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TRAVEL
April 8, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, Times Travel Writer
Maybe you were planning to come here for the sea and sky, which is fine, as far as it goes. Both tend to be blue and 80 degrees, and who could complain about that? Your attention may wander to nearby Ixtapa, Cancn's cousin, until you learn about the Novels of Dawn, the key to relaxation here. If you can then pry yourself from your chaise longue, you may even be tempted to see the Palace of the Crooked Cop.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
The Newport Beach harbor has long attracted residents and visitors alike. Beyond the allure of the water itself, ample opportunity for entertainment can be found along its shores. There is the Balboa Fun Zone with its iconic Ferris wheel, and a number of restaurants with fresh seafood dishes. Commercial businesses thrive, yacht clubs keep busy and bars fill with patrons. What could be missing? The city needs water taxis to connect the dots, maybe even electric ones, at least according to Mayor Rush Hill, who hopes soon to bring the idea to fruition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998
The city is buying two water taxis to ferry tourists between the soon-to-open Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and two other local tourist attractions on the water: the Queen Mary and Shoreline Village. The Long Beach transit board voted 7 to 0 Monday to spend $600,000 for the taxis that would transport tourists around Queensway Bay every 20 minutes. The boats will be leased to Catalina Express, which has a permit to operate water taxis in Long Beach.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2004 | From the Baltimore Sun
A fierce gust of wind flipped a water taxi with 25 people aboard in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Saturday, leaving one dead and three presumed drowned. Federal safety officials began an investigation into what was the city's first passenger-ferry fatality since the boats began cruising the harbor more than two decades ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000 | GINA PICCALO and CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A water taxi service to ferry visitors around the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard will be considered today by the Board of Supervisors. If approved, three boats will offer service every 30 minutes, beginning this summer. Taxi service now is provided by a private company, usually by appointment. The proposal is for the Harbor Department to operate daily boat service, picking up passengers from various sites along the five-mile-long harbor, at a cost of between $1 and $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2010 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
The governor and the Legislature did the smart thing politically by removing their pork-stuffed water bond proposal from the voters' grasp in November. Next, they should do the prudent thing, both politically and fiscally, by tossing out the pork. That would make the bond much more digestible to voters if, indeed, it does wind up on the 2012 ballot as now scheduled. If not, the voters — the taxpayers — are very likely to do the right thing for themselves and bury the bloated $11.1-billion bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The boats shuttling Wednesday between Santa Barbara and Ventura carried stranded commuters, medical supplies and food -- and tears. A hastily organized ocean ferry service transported nearly 1,500 travelers around a 30-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 that has been closed by mud and landslides since Monday. Two excursion-boat operators jettisoned whale-watching and island-sightseeing schedules to launch the water-taxi service.
NEWS
August 8, 1996 | DONICA CROOT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Water taxis dart down the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, jetting visitors to the U.S. Supreme Court--which is on the waterfront and no longer at its stately home near the Capitol. That image is as out of place for the Washington of today as the National Mall seemed a century ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2001 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Psychedelic express would have been an appropriately funky name for this vessel skimming by the Long Beach coast. It's purple, red and yellow. It's cheap. And it is Southern California's only water taxi run by a transit district. On its first run of the day, the catamaran called AquaLink departs from the Queen Mary at 11 a.m. It stops at the Aquarium of the Pacific and pushes off at 11:20 a.m. for the Alamitos Bay Landing on the city's east side. At noon, the boat heads back to the Queen Mary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2010 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
California's largest tribe has set its sights on obtaining a 1,200-acre slice of Redwood National Park, part of an ambitious plan to cobble together a new tribal park that could add eco-lodges, gift shops and water taxis into backcountry along the Klamath River. The Yurok Tribe envisions that its park would be managed as part of the chain of national and state parks that necklace the Redwood Coast from Mendocino County to the Oregon border, some of the most spectacular and contested landscapes in California.
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