CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997
Charles J. Breitwieser, 86, engineer and inventor who improved medical equipment, aircraft and elevators. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Breitwieser grew up in Grand Forks, N.D., and earned engineering degrees from the University of North Dakota and Caltech. As head of research and development for De Forest Laboratories & Engineering, he developed an artificial fever machine, the high-frequency cordless surgical knife and several advances in radiation and X-ray technology. In aerospace, he invented advanced guidance systems for long-range missiles and the radio altimeter for aircraft.
March 31, 1987 |
Four golf courses have been proposed or approved for the Rancho Santa Fe area, raising the likelihood that the sylvan tranquility of "the Ranch" will soon be broken by the clatter of earth-moving equipment. The golf course proposals, two of which have been approved by county planners, have put an end to a three-year period during which the county received no such development proposals for unincorporated San Diego County, county senior planner Lee Vance said.
March 16, 2003 |
Businesses can claim several new tax deductions and credits this filing season, thanks to a recent law aimed at boosting the economy. Richard J. Oster, controller of Air Logistics Corp. in Pasadena, learned from experience how beneficial these new savings can be. "The tax breaks gave us cash to operate and fight another day," he said. Air Logistics was able to reclaim taxes paid in past years, when the small manufacturing concern was riding the telecom boom.