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June 14, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breeze wafting Friday off the aqua sea carried the unmistakable sounds of a big-time volleyball tournament into Donley Falkenstien's house: Referees' whistles. A pumped-up public address announcer. Rock 'n' roll music. On the sand a mere four blocks away loomed a grand vision of commerce: bleachers for 4,000 fannies. Two enormous inflated volleyballs, one advertising beer, the other sporting goods. Plus one huge inflated rubberized camera.
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June 8, 2000 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How unusual. In this, an Olympic year, the only noise coming from the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals is the deafening sound of . . . relative silence. No Chapter 11 filings. No bickering about Olympic qualifying with the governing body of international beach volleyball. No boycotts by AVP players. It's almost boring, which, paradoxically, is one of the least favorite terms of the AVP, making its annual trip to Hermosa Beach for a tour stop from Friday through Sunday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997
A Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday prohibiting a men's professional beach volleyball tournament on the sand in Manhattan Beach. Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled that the city of Manhattan Beach did not properly comply with environmental impact laws when it granted a permit authorizing a stop on the men's pro tour, which is run by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breeze wafting Friday off the aqua sea carried the unmistakable sounds of a big-time volleyball tournament into Donley Falkenstien's house: Referees' whistles. A pumped-up public address announcer. Rock 'n' roll music. On the sand a mere four blocks away loomed a grand vision of commerce: bleachers for 4,000 fannies. Two enormous inflated volleyballs, one advertising beer, the other sporting goods. Plus one huge inflated rubberized camera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1997 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a result of a back-and-forth legal tussle, the Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament, referred to by beach denizens as the Wimbledon of the sand, is moving one pier south and changing its name. The venerable volleyball competition that has played out on the sandy seafront before thou sands of spectators since 1960, will be held in Hermosa Beach later this month, the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals announced Wednesday.
SPORTS
June 8, 2000 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How unusual. In this, an Olympic year, the only noise coming from the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals is the deafening sound of . . . relative silence. No Chapter 11 filings. No bickering about Olympic qualifying with the governing body of international beach volleyball. No boycotts by AVP players. It's almost boring, which, paradoxically, is one of the least favorite terms of the AVP, making its annual trip to Hermosa Beach for a tour stop from Friday through Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The bleachers for the Miller Lite U.S. Championships volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach have been erected and droves of tourists have arrived in the seaside town for the 10th annual tournament that starts Friday. But this year, a contingent of local volleyball players is boycotting the tournament because the promoter is charging for seats. When the Manhattan Open, sponsored by the Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1996
Beach volleyball teams from more than 50 countries will display their talent at an international volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach this weekend. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the finals of the nationally televised tournament that started Wednesday. City officials have erected a stadium, dubbed the volleseum, just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier and hope to draw a crowd that visits more than just the tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997
A Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday prohibiting a men's professional beach volleyball tournament on the sand in Manhattan Beach. Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled that the city of Manhattan Beach did not properly comply with environmental impact laws when it granted a permit authorizing a stop on the men's pro tour, which is run by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1997 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a result of a back-and-forth legal tussle, the Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament, referred to by beach denizens as the Wimbledon of the sand, is moving one pier south and changing its name. The venerable volleyball competition that has played out on the sandy seafront before thou sands of spectators since 1960, will be held in Hermosa Beach later this month, the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals announced Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The bleachers for the Miller Lite U.S. Championships volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach have been erected and droves of tourists have arrived in the seaside town for the 10th annual tournament that starts Friday. But this year, a contingent of local volleyball players is boycotting the tournament because the promoter is charging for seats. When the Manhattan Open, sponsored by the Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1996
Beach volleyball teams from more than 50 countries will display their talent at an international volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach this weekend. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the finals of the nationally televised tournament that started Wednesday. City officials have erected a stadium, dubbed the volleseum, just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier and hope to draw a crowd that visits more than just the tournament.
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