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August 12, 1995
Two small buildings once used as living quarters for the crew of San Pedro's 70-year-old Ralph J. Scott fireboat, a national landmark, will now be making history of a different sort. The rectangular buildings at Berth 85 have been donated to the adjacent Los Angeles Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of seafaring in Los Angeles. The structures will be used to teach classes in assembling model ships and small seaworthy boats.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1999
Raymond E. Wallace, an architect and yachtsman who helped create San Diego's Seaport Village and Disneyland's sailing ship Columbia, died April 16 in San Pedro. He was 81. The native of Los Angeles devoted as much passion to sailing as to designing and married both interests by fashioning seaside restaurants and shopping areas and floating theme-park rides.
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May 19, 1989
While the U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II battle the Los Angeles Harbor Department over plans for its floating memorial, another group of merchant seamen will unveil a land-based monument on Monday, National Maritime Day. The American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Committee, which last year erected a 20-foot-tall bronze statue honoring merchant seamen, will hold dedication ceremonies at John S. Gibson Park, adjacent to the Los...
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January 7, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
Despite the downer ending, the national zeitgeist embraced the Titanic story like no other in 1997-98. James Cameron's epic film grossed more than $600 million domestically. The soundtrack floated atop of the pop chart for months. The musical cruised its way to five Tony Awards. Now, at the end of the century, the Titanic is laden with metaphoric meaning: hubris, progress, disaster, class stratification. This weekend, take a look at the ship that launched a thousand works of art.
NEWS
December 7, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has urged the Port of Los Angeles to find a berth for the merchant ship Lane Victory, but it stopped short of recommending that the ship be placed at Berth 87 in San Pedro, near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The 11-0 vote represented a partial victory for the Long Beach-based U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, which has been trying to renovate the ship into a floating museum and is pressing the Harbor Department to give up Berth 87.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday urged the Port of Los Angeles to find a berth for the merchant ship Lane Victory, but it stopped short of recommending that the ship be placed at Berth 87 in San Pedro, near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The 11-0 vote represented a partial victory for the Long Beach-based U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, which has been trying to renovate the ship into a floating museum and is pressing the Harbor Department to give up Berth 87.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1988
A 20-foot-tall bronze statue honoring merchant seamen who served in wartime was mounted on its base Monday in front of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro. The 2,100-pound statue, which depicts two merchant marines climbing a Jacob's ladder after making a rescue at sea, is believed to be the first national memorial to merchant seamen in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1999
Raymond E. Wallace, an architect and yachtsman who helped create San Diego's Seaport Village and Disneyland's sailing ship Columbia, died April 16 in San Pedro. He was 81. The native of Los Angeles devoted as much passion to sailing as to designing and married both interests by fashioning seaside restaurants and shopping areas and floating theme-park rides.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997
The two-day Vintage Denim Apparel Auction at the Pasadena Center will feature a variety of blue jeans and other denim apparel, including authentic Levi's, Lee and Wrangler western pants, leather motorcycle jackets, Nike sports shoes, bandannas and posters, and hard-to-find items such as Alcatraz prison jackets. * Vintage Denim Apparel Auction, Pasadena Center Conference Building, Room 207-208, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Friday preview, 2-5 p.m.; auction, 5 p.m.; Saturday preview, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | CLAY EVANS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Honda is negotiating to move its auto-receiving operation from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Los Angeles, company and harbor officials said Wednesday. Although no formal agreement has been signed, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on Wednesday took the first step toward establishing the major auto-receiving facility at the Port of Los Angeles. By a 4-1 vote, the board approved a permit to revamp Berths 87 and 90, which are now used for container storage.
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November 12, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI
Veterans Day, which was Wednesday, marked the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1918. Originally called Armistice Day, the name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all who had served America in all wars. In 1968 Congress changed Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October--but that obviously had to do with long weekends, not historical significance. It was changed back in 1978.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997
The two-day Vintage Denim Apparel Auction at the Pasadena Center will feature a variety of blue jeans and other denim apparel, including authentic Levi's, Lee and Wrangler western pants, leather motorcycle jackets, Nike sports shoes, bandannas and posters, and hard-to-find items such as Alcatraz prison jackets. * Vintage Denim Apparel Auction, Pasadena Center Conference Building, Room 207-208, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Friday preview, 2-5 p.m.; auction, 5 p.m.; Saturday preview, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995
Two small buildings once used as living quarters for the crew of San Pedro's 70-year-old Ralph J. Scott fireboat, a national landmark, will now be making history of a different sort. The rectangular buildings at Berth 85 have been donated to the adjacent Los Angeles Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of seafaring in Los Angeles. The structures will be used to teach classes in assembling model ships and small seaworthy boats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | CLAY EVANS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Honda is negotiating to move its auto-receiving operation from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Los Angeles, company and harbor officials said Wednesday. Although no formal agreement has been signed, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on Wednesday took the first step toward establishing the major auto-receiving facility at the Port of Los Angeles. By a 4-1 vote, the board approved a permit to revamp Berths 87 and 90, which are now used for container storage.
NEWS
December 7, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has urged the Port of Los Angeles to find a berth for the merchant ship Lane Victory, but it stopped short of recommending that the ship be placed at Berth 87 in San Pedro, near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The 11-0 vote represented a partial victory for the Long Beach-based U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, which has been trying to renovate the ship into a floating museum and is pressing the Harbor Department to give up Berth 87.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday urged the Port of Los Angeles to find a berth for the merchant ship Lane Victory, but it stopped short of recommending that the ship be placed at Berth 87 in San Pedro, near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The 11-0 vote represented a partial victory for the Long Beach-based U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, which has been trying to renovate the ship into a floating museum and is pressing the Harbor Department to give up Berth 87.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1987 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Even if you can't buy the Brooklyn Bridge, you may be able to adopt the Griffith Observatory. In an effort to seek private support, the City of Los Angeles kicked off a program Wednesday aimed at raising $25 million to $50 million to spruce up, expand and update seven of the city's largest, most used and now deteriorating attractions.
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November 12, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI
Veterans Day, which was Wednesday, marked the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1918. Originally called Armistice Day, the name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all who had served America in all wars. In 1968 Congress changed Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October--but that obviously had to do with long weekends, not historical significance. It was changed back in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1989 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
A group of divers recently revisited the scene of a long-ago maritime disaster. As they descended toward the bottom off Anacapa Island, the bits of encrusted wreckage strewn across the sand evoked a story that many of them already knew by heart. It was on Dec. 2, 1853, that the Winfield Scott went down. Just a day out of San Francisco, Capt. Simon F. Blunt was attempting to shave some time off his run to Panama by navigating between the Channel Islands, rather than seaward of them.
NEWS
May 19, 1989
While the U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II battle the Los Angeles Harbor Department over plans for its floating memorial, another group of merchant seamen will unveil a land-based monument on Monday, National Maritime Day. The American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Committee, which last year erected a 20-foot-tall bronze statue honoring merchant seamen, will hold dedication ceremonies at John S. Gibson Park, adjacent to the Los...
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