October 10, 1998 |
Residents of Key West's controversial Houseboat Row, battling for their community's survival even before they were battered by Hurricane Georges last month, were told by state officials Friday that they have five days to move their homes and personal property. The notices sparked fury among the 26 houseboat owners who have waged a long battle with city and state officials to remain docked in state-owned waters along a Key West sea wall.
September 14, 1998 |
With Marin County home prices ever rising, the more than 400 houseboats moored near Sausalito have become popular for reasons that have nothing to do with atmosphere. Life on the water, exotic and romantic though it may be, has become a prosaic thing--an affordable housing alternative. Marin County's median home price is $375,000 and climbing, said John Karevoll of ACXIOM-DataQuick Information Systems. It's the hottest real estate market in the nation, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1998
County officials said they will meet next week to discuss a judge's recommendation that they rewrite an ordinance restricting the kind of houseboats permitted in Marina del Rey. Until then, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it will continue to enforce the ordinance until otherwise directed by the Department of Beaches and Harbors. "There is no directive to discontinue enforcement at this time," said Deputy Paul Carvalho. On Thursday, Culver City Municipal Judge Allan J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 |
A Culver City municipal judge ruled Thursday that a county ordinance designed to rid Marina del Rey of unsightly houseboats is discriminatory. "Thank you! Thank you!" shouted Katherine Campbell, who won the right to continue making a derelict cabin cruiser her home in the marina. The case represented a defeat for what some have termed "a poor-people-removal" plan.
September 28, 1997 |
When my friend Nancy Belcher told her son that, after visiting friends in Miami, we were going to sail the watery wilderness of Florida's Everglades National Park, he patted her on the shoulder and gave her an avuncular smile. "You want to take a boat into the Everglades alone? Two women who don't know port from starboard?" Not one to be patronized, especially not by her own child, Nancy marched to the phone and made reservations.
September 14, 1997 |
Here's a big dream with a buoyant price: your own luxury residence, with daily maid service, on a cruise ship that perpetually sails the globe. Knut Kloster Jr., scion of the family that founded Norwegian Cruise Line, and other Norwegian ship owners are creating what they call the world's first exclusive residential community at sea, the 85,000-gross-ton World of ResidenSea.
July 25, 1997 |
The owner of a houseboat where Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead voluntarily appeared at FBI offices Thursday and answered questions about the case, the agency said. Torsten Reineck, 49, the owner of a gay club in Las Vegas, is being sought by German authorities on fraud charges, but the FBI said the warrants would be executed only if he were arrested in a nation bordering Germany. At an FBI news conference in Washington earlier in the day, Deputy FBI Director William J.
July 24, 1997 |
Andrew Phillip Cunanan, suspected of killing fashion designer Gianni Versace and four other men in a murder spree that launched one of the most massive manhunts in U.S. history, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after police SWAT teams stormed a houseboat in which he was hiding.
January 7, 1996 |
Maggie Lee Sayre was born deaf in 1922 on a Tennessee Valley River boat. Her parents, Archie and May, were river people who lived on a houseboat near Paducah on the Tennessee River and made a living catching fish. Archie built the 60-foot houseboat out of cypress in the 1920s, and it was so well made that it floated on the river until 1971, by which time most of the other houseboats had been forced off by the government. That year it was towed onto land, where it sat for another 20 years until someone burned it. Maggie's sister, Myrtle, born one year earlier, was also born deaf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995 |
Some look like rusted house trailers stacked along the water. Others are just homemade, flimsy rooms hammered onto the backs of rickety boats. For years, well-heeled residents in Marina del Rey have complained about such unseaworthy houseboats, saying the growing numbers of "junkers" have turned the posh marina into a virtual haven of cheap housing. That is about to change.