CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2013 |
It may prove hard to determine exactly who was Los Angeles County's first baby of 2013. In the giddy moments when so many in the region applauded, kissed or clinked their champagne flutes, Candice Campudoni and Martin Robert Hardy of Reseda welcomed their third son, Dorian Martin-Jean Hardy, at Kaiser Permanente's Woodland Hills Medical Center. At the same time, Oxanna and Jose Esquivel of Boyle Heights greeted their fifth child, son Jadian Arian Esquivel, at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights.
January 2, 2000
Why is it that Los Angeles International Airport's management cannot apply the same logic to its decision-making and press statements that is used by the users of its airports ["Don't Let Guard Down in Airports," Global Savvy, Nov. 15]? Tom Winfrey of the firm that manages LAX and other airports suggests that new arrivals should only use taxis and vans that bear a decal issued by the local Department of Transportation. First of all, "new" arrivals do not read the Los Angeles Times, therefore would not benefit from Winfrey's advice.
May 11, 1986 |
There was uncertainty on the faces of children and adults alike as they arrived by rail Saturday from the Ukraine, the latest drops in a human wave generated by the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl. But their solemn looks often dissolved into smiles as grandmothers or young women with bunches of tulips, carnations and lilacs rushed up to embrace friends and family members who came to Moscow from Kiev.
January 3, 1998 |
Authorities, who have picked up more than 1,200 immigrants in the past week, braced for the arrival of 1,300 more as coast guards and a pro-Kurdish news agency in Turkey said other ships were on their way. A ship carrying 386 people, more than half of them Kurds, had arrived earlier, and Italy stood firmly by its stated aim to grant asylum to Kurds fleeing persecution.
December 21, 1997
The quote by Jeannette Schwarz of frogdesign ["Departure in Style," Dec. 4] that Lufthansa Airlines' motivation to renovate its home terminal in Frankfurt was to "get away from the 'cattle car' approach of Southwest Airlines" is offensive, insensitive and nothing short of industrial-strength chutzpah. When Lufthansa can match the No. 1 ranking of customer satisfaction Southwest has earned by offering low fares, on-time departure and arrivals, reliable baggage handling and friendly staff ready to assist passengers, perhaps Ms. Schwarz will recognize that her desire for "the romance of flying" should be seen in the proper perspective.
February 20, 2000
Amtrak advertises the Coast Starlight, which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles, as its "hottest with the coolest scenery." Not long ago I rode as far as Paso Robles. I'm becoming a grouchy old man who is feeling harassed to distraction by our Internet dot.com, Nasdaq-obsessed society. The old-fashioned train with its semi-fouled-up arrivals and departures and overall tone of another time was a comfort and a great solace to my ragged nerves. At stops I got off and walked the platform, looking at the cars and the locomotives, and all I saw were names of an older and industrial America: wheel assemblies by Buckeye Steel Castings, Timken bearings, GE engines.