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May 15, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Did you know that strawberries, though considered a fruit, are technically a member of the rose family? Then you are ripe for the California Strawberry Festival this weekend in Oxnard. On 50 acres, the event features two concert stages and an array of strawberry treats, including strawberry beer. There's also Strawberryland for the kids. Info: (888) 288-9242 or www.strawberry-fest.org . . . . Speaking of kids, here's yet another summer activity in family friendly San Diego: Pirate Ship Adventures offers daily cruises aboard an 83-foot sailing ship , including a special July 4 cruise.
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BUSINESS
March 12, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Avast! The pirate ship that submerged in Big Bear Lake during a heavy winter storm will soon rise from its watery grave. The Big Bear Pirate Ship--a popular tourist draw in the mountain lake community about 100 miles east of downtown Los Angeles--sank during a storm Feb. 28 while it was tied off at Halloway's Marina. Crews plan to use inflatable lift bags Thursday morning to refloat the one-third scale replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, also known as Time Bandit.
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BUSINESS
March 12, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Avast! The pirate ship that submerged in Big Bear Lake during a heavy winter storm will soon rise from its watery grave. The Big Bear Pirate Ship--a popular tourist draw in the mountain lake community about 100 miles east of downtown Los Angeles--sank during a storm Feb. 28 while it was tied off at Halloway's Marina. Crews plan to use inflatable lift bags Thursday morning to refloat the one-third scale replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, also known as Time Bandit.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Chris Erskine
Arrrrgh! Last weekend's snow and heavy rains ravaged Big Bear's iconic Pirate Ship, which sank Friday night in heavy winds. The popular tourist attraction , a one-third scale replica of a 16 th century Spanish galleon, had been docked at Holloway's Marina. Owner Loren Hafen said the fully winterized vessel was last inspected about 4 p.m. Friday, and a marina employee discovered it submerged at 8 a.m. Saturday. Using scuba gear, Hafen inspected the hull Monday and found no holes or significant structural damage.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2006 | From Associated Press
Authorities are resorting to a risky new method aimed at helping preserve what is believed to be the sunken flagship of the pirate Blackbeard. The Army Corps of Engineers is creating an underwater sand dune to shelter the Queen Anne's Revenge, which sits about 26 feet underwater off the North Carolina coast. The untried method could potentially damage the ship, which sank in 1718. But if it works, experts said it could be a model for protecting other underwater archeological finds.
WORLD
January 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Navy vessels pursued a suspected pirate ship in the Indian Ocean off Somalia and fired warning shots to capture its crew, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said. The guided-missile destroyer Winston S. Churchill and other U.S. naval forces located the vessel after receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy, but the ship failed to respond to orders to stop. The crew members were seized and U.S. sailors who boarded the vessel discovered small arms on board, the statement said.
NEWS
November 9, 1986 | Associated Press
Pirates wore their pistols around their necks, not in their belts, say historians who are uncovering trivia as well as loot from the only pirate ship known to modern-day researchers. "It's like studying the Mafia almost, or any other countercultural group.
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Inglese began playing with Legos at the age of 74. He bought a set for his grandson and sort of got carried away with it himself. Now, two years later, Lego constructions occupy much of his Van Nuys home. There is a pirate ship and a pirate island on top of the piano. A medieval castle rises over the dining room, and a complicated railway system has rendered the dining table useless for anything else. "This here is an earthmover," he says, leading a tour through the family room.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Dorothy had to follow the yellow brick road to find her heart's desire. Barry Clifford is following his own metaphorical yellow brick road, an underwater trail littered with gold and artifacts to find his heart's yearning -- the treasure from a pirate vessel sunk in 1717 off of the coast of Massachusetts. In 1984, Clifford discovered the site of the wreck of the Whydah and has since retrieved more than 200,000 artifacts, some of which are displayed in the Whydah Sea-Lab and Learning Center at the Whydah Museum in Provincetown, Mass.
