May 16, 2006 |
California's average gasoline cost dipped over the last week, breaking a 2 1/2 -month string of increases that had fanned public outrage and sent pump prices on a record-busting binge. The price decrease over the last seven days was tiny -- just two-tenths of a penny, to an average of $3.33 for a gallon of self-serve regular, a federal survey showed Monday.
May 9, 2006 |
For the second straight week, California motorists paid sharply higher gasoline prices even though costs at the pump fell across the country, a federal survey showed Monday. And for the second straight week, state energy regulators searched for an explanation. California's average gas price jumped 13 cents to $3.332 for a gallon of self-serve regular during the week ended Monday, another record high for the Energy Department's weekly survey.
January 3, 2006 |
For someone mired in judicial purgatory, Superior Court Judge Carol E. Higbee is remarkably upbeat. She doesn't want pity -- many judges work as hard, she says. She doesn't want publicity -- it makes her uncomfortable, and she grants interview requests grudgingly. She just wants justice -- and she's ready to dispense it, one Vioxx case at a time, even if it takes a lifetime. And at the current rate, it could, assuming the cases are not settled or withdrawn.
December 14, 2005 |
It might be best for the Clippers to avoid overtime these days. They are short-handed because of injuries, haven't fared well in extra sessions recently and experienced another letdown Tuesday night in a 95-87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center. The Clippers missed a chance to win in regulation when center Chris Kaman's left-handed shot in the lane bounced out and rolled off the rim with 1.8 seconds remaining. The Clippers were outscored, 11-3, in overtime.
June 18, 2005 |
Roger Clemens always will have a soft spot in his heart for Kansas City. Clemens got his 333rd victory with his 500th decision, dominating the Royals again in leading the Houston Astros to a 7-0 victory Friday night. "I love Kansas City. I love this ballpark," said Clemens, who has won nine consecutive decisions against the Royals. "Here and Anaheim, I've enjoyed both cities very much."
November 11, 2004 |
The number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits increased by 2,000 to 333,000 last week, the Labor Department said. The less volatile four-week moving average of claims declined to 336,000, the lowest since the week ended July 3, from 341,500 a week earlier. The number of people continuing to collect state jobless benefits rose to 2.81 million in the week that ended Oct. 30 from 2.79 million a week earlier.
August 13, 2004 |
Retail sales rebounded in July, though the gain was smaller than expected, while lines for jobless benefits shrank for a second straight week, according to a mixed bag of government reports released Thursday. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted $336.5 billion, an improvement from a revised 0.5% decline in June. July purchases excluding autos edged up 0.
May 6, 2004 |
Nicaragua's army destroyed 333 surface-to-air missiles at the urging of the United States, Defense Minister Jose Adan Guerra said Wednesday. Guerra called the destruction a sign of good faith to Washington and said the military planned to destroy another 333 SAM-7s in late July. The United States repeatedly has called on Nicaragua to decommission its more than 2,000 Russian-made SAM-7s, which it received in the 1980s under the Marxist Sandinista government allied with the Soviet Union.
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November 12, 2003 |
Ventura County foster parents and relatives caring for preschool-aged children will be eligible for some time off, thanks to a grant from the group that administers the county's portion of tobacco tax money. County supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a $142,333 grant from First 5 Ventura County, which disburses an estimated $12 million a year that the county receives through Proposition 10.
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October 20, 2002 |
The pace of Ventura County home sales has slowed from its summer peak, but September figures released this week were the highest for the month since the 1988 housing boom, and median prices still hover at a third of a million dollars. "The September we have here is one of the strongest I have on record," said analyst John Karevoll of DataQuick Information Systems, which compiled the sales data for new and existing homes and condominiums.