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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2011 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
A handful of residents living along a busy stretch of Glendale Avenue say city officials are forcing them to take down mirrors they've attached to trees in the public right-of-way so they can better see oncoming traffic while exiting their driveways. The residents, who live north of the Ventura Freeway, say that in the absence of any speed-reduction enhancements — such as humps — the convex mirrors are one of the few safety measures they have. City officials, though, say the mirrors aren't allowed on city-owned trees.
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FOOD
May 12, 2011
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NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
REAL ESTATE
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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