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January 24, 1985
A coalition of local fishing industry groups has donated more than 300,000 cans of mackerel to help feed hungry people in Ethiopia and other African nations. Larry Bozanich, president of the San Pedro-based Fisherman's Cooperative Assn., said the fish will be distributed directly to refugee settlements by the Adventist Development Relief Agency, an arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The estimated retail value of the fish is $240,000, he said.
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March 27, 2014
Re “One-track mind hits new height,” Column One, March 25 What a cool story about the Cyclone Racer on the Pike. When I was a kid in the late 1950s (I'm 71), a few friends and I would take the ferry from San Pedro to Terminal Island and hitchhike the rest of the way to the Pike. If we couldn't find a hole in the fence surrounding the Cyclone Racer, we would make one so we could look for change that had fallen from riders. We would use that to ride the roller coaster ourselves or for other attractions on the Pike.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles Fire Department rescue divers pulled a victim from murky waters off Terminal Island on Monday afternoon after a vehicle used to pull cargo plunged into the water. The utility tractor, a self-enclosed vehicle that looks like a big-rig cab, plunged into the water shortly after 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, a Fire Department spokesman said. Department SCUBA divers responded and launched a search operation. There was zero visibility in the water, the department said.
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January 8, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement. Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from the eastern end of the Vincent Thomas Bridge at Terminal Island, according to authorities. On Tuesday, Sharon Cotrell, a member of Occupy Long Beach, posted a notice on the group's Facebook page about the death of Gendel, whom they knew as “Sonny Pencr.” The statement included a link to an obituary published in the Press-Telegram and a statement from Woodbury University in Burbank, where he taught economics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1988
A shivering escapee who had spent the night swimming in the Los Angeles Harbor was captured early Saturday, ending a brief freedom from the federal prison on Terminal Island, authorities said. A fellow escapee had been captured 15 minutes after their Friday night flight. Port policeman Kent Hobbs said he spotted Ronald Mendoza, 26, of Westminster, swimming about a quarter of a mile east of the prison shortly after 7 a.m.
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July 23, 1988 | Staff and Wire Reports
The warden of Terminal Island federal prison has been reassigned, but the move is unrelated to eight escapes there in the last five months, Jerry Williford, Bureau of Prisons regional director, said Friday. Warden Rodrick (Dutch) Brewer has been transferred to the federal prison in Bastrop, Tex., and will be replaced by Fred Stock, the warden at Bastrop, said Williford.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1988
Inmates at the federal penitentiary on Terminal Island were confined to their cells Sunday after about 400 prisoners refused to eat their noon meals, officials said. "Basically, it appears to be a reaction to some security measures we imposed last week, limiting inmates' time in the recreation yard and mess hall," said prison spokesman Jim Zangs. He said the institution's 1,200 inmates were returned to their cells as a precautionary measure to prevent further incidents.
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October 21, 1992
Six stuntmen working on the Terminal Island location of the science fiction movie "Glass Shadow--Cyborg II" were hospitalized after their hands and faces were burned by a special effects explosion early Tuesday. Instead of billowing upward as planned, a fireball shot toward the men, Harbor Police Lt. Martin Renteria said. The injured stuntmen were identified as Jeff Habberstad, 31; Merritt Yohnka, 34; Brian Smrz, 32; William Morts, 27; Gregory Sargent, 39, and Anthony Snegoff, 34.
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July 28, 1994 | TOMMY LI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forced to evacuate his childhood home near San Pedro Bay during World War II, Kenji Yamamoto packed the only valuable possessions he had: his clothing, shoes and a portable radio. "I had a .22-gauge rifle and took it to the Japanese community hall" where it was confiscated by American soldiers, Yamamoto said. "They said they would give it back, but I never saw that (again.)" Yamamoto, 76, now lives in Boyle Heights.
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September 29, 1994 | TOMMY LI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forced to evacuate his childhood home near San Pedro Bay during World War II, Kenji Yamamoto packed the only valuable possessions he had: his clothing, shoes and a portable radio. "I had a .22-caliber rifle and took it to the Japanese community hall," where it was confiscated by American soldiers, Yamamoto said. "They said they would give it back, but I never saw that (again)." Yamamoto, 76, now lives in Boyle Heights.
