CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1995 |
As workers in Huntington Beach recently began dismantling a World War II bunker in Bolsa Chica, officials at Crystal Cove State Park began planning to preserve some of the history being lost to the battering ram. A smaller bunker built into the hillside overlooking Abalone Point to spot and locate enemy ships will be made into an attraction for people interested in the history surrounding the defense of the coastline during the war, they said.
July 18, 2012 |
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — They don't come with any whimsical names like those found at other British Open venues: the Coffin Bunker, the Spectacles, the Principal's Nose or simply Hell. Taken as a collection, though, the bunkers at Royal Lytham & St. Annes might take the trophy for mass intimidation. Many are deep. The sand is heavy. And there are 206 of them scattered about the property. "You do feel a little bit claustrophobic on a lot of the holes," said Luke Donald, No.1 in the world rankings.
November 14, 1993 |
It looks like an ancient pyramid half buried in the sands of time. A huge concrete structure with 16-foot-thick ceilings and 6-foot-thick walls, it has stood as a massive gray monument to a bygone era. Now being demolished, it is yielding archeological treasures just as any real pyramid would. Instead of hieroglyphics, however, archeologists have been trekking here to study graffiti. "I think every 14-year-old in Huntington Beach has been inside this thing," said Larry Brose, vice president of the Koll Real Estate Group, which owns the property upon which the Huntington Beach bunker sits.
April 10, 2013 |
Anila Rubiku grew up in a country that no longer exists, at least not the isolated, repressed and paranoid state that was Albania before Eastern Europe's anti-Communist revolutions. The Balkan country that broke away from its iron-fisted mentors in Moscow, Beijing and Belgrade to pursue an even more Stalinist path has changed dramatically in the two decades since democracy began making inroads. But the scars of despotism remain visible on the landscape and in the mentality of Albanians, tens of thousands of them having endured unimaginable brutality in “re-education camps” during the long post-World War II dictatorship of Enver Hoxha . Hoxha sowed fear among the 3 million inhabitants of his remote Adriatic Sea enclave with constant warnings of imminent invasion by Albania's real and imagined enemies.
July 20, 2012 |
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Brandt Snedeker always has tried to embrace the British Open experience. The 31-year-old pro likes to stroll the town, spend a couple nights at the pub, partake of the local ales. He appreciates the fans who turn out in cold and rain to watch. He has even picked the brain of his idol, five-time Open champion Tom Watson. The Open, though, never seemed to love him back. Three appearances, three missed cuts. Then came Friday. A six-under-par 64 - the second consecutive day someone at Royal Lytham took dead aim at the lowest round in a major - not only left Snedeker with a one-stroke lead, but an entry in the record book as co-owner of the Open's 36-hole record.
August 16, 2010 |
Little old Sheboygan, Wis., was once best known for a summer extravaganza called Bratwurst Day —100,000 drunks eating too much pork and passing out on the beach. Now, for awhile at least, its notoriety will be as the home of PGA Black Sunday, a day when the wind whistled through the straits and in one ear and out the other of several in the golf world who should have more brain matter blocking the breeze. Let us count the ways. We felt for Dustin Johnson, who would have been in the playoff for the PGA Championship had he not grounded his club in a sand trap he didn't know was a sand trap.