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April 7, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A camper pulls into a parking lot already filled with station wagons, mini-vans and roomy old Ford Falcons. No sporty two-seaters here. These cars are built to carry kids, and sure enough, out of the back of the camper pop half a dozen school-age boys, shouting as they make a beeline for the front of the building, oblivious to the pleas of their mothers.
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October 30, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As she carefully laced her black roller skates, Becky Tripp smiled and looked around the familiar setting of Skate Ranch, the popular Santa Ana roller rink where she spent countless summer nights as a teen-ager. "When I was younger, this was the hangout, especially on Friday nights," Tripp, 38, said before cautiously making her way onto the rink's large wooden floor.
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October 30, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As she carefully laced her black roller skates, Becky Tripp smiled and looked around the familiar setting of Skate Ranch, the popular Santa Ana roller rink where she spent countless summer nights as a teen-ager. "When I was younger, this was the hangout, especially on Friday nights," Tripp, 38, said before cautiously making her way onto the rink's large wooden floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991 | LILY DIZON
Some residents around the abandoned Skate Ranch center were jolted out of bed Monday night when they heard explosions nearby. But the blasts turned out to be from training sessions for police officers and FBI agents at the former skating center at 2526 N. Main St., Santa Ana Police Lt. Robert Helton said Tuesday. "We were assisting the FBI in a SWAT-related training exercise in which we had participated in the past," but not at that location, Helton said.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the defending world champions, but few people know it. They practice for hours, but few people care. They dream of the Olympics, but the Olympics doesn't want them. They could give it all up, but what would that prove? They are roller skaters Tina Jerue and Larry McGrew, world-class athletes in an economy-class sport. "When most people think of roller skating, they think of roller derby," said McGrew, a Santa Ana resident.
SPORTS
July 13, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
If Tammy Jerue is quick to offer a story of her own failure, it is probably only because she has failed so seldom. Jerue, who lives in Brea and trains at the Santa Ana Skate Ranch, has won four consecutive roller skating pairs world championships with her partner, John Arishta, who retired last year. Jerue also has won two national women's singles titles and three national age-group singles titles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1987 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
The owners of the Skate Ranch, a 1950s landmark next to the Santa Ana Freeway, agreed Tuesday to sell the property to Caltrans for $3.1 million. The building in north Santa Ana housing the wooden rink, which has been home to national roller-skating champions, could come down as early as next September as part of plans by the California Department of Transportation to widen the Santa Ana Freeway.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
The match game: The roller skating pairs team of Larry McGrew and Tina Jerue have contrasting personalities and preferences--he is an extrovert, she isn't; he eats junk food, she doesn't--but on the rink, they're perfectly matched. Or so say their coaches, Dennis and Gail Collier, owners of Skate Ranch in Santa Ana. Dennis Collier said McGrew, of Santa Ana, and Jerue, of Corona, were paired on merit of aesthetics as well as athletics.
NEWS
April 7, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A camper pulls into a parking lot already filled with station wagons, mini-vans and roomy old Ford Falcons. No sporty two-seaters here. These cars are built to carry kids, and sure enough, out of the back of the camper pop half a dozen school-age boys, shouting as they make a beeline for the front of the building, oblivious to the pleas of their mothers.
NEWS
January 6, 1991 | ERIK HAMILTON
Cars, clothes and conversation change over the decades, but one fact remains the same: Teen-agers have always found the time to hang out together outside of school. Here's a brief list of popular local hangouts, and--if they're still standing--what they have become. Happy Days in the 1950s Hi-Way 39 Drive-In Theater: A place to show off your car or your date, it's still operating in Westminster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1985 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
It was back in 1965 when officials in Santa Ana first proposed that Broadway be extended across the Santa Ana Freeway to link anticipated development with the downtown Civic Center area. Twenty years and several million dollars later, the overpass is finally a reality. Today at 9:30 a.m., Mayor Dan Griset and state and county representatives will cut a ribbon and drive south on the $5-million structure to cap off the 20-year battle.
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