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SWOOP CONTENTS
Overboard..........13

Bo Bridges at the X-Games..........20

SWOOP Redlights in Amsterdam..........30

A Word with Nichole Hiltz..........33

SWOOP Event Update


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Dream Theater 05/2 Pop Go The Wiggles Live! 03/29-30 Vs. NO 04/11 7:30
Avril Lavigne 05/4 Kanye West: Glow in the 04/21-22 Vs. SA 04/13 12:30
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THE HOME DEPOT CENTER ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
Portishead its fall. You may feel more comfortable fight- Mars in Cancer sextiles Saturn retrograde in
(CARSON CITY) This New Moon, your Jack
ruler,Johnson
Mars, is in Cancer ing for security than acquisition in this cycle. Virgo all month; Pluto in Capricorn trines it as
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complicate matters, it is Stand your ground. Your allies seem far away. well! There is much to gain if you flex to the
opposing Pluto in Capricorn! This is NOT a Meditate on your options before you take tune of changing priorities. Standards need flowe
The Verve action. to be adhered to; but methodologies can
THE GREEK THEATER good time to buck the system. Rules and reg-
The Raconteurs change. At Full Moon, Mars forms a beautiful
them
ulations should be honored or repercussions
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will ensue. At Full Moon, yourCab
rulerfor Cutie
forms a LEO JUL 22 - AUG 23 trine to Mercury and Venus in Pisces. Close them
James Taylor Grand Cross with Pluto and the Lights! Apply
07/29-30 And many, many more... Your ruler, the Sun is lined up high in the friends become closer and romance can take you h
yourself to do your personal best at even the Heavens kissing the New Moon and Uranus a quantum leap! Be sure to keep all confi-
most menial tasks. Some measure of accom- in Pisces! This is an excellent time to pres- dences as others will choose to disclose their down
STAPLES CENTER
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KINGS AT HOME
Vs. PHNX Dressing Your House for Spring..........75
plishment always honors your psyche. The
good news is that Mars is trine to both Venus
and Mercury in Pisces. Love and friendship
ent your sense of humor and deep sense of
compassion to the public! Whether you are
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on stage, or toasting a couple just wed, this
secrets to you. Silence is golden!

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 21


sheer
and c
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prove to be magnificent escapes! Laughter is 03/29 1:00
can be a wonderfully expressive cycle for you! This New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter is in Cap-
Kanye West: Glow In The good medicine! Vs. SJ
06/07 Just beware04/03
the soap7:30
box!!! At Full Moon, ricorn and in sextile to the Lights and Uranus
your ruler has moved into Aries, the sign of in Pisces! The imagination and brilliance of
J
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TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21 and the warrior. others will help you to succeed and reach
Celine Dion 12/02
This New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is conjunct missions and your battles with care as the your goals with much celebration. Jupiter in of the
both Neptune and Mercury in Aquarius. You Sun squares Pluto in Capricorn, EXACTLY! Capricorn is traditionally productive rather
will find your faith and altruistic aims mir- Established forces may attempt to keep you than expansive in its energy. Attendance at comin
rored by those around you - and even in the at bay. This Grand Cross forms your playing weddings and baptisms may be requested at
media! Exercise caution in your contribution to field! Gear up! this time. Others may also ask you for your

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causes that seem too righteous, however, as blessing or recommendation. At Full Moon, Tyler and Alex Wolf were born and
your ruler is still in sextile to Uranus in Pisces. raised in the South Bay, and have been
Neptune in the mix can also deceive. At Full VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 23
Moon, Venus has moved into Pisces and is
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This New Moon, your absolute brilliance is
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estate update
Many cutting edge inventions and concep- in real estate virtually their entire lives.
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south

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still accompanied by Mercury! Overwhelming highlighted! Your ruler, Mercury, is lined up in tions birth themselves at this time. Beware of
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trines this conjunction illuminating your sincer- nus, the ruler of this sign, is a higher octave CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20 increase of median single family home prices from 1993 through 2003, 2003 through 2007, and
finally, the total increase from 1993 through the end of 2007. (DON’T FORGET: the 2003 through
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ity to all! Your creativity knows no bounds! of Mercury helping you to navigate greater Your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Virgo all 2007 percentage increase is a lower number than the 1993 through 2003 increase, but is based on the already-appreciated price, meaning that the
Enjoy fun and family! freedom and innovation in your world. Saturn month! This New Moon reveals Saturn in trine actual dollar amount increase is similar in both windows… in all cases, the market was actually BETTER in 2003 through 2007.)

is retrograde in your sign all month, allowing to Pluto in your sign and sextile to Mars in EL SEGUNDO
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21 you to re-organize and perfect your vision for Cancer! Planetary influences would indicate
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’93 – ’03 = 101.63%


