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September 28, 1995
The University of Southern California plans to transform its ailing Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island into the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. The $60-million renovation will mean that the center, which so far has studied marine biology, especially sharks, around the island, will expand to study a broad range of environmental issues across the island's terrain.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995
The University of Southern California plans to transform its ailing Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island into the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. The $60-million renovation will mean that the center, which so far has studied marine biology, especially sharks, around the island, will expand to study a broad range of environmental issues across the island's terrain.
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February 15, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Two friends of mine, who were obtaining a marriage license at the Santa Ana Courthouse, idly asked a clerk if it was fun working amid all the starry-eyed lovers. Not really, the clerk responded, explaining that a lot of couples show up in bad moods. The clerk cited one argument between a woman who wanted to be married in the courthouse and her fiance, who wanted to tie the knot elsewhere. The increasingly bitter exchange was put on hold when the woman excused herself to go to the bathroom.
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March 9, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Wrigley, chairman of the world's largest chewing gum company and a major benefactor of USC and the university's research facilities on Santa Catalina Island, died of pneumonia Monday in Chicago. He was 66. For years, his family owned virtually the entire 42,000-acre island and the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which trained there until 1952.
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August 4, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A massive tractor-trailer whined in first gear Friday as it pulled a 48-ton house off a barge and onto a remote Santa Catalina Island pier, nearly completing a herculean effort by movers who improvised to overcome tidal flows, equipment failures and other unexpected obstacles.
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September 2, 2003 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
A romantic -- or a Realtor -- might call it a lush isle in a Catalina cove, teeming with rare flora, surrounded by seaweed forests in the turquoise Pacific. And for the first time since four guys bought it from the U.S. government some 70 years ago, the archipelago is for sale by its current owners, who inherited it. Asking price: $2.75 million. The upside: gorgeous solitude and the novelty of owning a private island.
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August 3, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Loading two 48-ton houses onto a barge in the Port of Los Angeles and sailing them across 22 miles of ocean was supposed to have been the easy part of creating cozy new lodgings for superstar scientists on Santa Catalina Island. Their destination: the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on a remote island hilltop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Two friends of mine, who were obtaining a marriage license at the Santa Ana Courthouse, idly asked a clerk if it was fun working amid all the starry-eyed lovers. Not really, the clerk responded, explaining that a lot of couples show up in bad moods. The clerk cited one argument between a woman who wanted to be married in the courthouse and her fiance, who wanted to tie the knot elsewhere. The increasingly bitter exchange was put on hold when the woman excused herself to go to the bathroom.
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May 15, 2007 | Louis Sahagun and Steve Padilla, Times Staff Writers
The oyster larvae didn't make it. Millions died. But a prize lobster survived, as did a 2-year-old swell shark and a rare juvenile rainbow scorpion fish. On Monday the researchers and students at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies counted their losses, gave thanks for their victories and prepared for more work as the institute tried to recover from the fire that burned 4,200 acres on Santa Catalina Island.
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March 30, 2002 | KENNETH R. WEISS and TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scientists have discovered toxic algae blooms off Catalina Island, confirming suspicions that a neurotoxin that induces crazy behavior in animals and inspired Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" is linked to the recent deaths of dolphins and sea lions. A federal lab also detected high levels of telltale domoic acid in urine samples in two of the 31 dead dolphins that have washed ashore on Southern California beaches in the last two months.
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June 7, 1998 | SHARON BOORSTIN
I understand and acknowledge that sharks are wild animals and are unpredictable and that if I should be bitten, attacked or harmed in any way I could suffer severe injuries including, but not limited to punctures, abrasions, lacerations, dismemberment, emotional distress and even death . . . . Signing a waiver that included this passage seemed an ominous start to a weekend.
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