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July 23, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just before sunset, three canoes slice through the still water in the Ventura Keys like torpedoes, leaving only tiny ripples in their wake. In perfect sync, the crew members on each boat stab the water with wooden paddles, powering the canoes through the narrow channels at nearly 7 knots. Except for an occasional cry of "Hut!"--the command to switch paddle sides--the paddlers are silent. When their arms move like angry pistons, it's too hard to speak.
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July 23, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just before sunset, three canoes slice through the still water in the Ventura Keys like torpedoes, leaving only tiny ripples in their wake. In perfect sync, the crew members on each boat stab the water with wooden paddles, powering the canoes through the narrow channels at nearly 7 knots. Except for an occasional cry of "Hut!"--the command to switch paddle sides--the paddlers are silent. When their arms move like angry pistons, it's too hard to speak.
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OPINION
July 20, 2002
The Orange County Sanitation District finally has decided to live up to its name. After years of arguing "not needed" and "can't afford it," it voted Wednesday to clean up millions of gallons of human waste pumped into ocean waters off Huntington Beach. The county can at last rid itself of an unattractive distinction: Its release into the Pacific was dirtier than the outflows from nearly all of the nation's 16,000 other sewer agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
Skiers, snowboarders and others seeking a day of recreation on Southern California's snow-packed mountains ran into a mountain of delay as traffic, flooding and mudflows blocked just about every route to resorts. The Angeles Crest Highway north of La Cañada Flintridge remained closed Sunday because of mudflows and unsafe conditions from the week's storms, the California Highway Patrol reported. Meanwhile, a stretch of Highway 138 near Wrightwood was closed because of flooding, and more than 100 stranded cars blocked a section of Route 330 near Running Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2000
Dana Parsons' column April 9 ("UC Profs Better Remember the Sunscreen") was way off the mark. Your columnist seems to have a problem with our doing a "study" on "beaches." It's certainly true that beaches are used for relaxing, and studies usually mean hard work. But beach recreation is an important part of life in Southern California. By studying what people like and don't like about beaches, we can understand what can be done to improve the quality of beach recreation. If Parsons had troubled to find out more about the study, he would have learned that we will not be spending any of the money on suntan lotion.
NEWS
June 21, 2005 | Vernon Loeb, Times Staff Writer
Trying to plan his summer vacation in the dead of winter, Otto Laszlo of Simi Valley floods the Internet with reservation requests in January as soon as online bookings at California campsites for July become available. Laszlo has been camping at prime beachfront sites such as Leo Carrillo State Park north of Santa Monica since he first came to the United States as a student more than 30 years ago.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breakers toss salt into the breeze as a beachcomber eyes a tide pool. A skim-boarder shoots skyward, then plunges into the foam. On this warm fall day, in a Laguna Beach cove with surf-sculpted rock arches and bougainvillea-draped bluffs, just two sunbathers share the sand with the darting seabirds. In the past, the few visitors here mostly scrambled down from Treasure Island, a bluff-top trailer park looking out to Santa Catalina Island.
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