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April 27, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER
A 24-year-old Costa Mesa man was identified Friday as the swimmer who died two days earlier when he was caught up in a riptide about 40 yards offshore. The man was identified by Orange County coroner's investigators as Armando Pina Haro. Haro was caught in the deadly undertow just off the Balboa Peninsula about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday as he swam with his older brother. The unidentified brother also was caught in the riptide but was rescued.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Heidi Klum's rescue of her son and two nannies from a riptide in Hawaii two weeks ago continues to get attention, with Klum herself shedding new light on the event on Friday with Ellen DeGeneres. Turns out the nannies were actually in more danger than her 7-year-old son, Henry, was, thanks to swimming lessons he and the rest of the Klum clan got starting when they were 2 years old. "Henry was not as much in trouble as the grown-ups were, to be honest, because he's a really good swimmer and he's very strong, and I guess because he's really athletic and he knows how to swim so well," the supermodel and "America's Got Talent" judge said.
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NEWS
June 23, 1998 | From Reuters
Two women drowned Sunday and a boy was missing after being swept to sea by powerful undercurrents at San Francisco's Ocean Beach, Coast Guard authorities said Monday. Petty Officer Paul Rhynard said rescuers retrieved the two unconscious women from the ocean and took them to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. The 13-year-old boy was still missing Monday.
IMAGE
May 17, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Have a hole or three in your favorite pair of jeans? You're in luck and right on trend this season, because ripped, nicked and distressed jeans have overshadowed last summer's boyfriend style as the denim du jour. These aren't just ratty throwaways being recycled as stylish. The trend was sparked when slashed and distressed denim -- paired with a boxy, military-style jacket and killer sandals, studded and strappy -- sashayed down the Balmain spring '09 runway.
NEWS
February 18, 1990
I'd like to call attention to an underrated actor, Joe Penny. In movies from "Deathmoon" to "The Operation," from guest-starring roles in "Vega$" and "Matt Houston" to co-starring roles in "Riptide" and "Jake and the Fatman," he has proven himself a versatile and accomplished actor. Some roles may not have been the choicest but that has never seemed to tarnish his passion for giving it his best. Sheila R. McGee, Nipomo
SPORTS
August 24, 2008 | Chris Foster, ; From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marin Cilic won his first ATP Tour event Saturday, beating eighth-seeded Mardy Fish, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, in the Pilot Pen at New Haven, Conn. The 19-year-old Cilic, who was seeded sixth, broke the hard-serving Fish five times -- three times in the final set -- to clinch the victory in his first finals appearance. Fish was trying for his third career win, and first since 2006. In the women's draw, Caroline Wozniacki posted her second tournament victory this month, defeating top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Wozniacki dominated the third set, breaking Chakvetadze in the fourth and sixth games before serving out the match.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and GERRY BRAILO SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Peter T. Megis Jr. tossed about in eight-foot ocean swells, watching Navy and Coast Guard helicopters vainly searching for him for nearly six hours Sunday. At times, the choppers flew within 100 yards of him, Megis said Monday, but their pilots were unable to spot his wet suit in the turbulent seas four miles from Channel Islands Harbor. The Coast Guard, after looking for Megis all Sunday afternoon, called off the search and did not resume it Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2000
Re "High Surf Keeps Area's Lifeguards Busy," Aug. 2: When conditions are so dangerous that there are close-call rescues of small children "that spooked us in the headquarters bad," wouldn't it be a good idea to have someone at the entrance to Zuma Beach (or any beach) advising families to take extra precautions? Many families probably don't know what riptides are, or that the yellow flag flying on the lifeguard tower can be a warning of such. The information in your article could be printed (in English and Spanish)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998
Re "Swimmers Rescued From Riptide," March 24. Richard Warchol's remarkably accurate account of the rescue of my daughter and me was a prime example of good old professional journalism. In recounting a complex situation, it would have been easy to get the story wrong, as [other media] did. Warchol interviewed the people involved and recognized how well my son, Shelby, organized the rescue. There are lessons about rip currents to be learned here, even for competent swimmers. My daughter, Sheryl, and I have been swimming half-mile laps along the Ventura shore for 30 years.
