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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A layer of gunk clung to just about everything in the Sepulveda Basin on Monday after flooding from the weekend's storms--hardly surprising for a flood basin. But near the center of the muddy basin stood a 6-foot-high traffic signal control tower, looking clean, shiny and brand new. That's because it was. Every time the basin floods--which it is designed to do during major storms--the electronic control unit has to be replaced with a new unit. The replacement cost: $6,000. And that's every time.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
The gulf between the sound you hear in a first-rate cinema and the sound you hear at home from a videocassette or a laser disc is as between night and day, or at very least late dusk and day. Where is the sense that you are in the middle of the sound, or that a jet is roaring past your left shoulder, or just that not all the talkers are clustered in the center of the room?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
This is about that vision thing, that tele-vision thing, and how two demographically correct California towns separated by geography and cable companies are about to have their vision thing tested. A contemporary tale of two cities . . . for some, perhaps, the best of times, the worst of times, for some an age of wisdom or possibly an age of foolishness. Cerritos in the south. Castro Valley to the north.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1992 | CRISTINE GONZALEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Arnone inherited a love of song from his father, who had once been a vaudeville performer. The problem is, Arnone can't sing--at least he thought he couldn't until he stumbled upon karaoke . "I was pretty much a shy guy before then," the former advertising consultant said. But one day he bought a sing-along system for his office, "just to show clients," and began toying with it. That was four years ago.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1989 | JAMES RISEN and TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writers
The world's two largest commodities exchanges, under the gun to clean up fraudulent practices in their trading pits, said Wednesday that they will jointly develop new hand-held electronic equipment that will make it more difficult for traders to falsify their records.
NEWS
March 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
New security orders have been issued to all of Britain's major airports, a Manchester airport spokesman said Saturday. The orders came amid controversy over warnings received before the December bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The British news media said it is believed the new directive requires passengers to remove all electric and electronic equipment from luggage before check-in and to pack such items in hand luggage to be examined at boarding gates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed men invaded a high-tech facility Wednesday, ordering employees to the floor while they robbed the company of valuable computer chips and other electronic components. The computer chip robbery was the fifth of its kind in Orange County in the past 13 months. Brea police, who patrol Yorba Linda, said that three to five men armed with handguns and a knife entered Shecom Computers, a wholesaler of computer components, in the 22700 block of Savi Ranch Parkway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men suspected of sneaking into Orange County churches to steal musical equipment were arrested this week at a pawn shop with a keyboard taken the night before from an Irvine congregation, police said. Brian James McGuire, 38, and Larry Van Bradley, 43, both of Santa Ana, were being held Tuesday in Orange County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
NEWS
July 7, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
As a curious little boy, Alex Ruelas liked to take apart all kinds of appliances. But the machines rarely recovered. Recently, Ruelas dissected a brand new personal computer, and when he put it back together, it worked the first time he flipped the switch. His new skill with electronic equipment comes from a vocational training program called the Pioneer Academy of Electronics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1987 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
In what was described as a major export violation case, a federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Southern California couple and a Hong Kong importer on charges of illegally shipping nearly $1 million in sophisticated electronic equipment to Pakistan. The indictments charge that the couple, Arnold I. and Rona K.
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