Monday, August 31, 2009


Just a reminder...........Do Not let your kids near the water at San Onofre
Although this artisit thinks it's funny, it is a deadly serious matter.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Video of Huge Surf

It's all right there on Murphline (named after a dog, by the way). Giant waves pounded San Onofre's shore this morning and appears to be building. The road could be in jeopardy if the tide gets high enough.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Own One of These?

Starting right after Labor Day, the State is banning RV's from San Onofre Surf Beach. The lot directly preceding the old dirt road will be re-stripped and there will be limited spaces available on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 10 spaces. No RV will be allowed beyond the paved portion of the road due to the extreme amount of damage the oversized beasts inflict. Good riddance I say.


Monday, August 24, 2009


Some of the San Onofre regulars took a trip to Australia recently. Here's a little filmage.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

This is the aftermath of a would be attack on Archie Rices
by a large sea predator at San Simeon earlier today. People
think this is a joke? It will be on display at Doheny Interpretive Center.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Truth About Murphy

He's holding out for money! Yup, unless he gets a stipend for his contributions, he isn't coming back! That's the real reason for the ads. Show your support for Murphy and click on an ad.

SIDE NOTE: When ARE ya coming back???

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Blog Update

I don't have much to say today. As you can see, there have been some cosmetic changes here on San-O Daze. I'm not talking about Murphy leaving. Yes, there are ads in the sidebar. I tried to place them so they are somewhat unobtrusive. If you feel so inclined, click on one or two. I might get a penny or two out of it. Running this blog is not cheap!

Don't forget, today is the official kick-off of the new Murphline site. Give it a look and stay informed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thought for the Day

Sometimes you are encouraged about our country's future when you see
something like this.

Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for
the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term..
This year's term was

"Political Correctness."

The winner wrote:

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
by the clean end."

San-O Daze To Drop Murphline

Today will be the last of the Murphline videos here on San-O Daze. The San-O Daze BOD met and decided that Murphline needs it's own blog. So starting tomorrow Murphline will be found here.

Murphline Investigative

Your tax dollars being wasted.

Murphline 08.19.09

It was a dark and dreary morning.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Make Them Stop

Image released by The Field Museum in Chicago, shows an Egyptian limestone statue, depicting Michael Jackson, carved during the New Kingdom Period, 1550 BC to 1050 BC.

Murphline 08.17.09

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Murphline 08.15.09

Think about it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Murphline 08.14.09

It was about this exciting.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

State parks reinstate $125 pass

Annual passes went back on sale Tuesday at California state parks as officials switched gears in their efforts to deal with a budget crisis.

Last week the state halted sales of the $125 annual passes until Aug. 17. Some park users – fearing a steep Aug. 17 price increase – took to purchasing a $125 California State Parks Foundation membership that includes an annual pass. That deal remained available.


Murphline 08.12.09

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Murphline 08.10.09

Murphy approved.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Shot 08.08.2009

State parks suspend sales of annual passes

The entry kiosk at San Onofre State Beach confirmed this morning that it no longer is selling annual passes, and the Web site for Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach likewise affirmed that passes are no longer available.

On the statewide Web site,, a message appears if you click on "Annual day-use pass $125." Passes "are currently not available for purchase," the message states. "Online pass sales will resume Aug. 17, 2009. We appreciate your patience."

State officials could not be reached today, either at Orange County's district office in San Clemente or in Sacramento. Offices close on Fridays because of employee furloughs.

Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation, said the parks department could be facing closure of 80 to 100 of the park system's 279 parks, historical sites and recreation areas. The foundation is a support group for California state parks.

"Last month the governor signed the state budget," the foundation's Web site says. "It contained an additional $6 million cut to state parks, bringing the total general fund cut for this budget year to $14.2 million."

Could public lose access to San Onofre State Beach?

Friday, August 07, 2009

Surf Bus

Not a Murfline video.

Murphline 080709

Elect This Woman!

She is brilliant!!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

EL NINO 2009

JAVAScript Animation
This is a view of the current El Nino / La Nina evolving in the tropical Pacific Ocean. You are looking north, across the equator from a vantage point above the ocean. The colored vertical plane shows the ocean temperature at the Equator from the sea surface down to a depth of 500m. The colored horizontal plane shows the sea surface temperature. The sea surface winds are the light blue vectors. The Ocean currents from the surface to 300m depth are shown by the white vectors. The transparent surface is the 20°C isotherm (water which has the temperature 20°C). The animation frames show monthly values for the last 60 months. All of these data come from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) network of moored ocean buoys in Equatorial Pacific.

Fan No. 10,000,037 of Tubesteak’s Video Blog

Tuesday Murphline

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Murphline

A special treat today.


Getting in line at midnight to avoid the $25 camping fee....$0

Reflective metalic curtain to block out those annoying kiosk lights and flash photography...$19.95

Getting a $68 ticket for illegal parking to the amusement of everyone behind you and then having it posted on the internet....PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Today's Murphline Video

Our video guy had excessive amounts of caffeine this morning.

Yesterday's Murphline Video

Moon Phase