Your ruler, Mercury, is part of a magnificent the future. At Full Moon, your ruler has moved that you will need to withhold judgment or ’03 – ’07 = 52.74% MANHATTAN BEACH
and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

stellium of planetary forces in Aquarius this on into Pisces and is kissing Venus! Take the final decisions until you are certain that you ’93 – ’07 = 207.97%
’93 – ’03 = 169.23%
New Moon! The “think tank” possibilities are opportunity to vacation and revel in love and have ALL the information. At Full Moon, your ’03 – ’07 = 54.76%
’93 – ’07 = 316.67%
out of control. This is an excellent time to join passion! Imagination and humor are also in ruler opposes Mercury in Pisces. You will be

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with kindred souls and exchange ideas and the mix! drawn to those who are kind whether they are
’93 – ’03 = 142.30%
promote goals. Those with progressive ideas near or far. Meditation and spending a little ’03 – ’07 = 53.92%
and breadth of vision will naturally be drawn to LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 23 time alone is a fabulous idea just now. A little ’93 – ’07 = 272.94%
TORRANCE
you in this cycle. At Full Moon, your ruler has Your ruler, Venus, is so happy surrounded by extra house cleaning and methodical reorga-
‘93 – ’03 = 91.49%
moved on into Pisces and is kissing Venus all those planets in Air! The social energy for nization is also in order. Get into the zen of the ’03 – ’07 = 49.33%
and trine Mars in the Lunation chart! Romance you, dear Libra, this New Moon, is astounding! ordinary! ’93 – ’07 = 185.96%

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and passion should be doing a delightful Communicating with others on higher levels
dance in your life! Your ruler is technically of consciousness is seen. Group excursions AQUARIUS JAN 20 - FEB 19 ’93 – ’03 = 128.18%
’03 – ’07 = 46.80%
opposing retrograde Saturn in Virgo. Flex with are just fabulous! At Full Moon, your ruler has This New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is in ’93 – ’07 = 234.96%
those in authority! It pays off! moved into Pisces and is kissing Mercury and Pisces accompanied by the Lights! Others will
Real Estate is a long term investment. You don’t buy Real Estate looking for a quick return, as fluctuations in the market can be, in the short run,
both are in trine to Mars! Love and romance see you coming a mile away! Chiron, Mercury, downward. But this is like looking at a yo-yo on an escalator – in the long term, the trend is always up, up, up! If you have plans on living in the
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22 abounds and much teasing and sharing is Neptune and Venus are still in your sign in this area for any extended period of time, the equity you build in your home can be significant. Imagine if you had bought a home in the South Bay 5

This New Moon, your ruler, the Moon, is


kissing the Sun and Uranus in Pisces! Waves
of inspiration will take form for you as this
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evident. This Full Moon is in your sign but part
of a Grand Cardinal Cross. Stand your ground
on all negotiations, but do not expect to make
Lunation chart. Haunting spiritual questions
arise even in the most casual of conversa-
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O n a beautiful Sunday I stepped onto the Déjà Vu,
a 35 foot sailing boat docked in the San Pedro
Harbor. I boarded with my friend Rochelle and joined
a race crew I was new to. The sky was clear and the
weather was perfect. Not much wind for sailing, they
kept saying… I was just excited to be out on the water.
We pushed off, and on our way through the harbor I
soon became acquainted with all on board. Tom, the
owner and captain of the boat, started cracking jokes
almost immediately, to see what kind of crew he had for
this regatta. After all, trust and bonding are essential in
sailboat racing, and laughter is the key. There is no "I"
in team, and as they say "crew is crew", the importance
of which I would soon find out...

Story and Photos by Kristin Hatfield


On our way through the harbor we crossed over the wake of a cruise
liner. I realized how light the boat was; I could feel it bounce. I asked
the Tom how much the boat weighed, and found out it was only 6000
pounds. A light boat has its advantages on days without much wind, but
on big gust days you’ve got to hold your line for dear life!

"A light boat has its


advantages on days without
much wind, but on big wind
days you’ve got to hold your
line for dear life! "

We motored down to Long Beach and started some practice moves


before checking in with the Seal Beach Yacht Club race committee. Mike,
who I learned was a pro sailor, kept saying, “Watch here is another puff.”
As I glanced over the water I could see the puff was the wind gusting for
a moment or two and you could see the wind caps on the water. The
electronics onboard measure wind angle, speed, direction, boat speed
and many other indicators essential to choosing the appropriate sails
and the best course to go fast. We did not see the wind dip below 22
knots and saw gusts up to 28-30 knots. To give some perspective, most
racing in Southern California is done in 5-15 knot wind.
I heard the gunshot signaling the beginning of the race and we were
off. I was to stay in the back with Captain Tom, which was fine with me. I
wanted to be a fly on the wall and observe everyone on board. This was
a seasoned crew. Everyone knew their role on the boat and held their job
well. Two people, Rochelle and Dave, on the bow were hoisting the sails,
running the pole and popping the kites. Jan was in the pit running the
lines, a tough job that you need to be on your toes for. You need to be
strong and be able to pull the lines in fast. Steve and Mike-the-Fireman
were trimming the sails and Mike Taylor was handling the main sail and
calling the tactics on the deck. Mike Taylor was someone who I learned
a lot from throughout the day .
On our first tack I could feel the boat really get up on its side. We
were about two people short weight-wise. We needed the extra weight
to lay the boat flat for a solid line. I knew at that moment we were going

