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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
"The Heartbeat of America" soon will meet local CPR experts. The City Council on Monday approved a sponsorship agreement that will provide lifeguards with three Chevrolet Blazers and eight S-10 pickups at cut-rate leases. In return, Chevrolet can call itself the "Official Marine Safety Vehicle Sponsor of the Orange Coast Beaches" in print and broadcast advertising, and during sponsored events.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
It took a core group of hardy public safety officers six years of grueling running and swimming events to raise enough money for one brown pelican to fly over the city's beach. The bird, an 8-foot-tall, solid bronze statue of the endangered California brown pelican in flight, was finally dedicated in a sunset ceremony this past weekend. The $20,000 statue was crafted to honor one of the most important figures in the history of ocean safety: Vincent Grigsby Moorhouse, who died in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
The lifeguards fired after making a spoof of the popular "Gangnam Style" video could get their jobs back soon, a reversal that comes after thousands - including the Korean rapper behind the viral song - came to their support. But at least two of the 13 fired lifeguards said they are now unsure whether they would return to the El Monte Aquatic Center. The City Council, on a split vote, directed the interim city manager to hire back the guards as well as their supervisor, terminated in September for filming at the municipal pool while wearing their uniforms - both violations of El Monte's employment policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
The popularity of the city's Junior Lifeguard program could drive fees up by nearly 20% this June for out-of-town participants. The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal to raise nonresident fees from $105 to $125. Fees for residents would remain at $95. The fee increase would raise about $1,500 annually. The two five-week programs, which teach youths to safely enjoy the ocean, reached maximum enrollment last year, with 700 10- to 17-year-olds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1997 | J. J. POPE
Mark Plascencia, a Newport Beach lifeguard, has been selected as the winner of the 1997 Don Burns Scholarship. Plascencia, 24, began his career with Newport Beach as a cadet lifeguard in 1989. He started work as a seasonal lifeguard in 1990 and was honored as Lifeguard of the Year in 1994. The $500 scholarship was created by the city in 1994 to honor Don Burns, a former lifeguard who held education in high regard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Rescue calls crackled over the radio as John Moore, eyes locked on the waves, drove his lifeguard truck over the warm Newport Beach sand: Two people were trapped on a jetty, another one was spun into a riptide and two more had wandered onto dangerous rocks. Though it wasn't yet noon, the 20-year veteran lifeguard officer was predicting that there would be nearly 500 rescues by day's end, a startling figure compared with the 20 to 30 rescues performed on an average summer day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1994
The city's seasonal lifeguards, appropriately hooking into the Labor Day weekend theme, voted unanimously Saturday for union representation in their dealings with Huntington Beach. On one of the year's busiest beach weekends, 71 of the city's 103 summer lifeguards turned out at the Huntington Beach lifeguard headquarters to sign up with the newly formed Surf City Lifeguards Employee Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1989
Two Long Beach lifeguards failed to use proper procedure when they taped the mouth of an apparently drunk, profanity-spouting transient and left him bound on the beach for several minutes, the chief lifeguard said Monday. City lifeguard officials were reviewing the apprehension Sunday of Don Peterson for possible disciplinary action against the two veteran lifeguards, said Lifeguard Chief Jim Rae. He refused to release the names of the lifeguards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
The City Council has tentatively agreed to allow full-time lifeguards to issue citations for a variety of offenses, from drinking alcohol on the beach to walking a dog without a leash. The council voted 3 to 2 at its last meeting to amend city law to give the city's three full-time marine-safety officers the additional powers. Mayor Robert F. Gentry and Councilwoman Lida Lenney voted against the measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two lifeguards filed a lawsuit accusing the city lifeguard service of passing over women for promotions and failing to end a culture of sexual harassment. Erin Snow and Lisa Darling contend that they have been subjected to lurid, sexist behavior by male lifeguards, such as a suggestion that female lifeguards participate in a contest to determine who has the most attractive breasts. The lifeguard service is operated "like a boys' club," said lawyer Michael Conger, who filed the suit this week.
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