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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Mildred Louise McDaniel Singleton, an Olympic high-jump champion and one of America's top female athletes in the 1950s, has died of cancer. She was 70. Singleton died Sept. 30 at a convalescent home in Pasadena, according to Woods-Valentine Mortuary in Pasadena. Singleton won the gold medal in the high jump at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
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REAL ESTATE
January 27, 1985
San Diego County set records last year in both the number of apartment unit transactions and new apartment construction, according to a report from John Burnham & Co., San Diego. For the entire year, 25,559 apartment units changed hands, up 41% from the 18,052 existing units transferred in 1983. The December total of 3,634 was the highest monthly total ever recorded in the county, the report stated.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1985 | BILL RITTER
Rebounding from a small profit in 1983 and a loss in 1982, Bank of Commerce reported a profit of $501,000 for the year ended last Dec. 31, a 15.1% return on the bank's equity. The bank reported a $100,000 profit in 1983 and a loss of $194,000 in 1982. The bank also plans a $7-per-share, 12% preferred convertible stock offering this spring that could raise its current 6% capital ratio to as high as 8%, President Peter Q. Davis said.
NEWS
March 26, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Although space in local jails rose 44% nationally between 1983 and 1988, an even larger surge in inmates cut average space for each prisoner by 6%, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Sunday. The increased jail space was outstripped by a 54% increase in inmates, leaving nearly 10% of the nation's 3,316 locally run jails under court orders to relieve crowding.
SPORTS
November 9, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER
Anaheim Savanna, once one of the least successful high school football teams in Orange County and last season among the most notorious, erased some bad memories Thursday night at Glover Stadium. By virtue of a 42-0 victory over Magnolia, the Rebels clinched a spot in the Southern Section Division VI playoffs. It will be their first playoff appearance since 1983. A year ago, the Rebels finished as the Orange League's co-champion with Valencia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1986 | Lanie Jones \f7
A 2-year-old boy drowned in his family's swimming pool, becoming the 20th child to die by drowning in Orange County this year, authorities said Monday. Deputy Coroner William King said the mother of Justin Medeck, 2, left him in the care of a baby sitter Sunday morning. When she returned home at noon, she found him face down in the pool, King said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2008 | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer
It was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges. John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-burly of the city. They lived with their two children and a cast of orphaned animals on a 60-acre spread they called Foxford. Now, all of it was threatened. Embers were falling around the house. The animals were growing restless.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Cushman Electronics Inc. on Monday reported its sixth consecutive quarter of net losses, forcing the Newport Beach-based firm to cancel its regular second-quarter cash dividend. The radio and telephone test equipment manufacturer reported a loss of $450,000 for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $349,000 for the prior-year period. Cushman's six-month net loss nearly doubled, to $711,000, from a net loss of $347,000 during the first half of its 1984 fiscal year.
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