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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1991
A recent letter writer applauded the Port Hueneme City Council for assessing "those people in Surfside." He added: "They seem to object to everything, but the council passed it in spite of them." Those people in the rest of the city (84%) don't seem to realize that the Surfside community is already assessed more than $2 million in homeowner assessments annually to maintain their own properties, which adds to the aesthetics in the area. Before we all become unglued, let's try to look at the bigger picture and recognize that the beach park is an integral part of the whole city.
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BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park sat out the theme park arms race last summer, when Disney's California Adventure and Universal Studios unveiled new multimillion-dollar attractions to entice visitors. But Knott's showed Thursday that it is still in the chase for new visitors, announcing the addition next summer of two rides and the reintroduction of an attraction that has been in storage for four years. The focus of the new attractions is family entertainment, not extreme thrills, Knott's spokeswoman Jennifer Blazey said.
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SPORTS
April 3, 2000 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Surfside, who Sunday morning had her final workout for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Derby, will be back on Lasix when she takes on the boys in the 62nd running. The daughter of Seattle Slew, who went a half-mile in 47 2/5 for trainer Wayne Lukas, did not race with Lasix while winning the Santa Anita Oaks in less-than-impressive fashion last month. "Dr. Robert Copeland [the veterinarian for owner Bill Young's Overbrook Farm] wants her to [run on Lasix]," Lukas said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
The highest tides of the season will arrive in California this week in tandem with forecast rain, a powerful combination that could lead to coastal flooding. The so-called king tides occur twice a year when the gravitational forces of the sun, Earth and a full moon align. The ocean is expected to surge starting Wednesday and peak at its highest level Thursday morning. If the waves meet ocean-bound runoff from the expected rains, there could be flooding. Coastal communities, especially low-lying stretches of Orange County, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, are readying pumps and sandbags and preparing to seal tide valves to keep the high water at bay, while environmental groups across the state plan to use the extreme tides to illustrate the potential impacts of rising sea levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
Experience had taught Robert Thompson that a pilot does not turn a powerless aircraft inland, he said. So Wednesday afternoon when the engine failed in his vintage Navy SNJ-6, Thompson searched for some nearly empty shoreline at Surfside and safely bellied in. The only nearby witnesses were a couple walking on the beach. Thompson, 48, of Orange was piloting his 1945 plane from Camarillo to John Wayne Airport when the engine lost power about a mile offshore along the Surfside area of Seal Beach.
BOOKS
December 15, 1991 | CHarles Solomon
SPIN AGAIN: Board Games From the Fifties and Sixties by Rick Polizzi and Fred Schaefer (Chronicle: $16.95). The minimal text of this campy survey reveals that board games have a surprisingly long history in the United States: The oldest known game, the didactic "Mansion of Happiness," was issued in 1843. Most of the volume is devoted to capsule descriptions and color photographs of postwar games, especially the spin-offs based on such popular films and television shows as "Perry Mason," "Route 66," "Gidget" and "Surfside 6"--as well as "The Beatles, Flip Your Wig Game," "Twister," "Barbie: Queen of the Prom," "Clue" and "Green Ghost."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
The highest tides of the season will arrive in California this week in tandem with forecast rain, a powerful combination that could lead to coastal flooding. The so-called king tides occur twice a year when the gravitational forces of the sun, Earth and a full moon align. The ocean is expected to surge starting Wednesday and peak at its highest level Thursday morning. If the waves meet ocean-bound runoff from the expected rains, there could be flooding. Coastal communities, especially low-lying stretches of Orange County, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, are readying pumps and sandbags and preparing to seal tide valves to keep the high water at bay, while environmental groups across the state plan to use the extreme tides to illustrate the potential impacts of rising sea levels.
OPINION
November 12, 2003
Re "Santa Ana River: Let It Flow, or Let It Grow?" Nov. 3: Dredging the Santa Ana River and dumping any part of the spoils at sea is a very bad idea. All of the accumulated sediment in the riverbed is en route to the coast. Most of it is sand, and none of that sand should be wasted by dumping any part of it at sea, as proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If dredging must be done, the sediment should be extracted over an extended period of time, which would allow for the spoils to be gradually placed on the beaches at Newport, Huntington, Seal and Surfside.
