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March 24, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Stratton has been swimming and surfing the waters near his Faria Beach home for 30 years, mastering the largest waves, the coldest waters and strongest rip currents. But on Monday, Stratton and his 37-year-old daughter, Sheryl, almost met their match: an unusual series of unrelenting rip currents that converged near the beach and turned a quick dip into a 45-minute, near-death experience.
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May 25, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the busy summer season gets underway, Ventura County officials are proposing to trim lifeguard patrols at three popular beaches to help close a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. Harbor Director Lyn Krieger is recommending that lifeguards be posted at Hollywood, Silver Strand and Kiddie beaches near Oxnard from Fridays through Mondays instead of every day. With the county facing a projected $17.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the busy summer season gets underway, Ventura County officials are proposing to trim lifeguard patrols at three popular beaches to help close a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. Harbor Director Lyn Krieger is recommending that lifeguards be posted at Hollywood, Silver Strand and Kiddie beaches near Oxnard from Fridays through Mondays instead of every day. With the county facing a projected $17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Stratton has been swimming and surfing the waters near his Faria Beach home for 30 years, mastering the largest waves, the coldest waters and strongest rip currents. But on Monday, Stratton and his 37-year-old daughter, Sheryl, almost met their match: an unusual series of unrelenting rip currents that converged near the beach and turned a quick dip into a 45-minute, near-death experience.
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May 2, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
A sick California sea lion, discovered beneath a car Thursday on the Point Mugu Navy base, was taken to an animal care center in San Pedro for treatment. Navy personnel discovered the year-old pup sleeping in a parking lot on the west side of the base. County animal regulation officers took the animal to the shelter at the Camarillo Airport, where it spent the day in a dog run. At 2 p.m.
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August 9, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Call it the "March of the Turtles." Because the story of how 67 wayworn turtles, flushed miles from their watery homes by winter rain, came to be rescued and returned to the wild could easily be a good fit for the silver screen. Ripped by floodwaters from the creeks and rivers where they make their homes, the powerful but shy Western pond turtles began washing up on Ventura County beaches as soon as the rain subsided in January. Many were badly banged up. A number were slimed with oil.
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