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June 22, 1989 | JULIO MORAN, Times Staff Writer
Development in the Silver Strand area just west of Marina del Rey is less than 10 years old, but already the neighborhood may have outlived its name. "It's a misnomer," says Mary Legg, a real estate broker and a pioneer in the development of the Strand. "They should have called it the Platinum Strand." In less than a decade, the Strand--a sliver of land two blocks wide and 10 blocks long wedged between the Venice Peninsula and Marina del Rey--has quietly been transformed from an ugly, scarred and pitted oil field into an architecturally eclectic mix of multilevel, million-dollar single-family homes.
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February 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CORONADO - On most days, a three-mile stretch of Silver Strand beach here is used for training Navy SEALs, sailors and Marines. Thursday was not a usual day. Dozens of sailors spent the morning in a slow, head-down walk along the restricted beach, searching for detritus that could harm the Western snowy plover and the California least tern, two imperiled bird populations that use the strand for nesting. "This is our office," said sailor Daniel Torres, 26, from New Mexico, one of the Navy beachmasters - specialists in bringing vehicles and other heavy equipment ashore from amphibious assault ships.
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November 9, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
A bulldozer shoveled countless piles of sand on Saturday, fortifying Oxnard's Silver Strand Beach with a six-block-long berm to protect seaside homes against the upcoming high tide season, as well as from waters heightened by El Nino. The tides are already inching to as close as 2 feet from the concrete patio of Bill Edwards' two-story Ocean Drive beach home. And Channel Islands Harbor officials say the peak of the high-tide season is expected to begin this week and last through mid-December.
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April 14, 2009 | Tony Perry
The Navy SEALs who ended the pirate-hostage drama off Somalia with three deadly sniper shots began their training on a strip of the beach known as the Silver Strand. Every aspiring SEAL must pass a grueling six-month regimen at the facility here. Attrition is high: Only a quarter to half make it. Those who do then undergo another six months of advanced training. Given the elite nature of the SEALs, no one here was surprised at the success of the rescue mission, said Capt.
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January 11, 1987
The nude body of a woman described only as a Latina about 20 years old was discovered Friday morning in a Coronado bird sanctuary on the Silver Strand, authorities said. An autopsy is pending on the woman, whose body showed no signs of trauma, the San Diego County coroner's office said. Sheriff's homicide officers and Coronado police are handling the investigation. The body was found at 7:55 a.m. by a woman bird watcher who visits the area daily, according to the sheriff's office.
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October 28, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
A group of activists lobbying against a Navy plan to fly jets toward Silver Strand Beach as close as 100 feet from the surface will hold a meeting today to discuss what they see as broken promises by the Navy. The Beacon, the group of beach residents, is upset that several concessions that the Navy had promised to lessen the impact of its flyover plan were removed from the proposal that was submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval.
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February 16, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ
A 10-foot python and an assortment of other reptiles burned to death when their holding tank exploded in flames inside a Silver Strand beach house, fire officials said Monday. Ventura County firefighters responded shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday to a fire in the 100 block of Sawtelle Avenue, southeast of Port Hueneme. A spokeswoman for the Ventura County Fire Department said a light bulb inside the reptile tank ignited the blaze, which spread to a room in the house.
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October 18, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County jury found an Oxnard woman guilty Thursday of setting or trying to set a series of fires that terrorized the Silver Strand beach community more than three years ago. Rhonda Denise Erving, a 43-year-old dockworker, sat motionless as the verdicts were read to an empty courtroom. She sank her face in her hands and silently wept as each juror verified his or her vote.
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February 22, 1996 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dock worker from Oxnard with a penchant for tabloid newspapers was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on arson charges after prosecutors accused her of being the Silver Strand arsonist. Rhonda Erving, 42, was arrested in January after officials reopened their investigation of about 30 arson fires--many of them fueled with pages from tabloids--that plagued the Silver Strand neighborhood for seven months in 1992 and 1993. On Wednesday, Municipal Judge Thomas J.
