1930s-era scrapbook may document first-ever women’s surf club

L to R: A group of women who formed the San Onofre Surfing Wahines in 1938. Mary Jo Best, Eleanor Roach, Jean Olsen, Irene Chovan, Helen Hughes, Marion Chovan, Dorothy Hackett, and Ruth Sizemore in image dated May 15, 1938. (Photo by Harvey Walters/courtesy of San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach.) 

They were a group of waterwomen drawn to the secluded sands and sea at San Onofre, surfing by day and partying by night as the sun dipped into the horizon.

The escapades of the San Onofre Surfing Wahines were documented in a 75-page scrapbook that collected dust for decades, a relic recently uncovered and published – at least part of – for the first time. Their tales were added to a second edition of “San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach,”  a now 1,550-page beast of a book that shares the history of California’s rich surf culture.

Members of the San Onofre Surfing Wahines, possibly the first women’s surf club, show off a sweat shirt boasting the club’s name in 1938. (Photo courtesy San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach) 

It could be called one of the most significant finds in women’s surfing history, documenting not only a less widely known group among the pioneers to surf the iconic beach, currently considered State Parks land on a soon-to-expire lease from the military, but also what’s believed to be the first known women’s surf club.

The San Onofre Surfing Wahines started in 1938 during the early years of mainland surfing.

“This one document itself puts a whole new light and perspective on the significance and prominence of women surfers. The intriguing and puzzling aspect of it is none of the dozens of pioneer surfers I interviewed, some who surfed in the ’30s, none of them ever mentioned this group,” said author and San Onofre Surf Club member David Matuszak. “It just completely got by under the radar in the first seven years of the research I did. I kind of stumbled on it by accident. It’s ground breaking for the women’s surfing history.”

David F. Matuszak, author of “San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach,” released a second edition and added 50 new pages to the now 1,550-page history book about the iconic surfing beach south of San Clemente after learning about a women’s surfing club in the 1930s, the first documented of its kind. (Photo by Laylan Connelly/SCNG) 

The first, limited edition of his book sold out in 2018. So with the women’s surf club scrapbook now in hand and other significant historical facts that since came to light, Matuszak recently re-issued a second edition with about 50 more pages added.

Matuszak first thought his small project to document the history of San Onofre surfing would take a few months and he’s publish a 100-page book. It took him seven years of research –  the book features 200 surfers’ stories along with thousands of photos – and another year following tips about the missing

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Maskless man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged with assault

A man has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he was seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump’s golf course in Virginia.



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In video footage now widely shared on social media, Raymond Deskins, 61, intentionally blows air on the unidentified women when one asks him to get away and points out that he’s not wearing a mask.

“That’s assault” one of the women says afterwards.

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“I breathed on you,” Deskins replies.

Virginia mandates masks be worn in certain areas to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but they are not required outdoors.

The altercation occurred Saturday outside of Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Va., where the president was playing. Protestors and supporters regularly gather outside the club’s entrance when he plays.

Deskins was seen wearing a pro-Trump shirt and inflatable pool tube around his waist. In a letter, several members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors signed and sent to law enforcement Sunday, the two women were described as protesting the president at the time of the incident.

The letter, written by Chair-at-Large Phyllis Randall, also asked for a full investigation.

“We are in a hundred-year, highly contagious, worldwide pandemic of a deadly virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans,” Randall wrote. “Not wearing [a mask] and not social distancing, is clearly irresponsible. Willfully coughing in someone’s face is clearly dangerous.”

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the altercation was investigated at the scene — but was “not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture the entire interaction.” The sheriff’s office advised both parties that they could seek a citizen obtained warrant through a county magistrate.

Deskins was charged with misdemeanor assault Sunday after such a warrant was obtained.

FOX 5 DC identified one of the women as Kathy Beynette. Beynette told the station that “the incident itself came so out of nowhere that it was shocking,” adding that Deskins approached them without prior conversation.

Both FOX 5 and the Associated Press were unable to reach to Deskins for comment Sunday.

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Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged with misdemeanor

A Virginia man wearing a Trump T-shirt has been charged with misdemeanor assault for intentionally exhaling on two protesters outside the president’s golf club in Sterling, Va.



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Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged with misdemeanor

A 24-second cellphone video shot Saturday by one of the two women shows Raymond Deskins arguing with the two women, followed by one of them shouting at him to get away from her. Deskins is also wearing an inflatable inner tube with Trump’s image on it.

The second woman then accuses Deskins of “get[ting] up in somebody’s face,” and tells him to keep his distance as he is not wearing a mask.

