I really like this front page for a couple of reasons:

* the surfer story is very Orange County, and running huge photos above the fold – hell, above the flag – makes me happy.

* my vote is that a local weather story should be on the front page at least every 10 days or so. 🙂 And if you live in Kansas, I’d say more like every 5-7 days.

* very good follow story on a serious teen car accident that killed five local high schoolers earlier in the week.

* a fascinating and fun “morning read” story tied to the Newport Beach Jazz Festival from one of my favorite writers in the world, Ron Sylvester, who also is the best dressed, non-TV journalist in the nation.

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