CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 |
Malibu residents lack the right to a popular vote on a state-imposed land-use program, a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled Tuesday. Under state law, local governments must devise a plan to manage coastal areas that balances the public's right to beach access with protection of the environment and private property. But after more than a decade, Malibu still had no plan. So the Legislature ordered the Coastal Commission to develop one for the city, which it did.
March 30, 1995 |
When fashion designers brightened their palette for spring, the swimwear industry followed suit. Thanks to the popularity of pastels, the dark, drab swimsuits of recent summers have been replaced by lighter looks such as powder blue boardshorts and baby pink bikinis. Some women's suits look like they've been cut from the same cloth as men's shirts. The yellow polka-dot bikini has been replaced by the itsy-bitsy plaid bikini.
July 4, 1996 |
On this Independence Day, with the presidential elections looming and the Olympic games starting in Atlanta, Americans are wearing their pride on their shirt sleeves, not to mention their ball caps, bikinis and boxer shorts. The spirit of '96 has caused a wave of star-spangled clothing and accessories. Old Glory is everywhere, unfurled across board shorts, T-shirts, ties, jewelry, swimsuits, sweatsuits, hats, jackets and socks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2002 |
Wendy McCaw, the billionaire owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press, has paid $460,000 in fines as part of a settlement over a beach access dispute with the California Coastal Commission. The settlement, however, does not end McCaw's legal battle to block public access to a 500-foot strip of beach below her 25-acre bluff-top estate. McCaw continues to pursue a companion lawsuit to prevent Santa Barbara County from acquiring the easement it needs to open up the stretch of beach to the public.
July 17, 2013
Re "Foes of border bill focus on House," July 14 I chuckle when I see advocates of curbing immigration attacked for not being truly conservative. We're also attacked as just racists for not being truly liberal supporters of workers and the environment. In reality, immigration cuts across political lines. Some fiscal conservatives want mass immigration for cheap labor. Some social liberals want mass immigration for diversity or to help poor and oppressed foreigners. By contrast, some cultural conservatives want less immigration to preserve America from an unassimilable human wave.
February 28, 2002
C'mon, man! Whatever happened to the mellow surfer dude from sunny Southern California ("Too Many Surfers and Too Few Waves," Feb. 24)? One of the greatest appeals of the beach is that everyone from every walk of life can comingle peacefully. Even in ritzy Malibu the wealthy residents cannot legally block the public from beach access. It would be a shame to close off some of the most beautiful bluffs to all but a few whose property lines end just short of the beach but do not include the beach.
May 31, 2013
Re "The long haul in Syria," Opinion, May 29 The recent successes of the Syrian army are causing some to rethink their belief that President Bashar Assad's government faces imminent collapse. Meanwhile, our government and our allies are eager to see a just and quick end to Assad's oppressive rule. Support for the rebels has been limited, as we have mainly concerned ourselves with diplomacy with the Russians. Those who want U.S. military intervention against Assad must now ask themselves: What if this regime should come out triumphant and once again become the despised but legal government of that country?
October 28, 1988 |
It's not every day that you bump into a skateboard ramp while browsing through the racks in your favorite clothing store. Which is one of the reasons why the designer of Beach Access decided to include a ramp in the South Coast Plaza shop. She wanted to shake up the customers. But it's not just the skateboard ramp that commands attention at the 2-month-old operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2013 |
Surf shop owner and former Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner attended a celebrity-infused Memorial Day party on Billionaire's Beach and, according to him, all the buzz was about a beach access story in the L.A. Times. No surprise there. My colleague Martha Groves' story that day was about Jenny Price, the activist behind a smartphone app designed to "help beachgoers outfox privacy-loving millionaires and open up the coast once and for all. " So what was the take among Hollywood glitterati, moguls and other luminaries at Monday's soiree?