In response, Deskins takes a deep breath and exhales in the women’s direction.

When one of the two women calls this “assault,” Deskins responds “I breathed on you” before repeating the act.

“Two separate parties reported they were assaulted during a verbal argument outside of Trump National Golf Club,” the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, according to CNN. “As the incident was not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture the entire interaction, an investigation was conducted on scene and both parties were advised they could go to a Loudoun County Magistrate and seek a citizen obtained warrant.”

The sheriff’s department later updated the statement, saying Deskins had been released on a summons after deputies served the warrant and charged him with simple assault.

Virginia currently requires masks in certain locations, although not outside, where the incident took place.

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A man in Trump gear faces simple assault charge after he was seen breathing on women outside a Trump golf club

A man wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly who was seen on video deliberately exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump’s golf course in Virginia has been charged with simple assault.



a man looking at the camera: Raymond Deskins was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, police said.


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Raymond Deskins was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, police said.

Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

One of the women shot cellphone video of Saturday’s incident outside Trump’s club in Sterling and posted it on social media.

Michele Bowman, public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed to CNN that Raymond Deskins, the man charged, is the man seen in the video.

CNN has been unable to reach Deskins despite multiple attempts.

In the 24-second video, Deskins — who was not wearing a mask — can be seen in a verbal confrontation with the women who were there protesting Trump. It is not apparent what happened before the video began.

The women can be heard telling him to get away from them and back up. One of the women yelled at him, “Get away from me! Get away from me!”

The other woman told him, “You don’t get up in somebody’s face,” to which he responded, “I’m not in anybody’s face.”

She replied, “You are in my face — and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back up.”

That’s when the man can be seen exhaling forcefully, apparently in the direction of one of the women. The women gasped in shock as the man turned around with a smirk on his face.

One of the women yelled, “That’s assault!”

The man yelled back, “I breathed on you!” He then exhaled on the woman taking the video.

“Two separate parties reported they were assaulted during a verbal argument outside of Trump National Golf Club,” the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “As the incident was not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture the entire interaction, an investigation was conducted on scene and both parties were advised they could go to a Loudoun County Magistrate and seek a citizen obtained warrant.”

LCSO later updated their statement to say, “This afternoon our deputies served a warrant obtained by a citizen through a Loudoun County Magistrate. Raymond Deskins, age 61, of Sterling, VA, was charged with simple assault (misdemeanor) and released on a summons.”

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A man wearing Trump gear who was seen deliberately exhaling on women outside Trump golf club has been charged

A man wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly who was seen on video deliberately exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump’s golf course in Virginia has been charged with simple assault.



a man looking at the camera: Raymond Deskins was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, police said.


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Raymond Deskins was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, police said.

Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanor simple assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

One of the women shot cellphone video of Saturday’s incident outside Trump’s club in Sterling and posted it on social media.

Michele Bowman, public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed to CNN that Raymond Deskins, the man charged, is the man seen in the video.

CNN has been unable to reach Deskins despite multiple attempts.

In the 24-second video, Deskins — who was not wearing a mask — can be seen in a verbal confrontation with the women who were there protesting Trump. It is not apparent what happened before the video began.

The women can be heard telling him to get away from them and back up. One of the women yelled at him, “Get away from me! Get away from me!”

The other woman told him, “You don’t get up in somebody’s face,” to which he responded, “I’m not in anybody’s face.”

She replied, “You are in my face — and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back up.”

That’s when the man can be seen exhaling forcefully, apparently in the direction of one of the women. The women gasped in shock as the man turned around with a smirk on his face.

One of the women yelled, “That’s assault!”

The man yelled back, “I breathed on you!” He then exhaled on the woman taking the video.

“Two separate parties reported they were assaulted during a verbal argument outside of Trump National Golf Club,” the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “As the incident was not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture the entire interaction, an investigation was conducted on scene and both parties were advised they could go to a Loudoun County Magistrate and seek a citizen obtained warrant.”

LCSO later updated their statement to say, “This afternoon our deputies served a warrant obtained by a citizen through a Loudoun County Magistrate. Raymond Deskins, age 61, of Sterling, VA, was charged with simple assault (misdemeanor) and released on a summons.”

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Sam’s Club offers quick, contactless curbside shopping

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Imagine a club where you’re guaranteed to get in and you get amazing stuff, but you don’t have to know how to play golf or wear a jacket and tie.

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That, in a nutshell, is what you get by joining Sam’s Club. If you’re one of the few people in America who hasn’t heard of it, it’s a members-only warehouse store that, for an essentially nominal annual fee, gives you access to super-low prices, exclusive products and — best of all, these days — no-minimum, contact-free, same-day curbside Pickup.

