May 11, 1989
Fire officials confirmed Wednesday that an early-morning fire that destroyed a kindergarten classroom at Corona Elementary School in Bell was deliberately set. The blaze, which was reported at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday, caused about $250,000 in damage, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Bill Franklin said. "It's of an incendiary origin," Franklin said, when asked if arson was considered the cause of the fire. "It's definitely that." Investigators have not identified any suspects in the fire, Franklin said.
October 9, 1991 |
City Councilman Bill Franklin, a retired Anaheim police captain who calls himself a "middle-of-the-road Eisenhower Republican," set out Tuesday on a long-shot campaign for the U.S. Senate. Franklin told reporters that one reason he decided to make the long jump from Corona City Council to the Senate is that he is too old to begin climbing the political ladder. "I had a feeling that if I ran (for another office) . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991 |
Republicans Tom Campbell and Bruce Herschensohn clashed sharply on virtually every issue they discussed Monday in a debate between U.S. Senate candidates that previewed the sort of moderate-conservative divisions that will mark their primary campaigns. Herschensohn, 59, the conservative Los Angeles radio and television commentator, was the early aggressor, using his full four-minute opening statement in an attempt to characterize Campbell as nothing more than a Democratic liberal.
February 15, 1987
The Dodgers are scheduled to hold their annual public workout and exhibition game with USC at Dodger Stadium today. The workout, which starts at 11:30 a.m., marks the end of the Dodgers' winter practices at Dodger Stadium. The seven-inning game, matching Dodger minor leaguers and the Trojans, is at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
December 23, 1993
A former security guard is awaiting trial after being charged with accidentally igniting a $2.8-million blaze that destroyed McKay Chemical Co.'s shipping warehouse. Gerardo Vargas, 36, of Baldwin Park and Moreno Valley, had worked for McKay Chemical as a night watchman for less than two weeks when the fire broke out at 2:25 a.m. on Oct. 21, officials said. Vargas was the only person on the property at 1920 Randolph St. when the fire started, officials said.