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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1998
I am appalled at the decision of the city officials of Long Beach to elect to destroy the naval base, for a container yard no less (Nov. 25)! I lived in Long Beach from 1960 to the mid-1980s; I lived there as a young child and an adult. It broke my heart when the "all-wise" city officials destroyed the Plunge, Rainbow Pier, the Pike (with its beautiful hand-carved 100-year-old carousel), didn't rebuild the library and just about ruined everything historic and beautiful in Long Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant, Kate Mather and Joseph Serna
As the Springs fire hopped past the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday and burned toward the Los Angeles County line, it also crept closer toward the naval base at Point Mugu. A spokeswoman for the Naval Base Ventura County said some brush and wooden structures were burning Friday morning at a range on the far western point of the base. Ventura County fire officials said they were preparing to handle the flareup, which was in a marshy area. The fire reached the swampy spot Thursday night, fire officials said, but mostly burned itself out. "If it burns south from there, it hits ocean," said Bill Nash, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
The Point Mugu naval base will open a child development center Friday to serve military families, Navy officials said. The 8,000-square-foot facility has been outfitted with an irrigation system, turf and landscaping. The center will include five classrooms, a director's office, teacher's workroom, laundry room, kitchen and storage room, and will serve about 120 children ages 2 to 6. The facility joins an older, smaller facility that will continue to care for about 30 infants.
WORLD
May 6, 2012 | By Jung-yoon Choi, Los Angeles Times
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea -- To the South Korean military, this picturesque island is the perfect place to build a naval base: a strategic location guarding the country's southern flank from possible invasion. To its residents, its small-town feel, harbor and coral reefs make it close to perfect just the way it is. The conflict between the two visions has turned into a South Korean David and Goliath story, with Mayor Kang Dong-kyun of the town of Gangjeong leading the majority of its 1,930 people in fighting the giant.
NEWS
February 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirty-four more detainees from the Afghan war were flown to Guantanamo Bay naval base, where investigators hope to pin down which captives fought for the Taliban and which belonged to Al Qaeda. Investigators have been questioning prisoners since Jan. 23. Flights bringing more resumed last week after being suspended so investigators could focus on interrogations. The new arrivals brought the number to 254.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
An advisory committee Thursday will discuss the ongoing cleanup of the toxic chemical MTBE at the Port Hueneme naval base. The committee -- made up of community, regulatory and Navy representatives -- meets quarterly to review and discuss the environmental cleanup program at Naval Base Ventura County. The group will report on two new "biobarriers" being installed at the base.
NEWS
July 3, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Factions loyal to prime ministers Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Ranariddh battled with mortars and rocket launchers near the capital, Phnom Penh, in their second armed clash in two weeks. Rising tensions between the premiers have paralyzed the government and derailed peace talks with Khmer Rouge rebels, who reportedly have captured their longtime leader, Pol Pot. The clash began at a naval base about 20 miles north of the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2006 | From Reuters
Spain's Civil Guard said Monday that it had arrested a man who hacked into a U.S. Defense Department computer, breaching security at a naval base in San Diego. The man was part of a group of hackers who attacked more than 100 computer systems, including one at the Navy's Point Loma base, where nuclear submarines are maintained in dry docks. U.S. security services found someone had illegally accessed the computer and subsequently traced the link to Spain.
NEWS
May 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. civilian working at a naval base in Saudi Arabia was shot three times in the abdomen but is expected to recover, a U.S. diplomat said. "It seems he was shot by someone in a Saudi naval uniform," said the diplomat, on condition of anonymity. The Saudi Press Agency said the gunman fled after the attack at King Abdul Aziz Naval Base near Jubayl. Sources in Jubayl said the attack took place in the victim's home.
