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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."
January 20, 1998 |
With a hiss and a puff of fluffy crumbs, round cakes that resemble popcorn snap out of machines and start down a conveyor belt, on their way to becoming packages of Simply Snacks flavored rice cakes. The crispy snacks have been tumbling off the assembly line at Foodland Industries MN Inc. for the past year and a half, entering a $400-million-a-year industry dominated by giant Quaker Oats.
January 27, 2012 |
Just off a rutted dirt road, a beach as white as flour pops into view from behind a wall of sea grape and rustling palms. Pelicans slice over turquoise waters, and not a single person stirs the quiet. The tableau, along a little-developed segment of Mexico's Caribbean coast, is a beachgoer's fantasy of unspoiled seaside splendor. Until you look down. For as far as the eye can see, the sand glitters with bits of bright color: fragments of trash, thousands and thousands of them, strung like a vast, foul necklace.