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September 23, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Less than half a mile of Intracoastal Waterway lies between the South Carolina mainland and its beachfront neighbors here, Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo on Friday, that gulf had come to seem enormous. Across the water lay the hint of disaster: Nowhere had the mighty storm struck with such devastating force. Up to 20 citizens who had defied orders and waited out the storm on the oceanfront could be in grave peril. No one knew their fate.
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April 27, 2014 | Times staff and wire service reports
Michael Heisley Billionaire businessman moved NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis Michael Heisley, 77, a billionaire businessman who moved the NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis and made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Dodgers in 2012, died Saturday, the Grizzlies said. Heisley, who sold his basketball team before the start of the 2012-13 season, suffered a stroke last year. Co-founder of The Heico Companies, Heisley was a computer salesman who parlayed investments in underperforming businesses into a corporation with interests in food production, heavy equipment, pre-engineered metal buildings and other industries.
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March 21, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
What's it like to stare down a 78-foot wave? It's really no big deal. Or so big-wave legend Garrett McNamara claims. “I got desensitized by riding so many big waves that I don't really get a rush anymore,” McNamara said with a laugh, adding, “I'm hoping I get the rush someday when I find a big enough wave.” It's hard to tell if he's kidding because McNamara has ridden many of the world's largest waves. So many that it's hard to keep track of all his record-setting rides.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Simon Mundy
  The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when delegates lamented the inability of homegrown offerings to match the show's runaway success in China. "The Korean drama craze … is resulting in a lack of confidence in our own culture," warned Xu Qinsong, a party official from Guangdong.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Several stars and E! Network red carpet hosts have mentioned that the Screen Actors Guild Awards has the “most fun and easy-going red carpet” of the season. The tousled, wavy tresses sported by some actresses is proof. Anna Gunn's textured waves were refreshingly easy to achieve and a deliberate choice to differentiate from the actress' recent string of up-dos on red carpets. Hair stylist Aviva Perea started by prepping Gunn's hair with Phytovolume Volumizing Spray from roots to ends and blew out her hair with a large Spornette Mixed Bristle Brush.
NEWS
August 23, 2012
When we asked writer Debra Prinzing to profile rising Los Angeles designer Kyle Schuneman , we also asked Schuneman to share three projects from his DIY decorating book due out next week. He kindly agreed, walking readers through yarn-wrapped picture frames, striped dining chains and, now, dip-dye curtains. Schuneman said he has done the project twice: once in a bathroom, where he dried the curtain over the tub, and once outside, where he hung the curtain from a tree. In his new book, the curtains make waves in a Seattle apartment with a little bit of urban grit.
BOOKS
March 8, 1992
For a book I am writing on the WAVES (Women Appointed for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 until the end of the war, I would appreciate hearing from any former WAVE who might have saved copies of the Conning Tower, a bimonthly publication of the Women's Naval Reserve at Hunter College, the Bronx. LAURA G. RAPAPORT (Former Lt. Comdr.), 10736 Wrightwood Lane, Studio City, CA 91604
WORLD
April 11, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Robert "Roberto" Rotherham stepped onto the black-sand beach before 6 a.m., cradling his well-worn surfboard. Gone are the times when he would tackle El Salvador's majestic waves alone. There were at least 30 other people out before dawn on this warm weekday morning. It was late March and the swells were the season's biggest yet. "Blessed by the good Lord," Rotherham said. El Salvador's surf has long been an open secret among the wave-wise aficionados who journey here from California, Europe and the rest of Latin America.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Some of the biggest waves to hit Hawaii in years began slamming onto shore Wednesday, turning beachgoers into spectators as waves up to 40 feet tall crashed into idyllic getaways. Waves up to 50 feet high were feared on the famous North Shore of Oahu and at other islands. Beaches were closed across the island chain as the surge was expected to peak Wednesday night and remain potentially dangerous through Thursday.  Coastal roads and parking lots reportedly flooded as wind gusts up to 40 mph whipped onlookers and tore fronds from palm trees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Board surfers want more time allotted to riding the storied waves off Newport Beach. That was one of several messages delivered to officials at a meeting Monday in Newport Beach, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the Wedge off Newport Beach. A spot at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the west harbor jetty extends from shore, the Wedge has set the stage for world-famous waves that can create  massive walls of water reaching heights of 20 to 30 feet - a dream for surfers - that break close to the shore.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2014 | By David Horsey
The right-wing insurrection at the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Nev., has taken another weird turn with new revelations about the family history of Cliven Bundy. Bundy justifies his two-decade-long refusal to pay the Bureau of Land Management for grazing rights on the public land where he runs his cattle by claiming his ancestors gained livestock water rights in the 1870s, long before the federal government horned in on the deal. Now, it turns out, that is not exactly true.  KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, checked out the Bundy family's history with the land and found Bundy's grandmother was born in 1901 to parents who had moved a few years earlier from Utah and farmed, not in Bunkerville, but in neighboring Mesquite County.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the Justice Department will announce new clemency criteria aimed at freeing potentially thousands of prisoners convicted of using crack cocaine. To prepare for the expected flood of petitions, the Justice Department is planning to assign dozens of new lawyers to its small pardon attorney's office, Holder said. Holder made the announcement in his weekly video message , a relatively new feature apparently designed to get the attorney general additional news exposure.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2014 | By Colleen Mastony
The nurses on the 20th floor were the first to see them. "Oh my goodness," declared Colleen Forrester, 29, a nurse dressed in green scrubs, who pointed to the windows. Other nurses came to look and laughed. Were the children strong enough to come see? Soon, parents and nurses were leading kids out of their rooms. The children were small and frail-looking. Most were undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious disorders. But on this cold April morning, they had a precious moment of distraction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
After weeks of cooler temperatures, and even spurts of rain, Los Angeles will experience a warm-up this week with temperatures as high as 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A “very large” high-pressure system will bring temperatures into the upper 80s along with off-shore winds from the northeast, National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto said. Downtown, for example, will warm to about 87 degrees on Monday before a cooling trend begins after Wednesday.   Temperatures are “really on the climb,” Seto said.
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April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Small tsunami waves and other unusual "water movements" arrived on the California coast Wednesday following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes may have surprised boaters, they said. The first waves to strike California that were connected to Tuesday night's South American earthquake may have hit La Jolla about 4 a.m., said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
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April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Small tsunami waves and other unusual “water movements” have arrived on the coast of California following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast Tuesday. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes could surprise boaters Wednesday, they said. The National Weather Service ended a tsunami advisory for the state of Hawaii around 7:25 a.m. But the first waves connected to the South American earthquake to strike California may have hit La Jolla hours earlier, said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
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April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Some California marinas, particularly those north of Los Angeles, could see small wave action over the next day as a result of the 8.2 Chilean earthquake and tsunami. Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the NWS Oxnard, said “one-foot tide fluctuations” occurred in the Santa Barbara harbor as of about 7:45 a.m. Such tides were unlikely to damage boats in the harbor, she said. The Ventura harbor also experienced three-to-four knot fluctuations in its currents, as well as swirling water, Hoxsie said.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | By Chris Kraul and Ron Lin
Blackouts, telephone outages and highway damage were reported in northern Chile, and tsunami warnings remained in effect after a massive earthquake struck Tuesday evening off that nation's Pacific coast.  The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the earthquake to magnitude 8.2 shortly after it struck at 8:46 p.m. about 50 miles southwest of Cuya, about 950 miles north of the capital, Santiago.  Major damage was reported to Highway A16 north of...
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