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January 17, 1999 | ROBERT A. JONES
Last week, Gov. Gray Davis toured the frozen citrus groves of the San Joaquin Valley, personally cutting into a lemon as it hung on the tree. The lemon's interior showed itself to be desiccated and worthless. A disaster, the governor said, and he was right. The recent freeze has destroyed most of the orange crop and virtually all the lemon crop north of the Tehachapis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999 | ROBERT A. JONES
Last week, Gov. Gray Davis toured the frozen citrus groves of the San Joaquin Valley, personally cutting into a lemon as it hung on the tree. The lemon's interior showed itself to be desiccated and worthless. A disaster, the governor said, and he was right. The recent freeze has destroyed most of the orange crop and virtually all the lemon crop north of the Tehachapis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found. The rate of speed was determined using surveillance videos and electronic data retrieved from the car's computers with the help of the carmaker. That would mean that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, was traveling about twice the 45 mph limit when it crashed Nov. 30 on a curvy road in a Santa Clarita business park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1994 | ALLEN THARPE, Allen Tharpe is the managing partner of Tharpe & Howell, a Los Angeles-based law firm. His clients include the current owner of the Northridge Meadows apartments, where 16 people died in the Northridge earthquake
California authorities are rightly seeking to assess blame for the devastation that killed and injured so many of our neighbors in the Northridge earthquake in January. Investigators are trying to learn why purportedly reinforced freeways collapsed and why building inspectors are finding a pattern of faulty construction and design in destroyed and damaged buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1994 | ALLEN THARPE, Allen Tharpe is the managing partner of Tharpe & Howell, a Los Angeles-based law firm. His clients include the current owner of the Northridge Meadows apartments, where 16 people died in the Northridge earthquake
California authorities are rightly seeking to assess blame for the devastation that killed and injured so many of our neighbors in the Northridge earthquake in January. Investigators are trying to learn why purportedly reinforced freeways collapsed and why building inspectors are finding a pattern of faulty construction and design in destroyed and damaged buildings.
OPINION
April 8, 2013 | By Arnold Schwarzenegger
I will always remember the day I woke to the news that more than 2,000 fires were burning in California. I thought I must not have heard correctly. Two thousand fires? How could that be? In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle. But not before 11 emergency declarations were issued and more than 400,000 acres burned. Countless lives and livelihoods were ruined. Today, there's a new disaster looming, and although it's not as riveting or dramatic as walls of flames and billowing black smoke, it needs our immediate attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area, which were shut down after a fatal collision, were open to traffic early Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. A stretch of the freeway near the intersection with the 170 Freeway was cleared late Monday after a fatal collision. The same area was closed until about 4:15 a.m. for planned maintenance by state transportation crews, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said. A victim was struck by at least one vehicle on the busy freeway about 7:35 p.m. Monday, causing a massive traffic jam on the heavily traveled transportation artery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Peter Taylor, the UC system's chief financial officer and executive vice president, said Tuesday that he is leaving the university to run a Los Angeles-based education foundation that will focus on helping low- income students succeed in K-12 schools and college. Taylor, who was with the university headquarters for five years and was credited with helping UC weather the state financial crisis, will become president in April of a $150-million foundation being funded by the Educational Credit Management Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2011 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Catherine Mulholland, a historian whose biography of her grandfather William Mulholland sought to correct the image of the man who was sometimes vilified for his central role in bringing water to Southern California, died of natural causes Wednesday at her Camarillo home. She was 88 and had been in decline for several months, her family said. Mulholland was one of the last two grandchildren of the rugged Irish immigrant who oversaw the construction of the 230-mile aqueduct that carries water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Ronald D. White and Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players - Tesoro and Chevron Corp. The twin actions Friday were immediately blasted by consumer advocates as a disaster for California consumers, who already pay some of the nation's highest gasoline and diesel prices. Tesoro and Chevron would control more than half of the refining business in California, which the activist groups contend would allow the two companies to influence what customers pay at the pump.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By KTLA
Students at El Dorado High School in Placentia on Monday paid tribute to a 16-year-old boy who was fatally struck by an SUV while skateboarding over the weekend. Logan Wells, 16, was struck by an SUV on Bastanchury Road near Secretariat Way in Yorba Linda around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, investigators said. He later died at a hospital. Friends told KTLA-TV Wells was a typical teen who loved skateboarding and wearing Hawaiian shirts. As the school week began, Wells' classmates honored him by wearing Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats, another staple of his wardrobe.
OPINION
September 13, 1992
Gov. Wilson's policies will be an economic disaster for California. In the short term, his deep cuts in state spending will make the recession worse. In the long term, his deep cuts in schools and universities will deny California the skilled workers and new technologies on which its economic future depends. In the 19th Century the Republican Party built this country up with lavish federal support of railroads and agricultural colleges. Today, Republicans like Wilson are tearing this country down.
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