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to be keeling all day. I like the high side. Being up there looking down the I knew if I was not anchored to the boat she would sweep me out as I
deck at the water was pure adrenaline. grabbed her. I held onto her with all I had. Steve and Mike grabbed the
It was about the fourth mark rounding. You see, in a sailing race two of us while everyone worked in a surprisingly calm manner to gain
you need to make it around these markers which are numbered and control of the boat. We were pulled
sequenced according to the race course given just prior to starting the into the boat. Tired "To be more precise, and wet we were.
race. The crew kept watch for other teams that were around the Déjà Mike was there to the side was underwater pull us all the way
Vu; important if you want to place. Well, back to the fourth mark to tack back into the deck as the rail was buried, of the boat.
...we prepared to
going to change
"I knew at that jibe: this is when we are
direction to round a
Rochelle and
of the boat still the boom was in the holding onto one
I sat in the deck

mark. All was moment we were going well until we jibed another, catching water and everyone was our breath and
on a sharp line going to be keeling and there was a huge looking at each hanging on." other in shock.
gust of wind. The
it happened so
all day. I like the rest I don’t quite recall,
fast. I was going from
Then she cracked a smile, we were
happy. We did what being part of a team demands - we got back to our
one side, the high side. Being low side of the boat positions in our soaking wet foul weather gear. We are now friends for
to the other, the up there looking high side with nothing life, with an awesome story to tell. Rochelle you make me proud.
to hold onto….
tossed across the
down the deck Next thing I knew I was
boat and being held
Needless to say my camera got wrecked from the water intake.

by the lifelines at the water was on the low side of the


boat. To be more pure adrenaline." precise, the side was
underwater as the rail was buried, the
boom was in the water and everyone was hanging on.
I remember watching as Rochelle maneuvered the pole on the bow.
Unfortunately, it wasn‘t set as the wind gusted, and slammed the Déjà
Vu and her crew onto its side. The pole that attaches to the spinnaker
launched her as she went head first into the water. I saw her pop up
as I lay wrapped in the lifelines in the 57 degree water. I could see that
her legs were tangled around the loose lines and she dove back down
to untangle herself. Then she resurfaced. The boat was on it‘s side,
still catching wind moving toward the mark. I had my eyes on Rochelle
as she began to swim towards me. I told her “I got you, I got you.” I
wrapped my right leg around the metal pole that stations the lifelines.

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I managed to save the memory
chip to share these pictures with
you, our dear SWOOP readers.
We finished the race, cold, tired,
exhausted and done. The crew of the
Déjà Vu took fourth that day.
I drank many Captain Morgan’s
and diet cokes to wash the bruises
away. Captain Tom, I’ll sail with you
again. Thanks for all the excitement.
You never know when that one
puff will get ya, do ya Mike!
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the river Amstel. In the 16th century, Amsterdam was a a hotbed of
the European free press, and known as a haven because of its relative
religious tolerance.
The early 17th century is considered Amsterdam’s “Golden Age,”
when it was one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and had a worldwide
trading network. It was during this period that the canal system was
developed through a
s u c c e s s f u l “Amsterdam is so much more city planning
effort. There than a place that legally per- are more
than one mits the blazing of blunts, h u n d r e d
k i l o m e t e r s and seems to encourage an (62+ miles)

M ost people think of Amsterdam as a massive party city in


Europe with legal marijuana and legal prostitution. It definitely
is a beautiful, ‘4:20 friendly’ sanctuary where one can legally purchase
of canals afternoon ‘shag’…”
the city of
t h ro u g h o u t
Amsterdam,
including about 190 islands and 1500 bridges. The size and beauty of
and consume marijuana in coffee shops all over the city. In addition, this canal network has led the city of Amsterdam to be nicknamed the
you can legally pay to engage in intercourse with a woman, whom you “Venice of the North.”
can personally select from the multiple streets and alleys located in the It is because of this illustrious past that Amsterdam has such
Red Light District. These streets have rows and rows of windows with international charm & historic allure, which continues to draw people
women waving & waiting for you to drop some euros for a romp. This is
ALL true!
But Amsterdam is so much more than just that! This city has an
amazing history. What follows is a simple definition of the Netherlands,
and some major moments in the progression of this land. Thank you
wikipedia!
Amsterdam is located in Holland, and is the capital of the
Netherlands. Holland refers to the central-western area of the country,
which includes two of the twelve provinces that make up the Kingdom
of the Netherlands. Amsterdam began as a fishing village in the late
12th century, and its name is derived from “Amstel dam” or a dam on

