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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1996 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to the revelation that final approval of the press box at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was based partly on questionable documentation, officials have directed engineers to estimate how costly it would be to do further tests on the structure. The engineers, from the firm of John A. Martin & Associates Inc., are assessing the prospect of testing the structure's seven "box" columns, according to Coliseum General Manager Patrick T. Lynch.
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NEWS
August 4, 1996 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Dissatisfaction with public schools and their bureaucracies has spawned 226 charter schools in 25 states over the last five years, with California leading the pack. But the laws governing the experimental schools have some serious flaws that may undercut the effectiveness of the burgeoning reform effort, a national study says.
NEWS
August 31, 1986 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Across the street from the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant and under roaring jets taking off from nearby Los Angeles International Airport, people are trying to learn how to fly. Strapped into lightweight metal frames that support large cloth wings, they are pushed off a 30-foot bluff overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean.
NEWS
September 7, 1986 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Across the street from the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant and under roaring jets taking off from nearby Los Angeles International Airport, people are trying to learn how to fly. Strapped into lightweight metal frames that support large cloth wings, they are pushed off a 30-foot bluff overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a half-century, Ruby Johnson's voting record was unblemished: a straight Democratic ballot all the way. But not this year. Johnson was among hundreds of Los Angeles County voters stunned Tuesday to discover that they have been mysteriously re-registered into new political parties that qualified in California last fall, according to county officials.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1997 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former owners of the San Diego processor that sliced and froze the Mexican-grown strawberries implicated in the hepatitis A scare last week in Los Angeles-area schools were sued Monday by the new parent company. In a suit filed in federal court in Oregon, Epitope Inc. is seeking $20 million in actual and punitive damages. It also wants to undo the $7.7-million stock swap in December by which it bought the processor, Andrew & Williamson Sales Co. In other words, Epitope wants a divorce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1997
After a series of interviews Wednesday, a Los Angeles city screening committee certified a list of six semifinalists for police chief and forwarded the names to the Police Commission for its consideration. As expected, the candidates are: LAPD deputy chiefs Bernard Parks, David Gascon, and Mark Kroeker; LAPD Cmdr. Art Lopez; Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chief Lee D. Baca and Sacramento Police Chief Arturo Venegas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a distance, the five lifeguards could have been stand-ins for a "Baywatch" episode. They had the killer beach tans, the red trunks of California lifeguards, and rad sunglasses. Nothing unusual about these guys--except that up close, they could be heard speaking Spanish. The word for ocean waves is olas, a subject that Jose Luis Estrada Torres knows much about.
BUSINESS
August 21, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Laserscope said the Food and Drug Administration said its laser therapy is approvable for use in certain early-stage lung cancers. The San Jose-based company said final FDA approval for the laser would depend upon the agency's approval of a separate drug component, because that drug and device are "bundled" as a unified system. Shares in Laserscope closed $1.19 higher at $6.50 on Nasdaq. The FDA letter "means all their questions are answered," said Laserscope spokesman Richard Wood.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
An organization of state securities regulators revamped the exam states give registered investment advisors, adding more questions on economics, investment vehicles and investing strategies, regulators said Monday. The 130-question revised Series 65 "competency exam" replaces a shorter test that focused on ethics and securities laws. The North American Securities Administrators Assn., which revised the test, wants its members to begin using the test by Jan. 1.
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