Laylan Connelly, O.C. Register

Laylan Connelly

O.C. Register

California, United States

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Recent articles by Laylan:

AmazonSmile’s canceled fundraising service was easy for local nonprofits – Orange County Register

The popular donation program is ending Feb. 20, leaving some nonprofit groups searching for ways to make up for anticipated fundraising losses. → Read More

Students get on board with Wyland’s marine mobile learning – Orange County Register

The famous marine artist’s mobile learning center will be making its trek throughout Southern California to spread messages and teachings about conservation. → Read More

Hope grows infusion of sand can arrive early after recent flooding of Pacific Coast Highway at Bolsa Chica beach

A sand replenishment project that would benefit beaches in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach has been delayed for years. → Read More

Lifeguard hopefuls test for summer job at the beach

Lifeguard hopefuls showed up at the Huntington Beach Pier to try and earn a spot this summer for a job on the beach. The agency started tryout early because of recruitment struggles in recent years… → Read More

Headed to the mountains? Tips on beating traffic, crowds and cutting lift ticket costs

The crowd crunch in snowy mountain towns is noticeable, with bumper-to-bumper traffic, a lack of parking and long shuttle lines. Here are 9 insider tips. → Read More

Pacific Coast Highway reopens after extensive clean up

Four parking lots and the multi-use trail at Bolsa Chica State Beach will remain closed while workers continue to clean up the mess and determine the extent of damage from the sea water. → Read More

PCH closed at Bolsa Chica beach due to sea water flooding

The parking lot and popular beach path in Huntington Beach also remain closed as salt water again, for the third time in recent weeks, flooded the area. → Read More

Another shot of swell expected to bring sizable surf to coast

An unseasonable south swell and temps in the ’70s? It could feel like summer, at least for a day, this week. → Read More

Weekend service through San Clemente to resume early February

Train travelers have not been able to connect from San Clemente to or from San Diego due to track damage from big waves, landslide. → Read More

Lifeguard wins prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational in massive surf

The weekend was only the 10th time in 34 years the event has been held – it’s only called on when waves are going to be upward 20 foot and the conditions are just right. → Read More

Inside a super secret surf trip to California’s 70-foot-plus ‘ghost wave’

Big-wave surfers tackled massive waves at Cortes Bank about 100 miles off the California coast, filmed for an upcoming HBO Max series “100 Foot Wave.” → Read More

King tides to bring extremely high sea levels, but is flooding again a concern?

King tides will near 7 feet, giving a peek into the future for planners to get a glimpse at what sea level rise might look like along the coast. → Read More

Huntington Beach council says Main Street will reopen, no more dining space on the street

Business owners have until March 1 to remove outdoor patios that encroach into parking spots on the street and car traffic will once again flow. → Read More

Inside a super secret surf trip to California’s 70-foot-plus ‘ghost wave’ – Orange County Register

Big-wave surfers tackled massive waves at Cortes Bank about 100 miles off the California coast, filmed for an upcoming HBO Max series “100 Foot Wave.” → Read More

San Clemente surf festival turns the lens on female-made art, films

The San Clemente Women’s Surf Film Festival, which this year includes a Sandy Sip & Shop art fair, is Jan. 21 at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center. → Read More

Local surfer club teams head down under for competition

A team from Huntington Beach and another from Santa Cruz are heading to Australia to battle it out at the Usher Cup. → Read More

After rains, trash flushes from far inland to beaches and ocean. What’s being done to stop it?

Following the recent storms, heaps of trash were washed to the coast once again. It’s an ongoing problem that more communities are trying to address. → Read More

Photos: Seal Beach’s massive, mutant waves put on a show

Seal Beach’s mutant waves are creating a buzz, with a gnarly shorebreak, massive surf rolling off the jetty and even big-wave breakers off the offshore oil platform. → Read More

Beaches battered by storms and surge, but spared major damage

Bolsa Chica State Beach’s parking lot, flooded by storm and big waves, is expected to reopen on Thursday, Jan. 12, but Seal Beach’s pier remains closed. South Bay beaches report some sa… → Read More

Weather delays landslide stabilization at train tracks in San Clemente

The slope in San Clemente has continued to hold up well against the rain and high surf, but delays could push project completion to March. → Read More