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from around the globe. There are over 170 nationalities represented
in the almost one million residents that currently live in the city. The
confluence of many cultures creates a potpourri of worldly ideas, and
the freedom to express oneself feels good.
The red-lit windows are the heart of a bourgeoning art scene. Gallery
Candy is an example of the
beacons of “Gallery Candy is culture the Dutch
government is an example of the striving to promote
in this ‘rough beacons of culture the around the edges’
part of town. Dutch government is Wessel Meijer is the
Creative Director striving to promote in of Gallery Candy, an
innovative and this ‘rough around the provocative gallery
that is pushing edges’ part of town.” the envelope in a
town known for progressive thinking.
The installation at the gallery (pictured here) was a concept Wessel
created to demonstrate the delicate balance of man and his natural
surroundings. It is called “Al een olifant in een porseleinkast,” which
literally translates to “Like an elephant in a ceramic shop,” similar to
the American expression, “Like a bull in a china shop.” It showcased
the artwork of several Dutch art academies intermixed with graffiti art
painted by local Red Light dwellers.Check out Gallery Candy on your
next trip to Amsterdam. The gallery is located at 111 Warmoesstraat in
the Red Light District – where you can see some hot, hot art!

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Steven Bigler

a word with
Nichole Hiltz

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SWOOP: What is your full name?

Nichole Hiltz: What is this, an investigation?! It‘s Nichole Marie Hiltz the III,
Your Honor. Just kidding, it‘s Just Nichole Marie Hiltz. The First.

Steven Bigler
SW: Where are you from?

NH: Boston, Massachusetts. Home of the Tea Party, Massacre, Red Sox,
Matt Damon, and lobster. In that order. I came to Los Angeles because,
well... Growing up in Boston I had been working very real jobs in all kinds of
professional manners, and I was studying acting in the little spare time that I
had, trying to make ends meet. At a certain point I realized that I was working
my butt off as a full time professional to be able to afford what was really just
the hobby of acting. I knew that I if I wanted acting to be my profession, and
not just a hobby, that I would have to move to Los Angeles or New York. It‘s
hard to leave Boston (Bostonians are devoted to the point of delusion), but
my dreams would have still only have been dreams if I hadn‘t packed the
truck - seriously, I drive a truck - and moved to Beverleee... (Hills, that is).

I always wanted both my career and my real life to involve searching


for truth, opening my heart, igniting my imagination, and searching my
soul, while working my ass off and hopefully making some kind of living
at it. It turns out that being an actress offers a lot for all that. So really,
I just wanted to have my cake and eat it too, because I didn’t feel like I
could separate them. America sets us up to go after the American dream
with hope, but it doesn’t always give us a road map to actually make that
happen. We need the hope just to get started, but we need the education
and the confidence and the support to back it up. I found that free education
in Los Angeles, just by falling for the "dream" part. And here I am! We‘ll see
what happens.

The innocent, sweetly naive part of me held on to old American proverbs


like "follow your dreams," "you can do anything you set your mind to," and
"honesty is the best policy." In a goofy, Rain Man kind of way, I focused on
it, believed it, and found myself swimming with the sharks. There wasn‘t
really anything that had proven those clichés wrong, so I moved to LA with
a huge dose of hope.

SW: What do you do for fun?

NH: Well, I torture my neighbors with loud racket. That‘s not the part that‘s
fun though. It‘s that learning to play the drums is so much fun. I feel truly
awful about the first part. Fun to me is getting the right mixture of friends
in one room that love music, love to laugh, and love to let loose, while
somehow having your back at the same time. That‘s a "Happiness Cocktail"
right there. Although sometimes some real cocktails factor in as well.

SW: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

NH: I see myself with all the same desires as that nerdy kid I was, but with
many more empowering projects that inspire people in some capacity. I‘m
being vague because I don‘t really want to over-plan anything.

SW: Where can we see you in the near future?

NH: I‘m happy to say that my character was invited back to work on Season
Two of FX‘s "The Riches," which premieres March 18th, and I‘m just thrilled
that my new series, "In Plain Sight," starring Mary McCormack, will be airing
its first season on the USA Network June 8th. I hope you can watch it!