How do they manage it? By leveraging the power of buying in bulk and using the efficiently streamlined Walmart supply and distribution chain, Sam’s Club can minimize its own costs and, as the saying goes, pass the savings on to you, the consumer. Annual fees ($45 for the regular plan and $100 for Plus, which includes cash back rewards, free shipping, special hours and extra perks at the optical center and pharmacy) help defray Sam’s Club’s end and keep all those benefits rolling in. Plus, household staples and other goods come in bulk sizes, so you not only pay pennies for must-haves like milk, dog food and toilet paper, but you also don’t have to worry about running out of essentials anytime soon. With huge stores full of basically everything you and your family could need for what are pretty much wholesale prices, Sam’s Club is a no-brainer for any family, whether that includes kids, pets or just yourself.

And because these are the times we live in, Sam’s Club offers an innovative curbside Pickup program that uses technology to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible. With no minimum purchase required, same-day pickup and generous hours (Plus members get an extra three hours in the morning), it’s a contact-free way to ensure you don’t have to risk anyone’s health to get the things you and your family need to get through the month. Curbside Pickup is a free service for Plus members, and regular members don’t have to pay an extra fee for a limited time.

Items available for Pickup include everything from a two-pack of the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300 Rechargeable Toothbrush ($99.98; samsclub.com) to ComfortQ+ Active Noise-Canceling Headphones ($69.88; samsclub.com), and the KidKraft Mia’s Mansion Pet Loft Dollhouse ($149.98; samsclub.com) to the Intex Queen Dura-Beam Deluxe Series Comfort Headboard Airbed ($69.98; samsclub.com). The revolutionary suction of the Dyson V7 Animal Cord-Free Stick Vacuum ($319.98; samsclub.com) is available for curbside Pickup, and so is the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Digital Air-Fry Oven that also happens to be a convection oven and toaster. So, in other words, you can basically kit your entire home without

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FIFA schedules 2020 Club World Cup for February with U20 and U17 Women’s World Cups cancelled

FIFA has confirmed that the Club World Cup, which pits top clubs from across the globe against each other to find an intercontinental champion, will now take place in February as world football’s calendar plays catch-up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, two women’s tournaments, the Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups, due to take place next summer have not been so lucky and will instead be cancelled in light of “the numerous obstacles to finalizing the continental qualification tournaments due to the pandemic.”

The men’s Club World Cup traditionally takes place at the end of the calendar year and was won by reigning European champions Liverpool in 2019. However the team that took their Champions League crown, Bayern Munich, are so far one of only two teams to have booked their place in the competition along with Qatari champions and host nation representatives Al-Duhail.

Across the rest of the planet, tournaments such as the Copa Libertadores and CAF Champions League have been significantly delayed and altered due to coronavirus. 

Africa, Asia, North America and South America have not yet crowned their continental champions – Oceania will not after cancelling their Champions League, leaving it up to FIFA to select a representative – but are due to have done so by late January, when the Copa Libertadores final is scheduled to take place in Rio De Janeiro.

That will allow the continental champions to gather between February 1 and 11 in Qatar. This was expected to be the final season in which the competition is staged in its current seven team format before FIFA introduced a new 24 team summer tournament that was to be every four years starting with 2021. No revised timetable has been confirmed for that event.

Meanwhile the U17 and U20 Women’s World Cups have been cancelled in their entirety. Both had previously been postponed from their original dates in 2020 but will now not take place at all.

Hosting rights for the events in 2022 have been given to the nations that were due to host the 2020 events, Costa Rica for the U17 World Cup India for the U20.

“Since the previous decision earlier this year to reschedule both tournaments to early 2021, FIFA has been consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants,” world football’s governing body said in a statement.

“As part of this extensive consultation process and the ‘health and safety first’ approach FIFA has taken, further major concerns in several areas were also raised by stakeholders during this process in relation to the hosting of age-group tournaments scheduled for 2020.

“These concerns included, amongst others, challenges around preparation time for age-group teams, and the numerous obstacles to finalising the continental qualification tournaments due to the pandemic.

“As a result and after careful consideration of the

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Wall Street ‘old boys club’ lets in more women



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Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street’s biggest names, is letting in more female partners along with minorities.

The investment bank says almost half of its new partners will come from diverse backgrounds.

Goldman Sachs has frequently come under fire for its “boy’s club” mentality, promoting mostly white men to senior roles.

Becoming partner at the investment bank is seen as entry into one of Wall Street’s most exclusive clubs.

Goldman’s partners collectively own a small stake in the firm and get a pay rise to a basic salary of $950,000 (£724,000).

