August 11, 2000 |
Outrigger clubs from Santa Barbara to San Diego are expected to compete in a rigorous, open water race from Dana Point to Laguna Beach and back. The 20-mile, outrigger canoe race marks the 30th annual competition sponsored by the Dana Outrigger Club. About 600 competitors are expected. Coordination is crucial in such a strenuous race. Teams are made up of nine paddlers: Six crew members paddle while three rest, then rotate every 20 to 25 minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990
Inglewood officials have asked that their city be included on Nelson Mandela's itinerary during the South African anti-apartheid leader's tour of the United States next month. Inglewood Mayor Edward Vincent and Councilman Daniel Tabor, both members of the Los Angeles organizing committee for Mandela's visit, are attempting to arrange an address by the 71-year-old Mandela, who was freed by the government in February after spending 27 years as a political prisoner.
July 9, 1989 |
Several sports will have a different scheduling look next season in the West Coast Athletic Conference, and the WCAC could move to the forefront of collegiate soccer in the 1990s as a result of recent league meetings. The biggest immediate news was a change in basketball and baseball scheduling--the WCAC will go back to playing conference basketball games on Thursdays and Saturdays, and baseball teams will again play home-and-home three-game series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990 |
Graffiti, which can be the signature of gang members, is costing cities and other agencies in Ventura County a bundle to remove, and some officials say it's only getting worse. This year, the tab for graffiti removal in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard is expected to run about $275,000. Smaller cities are straining to absorb the cost in their maintenance budgets. Public agencies also are getting socked with removal costs.
May 17, 1992 |
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
December 28, 1988 |
A bronze medal winner in the 1964 Olympic diving competition, who recently made a death-defying leap from a 160-foot Long Beach Harbor bridge, was talked down from another bridge, authorities said. Larry Andreasen, the bronze-medal winner in the springboard diving competition at the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, was talked down from the Vincent Thomas Bridge between San Pedro and Terminal Island on Tuesday, Los Angeles Port Police Sgt. Dale Dupler said.