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June 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A World War II German submarine containing the remains of more than 50 sailors and spies has been found four miles east of Cape Cod, where the U.S. Navy sank it in 1944, a commercial diver said. Edward Michaud said he found the U-boat in 41 feet of water, partly buried in shifting sand, on June 5 after three years of research. The 251-foot-long sub was sunk Oct. 28, 1944, after its commander used a Coast Guard radio frequency to communicate with Germany in code.
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November 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This Cape Cod-style estate on the water at Lake Arrowhead makes the most of its unobstructed lake and mountain views from all three stories. An 8,000-square-foot showroom garage features a vehicle turntable, slate floors and room for 22 cars. Location: Shorewood Drive, Lake Arrowhead 92352 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 2007 House size: 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet Lot size: 15,480 square feet Features: High ceilings, open floor plan, five fireplaces, wine-tasting room with 1,200-bottle storage, wet bar, two den/game rooms, office, playroom, gym, home theater, bunk room, two elevators, studio, multiple decks, boathouse, two docks, split-granite sea wall, shuffleboard court About the area: In the first half of the year, 249 single-family homes sold in the 92352 ZIP Code at a median price of $273,000, according to DataQuick.
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NATIONAL
August 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Mehren and Bob Drogin
Along the impossibly quaint Main Street of this Cape Cod village, shop windows carried signs Wednesday reading "Thanks Ted, We Miss You," and sales clerks concluded purchases by clutching the hands of teary-eyed customers. Residents clustered under shade trees on the town common, trading tales of a beloved figure who, had death not claimed, they said, would surely have been out on his 50-foot Concordia schooner, the Mya, savoring a perfect summer day. At Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop, Mike Lyons made sure his daily list of instructions for his crew included "Directions to Compound" because he knew so many people would want to pay their respects to the family of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who had died hours earlier of brain cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
On Cape Cod, where I spent some time this summer, sharks became big business this year. The town of Chatham, Mass., sought to reinvent itself, “casting the shark as a town emblem, T-shirt punch line, and eco-icon,” Warren Cornwall wrote recently in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. “Chatham as a town, I think, has embraced the whole shark concept,” Chamber of Commerce chief Lisa Franz told him. “As long as nobody gets hurt.” On Main Street, throughout the summer, “Jaws” showed at the local movie theater, even as great white sharks were sighted off the beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
Edward Hopper is famous for showing people lost in urban isolation, in paintings such as "Nighthawks," the bereft 1942 diner scene that's in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection, and "Hotel Window," a 1955 canvas that fetched $26.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in 2006. Now his 1946 oil painting "October on Cape Cod" will be going under the gavel in a Nov. 28 auction at Christie's in New York. The emotional tenor of the work, which is 3 1/2 feet wide and a little over 2 feet high, seems to suggest that little beachfront cottages can get the lonelies too, even if they have a tiny wooden barn to keep them company.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
It's a journalistic no-brainer: People love a good shark story. (Blame it on "Jaws. ") But this week's shark news managed to slice through the media clutter with razor-sharp teeth: This shark story came with photographic evidence. Hair-raising photographic evidence, at that. A sizable dorsal fin was captured on video slicing through the sparkling blue water Saturday afternoon -- trailing , or perhaps stalking, a kayaker off Nauset Beach on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. A photo from the video created an online sensation Monday.
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April 28, 2010 | By Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration has approved a long-delayed, highly controversial offshore wind project off Cape Cod, Mass., the Interior Department said Wednesday morning. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to announce Wednesday afternoon in Boston the decision to grant federal permits to the Cape Wind project. Cape Wind proposes to string 130 turbines in Massachusetts' scenic Nantucket Sound and supply the majority of the power on Cape Cod and nearby islands. In a decade-long fight, the project has divided Massachusetts politicians, earned objections from the Kennedy family and most recently drawn opposition from Native American tribes.
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July 9, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - The giant dorsal fin sliced through the sparkling blue water, trailing an oblivious kayaker. Closer to shore, bathers splashed in the waves. One tourist shot video of the idyllic scene. The only thing missing was the ominous soundtrack from"Jaws,"the 1975 blockbuster about a great white shark eating its way through a seaside resort. That and terrified hordes fleeing the water. But this came soon enough, after a paddle-boarder spotted the huge fin behind the kayaker and shouted the one word sure to clear swimmers from the sea: "Shark!"
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pleas from Cape Cod residents for someone to rein in development on their fragile, sandy peninsula were officially answered Friday with the signing of a law creating the Cape Cod Commission. "In 1991--1992 at the latest--we are going to face a lot of very, very tough growth pressures," Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said at a Statehouse news conference before signing the Cape Cod Commission Act. Establishing a regulatory commission "gives everybody a chance to do it right," he said.