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Steven Bigler
"I always wanted both
my career and my real
life to involve searching
for truth, opening
my heart, igniting
my imagination, and
searching my soul, while
working my ass off and
hopefully making some
kind of living at it"

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A Good B
A s we round the outer tip of the jetty in the Boston Whaler, we leave the choppy
main channel behind. The gut-jarring ride is now forgotten; it feels like we’re
sliding across a blanket of silk. The boat is quickly beached, and kites are rigged with
great anticipation. We are racing to be the first to slice through glassy water on perfect
kiteboarding wind.
Jon Modica is first on the water, and he starts throwing powered Slims, crazy Mobe
5s and his signature S-bend to Blind. Damien LeRoy is not far behind. Jon and Damo
are pushing each other to try things I’ve never witnessed before. Damien rides past and
tells me to shoot a sequence on his next tack. As I hold the trigger down, he sends a
giant Kite Loop Slim Chance and sticks it perfectly. I laugh out loud at how sick that last
trick is, and suddenly it all comes into focus: We
are in New York, and we are scoring the sickest
flatwater session I’ve "...Damo and Jon throw ever imagined.
Long Island, New down high-powered York, is a kiteboarding
paradise the world wakestyle stuff when I has yet to stumble upon.
For most, New York is a big city that exists as
just another part of the start yelling at them to Northeast. But for Jon, a
pro rider, Long Island one-up each other..." is the perfect training
ground. My journey to Long Island began one
night sitting in a little restaurant in northern Costa Rica where Jon had been indulging in
a few cervezas. I took what he said with a grain of salt.
“Seriously, you really need to come up to Shelter Island,” Jon kept saying. “It is the
sickest spot and my favorite training ground.” I heard this a lot that night, dismissing
it with every call to the bartender for another round. A few weeks after I returned from
Costa Rica, Jon sent me images and video clips of his spot. He insisted I come out to
shoot a travel story with he and Damien.
Pulling up to Jon’s parents’ summerhouse on Shelter Island, I start to realize why
Jon wanted us to come out. The island is totally different from the the New York I had
expected. I learn quickly that sailing is life on Long Island. Everyone sails here. We
unload our gear, and Jon explains that his parents are a few hours north at a sailing
regatta supporting their eldest son, Charlie, who is on the U.S. sailing team. Charlie and
his crew are going for gold in China next year. Jon gave up a sailing scholarship at the
University of Connecticut to pursue his dream of being a pro kiteboarder.
I once asked Jon how he got into kiting. He told me about seeing the sport for the

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Breeze first time and starting a sailing club where he taught youngsters to sail in order
to earn money to buy his first kites. Damo and I settle into the bunkhouse and
quickly fall asleep, dreaming of what lies ahead.
Morning light awakes the bunkhouse residents. “Good breeze,” Jon says,
as he digs through the fridge.
We quickly load up the Boston Whaler and head for the jetty. The Greenport
jetty looks like it will hold up to Jon‘s promise. A 15-foot-high rock jetty sticks
out a quarter mile into the main channel and creates the most silky-smooth
butter you’ve ever seen. We quickly throw everything overboard, and Jon
throws up his factory-fresh 12 m2 Switchblade 2 and makes a few tacks.
It’s light and a little gusty, but Jon has a plan. We de-rig, jump back in the
boat and head three miles to Orient Point. The wind has filled in enough to
ride, so the boys rig up and head out on a down-winder through the four-foot
chop and Sunday madness, boats of all shapes and sizes dodging the pair
of kiteboarders. After four miles of chop, they flag me in to pick them up on a

little island. They land their kites on the front yard of a giant estate. I ask Jon
if people get upset when someone launches and lands on their property. He
smiles and says, “The people are all pretty friendly, and the worst that might
happen is they ask you in for brunch.”
After lunch, we head back out to Orient Point to find good 12 mph wind
and smooth flatwater. With a classic New England lighthouse as the backdrop,
Damo and Jon quickly fill my four-gigabite compact flashcard with big Kite
Loops, Slims, KGBs and every other wake-style trick in the book. After shooting
for three hours, we head back to the house and jump in the car to grab some
pizza before passing out.
The next day, we set out again in the Boston Whaler to ride at the jetty. The
conditions are not right for photography, so I join the boys and ride butter-flat
water for my first time. Learning to kite at C Street in Ventura, California, where
it is choppy with surf. I had no
idea how fun riding "...I start laughing because butter smooth
water would be. I know I’m about to see the The sound of the
water coming off maniac in Damien..." the rail as you
slice through at speeds I never
thought possible is awesome. After riding for an hour, Jon decides it’s a good
day to pull out the slider.
The sun finally comes out, and it’s time to go to work. Damo and Jon throw
down high-powered wakestyle stuff when I start yelling at them to one-up each
other. Damo hucks the first Kung Fu handlepass I’ve ever seen and sticks it
clean. Jon comes back with insane powered Mobes and Slims. It is incredible
watching the two push the limits of kiteboarding. We then move on to the slider,
which holds Damo’s attention for about 10 minutes. “It’s time to jump that
jetty,” he says, riding past me.
I start laughing because I know I’m about to see the maniac in Damien to
do something special. After a few tacks in front of the jetty to check out the wind
at the takeoff point, Damo sends a huge air and floats over the huge, sketchy
structure with ease. Damo is nuts. We ride until dark, friends sharing space on

