May 1, 1985 |
A smoking engine forced the pilot of an Acapulco-bound American Airlines Boeing 727 to abort takeoff as the plane sped down the runway at O'Hare Airport, officials said today. Turbine blades from the smoking engine were hurled across the runway, forcing evacuation of the 48 passengers and a crew of seven aboard Flight 169 on Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. There were no injuries.
January 4, 1987
I just returned from four days in Baja California and was delighted--and maybe dismayed about the publicity--to see "The Baja Boom" (by Alan Weisman, Nov. 30). I am an ardent admirer of all of Baja and plan on retiring there. The only problem, as I see it, is that in the not-too-distant future, the whole world will discover Baja and turn it into another Palm Springs, Rosarito Beach or Acapulco, and it will lose all its charm. Steve Barstow Glendale
September 1, 1990
In the years that I have had the distinct pleasure of seeing my work being performed in Los Angeles, I have always had the greatest respect for Sylvie Drake's perceptive and, in my case, supportive reviews. So it was the more surprising to suffer the indignity of my play, "Acapulco," casually dismissed as sex, sex, sex, when it is about anything but sex. It is a comedy about human behavior, as witness the audience who, on the night Drake was in, laughed from beginning to end, although this was omitted from the review.
January 22, 2006
I'M sure I won't be the only one to write about your suggestion to "take the risk of getting traveler's diarrhea" in your story on college students' travel tips ["Fear Not Frog Leg Soup, and Other Tips," Travel Insider, Jan. 8]. Perhaps I was thinking that when I ate seafood at a quaint little eatery on the waterfront of Puerto Montt, Chile. I contracted hepatitis A. I also ate oysters on the beach in Acapulco, Mexico, to my strong regret. My wife contracted E. coli from a meal at a nice restaurant in Lyon and spent five days in hospitals in France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1985 |
Tom Flores has suffered from emphysema for most of his 70 years, but over the past 10 it has been so hard to breathe that he did not dare stray far from home during vacations. Then, last year, a medically supervised cruise sponsored by John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek gave Flores the chance to see the world, worry-free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1987 |
Three San Pedro residents whose yacht had capsized and sank in a storm were landed safely on the southern coast of Mexico Tuesday by the fishing vessel that rescued them after they had drifted for eight days in a life raft. "It was a terrible experience," recalled retired free-lance photographer Fred Poore, 56, Tuesday night after he and his wife, Patsy, and their friend, Ernest Carson, 47, reached the small port of Salina Cruz, more than 300 miles below Acapulco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987 |
Ten people in the Los Angeles area have begun receiving preventive treatment for rabies after being exposed to an infected stray cat that was found in Acapulco by an unsuspecting North Hollywood woman and brought to the United States two weeks ago. County health authorities said Monday it is the first recorded instance in 12 years in Los Angeles County of anyone being exposed to the deadly disease.
June 3, 1990 |
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.
July 19, 1998 |
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.