CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 |
Apartments and houses in Los Angeles and Orange counties are home to some of the most crowded living conditions in the country, according to federal statistics. The Times analyzed the data to rank every ZIP code and census tract nationwide. Using this interactive graphic, you can enter your address and see whether you live one of the most crowded sections of the country. The Times found: -- In Los Angeles and Orange counties, about one in every 10 homes is crowded, compared with only 3% of homes nationwide.
June 8, 1989 |
Parliament on Wednesday banned videos and sound recordings that show excessive violence. The lawmakers unanimously approved a revision of the penal code to set unspecified jail terms or fines for violators.
January 13, 2010 |
These guys have to be some of the dumbest scammers ever. But their ploy is so brazen -- and so potentially attractive in these tough economic times -- you could just see it succeeding. That is, if they ever get their story straight. Beverly Hills resident Joy Shefter told me she had received a call the other day from a man identifying himself as a Bank of America employee. He said he had a cashier's check for Shefter's husband, Milt, from Publishers Clearing House. The check was for $2.5 million.
September 26, 2010
How to Bixi 1. Find the nearest station on the pocket-sized fold-out Bixi map, available around town, or download the unofficial iPhone app. 2. Following the touch-screen guidance (in French or English), insert your credit card into the kiosk, select a plan, OK the terms and conditions and receive a five-digit code. 3. Choose a bike and enter the code to remove it from its slot. 4. When you're done, return the bike to any Bixi station by inserting the front wheel into a slot.
February 28, 2009 |
A company that sold nearly 80,000 tubes of Chinese toothpaste containing a poisonous ingredient has pleaded no contest to violating California's health and safety code, prosecutors said. Selective Imports Corp. of Vernon entered the plea Thursday to a misdemeanor health code violation of selling an adulterated drug product. The company will be placed on three years of probation and must follow U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for recalling the toothpaste, said Supervising Deputy City Atty.
February 11, 2007
The Feb. 4 letter "Electrical Outlets and Code Changes," which stated that two-prong outlets or receptacles need not be reported by a home inspector, misses a primary purpose of a home inspection. Although I agree that a home inspection is not and should not be considered a code inspection, the inspector is hired to inform and educate the client regarding the condition of the home, including items that concern safety. This should include reporting two-prong -- if the boxes are not grounded -- and ungrounded outlets.