July 15, 2010
FAMILY "The Greatest Show on Surf" kicks off its 34th year with an exciting array of sand and sea related activities for the entire family at the San Clemente Ocean Festival. Highlights include Waterman & Waterwoman competitions, surf contests, fishing derbies, an ocean art show, children's activities and the ever-popular Rubber Duck Race for the event's finale. San Clemente Pier, 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat., 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Free. (949)
December 16, 1994 |
Do you ever get so bored during winter break that you actually find yourself wishing you were back in school? Do you succumb, year after year, to the winter blues? Here's a sampling of things to do and places to go that can help make the holiday break merrier and get you into the spirit of the season. Ice-Skating Ice-skating is a true winter activity. There are several ice-skating arenas in the area. Public sessions run about $8 with skate rentals, but prices vary.
May 29, 2013 |
Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for java and pour it for them. Kodiak the robot was as handy with a lager as with a latte, could open refrigerator and microwave doors and even tidy up, say the human robotics researchers. In tests, the hard-wired humanoid correctly anticipated a student's next move between 57% and 82% of the time, depending on how far into the future it was "anticipating.
May 9, 1989
Robert E. Davenport has joined Grossmont Bank as vice president and manager of real estate activities.
June 21, 2005
Regarding "An Outside Chance for Schoolkids" [June 7]: In 50 cities, Sierra Club Inner City Outings volunteers take youngsters hiking, camping and river rafting and engage them in conservation activities. Hooray for research that shows these activities build confidence and promote understanding of the environment. Shirley Weisman Los Angeles
September 1, 1991
News that the activities of the Russian Communist Party have been suspended is heartening. I would like to hope that, inspired by this superb example, we might suspend the activities of the Democratic and Republican parties. ROBERT B. HOLDEN, Manhattan Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1992
I understand that the school board has initiated new rules and additional charges for groups using the local school facilities. Schools should be available for constructive recreational activities. As became all too obvious recently, young people must have "good" activities to fill their time. Fees have recently been enacted that are so excessive that many groups can no longer use the school facilities for off-hour sport events and square-dancing. The school system can no longer subsidize these activities, but neither should they be used to raise school funds.