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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
It soon may be illegal to park a boat or recreational vehicle in front of your house here. The city is considering such a law because of complaints from residents about junk cars, motor homes and other vehicles cluttering residential neighborhoods, said Mayor David Glass. "Based on the reaction from the public so far, people want this," he said. The City Council will consider the ban Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
Newport Beach's famed Character Boat Parade, a more than 30-year tradition in which boat owners have dressed up their vessels to resemble Scotch bottles and historic figures, is looking for new leadership since its sponsor considered ending the event. This summer's parade sparked little community interest, said officials with the Newport Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, which helps organize the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Fire charred 300 feet of wharf and scorched six fishing boats in Los Angeles Harbor early Sunday, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Firefighters on shore and in two fireboats battled the blaze, which was reported at 4:18 a.m. at Berth 73 near the Ports O'Call tourist village, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jim Williamson said. The fire was put out at 6:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | LISA MASCARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sponsors of the Newport Beach Character Boat Parade, which has taken place every summer for the last 31 years, axed the event Friday in a surprise action. Saying the support for the parade came mostly from the spectators who attend the annual event and not the boating community, the Commodores Club, a division of the Newport Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, decided to cancel the parade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley, long known as an auto theft center, has earned another dubious distinction: It's the boat rip-off capital of Los Angeles. Authorities say crooks engage in late-night fishing expeditions through Valley neighborhoods, trolling for pricey recreational vessels that sell for as much as $100,000, or more. With its affluent residential enclaves and proximity to Southern California lakes, the area provides near-perfect conditions for crooks seeking an easy catch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1994
A boat parade will be held Monday in Newport Harbor in memory of a well-known local boat captain at a marine assistance company. David (Woody) Pollak, 34, died last week in a water-skiing accident two miles off Crystal Cove, authorities said. Efforts to save his life were similar to rescues Pollak himself had participated in with his firm, Costa Mesa-based Vessel Assist. On Monday, recreational boaters and well-wishers are invited to gather from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994
Boaters in the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade should beware of carbon monoxide fumes on the slow-moving craft, officials warned Wednesday after two passengers were overcome. Two women, who were not identified, were rendered unconscious while riding in the rear of a sport-fishing boat during the parade Monday, said Newport Beach Fire Marshal Dennis Lockard.
NEWS
July 10, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Politics being the art of compromise, it should not be surprising that one of the first flaps engendered by the Republican National Convention slated for August ended Tuesday in . . . a compromise. The Coast Guard announced that owners of yachts moored at the Marriott Marina behind the convention center will not be booted off their boats during the four nights of the convention nor during the final afternoon--as originally recommended by the Secret Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2003 | Stanley Allison, Times Staff Writer
A fire code that would halt the longtime practice of squeezing multiple boats into a single slip to conserve space and money was approved Tuesday by the Newport Beach City Council. The vote was 4 to 0, with Councilmen Tod W. Ridgeway abstaining and Gary B. Adams absent. The measure is designed to minimize the risk of fire spreading from one boat to another, which authorities said is increased if vessels are lashed together in a slip.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Island Packers Co. has won renewal of its contract to provide boat service to Channel Islands National Park from the Ventura and Channel Islands harbors. Island Packers has been the sole boat concession to the park for more than 25 years. Its contract was renewed for 10 years. "Island Packers has been a part of this park since its inception," said Tim Setnicka, Channel Islands National Park superintendent.
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