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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Thursday in three California counties hit hard by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, which has killed four this year and appears to be spreading rapidly. The emergency declaration applies to Kern, Colusa and San Joaquin counties, and will provide up to $1.35 million to help combat the spread of the virus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Backing the purchase of an 800-megahertz radio system for police, fire and public works departments countywide, the City Council has agreed to pay $1.2 million as its share of the $80-million project. The new communications system, which would link all police, fire and public works agencies to one network, is considered crucial to coordinating emergency responses. It would replace an aging radio network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending a year of negotiations and uncertainty, the county and its 31 cities have agreed to fund an $80-million emergency communication system to replace an aging radio network described by law enforcement officials as dangerously obsolete. The new 800-megahertz system, which would link all police, fire and public works agencies in the county to one network, is considered crucial to coordinating emergency agencies as the region's population grows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990
Orange County supervisors, who have been forced to grapple with declaring a county state of emergency every two weeks for the past six months because of the Mediterranean fruit fly, will gratefully wash their hands of the subject today, officials predicted. Board Chairman Don R. Roth circulated a letter to his colleagues Monday in which he asked them to join him in formally ending the state of emergency now that the state has completed its aerial malathion-spraying program in Orange County.
NEWS
October 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
NEWS
February 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An MD-82 passenger jet headed from Las Vegas to Cleveland made an emergency landing Monday at the South Bend, Ind., Regional Airport after its crew reported problems maintaining level flight. Continental Flight 1416, carrying 146 people, landed safely; no one was injured. The plane is similar to the one that crashed Jan. 31 off Southern California, killing 88 people on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2000 | Nancy Rivera Brooks
California's electricity system is so precarious that, with crisp fall weather prevailing, state officials declared a Stage 2 power emergency--signifying that the electricity grid serving about 75% of the state was within 5% of running out of available power. The California Independent System Operator declared the emergency at 5 p.m. Monday because demand, which was expected to peak at nearly 34,000 megawatts, was pushing close to the edge of available supply.
NATIONAL
September 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An American Airlines jetliner made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after its left engine caught fire, apparently when a goose was sucked into the engine shortly after takeoff. "The pilots saw birds. They tried to avoid them, but there's only so much you can do," American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said. The plane, an MD-80 carrying 112 people, landed safely and there were no injuries, Fagan said.
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