January 28, 1989 |
Blythe's lone movie house has offered to let the local newspaper's film critic back inside to review movies--but only if the Palo Verde Valley Times agrees to print reviews by a second critic working for the theater. The California desert community's only newspaper rejected the proposal Friday, calling it a "dumb idea."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1998 |
An Orange County coalition opposed to illegal immigration has resurrected a billboard that declared California "the illegal immigration state" and that earlier this year caused a major confrontation between coalition members and Latinos on the Arizona-California border near Blythe. The latest sign is 10 by 40 feet long and faces motorists traveling from Arizona into the state along Interstate 10 near Blythe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2006 |
Two inmates remained free Friday after escaping from an outdoor recreation area at the Blythe jail, authorities said. Nine inmates originally fled the enclosed yard about 11 p.m. Thursday. Four were found within a half hour, one was apprehended early Friday and two more were found at a Palm Desert residence Friday afternoon, said Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Earl Quinata.
January 12, 1989 |
Movie critic Cathy Monnett had just taken a seat in the aging red brick theater to review the latest film to play at the only movie house in this desert community near the Colorado River. But even before "Gorillas in the Mist" began to roll, the theater manager approached, handed back her money and asked Monnett to leave. The reason: the theater owner had decided that Monnett's reviews were too negative and bad for business.
January 5, 2012 |
Solar Millennium AG's insolvency administrator is seeking to sell parts or all of the German developer of sun-powered plants. Volker Boehm of Schulze & Braun said today in a statement that it's seeking buyers for the company's 60 or so project units and stakes, including Oakland-based Solar Trust of America LLC, which is planning the world's biggest solar plant. Solar Trust currently has multiple projects in development across the southwestern U.S., including the world's largest permitted solar power plant facility near Blythe, CA. The Blythe Solar Power Project will deliver 1,000 Megawatts (MW)
June 23, 1997
As the cost of attending four-year universities continues to rise precipitously (private universities now charge as much as $22,200 for annual tuition), more individuals are exploring non-university options to obtain educations that can ready them for entry into the work force. Southern California's numerous community colleges offer relatively inexpensive ($13 per unit), two-year vocational certificate programs that prepare students for specific jobs.