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April 13, 1992 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Ted Reed, being the top county official in Marina del Rey has meant more than just a waterfront office with a sweeping view and a $125,844-a-year salary. It also has provided him with free lodging in posh hotels, expensive meals and membership in yacht and athletic clubs. Those benefits come from the same marina interests that Reed is paid to oversee.
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April 13, 1992 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Ted Reed, being the top county official in Marina del Rey has meant more than just a waterfront office with a sweeping view and a $125,844-a-year salary. It also has provided him with free lodging in posh hotels, expensive meals and membership in yacht and athletic clubs. Those benefits come from the same marina interests that Reed is paid to oversee.
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NEWS
December 31, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday appointed former county official Eric Bourdon as interim director of the county Department of Beaches and Harbors, which oversees county beaches and publicly owned Marina del Rey. Bourdon, who retired last March as assistant director of the department, will return to work next week while a search for a permanent director is conducted. He replaces former director Ted Reed, who retired earlier this month because of health considerations.
NEWS
November 24, 1991
The Small Craft Harbor Commission has rejected a proposal to have the Marina del Rey Area Chamber of Commerce oversee a $250,000 program to promote tourism and business travel. The commission, an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors, voted last week to ask public relations firms and advertising agencies to submit proposals on how they would conduct a promotional campaign. The advertising effort would be financed from a share of the hotel tax revenues generated in the marina.
NEWS
April 11, 1991
Los Angeles County officials told Marina del Rey boat owners Wednesday that they intend to crack down on illegal charter boats operating out of the harbor. Eric Bourdon, assistant director of the Department of Beaches and Harbors, said at a public hearing that tougher controls on charter boats are necessary to combat "patently illegal commercial operations" taking place in the marina.
NEWS
August 15, 1991
A weak economy combined with high prices has sent the vacancy rate for boat slips in Marina del Rey soaring to the highest level since quarterly surveys began in 1987. Officials of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors reported this week that 310 of the 5,265 slips in the marina were empty at the beginning of July. The vacancy rate, which stands at 6%, has risen sharply this year and now is more than double the level of last September.
NEWS
May 10, 1990
Concern about foreign investment in the public land at Marina del Rey forced Los Angeles County's Small Craft Harbor Commission to postpone action Wednesday on the sale of a long-term lease on the Aggie Cal Yacht Center to the American subsidiary of Yamaha Motors. Yamaha wants to buy the yacht center lease for $5.1 million, but the deal, which involves county-owned land, requires the approval of the commission and the Board of Supervisors.
NEWS
June 23, 1988 | Sheldon Ito
The Marina Sanctuary is a popular place, especially on weekends when young families bring their children to see hundreds of geese, ducks, chickens and bunnies scamper around the four-acre enclosure in Marina del Rey. Unfortunately, the sanctuary is almost as popular with irresponsible pet owners who continue to throw their unwanted animals over the fence.
NEWS
January 1, 1988 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A three-mile stretch of Pacific Palisades beach was closed Thursday morning after officials discovered that a broken sewer line had spewed 50,000 gallons of raw sewage into Santa Monica Bay overnight. The city's coastal interceptor sewer was damaged Wednesday afternoon by a private contracting firm hired by the county to refurbish a beach parking lot.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Concerned about changes in marine life in Marina del Rey in recent years, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $73,000 biological and water quality survey of the man-made harbor.
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