CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2002 |
National guardsmen patrolled below and federal officials watched the skies above the Golden Gate Bridge during Monday morning's commute, wrapping up a weekend of intensified monitoring. The bridge was placed on a "super-heightened" state of alert Friday through Sunday after information was provided through an interagency coalition Friday, said Mary Currie, spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. Traffic for Monday morning's commute appeared normal.
November 2, 2001 |
Gov. Gray Davis warned Thursday of a "credible" terrorist threat against major bridges in California, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, but federal officials called the threats "uncorroborated" and expressed annoyance with the governor. "He certainly didn't get in contact with us," said one senior Bush administration official, who added that the White House also was unhappy with Davis' actions.
November 23, 1995 |
Seeking peace talks with Syria and dialogue with political adversaries at home, Shimon Peres was sworn in as prime minister of Israel on Wednesday for the 11 months remaining of his slain predecessor's term. The normally unruly Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, managed a display of unity in approving Peres' new government by a vote of 62 to 8. Thirty-eight members abstained rather than oppose a government brought to power by an assassin's bullet.
November 26, 1992 |
Drivers vying for hard-to-find parking spaces in Old Pasadena and the Civic Center will be greeted by more than 1,000 parking meters by early summer, the Pasadena City Council decided Tuesday. The parking meters, the first in the city's history, will generate about $1.5 million each year. Parking will cost 25 cents for each 15 minutes.