WORLD
November 26, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A maritime official said today that a ship sunk by the Indian navy last week near Somalia was a Thai fishing trawler that had been hijacked by pirates. Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau in Malaysia said one Thai crew member died when the boat was sunk Nov. 18, 14 remain missing and one was rescued four days later by passing fishermen. In New Delhi, Indian navy spokesman Cmdr. Nirad Sinha defended naval ship Tabar's action. "Both its description and its intent were that of a pirate ship," he said.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Dorothy had to follow the yellow brick road to find her heart's desire. Barry Clifford is following his own metaphorical yellow brick road, an underwater trail littered with gold and artifacts to find his heart's yearning -- the treasure from a pirate vessel sunk in 1717 off of the coast of Massachusetts. In 1984, Clifford discovered the site of the wreck of the Whydah and has since retrieved more than 200,000 artifacts, some of which are displayed in the Whydah Sea-Lab and Learning Center at the Whydah Museum in Provincetown, Mass.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Did you know that strawberries, though considered a fruit, are technically a member of the rose family? Then you are ripe for the California Strawberry Festival this weekend in Oxnard. On 50 acres, the event features two concert stages and an array of strawberry treats, including strawberry beer. There's also Strawberryland for the kids. Info: (888) 288-9242 or www.strawberry-fest.org . . . . Speaking of kids, here's yet another summer activity in family friendly San Diego: Pirate Ship Adventures offers daily cruises aboard an 83-foot sailing ship , including a special July 4 cruise.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
The Pirate Captain, the lead swashbuckler voiced by Hugh Grant in the new stop-motion animated film"The Pirates! Band of Misfits," possesses an overweening sense of optimism and some spectacular facial hair. It was the latter - a dense nest of curlicues that the character repeatedly refers to as his "luxuriant beard" - that kept the filmmakers up at night. Model makers labored for months to find a natural way to animate the rubber whiskers, eventually fashioning a mechanism out of the tuning head of a guitar to make the beard spring to life.
TRAVEL
September 14, 2011
WHERE TO STAY IN SAN FRANCISCO Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St.; (888) 717-3564, thehotelrex.com . This literary-themed boutique hotel near Union Square is offering Litquake attendees a 15% discount (book online and use discount code LQSF). Its Library Bar is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-event cocktail. Rates begin at $289 a night, without the discount. OTHER LITERARY ATTRACTIONS City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave.; (415) 362-8193, http://www.citylights.com . This landmark bookstore (and publishing house)
NEWS
June 13, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" left you stoked for an adventurous sailing trip (without the pillaging and scheming), you won't have to go far to find one. The Californian will set sail from San Diego to Catalina Island in July and October on trips that mix tall ship sailing with kayaking. Sleeping in snug bunks and standing watch on the ship are part of recapturing the spirit of what life was like aboard a 19th century vessel. The Californian (no, it isn't a pirate ship)
TRAVEL
June 27, 2010
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TRAVEL
June 27, 2010
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MAGAZINE
November 17, 1991 | Jeff Gordinier, Edited by Mary McNamara
They call it the Pirate Ship. A tattered flag with a skull and crossbones hangs over the trailer. At the door is a hex sign, "to ward off evil spirits," says Grant Miner, a senior health physics technician. "To keep us safe and sound." Welcome to the radiation lab of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, tucked behind a chain-link fence on a sandlot at UC Irvine. This is the hazmat team for UCI, with counterparts on every campus in the UC system.
OPINION
April 17, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch, Jerry Hirsch is a reporter in The Times' Business section.
Earlier this week, sharpshooters on the fantail of the U.S. Navy destroyer Bainbridge picked off three pirates with single bullets to the head, freeing a hostage merchant marine captain. Two days later, the Bainbridge sailed to the aid of another American merchant ship attacked by pirates. William Bainbridge, the naval officer for whom the ship is named, would be pleased.
WORLD
February 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Somali pirates released a Ukrainian freighter carrying heavy arms Thursday and sped away with a $3.2-million ransom as U.S. Navy ships watched, ending a four-month standoff that focused world attention on piracy off Somalia's lawless coast. The Navy said it couldn't seize the bandits for fear of endangering 147 seamen held hostage on other hijacked ships.
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