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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1993
Search-and-rescue teams dredged the California Aqueduct in Palmdale on Monday looking for a man who had fallen into the canal, but called off the search by early evening. The man, who was not identified, fell into the aqueduct about 9 a.m. while he and his 5-year-old son fished near 60th Street West, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Ron Shreves. The son, who saw his father fall in, called to nearby adults who then called the Sheriff's Department, Shreves said.
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NEWS
July 26, 1990 | From Times wire services
The bodies of two fishermen who fell into the water of the California Aqueduct were recovered by Sheriff's Department divers this morning, authorities said. The first body was pulled from the aqueduct about 7:45 a.m. and the second at 8:35 a.m., Sgt. Roger Hom said. "The bodies were found 15 feet apart in 30 feet of water in the center of the aqueduct, about 500 feet from where they fell in," Deputy Gabe Ramirez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
Authorities have identified a 31-year-old Lancaster man found dead in an Antelope Valley aqueduct, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Saturday. Herbert Guidry's body was discovered by divers near 60th Street West and Avenue N in Palmdale about 6 p.m. Friday, said L. Shelton, a supervising investigator with the county coroner's officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991
The California Department of Water Resources said Wednesday that Southern California's water supply was not threatened by the "minuscule" amount of diesel fuel that spilled into the California Aqueduct from a truck accident in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County. Department spokesman Jerry Reynolds said the amount was so small that the state was not taking any extraordinary measures to deal with it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man in his 20s died Saturday after emergency workers pulled him from a vehicle that had plunged into the California Aqueduct. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received a call at 3:55 p.m. about a vehicle submerged in the aqueduct near Pearblossom Highway, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sheriff's deputies Tuesday resumed searching the California Aqueduct where screenwriter Gary Devore's car was found, looking for a gun he reportedly had with him when he disappeared. The car, with Devore's body still at the wheel, was found July 8 submerged in the concrete channel where its waters flow beneath the Antelope Valley Freeway. He had been missing since June 28, 1997, when he disappeared while driving to his Santa Barbara County home from Santa Fe, N.M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's late at night and you're cruising down the Antelope Valley Freeway. You suddenly swerve to avoid hitting a coyote, and crash through a lightweight barrier. Or you get off for gas and by mistake get back on the wrong side, then try to cut across the median to where you belong. Instead of finding safety, you land in the California Aqueduct and you're beginning to sink--as screenwriter Gary Devore apparently did a little over a year ago. What should you do?
NEWS
September 26, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson said Friday that he does not believe a canal around the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta should be attempted in the next seven years--despite a plea from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Wilson's comments came at a ceremony where he signed a $235-million appropriation bill to make possible a historic water sales agreement between the Imperial Valley and the San Diego County Water Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Screenwriter Gary Devore's widow has sued the state Department of Transportation over his 1997 fatal plunge into the California Aqueduct, claiming dangerous conditions on the road led to his death, according to her lawyer. Devore, who authorities said was fatigued and disoriented after driving for 12 hours on his way home to Carpinteria from Santa Fe, N.M., got on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway headed north in the southbound lanes and accidentally drove off the road and into the aqueduct.
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