CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995 |
Downtown streets will be closed to cars beginning late afternoon on the Fourth of July, but businesses will not be required to close their doors early, police said. Lt. Dan Johnson said Wednesday that pedestrians will be allowed downtown. However, he said many merchants will voluntarily close at dusk in an effort to discourage rowdiness, which has marred past holiday celebrations.
February 18, 1995 |
Waiting in line on a school playground for octopus dumplings that volunteers were baking for earthquake refugees, Tomoko Fujisaka's mind was on her husband's next paycheck. It will be for January, and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has not yet informed her husband if it will include pay for the period after Jan. 17, when the earthquake shut down the firm's Kobe factory and ended his work for the month. "We've been afraid of even asking," she said.
January 20, 1995 |
More than a foot of wet, heavy snow closed highways, schools and businesses Thursday in Missouri and dumped a mixture of rain and snow from the Ozark Mountains to Michigan, authorities said. "The highways closed themselves, what with all the cars stuck," Columbia Police Chief Earnest Barbee said. Columbia, in the center of the state, recorded 13 inches of snow. * Classes were canceled for the first time in 20 years at the University of Missouri.
January 12, 1995 |
Palos Verdes Peninsula cities have a median income of between $80,000 and $150,000 a year, but local businesses are not immune to closure. In 1994, three peninsula cities saw high-profile or longtime businesses close their doors. In Rancho Palos Verdes, a 27,700-square-foot Vons supermarket, the largest tenant at Harbor Cove Plaza, closed its doors. In Palos Verdes Estates, it was a 20-year-old general store. And in Rolling Hills Estates, the I.
October 14, 1994 |
Flooding from at least 14 inches of rain in two days closed streets and schools Thursday and forced the evacuation of about 200 homes. In downtown Savannah, children played in streets where floodwaters began to recede after rising to five feet. Children rode their bicycles into the water, and a group of about eight played on a fishing boat. "We're having fun for once," said 12-year-old Kelly Pringle. Adults had a different view.
October 12, 1994 |
The Pakistani opposition's ambitious aim was to "jam" the nation's economy and force Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from office. By the time Tuesday's strike ended, 11 people were reported dead and both sides were claiming victory. The truth seemed somewhere in the middle.
April 14, 1994 |
Bank customers cleared out safe deposit boxes, businesses shut their doors and residents fled their homes in Valley Park, Mo., as the Meramec River flowed into the streets for the third time in a year. All across eastern and central Missouri, the spring of 1994 was beginning to look a lot like the summer of 1993. Volunteers piled up sandbags, and evacuees camped out in churches and schools. Streams also were out of their banks from Oklahoma to West Virginia.
August 14, 1993 |
Facing a crowd of skeptical, and at times hostile, sailors and civilian military workers who stand to lose their jobs when five Bay Area naval facilities are shut down, President Clinton on Friday promised "aggressive, tough and unrelenting" efforts to help the area's dislocated workers and depressed communities. "I make this pledge to you," Clinton said. "The men and women who won the Cold War will not be left out in the cold by a grateful nation."
October 25, 1992 |
The reflection of the strobe light on the mirrored walls of the Alhambra lounge created a dazzling display as three youths belted out Chinese pop hits to music from a karaoke machine. Later, sitting around a table with friends, they said the U2 KTV & Cafe is a comfortable place to hang out and exercise their vocal talents. "Kids come here to sing and socialize," said a 17-year old Walnut girl, who asked that her name not be used. "I've met a lot of nice kids here, a lot of straight-A students."