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August 8, 1994 | JEFF BEAN and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An incurable and fatal fungus is ravaging a group of historic date palms in Capistrano Beach and is turning once stately green fronds atop the trees into brown skeletons. About 40 of the 250 palms, planted in the 1920s when the Doheny family developed the area, have been hit with the fungus known as fusarium wilt, according to Rick Still, parks superintendent for the city of Dana Point. The deadly disease is usually passed on when pruning equipment is not properly sterilized, Still said.
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March 18, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gloomy defense industry report issued this week by Los Angeles County underscores the need for advance planning to shield San Diego County from the economic pain being caused by defense spending cuts, local officials said Tuesday. Los Angeles County could lose as many as 420,000 jobs by 1995, while the county's personal income total could shrink by $84.6 billion during the coming decade, according to the report.
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June 18, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four finalists to take over the city's beleaguered Police Department are two Orange County law enforcement leaders, the chief of a small Northern California force and an assistant sheriff in San Diego County. Among the candidates are Buena Park Police Chief Richard M. Tefank, 47, and Orange County Undersheriff Raul A. Ramos, 62, who is the department's No. 2 man and runs its day-to-day operations.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1986 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Hills Savings & Loan, largest of California's severely troubled S&Ls, is preparing a widespread disclosure of its financial problems as one way of warning savers to limit the amount of money that they keep on deposit there, The Times has learned. Also under consideration, according to officials at the company, is a proposal to inform depositors in writing that they should not keep more than $100,000 on deposit at the S&L.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recessions don't usually generate much good news, but the continuing slowdown has helped to forge a healthier relationship between the San Diego City Council and four organizations that are charged with luring tourists and new business to San Diego County. During a June, 1990 budget hearing, disgruntled council members threatened to eliminate or severely cut city funding for the San Diego Economic Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County's building industry Monday launched an ambitious effort to find solutions to growth-related problems that have hurt the industry's image with the public. Industry leaders said a key part of the plan will be to persuade skeptical community and environmental activists that the industry is interested as much in the quality of its work as in the quantity.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1985 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Sears, Roebuck took a decidely cautious approach earlier this year when it started selling spas made by Carlsbad-based Watkins Manufacturing. "We're talking about a product that combines water and electricity, and our first concern is the consumer," a Sears spokesman said last week. Consequently, Sears, which put the Underwriters Laboratory-listed Watkins spas through its own harsh testing laboratory, plans a second series of tests this summer.
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May 17, 1986 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
California Transportation Commissioner J.T. (Tom) Hawthorne, warned against voting on San Diego highway and trolley projects because they involve customers of his Caterpillar equipment dealership, says he will not resign from his appointed state position.
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August 9, 1990 | BONNA M. DE LA CRUZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two years of legal hassles and complaints from local residents, a Japanese-owned cattle feedlot in Paradise Valley, near the Riverside County line, rounded up its last 50 calves and closed its doors for good Wednesday. With hopes to fatten, slaughter and ship high-quality black cattle to beef-starved and land-poor Japan, American First Beef, an Escondido-based company, instead was stalled by orders to stop polluting the isolated valley north of Warner Springs.
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November 3, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff John Duffy assembled selected reporters Thursday for a detailed walk-through of his outside consulting work since 1983, asserting that there has been nothing improper in the conduct of his personal finances. Duffy confirmed that he had listed none of the income from consulting on his annual state disclosure forms, but said he believes none of it was required to be listed.
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