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September 3, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Navy authorities and the Harbor Police are investigating the apparent gunshot death of a sailor on a patrol boat in San Diego Bay. He was found late Tuesday afternoon. Foul play is not suspected, authorities said. His name was not released, pending notification of relatives. ALSO: Senate panel expected to vote on Syria U.S. bridges crumble as repair funds fall short Mexican border city gripped by tale of black-clad avenger Twitter: @LATsandiego tony.perry@latimes.com
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April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
SAN DIEGO -- The sick baby whose rescue at sea required the assistance of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air National Guard is set to return to San Diego on Wednesday aboard the Navy ship Vandegrift. The girl's condition has stabilized, officials said. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters will disembark when the ship docks at Naval Air Station North Island to take on ordnance for an upcoming deployment. RELATED: Parents of sick 1-year-old defend sailing trip after Navy rescue [Updated, 9:05 a.m. April 9: The ship will then sail across San Diego Bay to its home port at the 32 nd Street Naval Station, where dozens of journalists will await.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1991 | WILLIAM CLAYCOMB, a retired Department of Interior ecologist who lives in Imperial Beach, commented on plans for a National City marina and a Chula Vista Nautical Activity Center. He told The Times:
In comments and actions, the San Diego Unified Port District commissioners have made it obvious that they intend to encourage more recreational boating use of San Diego Bay. This would be a mistake. More jet skis and motor boats and even kayaks and canoes could turn San Diego Bay into a Mission Bay South and harm the already dwindling supply of plant and animal life.
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April 9, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been updated, as noted below
Welcome home, Kaufman family! Today, as my colleague Tony Perry reports, the Navy warship that rescued Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two tiny daughters, made port in San Diego. In order to dodge a media scrum, Perry relates, the Kaufmans were dropped off at the Naval Air Station North Island, before the ship docked at its home port, the 32nd Street Naval Station, across San Diego Bay. They will not just be arriving home in San Diego; they will also be sailing (metaphorically, this time)
NEWS
September 3, 1986 | United Press International
An F-14 fighter jet crashed into San Diego Bay shortly after takeoff today from a Navy base. The two fliers ejected and were rescued. The jet went down two to five miles from the runway at North Island Naval Air Station. The plane was being delivered to a fighter squadron at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego.
SPORTS
October 18, 1990 | From Times News Services
The Cold War has resurfaced in an unlikely arena--the America's Cup. Despite the new political climate of cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union, a national panel in Washington has banned a Leningrad-based challenge syndicate from San Diego Bay, home to scores of U.S. warships and a secret submarine base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1987 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A "Clean Up San Diego Bay" plan that includes creation of a nine-member panel of environmental experts and government representatives was announced Friday by Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego). The panel is one part of Bates' five-point plan to rid the bay of pollution following revelations, including a study done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that "San Diego Bay is among the nation's most polluted bays."
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August 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
A fighter jet crashed into San Diego Bay late Thursday, but the pilot ejected and was pulled from the water, authorities said. The F-18 warplane was about to land when it hit the water at about 8:45 p.m. off North Island Naval Air Station, said Bruce Nelson, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. "The pilot ejected safely. He's OK," Nelson said. "The aircraft is in the water." The pilot was the only person aboard, Nelson said.
NEWS
March 15, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a controversial plan to dock a massive Navy aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay after the proponents guaranteed compensation for environmental harm. The project, part of a port master plan, will turn the decommissioned USS Midway into a floating museum honoring naval aviation. The 1,000-foot-long carrier would be moored at the old Navy Pier.
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July 28, 1989 | LORI GRANGE, Times Staff Writer
The Exxon Valdez probably will be maneuvered at sea today, then towed to the edge of state waters for final preparations before it is brought into San Diego Bay, probably Sunday morning, officials said Thursday. Divers nearly finished trimming sagging steel from the ship's damaged bottom Thursday, after cutting off more than 100 tons of such pieces that had peeled from the hull. The U. S.
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April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The 1-year-old's rescue from her family's crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard, and, finally, the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from its training mission off Southern California. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at the Naval Air Station North Island when the ship docked to take on ordnance for an upcoming anti-drug-smuggling deployment off South America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development. The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left to complete, including some covering highly populated areas like the Westside of Los Angeles, the San Diego Bay area, and the San Gabriel Valley. But officials say the budget for mapping will run out once the state completes work on the Hollywood fault early next year.