OPINION
August 13, 1989
One would think that economic reform and populism were common causes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe these days. Yet in both the Soviet Union and Poland, there is a conflict brewing between these otherwise complementary forces, a conflict that could undermine their mutual desire for reform. Both countries have a strong and overwhelming social consensus in support of change, especially change that dismantles repressive structures of production and political control.
SPORTS
August 24, 2008 | Chris Foster, ; From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marin Cilic won his first ATP Tour event Saturday, beating eighth-seeded Mardy Fish, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, in the Pilot Pen at New Haven, Conn. The 19-year-old Cilic, who was seeded sixth, broke the hard-serving Fish five times -- three times in the final set -- to clinch the victory in his first finals appearance. Fish was trying for his third career win, and first since 2006. In the women's draw, Caroline Wozniacki posted her second tournament victory this month, defeating top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Wozniacki dominated the third set, breaking Chakvetadze in the fourth and sixth games before serving out the match.
MAGAZINE
July 2, 2006 | Michael Fessier Jr., Michael Fessier Jr. has written for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and others.
No answers then, none now. There were seven of them: Paul, Niel, Diego, Dale, the two Jims and a Harold, most expert outdoorsmen, nervy, athletic tough guys who might one weekend whip down to Mexico to hunt panther and the next be back home to spear a basking shark, dive for lobster or bag some venison in the close-by hills still thick with deer.
SPORTS
June 4, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The guy from Body by Jake was on the phone -- again. Jake Steinfeld had started an outdoor lacrosse league and was trying to sell the idea of a Los Angeles franchise to AEG, owners of Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, the Kings and the Galaxy, among other sports-related holdings. A company that big certainly wouldn't have any interest in a minor sport such as lacrosse, would it?
NATIONAL
July 10, 2005 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
As he weighs the momentous choice about whom to nominate to the Supreme Court, President Bush is facing the toughest test yet of his ability to hold together the diverse -- and often fractious -- political coalition that twice elected him to the White House.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Six people drowned, including a former CNN bureau chief, and nearly 40 others were rescued as stormy weather churned the surf along the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, officials said Monday. Surfer Theo Laurent, 16, said he discovered two men floating facedown in the roiling surf Sunday. He turned them over and struggled to keep their heads above water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2002 | Dana Parsons
When you live on a 31-foot boat in the still waters of Newport Harbor, the world must look pretty sweet. Or, let's just say you can come to count on certain things--almost all of them good. Then there's the world out there beyond the seas, out in places where it's hard to count on anything--or, if you can, almost all of them are bad. Beverly Anderson is talking about that other world, the one beyond the serene life she and her husband share aboard the Tansy Lee.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1986 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
If you can't beat 'em, spoof 'em. On Friday at 8 p.m., NBC's "Riptide" will have a good laugh at itself in an episode spoofing "Moonlighting," the hit ABC show that booted "Riptide" out of its longtime Tuesday 9 p.m. slot. In "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em," "Riptide's" three marina-based detectives will become technical advisers for a TV detective series whose two bickering stars look and act suspiciously like "Moonlighting's" Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) and David Addison (Bruce Willis).
IMAGE
May 17, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Have a hole or three in your favorite pair of jeans? You're in luck and right on trend this season, because ripped, nicked and distressed jeans have overshadowed last summer's boyfriend style as the denim du jour. These aren't just ratty throwaways being recycled as stylish. The trend was sparked when slashed and distressed denim -- paired with a boxy, military-style jacket and killer sandals, studded and strappy -- sashayed down the Balmain spring '09 runway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2002 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The remnants of Hurricane Douglas were felt along the Newport Beach coast Thursday, bringing waves up to 12 feet and catching hundreds of swimmers in accompanying riptides, authorities said. Newport Beach Fire Department lifeguards rescued about 200 people. Among them was a man who suffered a fractured collarbone in the surf and a group of about 15 people struggling with the tide, said Capt. Eric Bauer. "At least 200 lives were saved today," he said.
SPORTS
September 3, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not that it was a monumental event or anything, but: * Bob Toledo called it one of the top two of his 30 victories as UCLA coach, better than even the 1998 Cotton Bowl triumph; * Senior Jason Bell cried before the game; * The much-maligned secondary contained one of the most dangerous and versatile receiving threats in the country and the much-maligned offensive line blew open holes against arguably the best run defense in the nation. All against an opponent ranked third.
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