On top of this, they also get exclusive access to the bank’s private investment funds and a share of future profits from them.

However, the number of employees it has made partner this year has fallen to its lowest level in decades.

A total of 60 staff will join the exclusive club, which the investment bank says is a result of a “highly selective process to identify each new generation of Goldman Sachs senior leaders”.

Goldman Sachs said 16 of the 60 were women, while four were black, three Hispanic and 10 Asian. A total of 32 were white men.

Chief executive David Solomon has said he wants to move faster to increase diversity among the bank’s senior ranks.

“We continue to advance diversity and inclusion at our firm,” a Goldman Sachs spokesman said after announcing the new partners.

Earlier this year, at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Goldman Sachs pledged $10m towards a fund for racial equality.

Corruption scandal

Goldman Sachs is hoping to put a recent scandal behind it, following its involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund.

The bank has paid out more than $5bn in settlements across the world including the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Last month, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay nearly $3bn to end a probe of its role in the corruption scandal.

The bank’s Malaysian subsidiary admitted in US court that it had paid more than $1bn in bribes to win work raising money for the Malaysian state-owned wealth fund.

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Meet The Angel City Football Club And The Trailblazing Women That Built It

Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman and Jessica Chastain.

A line-up like that sounds like the makings of a powerhouse superhero project. And in many ways, that is exactly what this is. With the dedicated support of several of Hollywood’s leading ladies, the new Angel City Football Club is quickly becoming one of the most high-profile U.S. professional sports teams that is majority-woman founded, funded and led.

Natalie is an Angel City Founder alongside venture capital partner Kara Nortman, a duo that would eventually combine forces following Kara’s unforgettable experience at a professional women’s soccer game. “In 2015, I took my three daughters with my husband and my parents to the finals in Vancouver, the World Cup Finals. Basically, it was the most incredible experience as a sports fan in my life,” Kara recalls. “Then I literally could not find a jersey to buy. I went to nine stores in Vancouver and LA and could not find a U.S. Women’s National Team jersey with the player’s name on the back that I wanted. I just kind of got a ‘bee in my bonnet’ I guess you could say and was kind of perplexed that no one wanted to take my money. I often start talking about things that I find to be not right in the world and this seemed like one of them.”

As a result, Kara made it her mission to find people interested in women’s soccer. During that process, she was confronted with a mix of both enthusiasts and doubters as she expressed interest in making a change in the world of women’s professional sports. Kara’s relationship with Becca Roux, the Executive Director of the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association, was a turning point in her search. While Becca taught Kara more about the sport, Kara taught Becca how to build more business around women’s soccer that could generate greater revenue.

When Kara and Natalie ultimately crossed paths, their interaction would become the spark that would lead to the creation of what Angel City is today. According to Kara, Natalie is a huge follower of women’s soccer and European men’s football. Kara says that Natalie suggested that she bring some of her Hollywood friends (Aduba, Garner, Longoria and Chastain) to a friendly game before the World Cup for additional visibility to women’s soccer. What began as a friendship between the two women with their similar hobbies and activism interests, would soon become a full-on business venture in August 2019 when Kara remembers Natalie texting her during one of their regular conversations saying Why don’t we buy a team?

The next major player in the formation of Angel City was Julie Uhrman. Kara and Julie play on a women in tech basketball team, where Kara told Julie about her World Cup experience, her talks with Natalie and their hopes of bringing a women’s professional team to Los Angeles. “Kara

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Soccer-Man Utd women’s skipper Zelem defends club after Rapinoe criticism

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Manchester United women’s captain Katie Zelem has defended the club after United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe criticised the long delay in reviving a team that was scrapped in 2005, saying they hope to be top of Europe one day.

World Cup-winner Rapinoe this week denounced the lack of investment in women’s soccer and said it was “disgraceful” that a club like United had formed a new team only two years ago.

United were granted a licence to play in the second tier Championship in 2018 and immediately earned promotion to the Women’s Super League (WSL), finishing fourth in their maiden campaign. They lead the table after six games this season.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but you can see how great the club are doing now. We are currently sitting top which has maybe surpassed our own expectations as well,” Zelem told Sky Sports before Thursday’s clash with Manchester City.

“Manchester United have already had a plan and strategy and now it’s really coming into place and you can see how well we’ve done year on year from promotion to last year and to where we are now.

“As a club and a player, you just want to keep building on that platform and hopefully Manchester United will be the top of Europe one day.”

Several U.S. women’s international players have joined the WSL this season with Tobin Heath and Christen Press signing for United. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Richard Pullin)

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