June 3, 1985 |
Alternately swimming in six-foot seas and floating "like a cork" for more than four hours, a Monrovia scuba diver who was washed overboard from his boat six miles out in the Pacific was flung ashore near Oxnard on Sunday night--less than a mile from where his boat beached itself.
December 2, 1993 |
Last week's late-season, Southern Hemisphere swell created head-high waves at Orange County's best spots. It also brought in colder water, signaling this month's arrival of winter. "It's definitely full-body wet-suit time, " said Rockin' Fig. Yo, Fig, with water temps 60 to 62 and threatening to go lower, what's the latest in cold water gear? The new feature in wet suits is "O" rings. Everybody's puttin' O-ring seals in the neck, ankle and wrist holes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1988 |
Ask a few surfers about the genesis of the wet suit. Chances are they will credit clever surfers. They may tell you surfers tried greased sweat shirts, old cashmere sweaters, plastic-coated foam suits. Finally, an intrepid surfer discovered neoprene rubber. The truth, however, may be a little different. Many say the first neoprene wet suit was developed in a laboratory at UC Berkeley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1992
It is difficult to take exception with much of Gov. Pete Wilson's outline of a new California water policy--especially one that he argues will work for both people and wild creatures. But the most difficult part of water policy has always been injecting detail and substance into even the most visionary of outlines, and Wilson has stopped short of the hard part.
March 13, 1985
A man who donned scuba gear to clean boats has been arrested on suspicion of burglaries at several waterfront homes in Newport Beach and is suspected of stealing as much as $1 million in jewelry and family heirlooms, police and Tuesday. Steven Scott Warren, 23, of Costa Mesa was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary and was being held Tuesday in lieu of $50,000 bail at Orange County Jail. Warren had worked for a Costa Mesa boar maintenance firm, police said.
August 14, 1986 |
Bess Dopps, 76, and her sister, Meryl Herron, 67, never go near the water. It makes them seasick. But that doesn't stop the two great-grandmothers from having hundreds of scuba-diver fans up and down the Pacific Coast--Navy divers, Coast Guard divers, state Fish and Game Department divers, fire department search-and-rescue team divers, commercial divers and weekend sports divers.