Recently, there has been a spike in stingray related injuries at the local Huntington Beach state and city beaches. This issue was published in the LA Times.
Also, in that very same week, one of my good friends went to Huntington Beach. I found it both thrilling and hilarious that he was actually one of the reported stingray related injuries. I never thought that a story published in the LA Times would ever affect me or someone that I knew. It was bad luck for my friend and a rare occurrence for myself.