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OPINION
September 20, 1998
If LAX is going to be renamed after an actor (letter, Sept. 7), why not the actor who was arguably the most beloved citizen Los Angeles County ever had and who received many awards for his service to the community? Leo Carrillo loved Los Angeles so much that he gave up a successful career as a romantic lead on Broadway to come home. What better actor to name LAX after than Carillo? JUANITA MATASSA Santa Ana
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BUSINESS
October 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid. " Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled for Iwo Jima, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For six decades, Leo Carrillo State Park has been one of the most popular beaches, not only for Los Angeles residents but for location scouts. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments From "Grease" to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," the scenic stretch of beach has been featured in countless movies, TV shows and commercials.
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NEWS
August 1, 1991
In commemoration of actor Leo Carrillo's 111th birthday, the City of Carlsbad is sponsoring a festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Public Safety Center on Faraday Drive. The event will feature screenings of the late actor's work, food, live country western music and displays of Carrillo memorabilia, including his custom-built 1948 Chrysler convertible. Carrillo appeared in films, including "Viva Villa" in 1934, and portrayed Pancho on the early TV series, "Cisco Kid."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The coolest place to spend Mother's Day in the Southland was the beach, as afternoon temperatures in many inland areas hit over 100 degrees, nearing record levels in some communities.  The temperature in Van Nuys and Palm Springs was 103 at 1 p.m. Sunday, while it was 35 degrees cooler in Manhattan Beach, according to David Sweet of the National Weather Service. It was 101 in Chatsworth, 100 in Ontario, 101 in Riverside, 102 in Woodland Hills and, again, "starkly different at the beach," Sweet said, adding that Leo Carrillo recorded 66 degrees at 1 p.m. and Redondo Beach was only one degree higher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1986
A fire of suspicious origin raced through a rural home, gutting the house and destroying memorabilia of the late actor Leo Carrillo, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Sunday. The house was owned by the daughter and son-in-law of Carrillo, who died in 1961. Carrillo was best known for his role as Pancho, the faithful sidekick in the 1950s Cisco Kid television series. No one was hurt in the blaze, which caused an estimated $300,000 in damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1993 | GARY GORMAN
A surfer died Thursday after being pulled from the water off Leo Carrillo State Beach just inside Ventura County. Los Angeles County Lifeguard Lt. Nick Steers said a passer-by noticed a man floating in the water about 10:30 a.m. and called 911. Lifeguards came from Zuma Beach--about eight miles away--in a truck and a boat.
TRAVEL
February 11, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
THE campground at Leo Carrillo State Park is a scenic retreat where a family can hike the Santa Monica Mountains, explore tide pools or simply hang out around the fire pit. It's also just a quick drive to a venti-sized caffe latte: We call it "Starbucks camping." And it's perfect for folks whose idea of "roughing it" includes access to flush toilets and a well-inflated air mattress.
NEWS
May 23, 1991
I must disagree with the statement (in story on Latinos and Hollywood films) that Leo Carrillo attained success in the movies by playing the buffoon. As I remember, he invested his (film characters) with a certain amount of warmth and dignity. JUANITA MATASSA Santa Ana
NEWS
April 9, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
Leo Carrillo State Beach has always been a popular surfing spot. Surfers tackle the well-shaped south swell while battling the submerged rocks and kelp beds. In recent years, the state added a large chunk of Santa Monica Mountains parkland to the state beach, and now Leo Carrillo is a pleasing place to take a hike. Leo Carrillo's relatively remote location on the Los Angeles-Ventura county line gives the park a mellow feeling that is lacking at other Southern California beaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The coolest place to spend Mother's Day in the Southland was the beach, as afternoon temperatures in many inland areas hit over 100 degrees, nearing record levels in some communities.  The temperature in Van Nuys and Palm Springs was 103 at 1 p.m. Sunday, while it was 35 degrees cooler in Manhattan Beach, according to David Sweet of the National Weather Service. It was 101 in Chatsworth, 100 in Ontario, 101 in Riverside, 102 in Woodland Hills and, again, "starkly different at the beach," Sweet said, adding that Leo Carrillo recorded 66 degrees at 1 p.m. and Redondo Beach was only one degree higher.
