CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001 |
Reacting to a political climate they see as increasingly hostile to abortion rights, religious progressives and supporters of legal abortion met at a landmark conference this week. Their goal is to assert the morality of the right to choose and wrest the theological high ground from religious conservatives. "We've been negligent in promoting our message that there's more than one religious viewpoint on this issue," said the Rev.
June 24, 2007 |
Freshman Jorge Reyes led Oregon State to within one win of its second straight College World Series title with another strong pitching performance and the Beavers beat North Carolina, 11-4, in Game 1 on Saturday night. North Carolina, which won three straight elimination games to set up a rematch of last year's championship series, needs to win twice to keep Oregon State from becoming the first back-to-back national champion since Louisiana State in 1996-97.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1997 |
Recently retired La Palma police chief David Barr will take over the police academy at Golden West College as interim director. Barr, 53, a part-time instructor at the college, has been recommended for the job by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees. He retired as La Palma's chief Monday, exactly 32 years after he began his police career as an officer in Placentia. The trustees are expected to vote on the interim appointment at their meeting Wednesday.
October 24, 1989 |
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1987
In January of this year, Gov. George Deukmejian made public his plan to eliminate Cal/OSHA and turn the protection of workers in California over to the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration program, allegedly to save the taxpayers $8 million. This is a terrible blunder that will cost the people of California dearly in terms of increases in worker illness, injury and death. If the Cal/OSHA program is abandoned, there surely will be annual losses of untold millions of dollars due to lost worker productivity, increased medical costs and escalating workers' compensation expenditures.
July 18, 1990 |
The Rev. Clifton E. Moore, who started a unique radio ministry in Los Angeles in 1948, one since copied by hundreds of other clergymen across America, has died in Irvine at 81. Moore, a Presbyterian minister and former chairman of radio and TV for the Southern California Council of Churches and for the Los Angeles Church Federation, died Saturday at his home in the Orange County city.
February 10, 2002 |
In a tangled Maui rain forest, a team of biologists is stalking the last male po'ouli left on the planet, in hopes of making a match for the stocky little bird with the "lone ranger" black mask. The shy Hawaiian honeycreeper has been living a bachelor's life on the rugged northeast slope of Haleakala, dining on tree snails, unaware that the last two female po'ouli live not far away. Their home ranges don't overlap, and the soft-spoken species will die out if the birds don't find each other.
June 12, 2001 |
Duke Ellington described his "Second Sacred Concert" of 1968 as "the most important thing I have ever done." Though some would dispute that assessment, there's no denying the hold that sacred music had upon Ellington. The 1968 program was preceded by a 1965 concert of sacred music (which included large segments from such earlier works as "Black, Brown and Beige" and "New World A-Comin' ") and followed by a sacred music concert in 1973, a year before his death.
February 12, 1994 |
Members of the California Seismic Safety Commission said Friday that hospitals in the state were not meeting their responsibility in maintaining earthquake safety standards. L. Thomas Tobin, executive director of the commission, said during a hearing in Van Nuys that hospitals were trying to shed "their responsibility" for making older hospitals, built to outdated safety standards, safer for patients and health care workers.
May 18, 1997 |
Alonzo Mourning had the last word in Game 6. When his improbable three-point basket sank the New York Knicks, he punched the air and shouted a profanity at the hostile Madison Square Garden crowd. Now, New Yorkers are cursing their team's failure to deliver a knockout blow in the fight-scarred playoff series against the Miami Heat. Instead of playing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in Chicago today, the Knicks face Miami in a climactic Game 7.