CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2008 |
The California Coastal Commission handed environmentalists a major victory and rejected the pleas of motorists Wednesday, voting down plans to build a six-lane toll road through San Onofre State Beach, a popular preserve in north San Diego County known for its scenery and famous surf spots.
August 26, 1993 |
When Sean Burroughs steps to the plate in the Little League World Series, dozens of children scramble from their hillside perches beyond Lamade Stadium to stand behind the right-field fence. Two hundred feet away, the left-handed hitting standout of the Long Beach All-Stars waves an aluminum bat in the still central Pennsylvania air, eagerly awaiting a pitch he can drive over the short fences.
January 12, 1995 |
Ordinarily, Ron Paradis answers the phone at Johnny Rocket's, his downtown hamburger joint, by saying, "It's a great day at the beach!" But lately, he says it differently, as though the caller had said, "Hold the sincerity." These days, Paradis' anger has gone from rare to well-done. "We're lucky no one's been killed" in Laguna, he said with a snarl Wednesday. "We're aggravated, frustrated, depressed. . . . We expect another storm, and there's not a damn thing we can do about it.
September 19, 1994 |
The letters had been written, the machine guns loaded, the landing craft readied. This amphibious assault ship was steaming ever closer, and the captain was on the bow. More than 1,800 young Marines were at the brink of war. And then--peace. Just two hours after the fighting men of the Wasp were told that they were headed for combat in Haiti, and just four hours before the helicopters were to whop off the flight deck, their commanders announced a stand-down.
August 26, 1993 |
Timmy Lewis steps to the plate, his hair flowing from beneath a batting helmet like a golden waterfall. His father, Larry Lewis, paces in the dugout. Seconds later, Timmy cracks a home run that clears a sign board 260 feet away in left field. It propels Long Beach to a 5-2 victory over San Ramon Valley in the final game of the Western Regional in San Bernardino.
September 13, 2009 |
As a busy summer raced to an all-too-sudden close, my family and I eagerly headed up the coast for a quick and relaxing getaway to San Luis Obispo Bay, about an hour north of Santa Barbara. Our no-frills plan: three days of Central Coast grazing, gazing and beachcombing. Yes to sea kayaking and sleeping in. No to anyplace where shorts and sandals weren't welcome. We've spent some time in San Luis Obispo on other California road trips, but the laid-back college town midway between L.A. and San Francisco mostly has been an inviting green blur (and sudden flash of pink at the landmark Madonna Inn)
August 2, 1987
Leo Carrillo State Beach: 36000 block, PCH. Nicholas Canyon County Beach: PCH, 1 mile south of Leo Carrillo beach. El Pescador State Beach: 32900 PCH. La Piedra State Beach: 32700 PCH. El Matador State Beach: 32350 PCH. Stairway: 31300 block, Broad Beach Road. Walkway and steps: 31200 block, Broad Beach Road. Zuma Beach County Park: 30000 block, PCH. Westward Beach and Point Dume State Beach: south end, Westward Beach Road. Paradise Cove: 28128 PCH. Escondido Beach: 27200 block, PCH.
June 25, 1987
The county Board of Supervisors has awarded a $789,572 contract to Timothy J. Ferrie, an Ojai firm, for reconstructing drainage culverts at 21569 Paseo Serra and at West Beach Road near Pacific Coast Highway. The project will begin in September and take 25 working days.
May 31, 1994 |
Pvt. Robert Murphy looked down. In the moonlight, through the open door, he could see the coastline. The C-47 banked to the left. Over the engine noise, his commanding officer shouted: "Hook up!" At 300 feet, the pilot hit the green light and yelled: "Let's go!" Murphy, face blackened, carrying his Thompson submachine gun, 300 rounds of ammunition, a six-inch boot knife, a switchblade and a 40-pound radar, was the third man out the door.