CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1998 |
When the people of San Buenaventura in Guatemala tested their newly installed solar panels, the ceremony was marked with food, drinks and marimba music--fanfare one might expect at such a momentous event. Never before had electricity graced the small Guatemalan village of 60 households. But what Ivan Azurdia remembers most about that night five years ago is the awe-struck look on the children's faces when all the lights of the community were turned on.
January 21, 1986 |
Bank of America today was fined a record $4.75 million for failing to report thousands of large cash transactions as required by federal law. The Treasury Department said the nation's largest bank had committed 17,000 violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, a tool used to battle the laundering of cash used in drug smuggling and other illegal activities. The law requires financial institutions to report all cash dealings of more than $10,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.
September 2, 2007 |
Manu Chao "La Radiolina" (Nacional/Because) THE title of Manu Chao's third solo album, his first in six years, makes us imagine the world music wizard as a broadcaster with his own little radio station -- a diminutive radiolina -- that we can tune in and out as time and leisure allow. His music isn't confined to a finite CD but part of an ongoing program, like a play list to which songs can be added.
August 19, 1990 |
He is arguably the most watched person in banking today. He may be the most feared. And he probably is the funniest at a time when there are many long faces. As the nation's chief regulator of national banks, Comptroller of the Currency Robert L. Clarke and his staff have been accused of launching SWAT-like examinations to unearth problem real estate loans.