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the water. That night, Mrs. Modica cooks us a New York-style steak and The trip would not be complete without a cutthroat croquet
chicken dinner with all the trimmings: rice, beans, salad, cornbread, the tournament. All the boys, plus a few neighbors, jump into a 10-man
works. Fed, bloated and tired, we crash once again in the bunkhouse. croquet war exercise. I talk Jon’s brother, Charlie, into watching my back
The day begins with the lightest wind of the trip, so we get up and since they’re all gunning for me, knocking the enemy’s balls into the
go into town for breakfast at Pat & Steve’s restaurant. Pat & Steve’s is bushes as I make a run for the finish. I get caught with one shot to go,
an excellent place to relax and soak in the New York atmosphere. After and give up the crown to Pat, the rugby player, I run inside to get some
breakfast, we take the Whaler out for some wakesurfing behind the boat water and return to find Charlie writhing in pain on the ground after being
and have a few laughs as we all get worked over and over again. body-slammed by T.J. for his role in my almost-championship croquet
We almost lose hope of some breeze when we notice whitecaps
building in the channel. We bolt back to the house to trade the surfboards
for kite gear. Two of Jon’s friends from Florida extend their stay to hang
out with us. T.J. Izzo is one of those comedian types who always makes
you laugh. He had flown a trainer kite once, and since the wind is light,
Damo grabs him and starts teaching him how to fly a real kite. He gets
up and rides his first day. Must be the teacher.
Pat Bordner is one of Jon’s kite buddies from Florida, and it’s a riot
watching him take the worst wipeouts trying to learn an S-bend. The guy
goes for it full blast and destroys himself. He finally gets it and is sticking week. Everyone’s messing around, but we’re glad to see the U.S. sailing
them clean, but he’s bruised and beaten by day’s end. Olympic athlete walk off the lawn without injury.
It’s a magical day because someone gets his first taste of the After a week of unbelievable conditions, it’s a time to go home.
sport we all love, and it’s also a day for new friends to live life to the It’s great living life without a care and creating memories of a place the
fullest, even though we do have the occasional carnage. We get off the kiting world knows little of. Long Island is truly a unique resource. The
water and head to Greenport by boat for dinner at a seafood restaurant landscape looks nothing like the New York you see on TV; it looks closer
called Claudio’s with Jon’s dad, uncle and cousins. The atmosphere is to the picture on a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream container: grassy farmland
incredible and the food outstanding, but we’ve all had one of those days with cows and a red barns. With plenty of summer sun, warm water and
where you’re so tired and hungry you could eat dirt. great scenery, it can’t be beat for flatwater kiting and “good breeze.”.

"He had flown a trainer kite


once, and since the wind is
light, Damo grabs him and starts
teaching him how to fly a real
kite. He gets up and rides his
first day. Must be the teacher."