NATIONAL
December 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
About 300,000 customers lost electric service Monday night in blackouts that knocked out power on Cape Cod and affected wide areas of southeastern Massachusetts. The combination of a fire at a power plant here and an out-of-service transmission line between Walpole and Carver could have caused the power outages, according to authorities. The blackouts, which began about 6:15 p.m., affected residential and commercial customers.
SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Former St. John Bosco infielder Dante Flores, who attends USC, has been named a starter for the Cape Cod League all-star game. The game will be played on Saturday. Also named to the team are former Chatsworth outfielder Aaron Brown of Pepperdine, former Crespi outfielder Scott Heineman of Oregon, former Chaminade pitcher Matt Troupe of Arizona and former Beckman pitcher James Kaprielian of UCLA. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
December 18, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
When singer Nancy Sinatra put a Santa Monica compound she owned on the market last month, it appeared her boots were ready to do some walkin' — to borrow from the title of her '60s hit. But it seems they ran instead. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, sold the property in 16 days for $5 million. The asking price was $4.895 million. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A beachfront house in Malibu that was rented at different times this summer to Usher and Sean Combs is for sale at $16.75 million. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said singers Usher and Sean Combs paid $100,000 a month to lease this Malibu house. Although it rents for that amount, the terms of their leases were not disclosed. The Cape Cod-inspired two story, built in 1994 and sitting on more than half an acre, has 80 feet of beach frontage, a front lawn and gardens.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has put a Malibu rental property up for sale at $23 million. The oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired compound had been listed for lease this summer at $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for a lease of less than six months. All three homes on the less than half-acre lot have recently been remodeled. There are a total of seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in an undisclosed number of square feet. Outdoor features include a beachfront deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
Edward Hopper is famous for showing people lost in urban isolation, in paintings such as "Nighthawks," the bereft 1942 diner scene that's in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection, and "Hotel Window," a 1955 canvas that fetched $26.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in 2006. Now his 1946 oil painting "October on Cape Cod" will be going under the gavel in a Nov. 28 auction at Christie's in New York. The emotional tenor of the work, which is 3 1/2 feet wide and a little over 2 feet high, seems to suggest that little beachfront cottages can get the lonelies too, even if they have a tiny wooden barn to keep them company.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2012 | By Tina Susman
A man was hospitalized after he was apparently bitten by a shark off Cape Cod, Mass., in an area where there has been a series of recent shark sightings. The Cape Cod Times identified the man as Christopher Myers and said he had been transferred to a hospital in Boston. His condition was not known. Witnesses said they saw the attack occur as Myers body-surfed with a companion in the waves off Ballston Beach in the town of Truro. "Suddenly something came up between them. It had a large dorsal fin," one witness, Anne-Marie Corner, told ABC News . "I saw the shark come out. It went up, came down," said another, Ann Rayment.
NATIONAL
August 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A manatee surpassed the previous confirmed northern boundary for the species when it reached Cape Cod this week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been tracking the animals for decades. "It's swimming, eating and ducking into harbors to drink fresh water," USGS spokeswoman Catherine Puckett said. Manatees, which are endangered, mostly keep to the warm water off Florida, where about 3,000 of them live.
NEWS
December 21, 1986 | United Press International
At least 37 pilot whales have died after dozens stranded themselves along a 20-mile stretch of Cape Cod seashore, rescuers said Saturday. Rescue crews used front-end loaders and heavy rubber rafts in attempts to refloat some of the survivors among 43 whales that came ashore Friday at Cook's Brook Beach and other sites along the popular vacation area. Three were pushed back out to sea and two were brought to an aquarium, where one later died.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
It's a journalistic no-brainer: People love a good shark story. (Blame it on "Jaws. ") But this week's shark news managed to slice through the media clutter with razor-sharp teeth: This shark story came with photographic evidence. Hair-raising photographic evidence, at that. A sizable dorsal fin was captured on video slicing through the sparkling blue water Saturday afternoon -- trailing , or perhaps stalking, a kayaker off Nauset Beach on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. A photo from the video created an online sensation Monday.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
The shark-chasing-kayaker story out of Cape Cod has caused some gasps and shudders, but here's something to consider: Shark experts believe the population of great whites may be growing. And as people make more use of the ocean, there is ample potential for interactions between humans and the world's largest predatory fish, scientists say. "We've learned a lot more about white shark behavior in the last 10 years based on advances in tracking technology," Chris Lowe, director of the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab, said in an email to the Los Angeles Times on Monday morning.
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