CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1989 |
Nicholas Conway is big for his age. The sixth-grader-to-be at 93rd Street Elementary School is only 10, but he is built like a lineman on a junior high school football team. Teasing isn't the problem. The problem is that Nicholas lives in the Avalon Gardens housing project in a home right by McKinley Street, a demarcation between the Crips and Bloods. Little gangsters, Nicholas has learned, tend to pick on kids their own size.
May 7, 1989
What a surprise! Douglas Badt, manager of the private Sand and Sea Club, was quoted in Times Staff Writer Alan Citron's article on April 30 saying, "Everyone wants the beach to stay as it is." Badt and his elite members wish to keep things as they are--they have had exclusive access to a beach site for which they pay the city of Santa Monica next to nothing. Badt and his members . . . are suddenly outraged that a hotel will block access to the beach. Badt is currently funding an initiative drive aptly named "Save Our Beach".
April 30, 1989 |
The manager of the venerable Sand and Sea Club, which is supposed to be leveled to make way for a luxury hotel, has confirmed he is backing an initiative that would ban hotel construction along Santa Monica Beach. Douglas Badt, who has managed the club for 25 years, is expected to play an active role in the anti-hotel campaign being waged by a slow-growth group known as the "Save Our Beach Committee." He said that hotels such as the one planned for the Sand and Sea Club site block access to the beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1988 |
Santa Monica has chosen a noted restaurateur to demolish one of the last private beach clubs along the one-time "Gold Coast" and replace it with a luxury hotel. For members of the venerable Sand and Sea Club, it may be the end of an era. But for the city, the decision means a million dollars a year for beach repairs, plus thousands more for added public amenities.
March 6, 1988
Currently under consideration by the City of Santa Monica is the future of the Sand and Sea Club property on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of the development proposals call for replacing the facility with expensive restaurants and high-rise hotels. Who will this benefit? Certainly not the senior citizens and youth groups who currently use the facility. I urge the city to award the contract to the developer who will preserve the facility as a community resource without further congesting the beach area.
July 19, 1987
As president of the U. S. Paddle Tennis Assn., I just wanted to leave your readers with another perspective of the Sand and Sea Club and its members other than the one in your article of July 9, in which the Sand and Sea Club was portrayed as a playground for the rich and elite. Since 1966, the Sand and Sea Club has made all of their facilities available to the U. S. Paddle Tennis Assn. each year free of charge for paddle tennis tournaments open to the public, including junior tournaments, senior tournaments for players from 35 to 70 and open tournaments for all players.