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November 14, 1999
Re "Quiet Waters," Nov. 6. Surprise! Surprise! It's November and no one is using the Hansen Dam so-called "swimming lake," which for the most part is only a huge wading pool. Yes, as could easily have been predicted, it will sit idle for eight months of the year. As to the tiny "boating lake," saying it is a replacement for the old lake is a monumental farce. This project is one of the most flagrant wastes of our tax money we have ever seen. It should be dubbed "Berman's Folly." HOWARD LOCKWOOD Lake View Terrace As a resident of the overlooking community of Kagel Canyon, I have been a frequent visitor at the [Hansen Dam Recreation Area]
July 25, 1996 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
If you can't be in Atlanta for the Olympic Games, the next best thing may be to commune with the Greeks, the originators of the Games, at the 23rd annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival. Although there won't be any athletes on hand to hand off the flame, the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games will be commemorated with a torch-lighting ceremony on Saturday, at noon.
March 13, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Circus Hostel, 1a Weinbergsweg, Berlin; 011-49-30-2000-39-39, . Family-friendly apartment-style rooms, with kitchens and baths, occupy the top floor of this clean and friendly hostel, separate from the lower, communal-style floors. Two- and four-person apartments are available for about $120 and $190 a night, respectively. Tiergarten flea market , U6 Reinickendorfer Strasse, Berlin. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission.
May 20, 2007 | Ann Brenoff, Times Staff Writer
Is an affordable country-club lifestyle a contradiction in terms? Perhaps not in the Camarillo community of Spanish Hills Estates, where your housing dollar stretches farther than in Los Angeles, and the Spanish Hills Country Club provides the glamour. Beginnings This is a planned community of 144 home sites, each on lots of about an acre, and 91 town homes known as the golf villas. It was built in the 1990s around the development of the Spanish Hills Country Club.
February 23, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
A family of tigers rescued from starvation and abuse at an Irish farm in December were released Wednesday to their new home--a 10,000-square-foot secured area, complete with a wading pool, within the confines of the Wildlife Waystation. "Today, they left the quarantine area looking fat and sassy and beautiful and healthy, and moved into a wonderful, naturalistic enclosure," said Martine Colette, the facility's founder.
June 10, 1994 | JON NALICK
Wearing red bandannas and cowboy boots, more than 400 schoolchildren on Thursday celebrated the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of life in the Old West. Designed to excite children about history by providing interesting educational activities, Fay Fryberger Elementary School's fourth annual Western Day offered a bonanza of events such as horseback rides and panning for bits of gold-colored rock.
"Maisy" fans, take note: The sweet little mouse in the red T-shirt now has her own TV show. Nickelodeon's new Nick Jr. preschooler series, "Maisy," is a delightfully rendered animated version of the pop-up, flap and tab-pull books so dear to the hearts of countless pint-size fans and their parents.
October 13, 1994 | JON GARCIA
Planning Commissioner Edie Warwick has been removed from her position by the City Council for overstepping her authority as a city official and because charges have been filed against her in the case of a missing dog. Before the unanimous vote Monday, Councilwoman Virginia Rhodes said complaints from other city officials and a captain in the Lennox sheriff's station about Warwick's behavior prompted her to call for Warwick's removal.
May 2, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The sweetest principal of the day is Ron Jones. At least that was his description after being decorated like a sundae Friday by 141 Mountain View Elementary School students. The event was the students' reward for abstaining from watching TV for an entire week. The idea to turn Jones into a human sundae was suggested by first-grade teacher Teresa de Croupet. "I saw the idea on an Internet Web site," De Croupet said, "and I thought the children might need a special motivator."
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