CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2001
Re "Can Drive-By Poetry Speed Up Casitas Bypass?" Ventura County Life, Dec. 31. In our campaign for a Casitas Springs bypass we are finding an undercurrent of bias from other segments of the county, a feeling that Casitas Springs folks are second-class citizens. This bias is so pervasive that we have come to realize that it is probably the major reason that we do not have an alternative to the highway in our front yard. A little history might help provide perspective. In the mid-1960s, a four-lane was proposed to bypass Casitas Springs.
April 26, 1989 |
Martina Navratilova will bypass the French Open and other European clay-court tournaments this year, the Women's International Tennis Assn. announced Tuesday. Navratilova, a two-time French Open champion ranked No. 2 in the world, has also withdrawn from the Italian and German Opens. "Martina has decided to re-evaluate her schedule," said Peachy Kellmeyer, WITA director of operations. "It's entirely her decision to do it." The Italian Open starts May 8 in Rome, and is followed a week later by the German Open in Berlin.
October 8, 1985 |
Peggy Lee, a double Grammy award winner for her 1969 song, "Is That All There Is," was hospitalized with chest pains Sunday and was to undergo a double-bypass operation later today, Touro Infirmary officials said. Lee, 65, who had been performing in New Orleans, canceled plans to sing tonight at the White House for visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
August 1, 2007
Star Jones Reynolds skirted questions about her dramatic weight loss for years, saying only that she had undergone a medical intervention. That intervention, it turns out, was gastric bypass surgery. Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. She writes about her weight loss in a first-person essay in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7.
January 28, 2008 |
Bypass surgery remains the best option for heart patients with more than one clogged artery, according to the first big study to compare bypass with drug-coated stents. The new research dims hopes that the less drastic stent procedure would prove to be just as good for people with multiple blockages. In the study, heart attack and death rates were lower among people who had surgery than those given artery-opening balloon angioplasty and stents -- mesh cylinders oozing drugs to keep vessels from re-clogging.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000
A countywide referendum on whether to fix a traffic bottleneck in the Las Posas Valley is a pointless dodge that only reinforces a false choice: Should we accept perpetual gridlock on California 118 or should we wipe out the historic downtown of tiny Somis? The obvious answer: Neither. But that option will get no support from the referendum proposed by Ventura County Supervisor Judy Mikels and backed last week by Supervisors Susan Lacey and Kathy Long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2009 |
Federal authorities are increasingly deporting illegal immigrants through a fast-track program that bypasses court hearings, an effort by the federal government to save money, reduce backlogs and clear detention beds. The number of detainees in California and across the nation who agreed to be deported without first seeing a judge jumped fivefold between 2004 and 2007, from 5,481 to nearly 31,554. In the first half of 2008, 17,445 speedy deportation orders were signed.
December 5, 1995 |
The Winnipeg Jets have found a new home at the America West Arena and intend to play there next season. "It's not a done deal yet, but the announcement today in St. Paul makes it clear where we're headed," Jerry Colangelo, the Phoenix Suns' president, said Monday.
March 12, 2006
Am I the only one who thinks that the Republicans frustrating any inquiry into warrantless wiretaps (March 8) should have been a front-page story? By all appearances, President Bush broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without legal oversight. Now, congressional Republicans are moving to legalize what Bush has done. This has a greater effect on the Constitution and the rule of law than "Monicagate" ever did. Why did The Times bury the story on Page A13? ROBERT PAYNE Studio City Re "A break-in to end all break-ins," Opinion, March 8 I wish Allan M. Jalon had finished the story of the FBI's illegal wiretaps with the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court, designed to prevent blatantly unconstitutional surveillance in the future.
September 7, 2009 |
An overweight woman who has weight-loss surgery before becoming pregnant may help break the cycle of obesity in her family, according to a new study. Researchers found that children born to women who had weight-loss surgery before pregnancy have improved heart health and a lower risk of obesity compared with their siblings who were born before the mother had surgery. The study was published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous research shows a woman's weight and her tendency to develop diabetes and heart disease can influence the long-term health of her fetus, predisposing the child to metabolic problems related to obesity.