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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg will avoid jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to two felony charges -- but he might be legally allowed to continue smoking marijuana. The entertainer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, entered the plea to a charge of gun possession by a convicted felon and a marijuana-related drug charge, prosecutors said. Dogg, 35, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling in Pasadena clad in a leather jacket, black jeans and a T-shirt.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
How about a margarita with that matzo ball? Until recently, syrupy sweet wine was a staple of the Passover Seder, the ritual meal that celebrates the liberation of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2013 | By Martin Eichner
Question: I am a partner in a small property management company. I know that disability and reasonable accommodation issues need to be handled carefully, so I try to keep up with the latest rules. However, I have recently received "certificates" from tenants for their pets from a website, certifying their pet as an emotional support animal. My owners are very worried about being sued and are afraid to say no when they see these very official-looking certificates. Are we bound to allow these pets just because we receive these Internet certificates?
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | BARRY ZEPEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Adam was a lanky right-handed pitcher from Gardena High when he was drafted in 1972 in the sixth round of the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike most athletes who have an opportunity to play baseball professionally, Adam eventually made it to the big leagues, but not the way he planned. His professional playing career, all at the Class-A level, lasted only two seasons. He was cut by the Orioles after the 1972 season and was picked up by the Angels in '73.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Kristof is a personal-finance author and syndicated columnist.
Looking for cash to tide you over during these lean times? The Treasury Department is urging Americans to quiz their parents and grandparents this holiday season about whether they squirreled away U.S. savings bonds that have stopped earning interest. The reason: About $16 billion of these bonds haven't been redeemed. The government suspects that the owners have either died or forgotten about the investments that they bought in the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Halina Douglas and her family gathered at a Sizzler's restaurant five years ago to celebrate her certification as a paralegal assistant, it was a poignant measure of how far she had come from the days when she was forced to flee war-torn Ukraine during World War II. But Douglas' moment of victory turned to disaster when a large menu sign fell from the wall and slammed into her head.
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