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March 4, 2001 | A.R. Ammons, From "The Selected Poems" by A.R. Ammons (W.W. Norton: 120 pp., $12 paper)
When you consider the radiance, that it does not withhold itself but pours its abundance without selection into every nook and cranny not overhung or hidden; when you consider that birds' bones make no awful noise against the light but lie low in the light as in a high testimony; when you consider the radiance, that it will look into the guiltiest swervings of the weaving heart and bear itself upon them, not flinching into disguise or darkening; when you consider the abundance of such resource
November 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
San Jose has a big pig problem, as in 200-pound wild boars tearing up and eating their way through ritzy neighborhoods. So the city council this week came up with a solution: a three-month open hunting season within city limits. State-permitted shooting of the hoofed-beasts was approved by the San Jose City Council after officials determined the animals were found to be the culprits behind chewed up lawns and golf course fairways. There was also a concern of what would happen if a pig vs. human encounter got out of hand.
April 1, 1994 | Cmdr. DAN WATSON is a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. He comments on an ACLU report noting that 83% of officers live outside the city limits: and
I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and live less than 15 miles from the Civic Center. My family, including in-laws, have faithfully served as city employees continuously since 1911, when my grandfather joined the LAPD. To be labeled a "carpetbagger" and member of an "army of occupation" is highly offensive to me and the other members of the LAPD whose only crime is living outside the city limits.
September 11, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc, This post has been updated and corrected. See the notes below for details.
The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to draft an ordinance to allow and regulate medical marijuana collectives within the city, opening another chapter in the years-long saga over whether the city has the authority to control dispensaries. In an 8-0 vote, council members directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would once again allow a limited number of collectives to operate within city limits. The council debate came a day after a group seeking to overturn the city's medical marijuana ban was dealt a blow in court.
June 26, 1999 | KURT STREETER
Los Angeles got just a bit bigger Friday. The City Council voted unanimously to add 78.2 acres of previously unincorporated county land off Roscoe Boulevard near Valley Circle Boulevard in West Hills. The parcel is a slice of 359 acres that SunCal Corps. Ltd. is planning to develop with single-family homes. All but the 78.2 acres lie within city boundaries. "We're delighted at the council's action," said Bill Rattazzi, one of SunCal's principals.
March 16, 2000
City Council members have agreed to impose restrictions on how long guests can stay at motels within the city limits. The Orange County city joins nearby Buena Park, Cypress and Garden Grove in passing similar measures, which prevent guests from staying longer than 30 days. The ordinances were prompted by concerns about crime and substandard living conditions.
August 23, 1990
City limits on new apartment and condominium construction will continue until next year, but will be less restrictive, the City Council decided Tuesday. The council voted to extend the moratorium, passed last month, until July 17, 1991.
Dear Street Smart: One evening, I was ticketed by a Tustin police officer for allegedly running a red light at the corner of Walnut and Jamboree in Irvine. I later checked my map and with the city of Irvine and confirmed that the intersection of Jamboree and Walnut is indeed entirely within the Irvine city limits. My question is this: Can a cop issue a traffic ticket for a violation that did not occur within his city of jurisdiction?
October 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
Croatian defenders abandoned the old walled center of Dubrovnik on Friday as the Yugoslav army advanced to within the city limits, Croatian officials said. Defense officials in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, said their forces retreated to nearby Gruz harbor under Yugoslav army gunfire that was in violation of a cease-fire agreed upon in Zagreb the day before.
While a neighbor watched, Bob and Fran Stinner's home in rural Escondido overlooking Lake Hodges was systematically looted of five television sets, a videotape recorder, one amplifier, two .22-caliber rifles and a ceremonial Navy sword with Bob Stinner's name engraved on it. The neighbor, who lived only a few hundred feet from the Stinners, immediately called police as she kept an eye on the thieves who were loading their loot into a van at the back of the Stinners' house.
November 10, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
He runs a trade magazine for the nail salon industry and lives quietly with his family in a small mobile home on the edge of town. But in a city that decades ago rose up as the new capital for Vietnamese outside Vietnam, Tri Ta is suddenly the king of Little Saigon. Since his election as Westminster's mayor Tuesday, Ta has been featured on Radio Free Asia, invited to San Jose to meet with Vietnamese leaders and watched as his name rocketed across the Internet, from Houston to Hanoi.
September 13, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Candidates running for office in Los Angeles will have new incentives to collect donations from inside the city under a campaign finance law overhaul backed by the City Council on Wednesday. Under changes beginning in 2015, public matching funds will be given for donations raised only within city limits. To be eligible for the city money, candidates will have to collect contributions from at least 200 people living in the district they hope to represent. Starting next year, candidates will also be eligible for increased matching funds.
April 5, 2012 | Broderick Turner
They all say publicly that it's not a rivalry -- and it seems as if both the Clippers and Lakers are right. The Lakers say the Clippers have to win more games before it's truly a rivalry. The Clippers don't dispute that. The last of three regular-season games between the teams was as intense as the first two, as close as the first two, and ended with a 113-108 victory for the Lakers on Wednesday night that snapped the Clippers' six-game winning streak in a designated Clippers home game at Staples Center.
February 19, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Like lovers in Paris, San Joaquin kit foxes will always have Bakersfield. The rare little foxes come out mostly at night. They find fabulous food everywhere: chunks of cheeseburger from dumpsters, shreds of taco on windblown wrappers. And the accommodations: What can beat a cozy den in the student quarter — specifically, beneath portable classrooms in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District? The 17,000-student district isn't crazy about the foxes, especially when about one-third of its 23 elementary and junior high schools have to deal with them on a regular basis.
February 7, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
With a fire extinguisher in his hand and a cellphone pressed to his ear, principal Sameeh abu Rameelh battled an electrical fire in his Jerusalem high school's computer lab while pleading with the fire department to come to his aid. But when the emergency dispatcher heard that the school was in Kafr Aqab, separated from the rest of Jerusalem by a 36-foot-high concrete wall, he told Abu Rameelh that firetrucks wouldn't cross Israel's separation barrier...
December 4, 2010 | Gary Klein
Neither a conference title nor a bowl bid, Rose or otherwise, is on the line for either team. But both embattled programs need a victory to claim even a modicum of success this season. Staff writer Gary Klein previews the game as UCLA and USC meet in football for the 80th time: -- 1 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION You could say that bad blood between UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel and USC Coach Lane Kiffin, and between Kiffin and UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow, was dissipated when UCLA played at Tennessee last season.
In yet another battle traced to state cutbacks, Thousand Oaks is protesting Ventura County's proposal to spend more than $400,000 on a project to improve a section of Moorpark Road north of a stretch originally earmarked for the money. Rather than improve the Norwegian Grade between Calle Contento and Santa Rosa Road, county officials are proposing to use the money on a section of road just north of the grade to Tierra Rejada Road.
Here are 15 essays in search of a title or an overriding theme and I think the "Small Town" theme may have been the wrong one to pick. Terry Teachout was raised in Sikeston, Mo.--that's perfectly true. He did end up living in New York City--that's perfectly true, too. But, more to the point, these are "Ugly Duckling" essays, coming-of-age stories, identity vignettes.
October 23, 2010
RESOURCES GUIDE Fall means back to school for kids and young adults. But hundreds of programs in the Southland are open to seniors, too. And relatives who are concerned about keeping their elders healthy ?mentally and physically ? should encourage them to participate. Research indicates that as long as people stimulate their brains by learning and trying new things, intellectual growth continues, even at an advanced age. The easiest courses to drop into are held at senior and community centers, often sponsored by city recreation departments.
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