September 12, 2013 |
The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet. Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini- Jabba the Hutt . We think it also looks like a gloppy version of the comic strip character Ziggy. British comedian Paul Foot, who campaigned for the blobfish in a video posted to YouTube , said he saw a sadness and wisdom in the blobfish's face. "The eyes are kind, and very wise," he says in the video.
July 16, 1986 |
She listed to starboard. Her stern sank, and she settled. The sea washed in through the galley, and they saw it sweep away an ice chest. Then she sank some more, and her bow rose straight up. From the life raft, she looked like a buoy against the sky. Tom Jacobsen heard her port engine rumble and die. He could smell diesel fuel. She sank steadily, a foot every three or four seconds. The sea rushed in through the stern, and it forced air up and out through the foredeck vents.
July 12, 1996 |
Len Paschoal's meticulously rendered drawings and paintings depict piers, beaches and breakwaters familiar to anyone who has strolled along the seashore. The Milan-born, L.A.-based artist's first solo show at Koplin Gallery is promising not because each of his works on paper and canvas captures a fraction of the beach's daunting beauty, but because in them Paschoal skillfully plays blinding light against impenetrable shadow to form tight compositions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1987 |
A Navy enlisted man, just back from five years at sea, won a $2,575,000 annuity in the California Lottery's "Big Spin" on Saturday. Operations Specialist 1st Class David Gintowt, 36, who lives in a Chula Vista apartment with his wife and 13-month-old daughter, will get an annual check for $103,000 for the next 20 years. The lottery deducts 20% for federal income tax. He said he was born in Philadelphia and attended Temple University, but he now considers his home to be Lake Worth, Fla.
May 22, 1989 |
The ship, a fragment detached from the Earth, went on lonely and swift like a small planet. --Joseph Conrad Like Joseph Conrad, Richard Bosman tells colorful adventures of the sea, only Bosman lays them on thickly with a paintbrush. Bosman, 45, was in town last weekend for the opening of "Gifts of the Sea," an exhibition of his densely textured oil paintings at UC San Diego's Mandeville Gallery through June 25. His paintings heave, hiss and seethe with the motions and sounds of the sea. Bosman's curling, white-capped breakers and foggy, still waters are not realistic but expressionistic, pulsing with the ocean's contained energy.
May 3, 2005 |
By the middle of last week, the Coast Guard had called off its search, certain that 15-year-old Troy Driscoll and 17-year-old Josh Long were dead. But they were alive, in their tiny boat, in the middle of the ocean. Troy couldn't stop asking questions. Dude, he asked Josh, what will you do with me if I die? If I die, will you eat me? Do you think that's Africa in the distance? If we land in Africa, should we become missionaries?
November 24, 1990 |
In just 14 days, they accomplished something remarkable. Called to a crisis halfway around the world, several dozen ships moved the equivalent of a town of 50,000, plus all its vehicles, food, water and other supplies, from ports in the United States to the Persian Gulf. Over the months, they built U.S. troop strength there to 240,000.
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September 14, 1993 |
Talk about a wing and a prayer. Two men adrift and clinging to the pontoons of their capsized catamaran spent 17 chilly hours at sea--passing the time talking, singing hymns and speculating about the impact of their deaths on family and friends--before being rescued Sunday morning, several miles from the Malibu coast.
November 15, 1987 |
The day this book came in the mail, three adults monopolized it while our children begged for a look. "Just a sec," we kept saying. We were so captivated by the artwork that we stood in the kitchen staring at the pages, vaguely aware that the kids were in the next room catapulting off the furniture. Thomas Locker's oil paintings are worthy of all the synonyms of "superb," and it's certainly a temptation to list them.