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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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1992
Joel Kotkin's piece "Leading Our Economic Revival With a White Flag" (Opinion, Jan. 19) contained a number of positive observations about California's economy. We at the California Chamber are also stressing "What's Right With California" to give a more balanced perspective than the gloom and doom of the national media. When we do suggest reforms in our workers' compensation programs, litigation climate and the bureaucracy, we are trying to retain jobs in California in the face of an onslaught of recruiting activities from other states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint Assistant Auditor Controller John Naimo as interim head of the county's audit department. Current Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe is retiring after 25 years with the county. She was appointed head auditor-controller in 2009, making her the first woman to hold the position. The department is tasked with monitoring and administering the county's $25-billion budget, including setting fiscal policies, administering the county's payroll, apportioning property taxes, auditing county departments and vendors, and conducting fraud investigations.
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