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September 3, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Navy authorities and the Harbor Police are investigating the apparent gunshot death of a sailor on a patrol boat in San Diego Bay. He was found late Tuesday afternoon. Foul play is not suspected, authorities said. His name was not released, pending notification of relatives. ALSO: Senate panel expected to vote on Syria U.S. bridges crumble as repair funds fall short Mexican border city gripped by tale of black-clad avenger Twitter: @LATsandiego tony.perry@latimes.com
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August 31, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The special mayoral election is shaping up as a serious affair, with lots of high-tone discussion of restoring integrity to city government after the scandalous downfall of Bob Filner. The campaign leading to the Nov. 19 vote will not be leavened with much humor. For one reason, the clown-prince of San Diego politics -- Loch David Crane, author, magician, Buffalo Bill-lookalike, Star Trek fan, admirer of Merlin and Capt. Kirk -- says he will not be a candidate. For half a dozen mayoral elections, Crane has punctuated his rivals' discussion of taxation and infrastructure by displaying his exploding wallet or repeating one of his favorite slogans: “It's time to change the kitty litter in the cat box at City Hall.” Crane, 65, has stoutly refused to grow up but he has inevitably gotten older.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
San Diego's fireworks extravaganza went off without a hitch Thursday night, filling the sky with  brilliant colors amid patriotic music, including "Born in the USA. " To the relief of public officials, much of the citizenry, and certainly the organizers of the July 4th Big Bay Boom Fireworks show, there was no repeat of last year's computer glitch that caused all the fireworks to ignite in a colorful but confusing 30 seconds. Instead, several hundred thousand people surrounding San Diego Bay were treated to 18 minutes of fireworks designs Thursday night, starting at 9 p.m., topped by a finale of several complex designs.
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July 6, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - For more than a decade, the Fourth of July here has ended with the Big Bay Boom, a glittering fireworks display over the harbor that is the West Coast home of the U.S. Navy. This year's show, advertised for weeks in advance, promised to be even bigger, splashier and louder: synchronized to patriotic music on the radio and a live broadcast on a cable channel. A crowd estimated to be several hundred thousand lined the bay to await the 9 p.m. start. But the show, set to last for 17 minutes, ended in less than 30 seconds when the pyrotechnics, which had been carefully arranged on four barges and a pier, launched simultaneously.
TRAVEL
October 16, 1988 | TOM GRIMM and MICHELE GRIMM, The Grimms are free-lance writers/photographers living in Laguna Beach.
The ferryboat is back, and it offers a novel way to discover what's new in old Coronado. Now in its 102nd year, this attractive city across San Diego Bay is often, and incorrectly, called an island. It's connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land known as the Silver Strand, as well as by the graceful San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. When that soaring, boomerang-shaped toll bridge opened in 1969, ferryboats were forced to end their longtime service from downtown San Diego to Coronado.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1985 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
Carl Mayerhofer lost his left arm Saturday on a barge in the middle of San Diego Bay. By mid-afternoon Sunday he had it back: pink fingers, warm flesh, and a steady pulse. In between, two friends bundled him into a tiny skiff, headed for shore on the strength of a 6-horsepower engine--and ran out of gas before reaching the pier. Then a fireman motored back out to the barge, found the arm, and carried it to waiting paramedics.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Coronado’s elegant old Art Deco-style movie house, the Village Theatre , is reopening in two weeks after a 10-year closure, adding another attraction to one of Southern California ’s most well-tended and winsome tourist destinations. This is hardly the theater that first opened in 1947 on the main thoroughfare of the town on San Diego Bay. Two more screens have been added, as well as 3-D technology. Theater designer Joseph Musil, who helped restore the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, helped oversee details of this restoration too. Musil died last year before seeing his final project completed, but his influence can be seen in the large murals hand-painted by Disney muralist Bill Anderson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2011 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
Two men drowned and eight others, including two children, were injured when a sailboat capsized Sunday evening in San Diego Bay. The boat, initially reported to be a 35-foot rental, ran into unknown trouble shortly after 5 p.m. near Harbor Island. It was not immediately clear why the boat overturned, said Marguerite Elicone, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Port Authority, which oversees Harbor Police, the agency investigating the accident. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque said there was no immediate indication that another boat was involved.
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