Laylan Connelly, San Jose Mercury News

Laylan Connelly

San Jose Mercury News

California, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • The Press-Enterprise
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  • O.C. Register
  • Daily Breeze
  • Whittier Daily News
  • Pasadena Star News
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Sun
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Denver Post
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • SGV Tribune
  • and more…

Recent articles by Laylan:

Heartbreaking video shows mourning dolphin carrying dead calf for 2 days

The mother dolphin and supportive members of her pod were recently spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. → Read More

Heartbreaking video shows mourning dolphin carrying dead calf for 2 days

The mother dolphin and supportive members of her pod were recently spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. → Read More

Mammoth Mountain extends ski season into June

A series of storms have dumped enough snow to keep Mammoth’s lifts running into June. → Read More

A red tide off OC and the South Bay has experts worried for sea birds

The red tide, caused by algae blooming, has been spotted off and on along the Southern California coast for the past month or so. → Read More

4 South Bay icons to be honored at Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame weekend includes the induction ceremony Saturday, followed by Spyder Surf Fest fun in the afternoon. → Read More

Here are a few ways to celebrate Earth Day in OC and on the coast

There are several Earth Day events planned to learn more about protecting Mother Nature. → Read More

Remember pismo clams? Efforts to survey, restore species underway

Researchers are hoping to learn more about the pismo clam to revive the sea creatures’ populations, like the abalone once found abundantly off the Southern California coast. → Read More

Wildflowers of OC: What to know, where to go

You may already be seeing pops of color throughout the county — here’s what to know if you want to explore the region’s vibrant wildflowers. → Read More

Local lifeguard makes waves as Huntington Beach’s first female Marine Safety captain – Orange County Register

Learn how lifeguard Leslie Schwene worked her way up the ranks for a career on the sand and in the surf. → Read More

San Clemente company credited with açai berry popularity marks milestone in returns to its harvesters

SAMBAZON, a leader in the açai berry industry, reports $1 million given in community resources in the Brazilian rainforest. → Read More

$3.5 million San Juan Capistrano skate park to be discussed by city leaders

Some residents are concerned that the proposed park goes against wishes to keep part of the agricultural history of that property. → Read More

New snow blankets local resorts as season’s end nears

Local mountain resorts say the fresh snow will let them extend the season by days, even weeks. → Read More

New Salt Creek Beach concession will give nod to Dana Point history

The team behind The Ranch in south Laguna and The Lost Pier Café at Aliso Beach will bring a new — with an ode to the old — concession to the Dana Point beach. → Read More

False killer whales make annual spring break trip of California coast

“It’s like a dolphin on steroids,” a photographer said of the tropical species that showed up off Southern California’s coast over the weekend. → Read More

Water safety summit launched to discuss drowning prevention

Groups gathered in Newport Beach to talk about prevention and policy for combating drowning dangers at oceans, lakes, rivers and pools. → Read More

False killer whales make annual spring break trip to local waters

“It’s like a dolphin on steroids,” a photographer said of the tropical species that showed up off Southern California’s coast over the weekend. → Read More

Abandoned 35-foot panga boat washes ashore in San Clemente

A 35-foot panga boat washed ashore in north San Clemente early on Saturday, March 19, with authorities investigating it as likely evidence of human smuggling. → Read More

African surf culture explored at new exhibit launch in San Clemente surf museum

The opening night March 19 will feature a book signing with Selema Masekela, a well-known surf announcer, a panel discussion and will showcase his new apparel brand Mami Wata. → Read More

African surf culture explored at new exhibit launch in San Clemente surf museum

The opening night March 19 will feature a book signing with Selema Masekela, a well-known surf announcer, a panel discussion and will showcase his new apparel brand Mami Wata. → Read More

Authorities investigating tar washing ashore in Seal Beach, Newport Beach

Samples tested indicate natural seepage and no connection to the October spill that shut down beaches in this area. → Read More