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June 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
May 16, 1985 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, Times Staff Writer
Robert Monk was poking through the rubble, looking for salvageable items before the bulldozer comes next month and flattens the Boys Club branch in northwest Pasadena. "A lot of kids have come through here," said Monk, the executive director of the Boys Clubs of Pasadena, looking around the darkened basement as if he could see the neighborhood children who once played there.
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.
August 13, 1987 | ITABARI NJERI, Times Staff Writer
Dolores Oroza leaned wearily against the bathroom wall, its tiles the coolest surface in the hot, slum tenement, address: 1660 N. Western Ave. Dr. Milton Avol's place, and for 30 days, his prison. Avol is the man with the run-together moniker: "neurosurgeon-slumlord." In July, a Los Angeles Municipal Court judge sentenced him to a month in his own rodent-infested tenement. He and Oroza have been neighbors. Her eyes were dark and dull in a somber face as she spoke.
February 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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