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September 2, 1997 | JEFF KASS
It creaks, it groans, it moans. And that's just the way residents of this town like their wooden pier, the county's longest. At 1,865 feet, the pier's unique chorus comes from the rubbing of the wood as ocean swells toss the structure, Dan Dorsey, assistant to the city manager, said. "It's not high-tech. It's low-tech, and they like that," he said. While a concrete pier may have more utilitarian value, Dorsey said the city has sided with the character a wooden pier offers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997 | JEFF KASS
It creaks, it groans, it moans. And that's just the way residents of this town like their wooden pier, the county's longest. At 1,865 feet, the pier's unique chorus comes from the rubbing of the wood as ocean swells toss the structure, Dan Dorsey, assistant to the city manager, said. "It's not high-tech. It's low-tech, and they like that," he said. While a concrete pier may have more utilitarian value, Dorsey said the city has sided with the character a wooden pier offers.
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