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ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20 its fall. You may feel more comfortable fight- Mars in Cancer sextiles Saturn retrograde in
This New Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Cancer ing for security than acquisition in this cycle. Virgo all month; Pluto in Capricorn trines it as
in its fall. To further complicate matters, it is Stand your ground. Your allies seem far away. well! There is much to gain if you flex to the
opposing Pluto in Capricorn! This is NOT a Meditate on your options before you take tune of changing priorities. Standards need
good time to buck the system. Rules and reg- action. to be adhered to; but methodologies can
ulations should be honored or repercussions change. At Full Moon, Mars forms a beautiful
will ensue. At Full Moon, your ruler forms a LEO JUL 22 - AUG 23 trine to Mercury and Venus in Pisces. Close
Grand Cross with Pluto and the Lights! Apply Your ruler, the Sun is lined up high in the friends become closer and romance can take
yourself to do your personal best at even the Heavens kissing the New Moon and Uranus a quantum leap! Be sure to keep all confi-
most menial tasks. Some measure of accom- in Pisces! This is an excellent time to pres- dences as others will choose to disclose their
plishment always honors your psyche. The ent your sense of humor and deep sense of secrets to you. Silence is golden!
good news is that Mars is trine to both Venus compassion to the public! Whether you are
and Mercury in Pisces. Love and friendship on stage, or toasting a couple just wed, this SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 21
prove to be magnificent escapes! Laughter is can be a wonderfully expressive cycle for you! This New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter is in Cap-
good medicine! Just beware the soap box!!! At Full Moon, ricorn and in sextile to the Lights and Uranus
your ruler has moved into Aries, the sign of in Pisces! The imagination and brilliance of
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21 the pioneer and the warrior. Choose your others will help you to succeed and reach
This New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is conjunct missions and your battles with care as the your goals with much celebration. Jupiter in
both Neptune and Mercury in Aquarius. You Sun squares Pluto in Capricorn, EXACTLY! Capricorn is traditionally productive rather
will find your faith and altruistic aims mir- Established forces may attempt to keep you than expansive in its energy. Attendance at
rored by those around you - and even in the at bay. This Grand Cross forms your playing weddings and baptisms may be requested at
media! Exercise caution in your contribution to field! Gear up! this time. Others may also ask you for your
causes that seem too righteous, however, as blessing or recommendation. At Full Moon,
Neptune in the mix can also deceive. At Full VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 23 your ruler is still in sextile to Uranus in Pisces.
Moon, Venus has moved into Pisces and is This New Moon, your absolute brilliance is Many cutting edge inventions and concep-
still accompanied by Mercury! Overwhelming highlighted! Your ruler, Mercury, is lined up in tions birth themselves at this time. Beware of
compassion for the underdog can spring from the Heavens with Chiron, Neptune, Venus and thieves! The best launch should be a surprise!
your very soul at this time. Cancerian Mars the Head of the Dragon - all in Aquarius! Ura-
trines this conjunction illuminating your sincer- nus, the ruler of this sign, is a higher octave CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20
ity to all! Your creativity knows no bounds! of Mercury helping you to navigate greater Your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Virgo all
Enjoy fun and family! freedom and innovation in your world. Saturn month! This New Moon reveals Saturn in trine
is retrograde in your sign all month, allowing to Pluto in your sign and sextile to Mars in
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21 you to re-organize and perfect your vision for Cancer! Planetary influences would indicate
Your ruler, Mercury, is part of a magnificent the future. At Full Moon, your ruler has moved that you will need to withhold judgment or
stellium of planetary forces in Aquarius this on into Pisces and is kissing Venus! Take the final decisions until you are certain that you
New Moon! The “think tank” possibilities are opportunity to vacation and revel in love and have ALL the information. At Full Moon, your
out of control. This is an excellent time to join passion! Imagination and humor are also in ruler opposes Mercury in Pisces. You will be
with kindred souls and exchange ideas and the mix! drawn to those who are kind whether they are
promote goals. Those with progressive ideas near or far. Meditation and spending a little
and breadth of vision will naturally be drawn to LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 23 time alone is a fabulous idea just now. A little
you in this cycle. At Full Moon, your ruler has Your ruler, Venus, is so happy surrounded by extra house cleaning and methodical reorga-
moved on into Pisces and is kissing Venus all those planets in Air! The social energy for nization is also in order. Get into the zen of the
and trine Mars in the Lunation chart! Romance you, dear Libra, this New Moon, is astounding! ordinary!
and passion should be doing a delightful Communicating with others on higher levels
dance in your life! Your ruler is technically of consciousness is seen. Group excursions AQUARIUS JAN 20 - FEB 19
opposing retrograde Saturn in Virgo. Flex with are just fabulous! At Full Moon, your ruler has This New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is in
those in authority! It pays off! moved into Pisces and is kissing Mercury and Pisces accompanied by the Lights! Others will
both are in trine to Mars! Love and romance see you coming a mile away! Chiron, Mercury,
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22 abounds and much teasing and sharing is Neptune and Venus are still in your sign in this
This New Moon, your ruler, the Moon, is evident. This Full Moon is in your sign but part Lunation chart. Haunting spiritual questions
kissing the Sun and Uranus in Pisces! Waves of a Grand Cardinal Cross. Stand your ground arise even in the most casual of conversa-
of inspiration will take form for you as this on all negotiations, but do not expect to make tions. This is an excellent time to share phi-
stellium sextiles Jupiter in Capricorn. Creativ- much progress. Acceptance of that you can- losophy and insight. At Full Moon, your ruler
ity abounds in this cycle as does kindness! not change serves you. is in sextile to Jupiter in Capricorn. Creating
At Full Moon, the Moon is in the sign of Libra something amazing in private and presenting
opposing the early Aries Sun. You will want to SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 22 it in public is seen. Research, whether it is
fight for peace as your ruler is wrapped in a Your rulers, Mars and Pluto, oppose each part of your profession or for your own private
Grand Cross with the Sun, Mars and Jupiter! other in both Lunation charts! Expect to feel interests can reap great rewards in this cycle!
Mars, the planet of war, is in your sign and in as if you are playing ping-pong with yourself! Don the cap of the expert!

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S

Dressing
pring has officially sprung, and what does that mean for your
home? It is time to put away that winter wardrobe and get ready
for the beautiful days ahead! Just like you, a house needs different
" clothes" for different seasons. You‘re not going to wear a heavy
fur coat and wool knee socks when its 75 degrees outside, and you
don‘t want your house looking like it‘s dressed for the cold when
summer is just around the corner!