NEWS
December 3, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Leavett Biles / Los Angeles Times
Location: Anderson Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach Description: Located on the south spit of Anaheim Bay, Surfside is a locked-gate residential community within Seal Beach. The sandy beach is home to ring-billed gulls and western gulls, a variety of shorebirds and Pismo clams. Facilities: None. Activities: Surfside is popular for surfing and swimming. Access: Pedestrian and bicycle access is through the Anderson Street gate. Parking: There is no public parking in Surfside.
SPORTS
January 10, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE
The notion to run Surfside in the 2000 Kentucky Derby didn't lose any steam Sunday at Santa Anita when the long-striding filly beat only three rivals to win the $102,704 Santa Ysabel Stakes by eight lengths. Trainer Wayne Lukas made post-race comparisons between Surfside and Winning Colors, the filly he saddled to win the Kentucky Derby in 1988. "This filly has the dimension to get the Derby distance of a mile and a quarter," said Lukas, who has started four fillies in the Derby.
TRAVEL
August 19, 2007 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
How much would you pay for a view? If the vista stretched from Laguna Beach to the far horizon over a glittering, roaring ocean, would it be worth $672.15 a night? (That's $575 for the room, plus $70.15 in hotel taxes and $27 for parking.) By my calculations, no, not if you're staying at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The 59-year-old resort is a telling example of rate inflation at luxury properties.
HOME & GARDEN
August 24, 2006 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
MAPQUEST won't be able to find it. The mail carrier may ignore it. But who wouldn't want to be invited to Wit's End, Best Rx or even a place called Somewhere? Giving a house a name adds instant character and is a winsome tradition in many laid-back beach towns. Long before some surfside communities had streets and addresses, houses just had names.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Seal Beach police Wednesday were trying to identify a man whose nude body washed ashore about 200 feet south of the Surfside jetty. The man is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and no identifying marks. He was found about 4:30 p.m. and is believed to have been in the water for two to four days. "Right now we have no idea what the cause of death is," supervising deputy Orange County coroner Joseph Luckey said.
OPINION
November 12, 2003
Re "Santa Ana River: Let It Flow, or Let It Grow?" Nov. 3: Dredging the Santa Ana River and dumping any part of the spoils at sea is a very bad idea. All of the accumulated sediment in the riverbed is en route to the coast. Most of it is sand, and none of that sand should be wasted by dumping any part of it at sea, as proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If dredging must be done, the sediment should be extracted over an extended period of time, which would allow for the spoils to be gradually placed on the beaches at Newport, Huntington, Seal and Surfside.
SPORTS
February 19, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfside's last-place finish in the $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap may have done more than eliminate the filly from the Santa Anita Handicap. Her trainer, Wayne Lukas, walked out of Santa Anita late Sunday, wondering if he should ever run the champion filly at the track again. "Maybe we're pushing the envelope by running her here," Lukas said. "She doesn't run the kind of races here like she does at other tracks. I know she's won at Santa Anita, but she seems to do better every other place we go."
SPORTS
February 16, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at Santa Anita should be hoping for a huge effort from Surfside in the $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap on Sunday. If the daughter of Seattle Slew and the 2000 Eclipse award winner as the nation's top 3-year-old filly excels in the Grade I, she probably will make her next start in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap on March 3. Surfside's presence in the Big 'Cap would add spice to the 64th running of the track's most famous race. It would not be Surfside's first time taking on the boys.
SPORTS
October 12, 2000 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making her first start since finishing fifth in the Santa Anita Derby on April 8, Surfside had to settle for second in the $82,425 Raven Run Stakes Wednesday at Keeneland. Trying to get ready for a possible start in the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, the 3-year-old Seattle Slew filly battled successfully through fast fractions with even-money favorite Roxelana (21 2/5, 43 2/5 and 1:08 1/5) but was unable to hold off 8-1 shot Darling My Darling.
SPORTS
January 28, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There won't be any 2000 Eclipse Awards champions winning races at Santa Anita this weekend. Surfside, favored at 3-5, was knocked off by 13-1 longshot Nany's Sweep in Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica Handicap, and today trainer Bruce Headley, unhappy with the 126-pound high weight that Kona Gold was assigned, is expected to scratch his crack sprinter from the Palos Verdes Handicap. Headley said there was a 95% chance that Kona Gold wouldn't run in the $200,000 race that he won last year.
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