CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1986 |
Children 6 to 14 have been invited to participate in Huntington Beach's 35th annual fishing contest Thursday off the city pier. About 150 children are expected to attend the event, said Bob Thrall, senior supervisor for community services in Huntington Beach. Children are invited to dress as Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher. Those with the best costumes will win a rod and reel from the Tackle Box, a co-sponsor, he said.
November 22, 2013 |
There are no regular tours to Alcatraz Island on Thanksgiving, but those willing to face the early hour and a chilly ferry ride can observe a special event. The Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering will take place around a bonfire on the Alcatraz parade grounds. Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council , the event is an opportunity to give "thanks for lives, our peoples and ways of life and the gifts we continue to receive from our sacred Mother Earth.
October 19, 2010 |
If you’ve wondered whether Al Capone or Robert Stroud (the “Birdman”) haunt Alcatraz, an upcoming cruise-tour might let you glimpse a specter. The long-established Red and White Fleet plans to launch a “ City Lights Cruise ” next month that will depart around sunset. It will cruise along the San Francisco waterfront past Ft. Mason, the marina and the Presidio and then loop around the infamous former prison island, among other sights. It will also cross under the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.
October 29, 2012 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1987 |
Down at the smooth stretch of pavement near the Oceanside pier, Tony Andrew cut a serpentine path on his skateboard one sunny day last week, his long blond hair trailing behind. Rolling onto the concrete stage of an outdoor auditorium nestled against the seaside bluffs, Andrew sped without hesitation toward a sheer, 3-foot drop onto hard concrete below. Unwavering, the 16-year-old youth launched himself into the sky, board and all, landing with the self-assured aplomb of a Top Gun fighter pilot.
September 30, 2013 |
Engineering experts worked through the weekend to investigate why a major bridge in Green Bay, Wis., began to sag last week, prompting its indefinite closure. On Sunday, crews finished placing movement sensors on three of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge's piers, or support pillars, including pier 22, state Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Kantola told the Los Angeles Times. It was pier 22 that settled Wednesday morning, causing a 400-foot span of roadway to visibly dip and prompting motorists to call 911. The Interstate 43 bridge's contours posed an immediate hazard and had the potential to send drivers airborne, according to another Department of Transportation spokesman, Kim Rudat.
October 20, 2009 |
With its unique horseshoe pier and large 14-acre marina, Redondo Beach is a vibrant South Bay hub for seaside activities. Travel beyond the beach and this tight-knit community offers an array of distinctive dining and eclectic shopping options. On the water There's no shortage of ways to get out on the water here, including romantic gondolas, glass-bottom boats and a high- speed racing boat. Kayak or paddle boat out to visit King Harbor's resident colony of sea lions (rental information at www.rbmarina.
November 21, 1986 |
It was an hour after sunset on the Ocean Beach pier, and Bill Forrey, like dozens of other hoopnetters around him, was poking around the ocean floor, hoping to come up with a lobster. With the powerful grace of a discus thrower, he tossed his baited, circular net over the pier railing, watched it splash into the surface and slowly sink to the rocky bottom. Then he waited.
March 26, 2012 |
Think texting and walking is no problem? Well, maybe you should talk to Bonnie Miller, a Michigan woman who recently fell off a pier while texting and walking at the same time. "I can't let pride get in my way of warning other people to not drive and text or walk and text. It's quite dangerous," Bonnie Miller told ABC 57, a local television station in South Bend, Ind. Miller plunged into the water this month when she was out for a stroll with her husband and 15-year-old son. As the family ambled down the pier, enjoying the weather, Miller remembered she needed to change an appointment.