July 7, 1997 |
A Mountain View man was presumed dead after being swept over a 594-foot waterfall at Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. Zhiming Li, 35, was among 11 people swimming in a Merced River wading pool above Nevada Fall at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said Li lost his footing in chest-high water and was swept under a footbridge and over the brink of the waterfall. National Park Service spokesman Al Nash said the wading pool is deceptively dangerous--the water appears calm but is not.
August 30, 1990
The city of Paramount will celebrate the opening of a five-acre park at 13330 Orizaba Ave. on Saturday. The city has spent about $2 million designing and landscaping All America Park on land donated by the state Department of Transportation. The park has a baseball diamond, a soccer field, a wading pool and a stream with waterfalls that meanders around a play island. City-sponsored festivities will begin at the park at 6 p.m.
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October 17, 1997 |
Instead of an $11-million overhaul, the Heritage Park Aquatics Complex will receive about $6 million in rehabilitation work under a plan approved this week by the City Council. Original plans for the city's public pool complex included a leisure park, which would have included a wading pool and recreation areas, expansion of three existing pools and the addition of landscaping, snack areas and a passenger unloading zone.
July 7, 1991 |
Malfunctioning chlorination equipment created a chlorine gas cloud over a children's wading pool at a water park, injuring 40 children and an adult who went to help them, authorities said. Twelve to 14 youngsters, all under age 5, were hospitalized in serious condition after the incident, but most of the others were released, said Laurel Kopfman of American Ambulance. Some were sent home after being checked at the scene of the accident, Wild Water Adventures, east of Fresno.
May 7, 1992
The City Council on Tuesday approved spending up to $5,000 for a cooperative summer youth program with the Temple City Unified School District. Included will be: * Street hockey/in-line skates hockey at Longden Elementary School. * Opening the Temple City High School swimming pool for an additional three nights weekly, for a total of five. Volleyball and three six-week auto shop classes will also be offered at the high school. * Possibly a football program, at an undetermined location.
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July 7, 1989
The city of Lawndale will dedicate the wading pool at William Green Park in honor of the late Edward C. Roberts, one of the city's founding fathers, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Councilman Harold E. Hofmann will conduct the ceremonies, including tributes by Herman Weinstein, a member of the Lawndale Property Owners' Assn., and Nancy Marthens, a civic activist and former member of the city Recreation Commission. Roberts' widow, Caryl, and daughter, Linda, will attend the event at the park, 4558 W.
June 23, 1988
Ground will be broken today for a swimming pool complex at Brookside Park after three years of planning and fund raising. The complex will include a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, a 25-meter recreational pool, a diving pool and a wading pool. The 50-meter pool would be one of the few open to the public in the Los Angeles area.