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September 19, 1988
I would like to thank The Times editorial staff for your recognition of all those who make the Los Angeles County beaches the premier recreational spot during the summer ("Beach Party," editorial, Sept. 7). Traditionally county lifeguards save 8,000 to 12,000 lives each year and work closely with city and county police beach patrols and maintenance crews to continue to insure that the millions of visitors to the beach each year have a safe and pleasurable time on the sand and in the surf.
October 24, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
It's hard to believe it could have gotten worse Thursday for Maryland Atty. Gen. Douglas F. Gansler, but somehow it did.   The Democratic candidate for governor started the day accused of looking the other way as teenagers drank at a Delaware beach party in June - no small thing given his public stance against teenage drinking. Not to mention the fact that he's the state's chief law enforcement officer. But any day in which the candidate ends up discussing “twerking” - sexually suggestive dancing, for those who missed the whole Miley Cyrus saga - is surely destined to go downhill.
Even though Ventura's California Beach Party has been around for 10 years, Barbara Monteith had no clue of its existence until word trickled in through her Elvis connection. Wearing black canvas tennies with Elvis painted in silver glitter on each foot and heart-shaped earrings bearing the King's name, the 60-year-old Newbury Park resident said a friend in an Elvis club told her of the Elvis-themed beach party.
September 18, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Apparel and accessories brand Jack Spade and stationery purveyor Paperless Post have collaborated on a line of party invitations, greeting cards and notecards designed to appeal to the male letter-writing, thank-you-noting, party-planning demographic. Launching today, the Jack Spade for Paperless Post collection consists of 35 online and print invitations and cards covered in the kinds of things guaranteed to appeal to the man-boy, including camouflage, wood grain, plaids and Repp stripes.  The collection is available as of today through Paperless Post's website , online-only versions of the design (for manning up those e-invites)
April 26, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
Metrolink train service to Ventura's California Beach Party surpassed the city's expectations, transporting more than 2,000 of the 24,000 who came to the two-day weekend event, a city spokeswoman said Monday. The city had expected about 1,500 train riders, but 2,041 people arrived by Metrolink, said Debbie Solomon, a supervisor for Ventura's community services office. "We were rather impressed with the results," she said. "We hope to do it again next year."
September 24, 1996 | TRACY WILSON
Ventura's California Beach Party drew more than 30,000 visitors last weekend, a near-record figure that delighted city officials who had moved the surf-themed festival to September this year. "We didn't know what we were going to have," city spokeswoman Debbie Solomon said. "We are very pleased with the fall timing." Organizers moved the two-day event from its traditional April time slot to Sept. 21 and 22 this year to capitalize on better weather.
May 30, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Who needs Disneyland when you can celebrate at Pamela Anderson's house? Still riding the high of its victory over San Francisco in the West Coast Conference championship series, the Pepperdine baseball team spent Monday afternoon at a congratulatory barbecue where the model and Waves supporter was host. Pepperdine hopes to keep the party going this weekend when it plays host to its first NCAA regional.
April 7, 1994 | SARA CATANIA
Special Metrolink trains will run to Ventura for the city's ninth annual California Beach Party later this month. The city has agreed to pay about $18,000 to provide train service to its biggest special event of the year for the first time in the party's nine-year history. Sponsored by the city, the beach party features entertainment, sports and other activities geared around a '50s and '60s theme. Three round-trip trains will run each day of the weekend event, scheduled for April 23 and 24.
August 6, 1996 | TRACY WILSON
Vendor booths are still available for the 11th annual California Beach Party in Ventura, to be held Sept. 21 and 22. But city officials warn that applications are going fast. About three food booths and 15 commercial booths are still available. Food booths cost $625 for both days. Commercial booths cost $500. The booths traditionally sell out quickly, and are sold on a first-come basis. All booths are 10-by-10 feet and have a nautical appearance.
