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April 12, 1991 | NANCY JO HILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Visitors to Mile Square Park are sometimes surprised to discover that those colorful sails in a distant part of the park are not attached to sailboats, but to land sailers speeding along on an old runway. They may also be surprised at how fast the crafts can move. They "have gotten so fast (in the six years) I've been doing it, that it's too dangerous to let 'em go full speed at Mile Square Park," says Chris Hansen, 42, of Orange.
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February 12, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nord Embroden invites someone to go sailing, and then asks: "What size helmet do you wear?" If that is surprising, wait until Embroden arrives at the site and sees that the course is too wet to sail. The sport is land sailing, and several dozen devotees compete in the desert on what they call land yachts. They hope their venue will be dry enough for that part of the 63rd Midwinter Regatta to be contested on a lake near Barstow this weekend--a dry lake, Superior No. 3.
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SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nord Embroden invites someone to go sailing, and then asks: "What size helmet do you wear?" If that is surprising, wait until Embroden arrives at the site and sees that the course is too wet to sail. The sport is land sailing, and several dozen devotees compete in the desert on what they call land yachts. They hope their venue will be dry enough for that part of the 63rd Midwinter Regatta to be contested on a lake near Barstow this weekend--a dry lake, Superior No. 3.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | NANCY JO HILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Visitors to Mile Square Park are sometimes surprised to discover that those colorful sails in a distant part of the park are not attached to sailboats, but to land sailers speeding along on an old runway. They may also be surprised at how fast the crafts can move. They "have gotten so fast (in the six years) I've been doing it, that it's too dangerous to let 'em go full speed at Mile Square Park," says Chris Hansen, 42, of Orange.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Location: Bounded by Edinger and Warner avenues, Brookhurst and Euclid streets in Fountain Valley. Description: This urban park's 495 acres include open turfed areas; two 18-hole golf courses; two driving ranges; recreational sport fields; two lakes, and a former military airfield. A 55-acre parcel along Brookhurst Street is leased by the county to Fountain Valley and has been developed to include a community center and additional recreation facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992 | MARESA ARCHER
Capping 15 years of negotiations with a lease-burning ceremony, the Marine Corps on Friday turned over 137 acres in the center of Mile Square Regional Park to the county. Supervisor Roger R. Stanton, who has spearheaded efforts to keep the Marine Corps from developing the land as housing since his days as mayor of Fountain Valley, said that the years of tenacious negotiations had finally paid off. "I think we reached an equitable deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Orange County is home to more than 20 regional parks. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are not among them. Most of these regional parks are off the beaten track, at the end of a meandering, tree-lined road, or deep inside a dusty and deserted canyon. You won't find Mickey Mouse, jars of fruit jam or roller coasters in these places. But if you look hard enough, you might run across peacocks, perhaps a coyote or a grove of pristine redwood trees rustling in the wind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989 | Associated Press
A District Court jury has found San Diego data processor Howard Lee Haupt innocent on charges of murdering a 7-year-old California boy after taking him from a casino nearly 15 months ago. "I'm very pleased that the justice system works," a visibly shaken Haupt said after the verdict was read. "I had my doubts early on because of the stress." Haupt trembled and wept as the verdict was read, then told reporters he was "very happy" and was going home to San Diego.
NEWS
December 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A new national management plan for off-road vehicles in the West has been unveiled by the Bureau of Land Management. For the first time, it could subject mountain bikes, in-line skates and other non-motorized vehicles to the same rules as gas-driven Jeeps, motorbikes and dune buggies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County planners are poised to turn Mile Square Regional Park into a golfer's haven by adding 18 holes, wiping out the popular triangle area that model airplane enthusiasts and others have enjoyed for four decades. County Planning Commission members said this week that they have some lingering concerns about the project's environmental impact, and some commissioners conceded they were a bit uncomfortable about displacing so many park-goers. "I'm really sorry that they're losing their area.
NEWS
July 16, 1995 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
Cruising down the open road in a Winnebago on a cross-country trip, not a care in the world other than looking out for highway patrolmen. It's a little piece of the American dream. Throw five hipsters who don't know one another in a souped-up camper (this is not your father's Winnebago), complete with slip-covered seats, a state-of-the-art computer mapping system, lots of athletic gear, a little money and cameras to track their every move and you have a piece of the MTV dream.
NEWS
December 15, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a handful of beach parking lots in Orange County, windsurfing and skateboarding meet. The incongruous blend of the two sports creates a puzzling sight for drivers cruising along Pacific Coast Highway as windsurfing sails glide above the asphalt on breezy afternoons. Skate-sailing has been practiced informally for years.
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