CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 |
Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87. Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Delano, Calif., his family said. He was a second-generation farmer who thought far beyond the borders of the San Joaquin Valley land that he had worked since the 1940s. "When everybody else just saw problems, he saw opportunities," said Bryan Silbermann, president of the Delaware-based Produce Marketing Assn.
February 16, 1987
Two cars full of teen-agers collided head on near Delano, killing six youths and injuring five others, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol team that specializes in major crashes was investigating the accident, CHP dispatcher John Sanchez said. Sanchez said he had no information on what caused the accident, and said there was no evidence that any of the people were wearing seat belts.
April 6, 2002
I never thought I would become a single-issue voter. However, Gov. Gray Davis' granting an indefensible pay increase to correctional officers after their union gave him the largest single check he has received since taking office pushes me to the edge. I am a retired employee of the Department of Corrections with over 30 years of service, so I should be glad for my former brothers. But this is too much. As a taxpayer I object to giving such a gigantic increase to a single group of employees when the rest of the state departments are being asked to take cuts.
March 15, 1986 |
In terms of size, the Lynwood High School girls' basketball team does not match up with Point Loma. Forward Shurell Johnson, at 5-feet 9-inches, is the Knights' tallest player. But that doesn't mean the Knights won't match up well at 6 tonight when they play the Pointers in the Division I Southern Regional championship game at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
April 28, 1994
Mike Delano, one of three players dismissed from the North Hollywood High baseball team last week because of disciplinary reasons, was reinstated Wednesday by vote of secret ballot by teammates. "The team voted him back in," Coach Rick Pally said. Delano, a junior left-hander who has 39 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings, will return to the team next week. Seniors Patrick Fields and Robert Talamantes did not express an interest in returning.
August 16, 1997
Jack Delano, 83, a photographer, filmmaker, cartoonist, graphic designer and composer. Less known than Dorothea Lange or Arthur Rothstein, Delano was nevertheless among the handful of photographers who recorded the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration. Among his most-praised pictures, which took on the look of Old Masters paintings, was one of a Thanksgiving dinner in Connecticut featuring grapes and a pitcher of water as the cornerstone of the feast.