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July 24, 1988
I am writing in response to your article (July 11) " 'Litter-Free Zone' Declared in Newport Beach." I think it is really great how everyone is helping to keep everything clean around the pier. We should take this as a lesson: Get together and keep our land clean. NATALIE D. STREET La Habra
October 2, 1995
I am responding to the Sept. 19 article about Eric Ericsson's restaurant on the Ventura pier. The architect of Ventura's new pier restaurant is Roy E. Colbert, AIA in Ventura. It is a pity that his name was not included in your article because there is no doubt that Mr. Colbert spent many hours organizing the needs of all parties involved in the project to produce a responsible, beautiful signature building design for the city of Ventura. All projects impact their owners and the communities in which they are built, and architects labor timelessly to produce responsive work for their clients, whether the project is a residence or a significant civic structure.
July 9, 1986 | Lorena Oropeza
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.
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.
August 10, 1987 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
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.
October 20, 2009 | Katherine Tulich
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.
September 30, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
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.
April 21, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER
The first of 63 new two-level steel passenger cars for CalTrain, California's popular commuter service between San Jose and San Francisco, are coming off the assembly line in a waterfront warehouse at Pier 50. The coaches, costing $56 million, and 18 new diesel engines costing $24 million, financed by federal, state and county money, will be phased in gradually, with all equipment expected to be on the line by next February. CalTrain is not Amtrak.
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