SPORTS
June 15, 2010 | Chris Erskine
We've seen this sort of courtship before. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Girl, now pregnant, buries her tush in the damp and gamey sand to lay her eggs. Love. Does it get any better than this? I mean really. If you've never seen a grunion run — yes, grunion are fish, not prairie chickens or close cousins of the snipe — I am here to tell you that we can all learn a little something from their steamy beach shenanigans. Forget the birds and the bees. I give you the mighty grunion, sans clothes and any sense of decency — the Lindsay Lohans of the great outdoors.
TRAVEL
February 11, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
THE campground at Leo Carrillo State Park is a scenic retreat where a family can hike the Santa Monica Mountains, explore tide pools or simply hang out around the fire pit. It's also just a quick drive to a venti-sized caffe latte: We call it "Starbucks camping." And it's perfect for folks whose idea of "roughing it" includes access to flush toilets and a well-inflated air mattress.
FOOD
May 21, 2003 | Corie Brown, Times Staff Writer
Malibu has a lot of secrets. This one's worth knowing. Hidden behind a hill at the northernmost tip of Malibu, just beyond the stratospheric real estate of Broad Beach, is Leo Carrillo State Park and one of the best picnic spots anywhere. For a $5 parking fee, you can grill alfresco with an unobstructed view of the ocean and unfettered access to the beach. The park is well-known among campers, but its beachfront picnic area with fire pits for grilling often goes unused.
TRAVEL
May 21, 2000 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We were heading toward the first weekend of spring, tired of being held hostage by weeks of unrelenting rain. On our agenda was a weekend trek to snow-covered mountains; it seemed the perfect escape valve for the pent-up energy of my small brood. But as the week wore on, each day dawned sunnier, warmer, more like spring. And by the time the weekend rolled around, the obvious getaway was no longer Big Bear but the beach.
OPINION
September 20, 1998
If LAX is going to be renamed after an actor (letter, Sept. 7), why not the actor who was arguably the most beloved citizen Los Angeles County ever had and who received many awards for his service to the community? Leo Carrillo loved Los Angeles so much that he gave up a successful career as a romantic lead on Broadway to come home. What better actor to name LAX after than Carillo? JUANITA MATASSA Santa Ana
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The monarch butterflies are back. Those hearty travelers that fly south for the winter are holed up in their usual digs along the coast, lazing away the cool months. You can see these orange and black beauties as they congregate in clusters in eucalyptus trees--but not just in any grove. Miraculously, they return to the same handful of spots along the coast each year, puzzling scientists.
NEWS
January 2, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
A youngish TV reporter settled himself opposite Shirley Temple Black in the parlor of Tournament House in Pasadena, where she was sailing cheerily through a morning of obligatory interviews, and suggested for openers, that, good grief, she'd been around forever and now she was grand marshal of the Rose Parade for the second time, after Fifty years and. . . . To which Black, who is now 60, replied, enjoying her own joke, "Yes, I'm...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were having fun, but not quite enough, and the cameras were ready to roll. "Just make like you're having tons of fun, like you're crazy, full of energy," a production assistant shouted, surveying the motionless, scantily clad outcropping of Generation X-ers affixed to the pool, chowing Doritos. "I want beach balls flying at all times. C'mon, it's MTV time!" On command, Hula-Hoops spin and giant inflatable bananas and alligators hurl through the air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
Agoura Hills plans to expand its summer beach bus program to provide service to Leo Carrillo State Beach for young people enrolled in a state-run junior lifeguard training program. In the past, the bus ran only to Zuma Beach Park. The line was extended to accommodate an increasing number of young people who have been enrolling in the lifeguard program at Leo Carrillo, about five miles to the north, said Jennifer O'Hara, recreation supervisor for Agoura Hills.
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