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May 16, 1991
I just had to write regarding "Case of the Vanishing Coastline" (May 9). Dear friends, you don't have to be a marine geologist or coast engineer or the Wizard of Oz to know why there is no sand at the beaches. It's all being ruined, before the rivers can dump any into the ocean. Plain and simple. Hop in your little car and drive California 76 along the San Luis Rey River bed and count and photograph the sand removal operations you encounter. It's enough to make you sick. RONALD QUIRK Julian
September 13, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
The city's canine population has won its day in the sun. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to lift a summer ban on dogs on the beach. Beginning next summer, dogs will be allowed on the beach year-round before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. In the past, they had not been allowed at all from June 15 to Sept. 15. In other action, the council agreed to move forward with a plan to consolidate its commercial waste operations. The city now uses 13 independent haulers to collect commercial refuse.
August 26, 1993
After threatening to suspend county beach services in Hermosa Beach after Labor Day, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week voted 4 to 0 to give the city a 60-day reprieve. The supervisors decided last month to cut off its lifeguard and beach maintenance after the Hermosa Beach City Council refused to pay more for the services. But the supervisors agreed to extend its deadline to Nov.
April 29, 1992 | LISA MASCARO
As city officials work to see if homeowners have paid new annual fees stemming from the controversial policy established last year on beach encroachment, some property owners have proposed a route around the costs. The homeowners propose to donate the land to the city for open space instead of paying the annual fees now charged owners of property that takes up part of the public beach next to their homes.
June 9, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Anthony Clark Carpio, Los Angeles Times
Bowing to public pressure, air-quality regulators are floating a compromise on a proposed ban on wood-burning fire rings on beaches in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The proposal made public last week would soften the proposed ban by creating buffer zones between fire rings and homes and allowing for greater local control. Officials of the South Coast Air Quality Management District said they are working with Newport Beach on a test run of "alternative fuel" fire rings, which would probably run on propane or natural gas. Newport Beach officials have pushed to remove their city's rings on grounds they pose a health risk to nearby residents.
April 11, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
After protests from 26 pet owners, the City Council this week dropped a proposed ordinance to restrict the hours that canines may be walked on the city's so-called "Dog Beach." Pet owners have for many years been permitted to walk their leashed dogs at all hours of the day on the stretch of city beach between Golden West Street and Bolsa Chica State Beach. Pet owners say it is one of the few public beaches in Southern California that permit dogs at any hour.
February 28, 2010 | By Noel Murray
2012 Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95 It takes too long for director Roland Emmerich's disaster epic "2012" to get out of first gear, but once the Earth begins to crumble, the destruction comes fast and furious. John Cusack stars as a science fiction writer racing to get his family to safety, but the plot of "2012" matters less than the relentless scenes of characters running, driving, flying and boating just ahead of explosions and tsunamis. Even those who pick up "2012" looking to see world-ending mayhem may get bored with all the rubble.
February 6, 1991
I have been a resident of Port Hueneme for 10 years. My condominium overlooks Hueneme Beach and adjoining Ormond Beach. Over the years, I gradually saw the beaches flooded with all-terrain vehicles and the wildlife disappeared. My neighbors and I led a movement to have Oxnard ban the vehicles from its beach and join Port Hueneme in policing the areas. Once again, the wildlife began to return and this past year was spectacular. We were visited by three sizes of egret and heron of various types.
May 25, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Malibu City Council gave final approval Monday to a ban on smoking on the city's public beaches. The ban, which goes into effect in 30 days, follows similar measures approved recently by Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Clemente and Solana Beach. The council approved the ban on a 4-1 vote, the same as the preliminary vote taken May 10.
April 24, 2012
Is it something we said? It seems that California's population growth has slowed dramatically and will continue that trend through 2050. Not only that, but immigration from Mexico to the United States (and let's face it, many of those folks end up in the Golden State) has come to a statistical standstill. No wonder my drive to work today was so easy! Now, the USC researchers who studied the state's population growth made clear that the state will continue to add people.  (We're at about 37 million happy, healthy, sun-blessed, laid-back souls today.)
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