Laguna Beach and back, is a bit of living, breathing, paddling history, Jake Howard writes this week. Named after Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison, the race is dedicated to the man’s memory and legacy, as he’s considered one of the earliest pioneers of California surf and beach culture.

Groms of the Week

While summertime may be over for the groms who headed back to school this week, there’s still more goodness to come in the weeks and months ahead, Jake Howard reports, while wishing the student surfers an epic school year.

Wellness & Prevention: Back to School for Teens

Another summer has come to an end, and for parents of teens, that means getting their students back into a routine of healthy sleep habits, homework and studying, as well as other extracurricular activities. This transition period can be tough, but Susan Parmelee of the Wellness & Prevention Center this month has a few tips on how to offer proper support, positive encouragement, and appropriate guidance.

The Business Buzz: Tough Talks Just Got Easier

As divisiveness continues to permeate nationally and locally, the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is looking to promote more cohesion by sponsoring the “Difficult Conversations Workshop: The Art and Science of Working Together” on Sept. 10, Jim Wynne and Arrow Santos write in their latest Business Buzz column.