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July 31, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Edwina Brown couldn't help but hear the high-pitched squeal of a skidding vehicle that seemed to go on forever outside the Artgodz gallery that she manages in Silver Strand. Looking out the window, gallery owner Jeff Bradford jumped up and turned white. "Call 911!" Bradford shouted just as a collision rocked the Oxnard building like an earthquake.
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September 11, 2006 | From Times Staff Report
A man died Sunday after crashing his car into a tree following a fight with his girlfriend, authorities said. The man reportedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a home on Silver Strand and punched a hole through a window before driving off, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Abbott. Before deputies responded, the man drove off at about 80 mph in a Honda that crashed into a tree near Golden Lantern and Jeremiah Drive at 4:51 a.m., Abbott said.
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August 9, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Catchmeinyourdreams, who defeated reigning world co-champion Whosleavingwho earlier this year, won't have to face that level of competition in tonight's $15,000 Silver Strand Handicap. A 4-year-old Utah-bred gelding trained by Chris O'Dell for owner Kirk Goodfellow, Catchmeinyourdreams was 25-1 when he upset Whosleavingwho in the California Challenge Championship May 31.
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February 5, 2001
A 15-year-old Port Hueneme High School student drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming at Silver Strand Beach, authorities said. Ismael Francisco Centeno of Oxnard had been wading in chest-high water about 3 p.m. when the undercurrent apparently pulled him out to sea, authorities said. The boy's family told authorities he did not know how to swim.
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April 12, 2000 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission told the Navy on Tuesday it will not approve expansion of a radar weapons testing center unless a civilian-led public health study is completed. The commission, meeting here, and the military have been at odds over plans to expand the 15-year-old Surface Warfare Engineering Facility at the entrance to the Port of Hueneme.
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July 4, 1999 | ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you are hitting the road this holiday weekend or any time soon, it's a good idea to take along up-to-date travel guides. Russell and Kathlynn Spencer relied on guide books while exploring the eastern Mojave Desert several years ago, only to find that some of the listed roads and attractions had bitten the dust. So the Silver Strand beach residents set out in a Jeep Cherokee with a clipboard to write their own book.
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June 20, 1999 | JOHN McKINNEY
Although a state beach boasting 2,000 parking spaces might seem like the last place on Earth to seek solitude, San Diego's Silver Strand remains remarkably uncrowded. By virtue of its great length (five miles), the strand disperses visitors over its sparkling sands so that coastal congestion of the kind found at other Southern California beaches is rare. Truly, first impressions aren't everything.
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June 21, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
Fire damaged a garage in the beach community of Silver Strand near Port Hueneme Sunday evening, an area plagued by a series of arson-caused fires over the past 10 months. The blaze originated in a garage in the 200 block of Hollywood Boulevard just after 6 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Ventura County Fire Department said. No one was injured in the fire, which took three firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish, officials said.
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March 7, 1994 | J. E. MITCHELL
A 43-year-old Silver Strand man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnaping, child molestation, false imprisonment and producing child pornography in a case involving two children, authorities said Sunday. Sheriff's investigators arrested Jack Steven Sobonya at his home in the unincorporated beach community Saturday after the children's parents contacted deputies, Senior Deputy Joe Evans said.
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January 31, 1999
Re "Time for Straight Answers," Jan. 24. Congratulations on the your editorial regarding testing the Navy's radars on the facility near Silver Strand. I thought it was a well-balanced article and expressed the issue objectively. Having been in the Navy for 28 years and having worked in both the ocean-going and land-based segments of weapons engineering, I personally have some confidence that the Navy is not endangering its neighbors. However, a resurrection of (or new) studies would help dispel neighbors' concern.
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November 9, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
A bulldozer shoveled countless piles of sand on Saturday, fortifying Oxnard's Silver Strand Beach with a six-block-long berm to protect seaside homes against the upcoming high tide season, as well as from waters heightened by El Nino. The tides are already inching to as close as 2 feet from the concrete patio of Bill Edwards' two-story Ocean Drive beach home. And Channel Islands Harbor officials say the peak of the high-tide season is expected to begin this week and last through mid-December.
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