April 15, 2007
Regarding "A system to keep tabs on ships" (March 31): Your article on vessel tracking reported that members of the public and Congress were concerned that the Coast Guard was not making adequate use of a private vessel-tracking service to meet a congressional mandate to meet an April 1 deadline under the SAFE Port Act. Buried in the article was an accurate statement that should have allayed concerns: The Coast Guard is meeting the deadline....
November 22, 1985
Both the Raiders and Rams fell far short of sellouts Thursday at 1 p.m., the deadline for lifting the local TV blackouts of their home games Sunday against the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers, respectively. The Raiders fell about 17,000 tickets shy, the Rams 9,838, so neither game will be shown in the Los Angeles area. The 10 a.m. game on Channel 4 will be the Patriots vs. the Jets, and the 1 p.m. game on Channel 2 will be the Eagles vs. the Cowboys.
August 6, 2005
So the Angels have declined to exercise an option on the contract of Rex Hudler but will evaluate him at the end of the season. The "Hud" may not be the best announcer in the business, but his passion and enthusiasm for baseball and the Angels are endearing. I hope the Angels treat Hudler the way they do the July 31 trade deadline each year: a lot of talk but no action. FRED FERKETIC Newport Beach
January 23, 1986
After eight years in office, City Councilman Case W. Boogaard has decided not to seek reelection. In explaining his decision Monday, Boogaard cited the desire to spend more time with his family. More than 50% of his time during the past eight years has been devoted to civic affairs, said Boogaard, 40, who was elected in 1978. "I enjoyed my time on the council but these are important years for my sons.
October 23, 2005 |
Robert Gayol spent five years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Then the real killers were caught, and Gayol was released to rebuild his life. Two years later, he's among hundreds of people in Illinois waiting for a pardon to officially clear his record and allow him to seek compensation from the state. "I don't think it should be on my record," said Gayol of Chicago. "It's just unfair." Gov.
September 4, 2013 |
Former Westlake Village Oaks Christian pitcher Phil Bickford, the 10th pick overall in this summer's amateur baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, has begun classes at Cal State Fullerton. He decided not sign before last July's deadline and won't be eligible for the draft again until 2016. Bickford hasn't discussed his decision, but Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said he played catch with Bickford on Tuesday and everyone has moved on. Bickford was the only one of 33 first-round draft picks not to sign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2012 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- Democratic lawmakers sued state Controller John Chiang on Tuesday, arguing that he misused his power last summer when he docked their pay for passing a budget he said was not balanced. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, does not seek reimbursement of the $583,200 in withheld pay. Lawmakers want the court to bar the controller from doing it again if they approve a budget that they deem balanced. Chiang, a Democrat, said he was exercising authority given to him by voters when they approved Proposition 25, a constitutional amendment, in 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1987 |
Lost in the clamor on budget deficits, the call for competitiveness and the Iran- contra arms scandal is an urgent national environmental debate. The Clean Air Act, the flagship of the nation's environmental laws, has barely survived six years of effort to diminish its effectiveness--to abandon public health protection as a national policy. For six years it has been a captive of the regional differences in the U.S.
November 11, 1988 |
Proving that some deadlines are more elastic than others, the Dodgers have turned off the timer for Steve Sax and Mike Marshall and reopened negotiations with the two free agents. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, reported that they had offered Sax a 3-year deal believed to be in the $3-million range.
February 13, 2013 |
Mike Piazza has not set foot in Dodger Stadium since his retirement. When the Dodgers offered to honor him with a bobblehead night last season, Piazza declined. "He doesn't want to come back because he thinks the fans will boo ," former Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda, the godfather to Piazza's brother, told The Times last month. Piazza did himself no favors on that score in his new book, "Long Shot. " In the book, he blames iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.