June 20, 2012 |
After 20 years of planning and five years of construction, Las Vegas ' McCarran International Airport will open a new terminal next Wednesday. Whether passengers are delighted or dismayed may depend on how well they embrace new technology. Travelers will discover that the new $2.4-billion facility looks like many European airports. Gone are the fixed-in-place ticket counters with large signage for each airline. They're replaced by overhead monitors displaying the various airlines' logos, allowing for changes based on demand.
February 4, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO — Most Sacramentans know the massive Blue Diamond almond plant only from the outside, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. With the right breeze at the right time, the aroma of fresh almonds near C Street in midtown can trigger mouthwatering cravings. Walk or ride a bike along the side fence of the facility on any given day and you're likely to get a whiff of what's happening on the 90-acre Blue Diamond property. Some days, the bouquet is so true and intense that the flavors practically announce themselves.
April 4, 1985 |
At the Catalina sportswear plant in Porterville, Calif., sewing-machine operators now spend most of their time sitting--much to the delight of company executives. Until the Los Angeles-based company installed new equipment, the operators had to spend hours each day hauling bundles of clothing around the plant.
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August 18, 1987 |
Margaret Steers was recently honored by the Shadow Ranch Recreation Center in Canoga Park as the outstanding volunteer of 1987. "Grandma" Steers has had many jobs in the center, but her favorite is to get out and talk with the people in the park. I was born in The Commons, a little village outside Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, in nineteen hundred and one. My father, bless his soul, was a miner, and my mother was a cook at the little police station there.
May 17, 1999 |
Actor Ernie Hudson plays a prison warden in HBO's "Oz." Hudson, who was in "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II," lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda, and their sons, Andrew, 11, and Ross, 10. Hudson also has two grown sons from a prior marriage, 30-year-old Rahaman and 33-year-old Ernie Jr., who has joined the "Oz" cast. The series is filmed in New York City's Chelsea district. Question: What's it like working with your son? Answer: You know, he's very good.
January 23, 1998 |
If you're among those considering taking up snowboarding and are unfamiliar with the term "face plant," it goes something like this . . . You've strapped your feet into your snowboard and begun to slide down the mountain. As you pick up speed, you negotiate a few turns, albeit precarious ones, and you start thinking that this sport--sort of a combination of skiing, surfing and skateboarding--isn't so tough after all.
May 21, 1999 |
Juan Manuel Garcia yanked on the emergency chain and brought the trash-covered conveyor belt to a grumbling halt. There, amid the discarded newspaper and cardboard, was a partial human torso. It had been severed at the waist and the knees. Garcia and another worker summoned their boss, Dave Ashworth, manager of Community Recycling in Sun Valley.
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September 2, 2001 |
Yoshiaki Shiraishi, an innovator who made Japan's most famous cuisine affordable and accessible to the masses with his conveyor belt sushi technology, has died. He was 87. Shiraishi died Wednesday of cirrhosis of the liver at a hospital in Osaka after a protracted battle with the disease. Shiraishi, chairman of Genroku Sangyo Co.
February 23, 1989 |
After months of silence, a Glendale city official this week conceded that a farfetched proposal to haul dirt by conveyor belt to complete a controversial hillside housing subdivision is just that: farfetched. "It does not appear to be feasible," said City Engineer Don Campbell, who reviewed proposals from four companies offering to haul dirt by conveyor belt to the Oakmont View development. Campbell said all of the proposals indicated that the project would be costly and time-consuming.
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August 16, 1999 |
Justice is moving more swiftly in Ventura County these days. While those who file lawsuits used to have to wait five years to go to trial, rules adopted several years ago are now settling most cases in a year. "My clients now can file an action and know that it will be resolved one way or another within a year," said Greg Herring, a Ventura attorney who practices civil and family law. "They can get on with their lives and get past the dispute."