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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby dhmartens » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Another interesting tidbit:
Bruce Leitner ran for San Diego city council but only got 10% of the vote. I also read he received no donations through fund raising.
I guess they didn't want to leave a money trail to aid in prosecution of those "Crooks".
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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby JoeF » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:33 am

Vibrations have resulted in a coming offer of some yet unknown "option" from the "department" [Department of Beaches and Harbor]. The option will be presented for discussion.
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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby dhmartens » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13 pm

Just another tidbit that Windsports has to contend with at Dockweiler that Torrey Pines might also have written into there lease is all employees must be paid a livable wage, $100 a day minimum (or so) and a full days pay no short days. Maybe Jebbs kid won't be cussing you out if he is paid a decent wage, that is if San diego adopts Los Angeles "Standards(operating Procedures)" for flight parks. Paraglider instructors that can afford to eat and have a good nights sleep may be safer instructors.
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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby JoeF » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm

Is there anything untrue in April 24, 2017, viewed version of Wikipedia article section on Dockweiler:

Hang gliding
The park boasts the Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center and the Hang Gliding Flight Training Concession; where beginners can learn the sport of hang gliding; experienced hang glider enthusiasts may practice the art and sport as the plaque set in 2000 at the site indicates. Enthusiasts and students of the concession launch off 25-foot-high (7.6 m) dunes. The facility was built by the city, county, and state; to serve lesson-and-renting needs a concession is operated by a concession named WindSports International, Inc. under a limited contract. [5] With gentle breezes and a broad, sandy landing zone, Dockweiler was a major testing ground for hang gliding pioneers in the 1960s. Concerned about safety and liability, however, city officials banned the sport at the beach in 1986. Practitioners lobbied for 13 years to reopen Dockweiler to hang gliding, ultimately winning a $6 million renovation in 2000 that included the Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center. It was the first hang gliding park established in conjunction with a city government.[6] Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society (FDGS) was founded at the 2015 Otto Lilienthal Birthday Party sponsored by the US Hawks Hang Gliding Association; the FDGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the park's gliding activity for the public.
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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby JoeF » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:48 pm

On site:
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http://beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-beach/
VIEWED THE SITE ON APRIL 24, 2017
http://beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-beach/
My notes: "Visit" Activities: hang gliding is included matter-of-factly. Note: The facility list does not mention the lesson-and-renting option for hang gliding.


The County of Los Angeles has been informing the world:

ABOUT THE BEACH
VISIT DOCKWEILER BEACH

FIND ANOTHER BEACH
Dockweiler State Beach has 3.7 miles of ocean frontage and 288 acres of beach. Amenities include restrooms, showers, picnic facilities, fire rings, and volleyball nets.

The bicycle path is readily accessible, which many visitors use for roller-blading, jogging, and of course bicycling.

Activities

Beach Lifeguards – Daylight Hours
Biking
Diving
Fishing
Hang Gliding
Surfing
Swimming
Volleyball

Facilities

Beach Wheelchair (@ Youth Center)
Bike Path Access
Fire Pits
Food Concession Stand
Restrooms
Picnic Tables
RV Park
Showers
Volleyball Nets
Youth Center
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Re: Los Angeles, California

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:19 pm

County of Los Angeles
Department of Beaches and Harbors
13837 Fiji Way
Marina Del Ray
CA 90292

Dear County of Los Angeles,

It has come to our attention that, while hang glider pilots are charged to use Dockweiler Beach, enthusiasts of other sports are not. We are therefore submitting a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for concessionaire for the following activities which are presently not covered under the current regulations:

Biking
Diving
Fishing
Surfing
Swimming
Volleyball

All these activities have produced greater accident numbers than hang gliding at Dockweiler Beach. Therefore, to be equitable and fair, we propose requiring each participant to buy insurance from us to use Dockweiler Beach facilities, using the same model required for hang gliding. Because we are self-insured, it will be necessary for each participant to buy a term of membership in our corporation. We will, of course, ignore California Recreation Law, which holds your County harmless, and maintain the pretext that insurance is necessary for all activities taking place on Los Angeles County premises. The extra money will help us to provide a living wage for the people we hire to regulate these activities. Any who refuse to buy insurance will be turned away or arrested by Los Angeles County police on our complaint. We will, of course, be free to establish our own rates.

Sincerely,
Predatory A. Hole

cc: ACLU
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