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October 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The chairman and chief executive of Pier 1 Imports Inc., Marvin Girouard, will retire from the unprofitable home-furnishing retailer and its board early next year, the company said. Girouard has been at Pier 1 for 32 years, the last seven in his current positions. He will retire Feb. 28. "I feel that it is time for me to leave in the course of a normal retirement and allow new leadership to emerge and flourish," he said in a statement released Saturday.
Joshua Dean Hall just wanted to catch a few more waves before sundown. He had surfed especially well in practice Thursday morning and appeared to be on the verge of making the 12-man traveling squad of the Huntington Beach High School surfing team, winner of 16 national championships. But when he returned to the beach to surf on his own that afternoon, he attempted to ride a wave beneath the Huntington Beach Pier, slammed into a concrete piling and drowned.
August 8, 2010 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
A group of gun owners who gathered Saturday on the Redondo Beach Pier to extol the virtues of the 2nd Amendment found themselves confronting a different hot-button legal issue: Redondo Beach Municipal Code 4-35.20 (a). Passed by the City Council in May, the ordinance prohibits guns in public parks. The city attorney says the pier is a park. Members of South Bay Open Carry, an organization that promotes a California law that allows people to openly carry unloaded weapons, say the pier is a commercial district.
A 13-month-old boy tumbled off the city pier and fell 25 feet into the ocean waves Tuesday, only to be rescued by his baby-sitter who plunged in after him and, later, by a lifeguard. Felipe Muddah was feeding birds on the pier with baby-sitter Colleen Logsdon and her husband, Chris, at 1:50 p.m. when he suddenly chased the flock, ran into a bench and careened through a one-foot space in the rail, plummeting into the 3-foot-high surf below, officials said.
October 14, 2011 | Joe Mozingo and Louis Sahagun
Mike Dicorato was sitting on the Seal Beach pier with his daughter Tuesday, enjoying the quiet of a fall afternoon. His neighbor, the editor of the local newspaper, approached with a question for his weekly Sidewalk Talk feature. "Do you feel safe where you live?" he asked. Dicorato, 57, thought for a moment. "Physically, yes," he said. "But you can't leave anything unlocked or it will be gone. " He'd had a couple of beach chairs stolen from his alley. The following afternoon, Seal Beach witnessed the deadliest shooting in Orange County history.
May 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The USS Intrepid, pried from the mud at its Hudson River pier and towed away 19 months ago for renovation, needs money -- lots -- if it is to resume its career as a floating museum. A job first estimated at $65 million to $70 million is now expected to cost $110 million, including work on the pier.
September 11, 1986
Redondo Beach resident Robert McLaughlin won the first Redondo Beach Pier Fishing Championship, landing a 17-pound halibut to top 74 entries. The contest began June 1. The top 10 finishers will receive prizes in a ceremony at 6 p.m. today on the pier.
October 29, 2012 | By David Zucchino
PHILADELPHIA - For a man who lives on a pier that juts into the rapidly rising Delaware River, Cain Carducci was remarkably calm Monday afternoon. Carducci, 23, planned to spend the night inside his condominium on Pier 3, a former municipal produce pier on the Delaware. He was not overly worried that Hurricane Sandy, forecast as possibly the most destructive and treacherous storm in modern Philadelphia history, would propel the river's roiling gray waters into his living room. "This building is all steel and concrete," Carducci, a respiratory therapist, said as the river pitched and roared below his second-floor condo.
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