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February 5, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
It was early 1964 and Robert August had just returned to Southern California after happily circumnavigating the globe on someone else's dime. Recently graduated from Huntington Beach High and the 18-year-old co-star of the landmark 1960s surf film, "The Endless Summer," August was stoked and soaked after the surf trip of a lifetime: more than three months of searching for the perfect wave with filmmaker Bruce Brown and co-star Michael Hynson of San Diego.
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February 5, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
It was early 1964 and Robert August had just returned to Southern California after happily circumnavigating the globe on someone else's dime. Recently graduated from Huntington Beach High and the 18-year-old co-star of the landmark 1960s surf film, "The Endless Summer," August was stoked and soaked after the surf trip of a lifetime: more than three months of searching for the perfect wave with filmmaker Bruce Brown and co-star Michael Hynson of San Diego.
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May 1, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When visitors measure the inconveniences of settling down in this northern beach resort, invariably their list includes insects, humidity, long delays for housing materials, wild drivers, squatters and politics. And that's a short list. But none of that seems to matter when a small group of friends assembles at Robert August's home.
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May 1, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When visitors measure the inconveniences of settling down in this northern beach resort, invariably their list includes insects, humidity, long delays for housing materials, wild drivers, squatters and politics. And that's a short list. But none of that seems to matter when a small group of friends assembles at Robert August's home.
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August 1, 2010 | By Lew Sichelman
Even in the toughest times, price hikes are far more common in the new-home business than price cuts. But the smartest builders are far more sophisticated pricing strategists than you might think. Savvy builders raise their prices several times before they ever get to a grand opening, which is the event most buyers take as the signal that the builder is ready to start taking orders. "Price increases don't start when you have models," said William Becker, a veteran consultant who has been advising builders and developers for more than 40 years.
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September 19, 1992
Police are still searching for the killer of a 19-year-old painter from Ontario who was shot over an argument about water balloons. Jeff Wilson was enjoying a bonfire at Aliso Beach with a group of friends on May 9 when the party was pelted by a hail of water balloons thrown from a cliff top. Wilson and a friend, 19-year-old Micah Stephanian, walked up the hill and confronted a pair of men. An argument quickly escalated to a push-and-shove match, which ended when one of the men pulled a knife.
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June 9, 1999
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May 18, 2001 | MARTIN BECK
Sheri McDonald's most memorable white-water rafting trip began with a propeller-plane ride from Katmandu to Surkhet, Nepal, "with a couple of guys and their chickens," a ride "to the end of the road on a commandeered bus," and a seven-day hike to the Bheri River. McDonald will narrate a slide show about her amazing 1989 trip to Nepal Tuesday night at a meeting of an Orange County Sierra Club group.
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February 21, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Divers and search dogs were scouring the Laguna Lakes area for a New Jersey woman who disappeared Tuesday after leaving her cousin's home to go for a walk, according to police and family members. Silvia Molina, 28, was last seen about 4 p.m. Tuesday when she left a relative's home near Laguna Canyon and El Toro roads with plans to go for hike and then catch a bus to the Laguna Hills Mall, a family member said. Molina is 5 feet 3 inches, 100 pounds with shoulder-length, wavy, light brown hair.
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August 28, 1994
They skipped the Pellegrino and Perrier, omitted the air-kisses and dazzling smiles, and were the better for it. After all, it was Huntington Beach, not Hollywood, and this was the inauguration of the Surfing Walk of Fame, not a mere addition of yet another star to that other walk, the one on Hollywood Boulevard.
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