Your House
The solution? Slip-covering is great! You can go from a winter
look to a summer look just by changing fabrics. Cottons and linens
in nice light and bright colors help freshen things up and chase away
the winter blues. Although you certainly may need a throw to have
around for chilly days and nights, it‘s time to put away the heavy
velvets and wools that are meant for cold winter months. Bring

for Spring
out fun throw pillows in colorful floral chintzs, bright silks, and fun
stripes. And if you like dark colors, thats OK! Just find the color in a
light weight fabric and you‘re good to go!

Why not bring some added color into your home with some
flowers? Buy some metal pails at the hardware store, spray paint
them fun colors, plant them with the flower of your choice, and pop
them on a window sill or living room table. Anywhere works! And if
you have heavy curtains hanging around---how about taking them
down for a nice little break, and replacing them with light weight
sheers and bamboo shades? That is a great spring/summer look
and can be as casual or formal as you like.

Just as you look forward to putting away your winter coat,


remember it‘s nice for your home to have a change as well, and all
of these little tips will help you get your house "dressed" for the up
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Upcoming Events at Harvelle’s:
Tuesdays
Brazilian Party with Raiz do Samba

Fridays
3/14 Double Header Burlesque Bongo Fury & Sassy Minxx: a combination of Afro cuban Jazz burlesque and Modern burlesque
3/21 & 3/28 Bongo Fury Afro cuban Jazz burlesque
4/4 Berry Bly promotion Metal Skool
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4/25 National touring band Toubab Krewe
5/2 Berry Bly promotion Metal Skool

Saturdays
3/15 Lou Giovannetti & his “BIG” Big Band 20 piece Orchestra

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3/22 Double Header Cafe’ R&B Intense & explosive Blues: Lead singer Roach is a cross between Etta James & Tina Turner , and Rico Jams San-
tana style Band.
3/29 SHEILA E and the E family.
4/5 The Untouchables, Horny Toad , Meet me at the Pub
4/12 Wild Child- a tribute to the doors
4/19 Tomorrows Bad Seeds- Reggae Rock
4/26 English Beat
5/3 PONCO SANCHEZ

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The Wolf & Wolf Team presents
Tyler and Alex Wolf were born and
raised in the South Bay, and have been
in real estate virtually their entire lives.

real estate update

Volume 3
south
If you have any questions
bay
at all, give them a call at
Shorewood Realtors,
Tyler at 310/947.9484
Below is a map of the South Bay. We have highlighted some of the cities to show the percentage
increase of median single family home prices from 1993 through 2003, 2003 through 2007, and and Alex at 310/499.6823
finally, the total increase from 1993 through the end of 2007. (DON’T FORGET: the 2003 through
2007 percentage increase is a lower number than the 1993 through 2003 increase, but is based on the already-appreciated price, meaning that the
actual dollar amount increase is similar in both windows… in all cases, the market was actually BETTER in 2003 through 2007.)

EL SEGUNDO
Statistical information provided by DataQuick

’93 – ’03 = 101.63%


’03 – ’07 = 52.74% MANHATTAN BEACH
and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

’93 – ’07 = 207.97%


’93 – ’03 = 169.23%
’03 – ’07 = 54.76%
’93 – ’07 = 316.67%
HERMOSA BEACH

’93 – ’03 = 142.30%


’03 – ’07 = 53.92%
’93 – ’07 = 272.94%
TORRANCE

‘93 – ’03 = 91.49%


’03 – ’07 = 49.33%
’93 – ’07 = 185.96%
REDONDO BEACH

’93 – ’03 = 128.18%


’03 – ’07 = 46.80%
’93 – ’07 = 234.96%

Real Estate is a long term investment. You don’t buy Real Estate looking for a quick return, as fluctuations in the market can be, in the short run,
downward. But this is like looking at a yo-yo on an escalator – in the long term, the trend is always up, up, up! If you have plans on living in the
area for any extended period of time, the equity you build in your home can be significant. Imagine if you had bought a home in the South Bay 5
years ago! How about 15?!

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Denver for work – can you help How do I, as a buyer, determine
start looking for a home? 3
me find a home there? the value of a home?
months? A year?
-Will Getzendanner, Los Angeles -Ben Fishback, Hermosa Beach
-Natalie Patience, MB
While we are only licensed in the state
of California, Shorewood has an excel- Sart now! Not only will starting early allow
Buyers determine the value of a home by
lent Relocation Department that can find you to learn more about the local market
looking at the price of one home based on
you a trusted realtor in any market across and the specifics of the home-buying pro-
its features and benefits and comparing it
the US. The agents in our database have cess, but it will also give you the opportu-
to the price and characteristics of similar
proven they are up to Shorewood stan- nity to establish your specific wants and
homes that have recently sold or are cur-
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rently for sale in the respective area. Your
reliable: if Shorewood trusts them, so can The more educated a buyer is, the more
agent (ahem!) should be able to organize a
you! Of course, you know who to call if confidence they will have and the more
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better determine value.
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