March 25, 1994 |
Earlier this week we talked with Ann Brown, the new chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She came to the interview with a package of 12 jumbo crayons imported from China by Concord Enterprises of Los Angeles--the first product recalled under her tenure. Although labeled "non-toxic," the yellow and red crayons contain hazardous amounts of lead, Brown said. The crayons may be returned to stores for refunds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2002 |
In her agonizing daily commute from her Oceanside home to her job at Cal Poly Pomona, Donna Tillman routinely battles the 800-pound gorillas of Southern California freeways: big rigs. "I drive a Toyota, and I feel like a midget among these huge trucks," the business professor said. "You cannot see around them when you are moving from one lane to another." The 18-wheelers are not only big, but they also seem to be reproducing right on the roadways.