March 4, 1992 | JANE HULSE
Ventura's annual California Beach Party won't be a free event this year, city officials have decided. The two-day affair, which drew 20,000 people each day last year, will be enclosed by a fence this year with three gates where admission will be charged, said Faye Campbell, the city's special events coordinator. Tickets at the gates will be $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and no charge for children 12 and under. Prior to the April 25-26 event, tickets will be on sale for $3 and $1.
July 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
City officials in Hermosa Beach have put would-be partygoers on notice for the Fourth of July. Thousands of party-seekers usually descend each year upon the tiny beach town - known for its young, hip bar scene - to cruise the Strand or attend one of dozens of raucous house parties that often spill onto the beach. But after a marked rise in arrests during last year's holiday, Hermosa Beach is cracking down on public intoxication and other offenses for the entire week, tripling the fines for such offenses from Monday to Sunday.
July 2, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
For locals, Fourth of July in Hermosa Beach is either the stuff of legend or loathing. Each year, thousands of party-seekers descend upon the tiny beach town - known for its young, hip bar scene - to cruise the Strand or attend one of dozens of raucous house parties that often spill onto the beach. For revelers, it's paradise. But for many residents, who say they've endured crowds of staggering drunk people, alcohol-fueled brawls and blaring music, the Fourth means one thing: It's time to get out of town.
October 4, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
What's for breakfast: Downtown gastropub the Parish is now serving breakfast daily from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. On the morning menu are housemade muffins, chocolate or sausage brioche rolls, lemon curd and huckleberry danish; biscuits, eggs and sausage, fried chicken, grilled escarole over egg, sweet and savory beignets, and coffee from Handsome Coffee and Four Barrel. The Parish also is launching happy hours: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. beers and wines are $2 off, and from 11:30 p.m. to close a weekly punch cocktail will cost $5 and shots of Buffalo Trace are $6. 840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213)
April 17, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Jody McCrea, the actor son of Joel McCrea who appeared in a spate of westerns in the 1950s and '60s but was best known for his comedic work in the surf and on the sand as a regular cast member of the popular "Beach Party" movies, has died. He was 74. McCrea, whose mother was actress Frances Dee and who later became a cattle rancher in New Mexico, died of cardiac arrest April 4 in Roswell, N.M., said his brother, Peter.
January 25, 2009 | Scott Marshutz
When Rosanne and Dennis Kline purchased this oceanfront Laguna Beach house nestled between Aliso Creek Beach and the Montage Resort & Spa in 2004, their intention was to hold on to it for a few years. The '80s glass-block look wasn't their style, so they embarked on a down-to-the-studs remodel that lasted three years and cost a hefty $2.5 million.
July 4, 2008
Re "The after-party," June 29 That was a good article about San Diego's new alcohol-free beaches. But the last line, " ... even when the ban isn't working in practice, it's still accomplishing its goal of mellowing things out along San Diego's beaches," got it only half right. The new rule is "working in practice." It never was aimed at getting every drop of alcohol off the beaches. Cops aren't sniffing every soda can and Big Gulp cup or searching for flasks hidden in someone's board shorts.
April 15, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
In the darkness of a new moon, a dozen black-crowned night herons landed on a San Pedro beach and stood like sentinels facing the open ocean. "That's a good sign," whispered marine biology researcher Jenn Corpuz, 26. "The herons know there is something coming." Suddenly, the surf shimmered with flashes of silver, and a few small, slender fish wriggled on shore, as if to size up the situation. Then thousands of fish began riding in on the swells and piling up on the beach in writhing clots.
July 8, 2007 | Susan King
The Life After 1: New Line Cinema hasn't had much success recently with its family films, "Hoot," "How to Eat Fried Worms" and "The Nativity Story." That pattern continued with "The Last Mimzy," which arrives Tuesday on DVD. The sci-fi fantasy received mixed reviews and took in a tepid $21.5 million at the box office in March. Chris O'Neil and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn play young siblings who come across a container filled with strange objects.
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