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NEWS
June 3, 1998 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the sand and the occasional sand fly, changing tides and baking sun, eating at the beach can be a picnic. To serve a decent meal at the shore requires a dash of panache and more than a dash of preparation. Whether your menu is fried chicken and lemonade or caviar and vodka, the first ingredient for a successful beach picnic is food safety.
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NEWS
June 3, 1998 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that El Nino has officially left the building, we can all return to the beaches as nature intended. Problem is, with more than 70 miles of beaches in Los Angeles County alone, and scores more if you include Orange County, it's sometimes hard to know where to go. Depending on what you're looking for, here are a few tips for the Best Beaches where you can . . . * Swim: In this category, you can't pick a loser.
NEWS
June 3, 1998 | KATHLEEN O. RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even a lifetime of pool swimming here in sunny Southern California isn't preparation enough for the unforgiving nature of the sea. Last year, Los Angeles County lifeguards rescued a record 14,096 people from the ocean. Although records aren't kept on who gets rescued, Lt. Mike Cunningham of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Lifeguard Operations says the majority is teens and young adults who misjudged their abilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 | JULIE SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At least 16 million gallons of raw sewage has spewed into the ocean from a sewer main that ruptured in Thousand Oaks, prompting officials to close 30 miles of beach in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Heavy flooding in Arroyo Canal washed out 30 feet of pipe along one of two trunk lines to the city's sewer plant Tuesday morning and crews have been working around the clock to stem the flow, said Don Nelson, the city's director of public works.
NEWS
January 31, 1998 | DAVID REYES and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Powerful waves as high as 20 feet gave Southern California beaches a beating Friday, forcing the closure of landmark piers, flooding coastal homes and strewing impassable debris along Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County. Hard hit was Capistrano Shores, a north San Clemente enclave of 90 mobile homes and cottages built on the sand. The community was besieged by giant billows that crashed through storm shutters and picture windows before the 10:13 a.m. high tide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twenty tons of Pacific mackerel that washed ashore near here probably were dumped by a commercial fisherman, officials of the California Department of Fish and Game said Thursday. "The kill was not related to any biological causes," Fish and Game spokesman Patrick Moore said. "We have also ruled out any radiological emissions" from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Moore said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed like a good idea, following the massive American Tanker oil spill seven years ago that dumped 400,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off Surf City, killing more than 1,000 birds. Why not, environmentalists wondered, build a care center that could save coastal creatures from the devastation of future spills and other injuries? And so the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center of Orange County was built on a 1.7-acre parcel owned by Southern California Edison Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1997 | LEILA COBO-HANLON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's summertime and the beaches are easy--all 70 miles of them in Los Angeles County, stretching from Leo Carrillo State Beach at the edge of Ventura County to Marine Park in Long Beach. And that doesn't even count the hundreds of more miles of sand along Orange, Ventura and San Diego counties. There are beaches for children, surfers, volleyball players and beaches to just hang out and show off your new Roxy swimsuit. Whatever beach scene strikes you, there's probably a spot along our coastline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dude, it was not a time to be riding a desk. No way. On a day like Thursday, when the sea was up and the morning sun was bright and warm in a crystal-blue sky, the noxious commute and the fluorescent workplace lights and the entire anxiety-producing, stress-inducing career thing could just wait. At least for a couple of hours. Sure, you gotta work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1996 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doris Rapp, a retired secretary from Chicago, was still several blocks away from the Manhattan Beach Pier on Thursday when she looked up and saw a massive churning hoary wall. "I couldn't believe it," said the vacationing heartlander. "I saw all this white. It looked like a mountain of snow." Steve Oetzell, an airplane pilot from Redondo Beach, lusted to rip off his shirt and jump into the whipped-cream-like foam.
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