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October 11, 1986 | WILLAM S. MURPHY
When Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo anchored off San Pedro on an October day in 1542, the progress of his ship's longboat carrying the Spanish explorer toward the beach was watched by a group of curious Indians. This evening, several thousand persons are expected to be on hand at the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro to witness the annual reenactment of this historic event. It will be the finale to an activity-filled day for both adults and children.
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January 3, 2011 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
John Olguin, whose enthusiasm for the ocean made him a perfect teacher for generations of youngsters who visited the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, has died. He was 89. Olguin, the longtime director of what was then called the Cabrillo Marine Museum, died Saturday at his home in San Pedro, said his daughters, Vi Olguin and Moni Olguin-Patten. No cause was given. Olguin was a Cabrillo Beach lifeguard captain when he became director of the museum in 1949. During the ensuing decades he started educational programs that introduced children and others to such topics as grunion, tide pools and whales.
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April 12, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
John Olguin parked his car one afternoon on a busy Newport Beach street, trusting nobody would notice that it was sticking slightly into a red zone. As Olguin slipped away, a stern-looking police officer spotted the car. The officer cocked his citation book as if to write a ticket, when suddenly he spotted Olguin and began wriggling his body and twisting his arms and hands. "Dance like a jellyfish! Dance like a jellyfish!"
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June 14, 1987 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
For 13 years, Ronald L. Rindge has sifted through library books and worked through calculations to solve a mystery nearly 4 1/2 centuries old: the location of Pueblo de las Canoas, the site where explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first landed on the California mainland and claimed the territory for Spain. Rindge is certain that he knows the answer. He believes he has proved that Malibu Lagoon was once the "town of Indians close to the sea" that Cabrillo described visiting in October, 1542.
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June 14, 1987 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
For 13 years, Ronald L. Rindge has sifted through library books and worked through calculations to solve a mystery nearly 4 1/2 centuries old: the location of Pueblo de las Canoas, the site where explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first landed on the California mainland and claimed the territory for Spain. Rindge is certain that he knows the answer. He believes he has proved that Malibu Lagoon was once the "town of Indians close to the sea" that Cabrillo described visiting in October, 1542.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2011 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
John Olguin, whose enthusiasm for the ocean made him a perfect teacher for generations of youngsters who visited the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, has died. He was 89. Olguin, the longtime director of what was then called the Cabrillo Marine Museum, died Saturday at his home in San Pedro, said his daughters, Vi Olguin and Moni Olguin-Patten. No cause was given. Olguin was a Cabrillo Beach lifeguard captain when he became director of the museum in 1949. During the ensuing decades he started educational programs that introduced children and others to such topics as grunion, tide pools and whales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1987
John Olguin, who gave 50 years to the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro, now has a piece of the museum dedicated to him. In a private ceremony last weekend, Los Angeles parks officials renamed the museum's auditorium for Olguin, who retired in April as museum co-director. A plaque on the auditorium wall, presented by the Friends and Volunteers of Cabrillo Museum, commends Olguin for "50 years of unselfish and extraordinary service."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1986
Much as I admire Harriet Cohn, the Cabrillo Marine Museum Volunteers, and the museum itself, I found myself muttering "what nonsense!" as I read her letter (May 20), which purportedly gives reasons for the nonvalidity of the desire to have a marine museum in the Venice area, as suggested by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore of Los Angeles. If Cohn will look at a map of our coastline, and peg off the distance from Venice to the tip of San Pedro, she will discover that it is a bit long for our youngsters to walk, bike, roller-skate, skateboard or pogostick in order to see and "study displays about coastal life."
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July 29, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG
Two men taken to the hospital following a boating accident near Anacapa Island--one by a Coast Guard helicopter--have been released. Jeff Crisp of Thousand Oaks was released from St. John's Hospital in Oxnard on Sunday after suffering broken ribs. He was injured when the 100-foot sailboat he was on ran aground in shallow waters just south of the island Friday, according to a nursing supervisor and Coast Guard officials.
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June 17, 1988
A wayward mountain lion was shot and killed by Pasadena police after it alarmed a family that spotted the big cat hiding in the back yard of their home Thursday. The animal apparently had wandered into the yard behind the family's home at 405 E. Montana St. and took cover under some bushes, said Sgt. John Olguin. The cougar was first spotted by two children playing in the back yard. The startled children ran inside to alert their mother, who came out to inspect for herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
John Olguin parked his car one afternoon on a busy Newport Beach street, trusting nobody would notice that it was sticking slightly into a red zone. As Olguin slipped away, a stern-looking police officer spotted the car. The officer cocked his citation book as if to write a ticket, when suddenly he spotted Olguin and began wriggling his body and twisting his arms and hands. "Dance like a jellyfish! Dance like a jellyfish!"
NEWS
October 11, 1986 | WILLAM S. MURPHY
When Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo anchored off San Pedro on an October day in 1542, the progress of his ship's longboat carrying the Spanish explorer toward the beach was watched by a group of curious Indians. This evening, several thousand persons are expected to be on hand at the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro to witness the annual reenactment of this historic event. It will be the finale to an activity-filled day for both adults and children.
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February 2, 1995 | SUSAN WOODWARD
Expansion plans for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be discussed at a community meeting today. Proposals include a 1-million-gallon swimming tank where ocean life from around Santa Catalina Island and the shores of Los Angeles can be viewed up close. But first improvements would be made to Cabrillo Beach, with a plan to turn it into an educational and recreational park.
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