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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999
In another setback for a luxury golf course that lost half its 18th hole to a landslide into the ocean, the California Coastal Commission has rejected a key repair plan. The commission, which had previously approved two other phases in the repair plan for the Ocean Trails golf course, said Tuesday that a proposal to insert sheer pins into the slide area might provide only a temporary solution.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thrifty golfers take note: Thanks to a landslide, a discount is coming. That is, if you are willing to give up three holes. Ocean Trails Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes has issued an unusual "Fore!" Instead of the traditional 18 holes, the course with spectacular ocean views plans to open as soon as August with 15 holes. While still under construction, the cliff-top course became famous last June when half of its 18th hole plunged into the Pacific as a result of a slide.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1999 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computer vandals have hacked their way into the computer system at the Ocean Trails golf course on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, creating another setback for the seaside luxury course that lost part of its 18th hole last month in a landslide. The weekend vandalism, which wiped out files ranging from payroll data to correspondence, "is devastating," said Kenneth Zuckerman, one of several members of the family of longtime landowners who have spent almost 15 years on the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999
In another setback for a luxury golf course that lost half its 18th hole to a landslide into the ocean, the California Coastal Commission has rejected a key repair plan. The commission, which had previously approved two other phases in the repair plan for the Ocean Trails golf course, said Tuesday that a proposal to insert sheer pins into the slide area might provide only a temporary solution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thrifty golfers take note: Thanks to a landslide, a discount is coming. That is, if you are willing to give up three holes. Ocean Trails Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes has issued an unusual "Fore!" Instead of the traditional 18 holes, the course with spectacular ocean views plans to open as soon as August with 15 holes. While still under construction, the cliff-top course became famous last June when half of its 18th hole plunged into the Pacific as a result of a slide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1997
Developers of the Ocean Trails project--a long-planned 18-hole championship golf course and luxury home development in Rancho Palos Verdes--will break ground on the project Jan. 5. Located on the south side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East, the 260-acre development will include 75 homes, three public parks and a network of trails and bikeways.
OPINION
May 18, 2006
Re "Trump Drive Hits a Rough Patch," May 16 Kudos to the city of Rancho Palos Verdes for standing up to the strong-arm tactics of the Donald. While it's true Donald Trump rebuilt and revitalized the old Ocean Trails Golf Course, he also slapped his name on the public course and charged rates commensurate with all things branded Trump. It's time cities reclaim and protect their own unique identities rather than sell them to the highest egotistical developer. What's next, his extorting the city into being renamed Rancho Trump?
BUSINESS
November 27, 2002 | Roger Vincent
Donald Trump's $27-million purchase of Ocean Trails Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes closed Tuesday, the real estate mogul said. Trump may spend as much as $30 million upgrading the course before opening it in the second half of 2003. He said he will announce his plans for the makeover within two weeks. The New York-based developer said he is torn between making Ocean Trails an exclusive private golf club or a high-end public course. Deed restrictions call for it to be open to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1999
A seven-mile stretch of beach from Point Vicente to Cabrillo Beach will be closed this weekend because of an estimated 1-million-gallon sewage spill, county health officials said Thursday. A main sewer line was snapped Wednesday when a 200- by 400-foot section of earth crumbled, sliding away from the Ocean Trails Golf Course in the 3800 block of Paseo del Mar, said Sharon Wanglin, spokeswoman for the health department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1997
Rancho Palos Verdes City Manager Paul Bussey announced Thursday that he plans to retire after working more than 40 years in five cities. Bussey, 62, said plans to do "what all retired people" do: travel, read and garden. "I may even do some teaching," Bussey added, "But I have no plans to take another full-time job in local government." The former Peace Corps member's tenure in the tony hilltop city began more than seven years ago when the city was struggling with financial problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1999 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computer vandals have hacked their way into the computer system at the Ocean Trails golf course on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, creating another setback for the seaside luxury course that lost part of its 18th hole last month in a landslide. The weekend vandalism, which wiped out files ranging from payroll data to correspondence, "is devastating," said Kenneth Zuckerman, one of several members of the family of longtime landowners who have spent almost 15 years on the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1997
Developers of the Ocean Trails project--a long-planned 18-hole championship golf course and luxury home development in Rancho Palos Verdes--will break ground on the project Jan. 5. Located on the south side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East, the 260-acre development will include 75 homes, three public parks and a network of trails and bikeways.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at john.odell@latimes.com
Mazda North American Operations, the Irvine-based importer and distributor of Mazda cars and trucks, has decided to take the movie industry under its wing. The company will sponsor the Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf program to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
SPORTS
February 10, 2001
Maybe I missed something, but at my last count there have been three very flattering, uncritical articles about Ocean Trails golf course in recent months. Enough already! I realize this is the sports section, but coverage of this controversial project has been so sketchy since the actual landslide, that it behooves even the sports section to give some background regarding the issues and the real problems about this course, such as should it have ever been built, considering the negative geologic reports?
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