NEWS
January 16, 1998 | Associated Press
U.S. warships, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, will be allowed free use of a new Singapore naval base when it opens in 2000, the government's defense minister said Thursday. Tony Tan Keng Yam, who also is Singapore's deputy prime minister, told a news conference after meeting with Defense Secretary William S. Cohen that U.S. ships will use a pier at the Changi naval base for liberty visits and resupply stops.
WORLD
May 23, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Pakistani security forces on Monday retook control of a naval base in Karachi that had been under siege by militants for 17 hours, but the brazen, commando-style attack renewed disturbing questions about the military's ability to defend sensitive installations, including its nuclear arsenal. A team of 10 to 15 militants armed with rocket launchers, AK-47s and hand grenades stormed the Mehran Naval Station late Sunday, destroyed two U.S.-supplied maritime surveillance aircraft at the base and then engaged Pakistani navy commandos and soldiers in a pitched firefight that ended late Monday afternoon.
WORLD
May 23, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Militants late Sunday stormed a naval base in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, triggering a battle with government commandos that stretched into Monday morning in what was believed to be a revenge attack for the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Initial reports suggested between 10 and 15 militants were inside the base, though by early Monday authorities were reporting that perhaps as many as 20 to 25 terrorists had carried out the attack on the Mehran Naval Station in Karachi, the country's largest port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2009 | Tony Perry
It is a complaint common to junior enlisted personnel in the U.S. military and one made famous by Goldie Hawn in the 1980 movie "Private Benjamin." Hawn, as Pvt. Judy Benjamin, is shocked when she realizes that her recruiter exaggerated when he described her future living accommodations. "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army," she says in horror when she sees the barracks. "I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."
NATIONAL
April 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Here's one thing Senate Republicans and Democrats can agree on: John McCain is eligible to run for the highest office in the land. The Constitution says the president must be "a natural-born citizen." McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, albeit to American parents on a U.S. naval base. Some in the blogosphere question whether McCain meets the "natural-born" requirement. McCain's fellow senators, including presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, don't see a problem.
NATIONAL
August 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Two men found with several pipe bombs in their car near a Navy base were charged Monday with possession of an explosive device, authorities said. A joint state-federal investigation has found no link to terrorism, FBI spokeswoman Denise Taiste said. The base, the Naval Weapons Station Charleston, is the site of the brig where enemy combatants have been held.
WORLD
October 20, 2006 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
When U.S. military contractors were preparing to erect wind turbines atop John Paul Jones Hill, the commander of the U.S. naval base worried that the Cuban sentries eyeing everything that goes on here would mistake the 185-foot-tall cylinders for missile silos. So at the monthly Northeast Gate meeting in late 2004, Navy Capt. Leslie J. McCoy gave a heads up to Cuban Army Brig. Gen. Jose Solar Hernandez. The only regular contact between U.S.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Six pipe bombs were found today attached to two huge chemical tanks several miles from the world's largest naval base, authorities said. At least two of the bombs were disarmed this afternoon. A one-square-mile area was evacuated, police dispatcher T. A. Walker said. The tank at Allied Terminals Inc., a commercial port, is in an industrial section along the waterfront, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Seabee Days will be July 27-28 at Naval Base Ventura County in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Navy's combat construction engineers. The event will open with a full-dress military parade of more than 700 Seabees accompanied by the Navy Band Southwest. During the two-day open house, visitors can see how the Naval Construction Battalion Center operates. There will be demonstrations of Seabee construction skills, weapons exhibits and displays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fuel that leaked from tanks at Point Loma Naval Base has seeped into the ground beyond the facility's boundary. A contractor found a small amount of marine diesel and jet fuel in one of two test wells dug outside the base's north gate. Biologists worry that plants and wildlife could be harmed if it reaches San Diego Bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A civilian employee at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station was killed Thursday when he was hit by metal debris after a nitrogen gas tank ruptured. The 53-year-old man was not identified pending notification of relatives, officials said. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. as he and two others calibrated submarine depth gauges using pressurized nitrogen. All three worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, a base tenant.
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