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December 12, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Several aging buildings came tumbling down Thursday on Terminal Island in the first of weeks of demolition work that will make way for a new, massive bridge at the Port of Long Beach. The buildings, part of an old port maintenance yard build in the 1970s, were reduced to rubble by giant bulldozers. Port staff moved into a new maintenance building next to the port administration center last month. Crews will continue to work for several weeks to level some 22 buildings that lie directly in the path of the new six-lane, 200-foot-high span that will connect the port and downtown Long Beach.
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November 19, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Laura J. Nelson
The around-the-clock rumble and hum of big rigs and cars funneling in and out of one of the world's busiest port complexes have for years defined daily life in west Long Beach. Streets of tidy homes, schools and playgrounds are boxed in by refineries, rail yards and truck routes to the harbor, including the gritty, four-mile Terminal Island Freeway. Children are hospitalized for asthma at three times the rate of other Long Beach neighborhoods, and there are far fewer parks here.
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November 4, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
The Internal Revenue Service has filed charges against 28 Marine reservists in what has been described as a travel voucher scheme in which the government was fraudulently billed for hotel stays and other expenses. The members of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve were assigned to the Third Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company at Terminal Island, according to Special Agent Linda Lowery, an IRS spokeswoman. A 50-count indictment filed in September alleges that between August 2007 and September 2009, seven Marine reservists conspired to defraud the Department of Defense by receiving payments for fraudulent travel and hotel expenses.
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July 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles Fire Department rescue divers pulled a victim from murky waters off Terminal Island on Monday afternoon after a vehicle used to pull cargo plunged into the water. The utility tractor, a self-enclosed vehicle that looks like a big-rig cab, plunged into the water shortly after 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, a Fire Department spokesman said. Department SCUBA divers responded and launched a search operation. There was zero visibility in the water, the department said.
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June 9, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
On a recent weekday morning, Daniel Pondella strode along a century-old stretch of concrete pylons and shabby warehouses in San Pedro. As kelp swayed in the waves and terns circled overheard, Pondella recalled an elementary school field trip he took 40 years ago to this gritty wharf known as City Dock 1: "That was the day I decided to become a marine biologist. " Now, Pondella is involved in transforming the wharf into a marine research center at the heart of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest.
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December 9, 2012 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds came in uniform to Terminal Island on Saturday to say goodbye to the veteran Coast Guardsman killed last week when his boat was rammed by suspected smugglers. His shipmates called him a patriot and gave him the standard salute for a comrade killed in action. But amid the pomp and circumstance of military mourning - the flyovers and rifle salutes - another side emerged to Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34. A doting father known to do push-ups with his two young sons on his back.
NEWS
July 24, 1994 | TOMMY LI
Forced to evacuate his childhood home near San Pedro Bay during World War II, Kenji Yamamotopacked the only valuable possessions he had--his clothing, shoes and a portable radio. "I had a .22-gauge rifle and took it to the Japanese community hall," where it was confiscated by American soldiers, Yamamoto said. "They said they would give it back, but I never saw that (again.)" Yamamoto, 76, now lives in Boyle Heights.
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August 18, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
Tugboats and pleasure craft that travel under the Badger Avenue Bridge as a shortcut to Long Beach will have to go around Terminal Island for five months during bridge construction, a Port of Long Beach spokesman said. The bridge, which crosses Cerritos Channel at Henry Ford Avenue, will be torn down or relocated this year to make way for a $30-million vertical-lift bridge.
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June 7, 2012 | Bob Pool
Warning that a wave of demolition threatens to engulf Terminal Island, a national preservation group has named the site at the Port of Los Angeles one of America's most endangered historic places. A proposed road realignment would require the demolition of three pioneering tuna fish canneries as well as a shipyard that played a major role in both world wars, the National Trust for Historic Preservation said Wednesday. Additionally, a 61-year-old cannery steam plant and a trio of boat repair buildings that date back to 1903 are due to be razed, the trust said.
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May 25, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
"Big Willie" Robinson was a 6-foot-6, 300-pound former Los Angeles street racer, a gentle giant who promoted organized drag racing as a way to unite people of all races and classes and ease racial tensions. "When you get around cars, man, there ain't no colors, just engines," he told The Times in 1981. Willie Andrew Robinson III, 69, the founding president of the National and International Brotherhood of Street Racers that ran a drag strip on Terminal Island for many years, died Saturday of an infection that led to heart failure at Sharon Care Center in Los Angeles, said Bill Chaffin, a close friend.
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