April 10, 1991 |
It's a small world. As the space shuttle Atlantis prepared for a scheduled landing this morning at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, it passed close enough to the Soviet space station Mir for astronauts and cosmonauts to see each other's spacecraft. The close encounters Tuesday were virtually near misses on the space scale, although there was never any danger that the two would collide.
March 8, 1991 |
The lifeline carrying Eastern Sierra water to the city of Los Angeles was broken this week by a violent pipeline rupture near Bishop, and an ironic side effect of the accident could threaten the city's best water source, officials in Los Angeles and the Owens Valley said Thursday. If the break allows a trout fishery to take hold in the usually-dry Owens River Gorge, Los Angeles may lose some of its controversial, decades-old rights to the water.
March 30, 1990 |
The California Department of Consumer Affairs said Thursday that it has revoked the license of an Orange County television repair shop owner guilty of consumer fraud. Margaret Brown, who operated the TV Shop repair businesses in Garden Grove, Brea and Irvine, lost her license to operate them after investigators with the state Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair in Los Angeles determined that there was "a pattern of abuse" in the company's repair practices.
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August 31, 1994 |
Work to replace two water pipelines along a one-mile section of South Coast Highway is scheduled to begin in October, according to the South Coast Water District. Water district spokesman Mike Dunbar said the construction, which could continue until January, is expected to close down one northbound lane of the highway, from 11th Avenue in Laguna Beach to Via Mentone in Dana Point. Pipeline construction hours will be limited to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dunbar said.
March 29, 2001 |
They earn ungodly salaries, get VIP treatment at the most exclusive clubs and restaurants and live in mansions the size of airplane hangars. But if you need another reason to believe the rich and famous are different from the rest of us, just look at the kind of tech support they get. It's not that movie stars, professional athletes and political bigwigs don't whine like teething babies when their Web browser locks up.
December 6, 1993 |
The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour Sunday night plucked a warped solar-energy panel from the Hubble Space Telescope and threw it overboard into Earth's growing girdle of space debris. Once the defective 39-foot-long panel was jettisoned, astronauts Kathryn C. Thornton and Thomas D. Akers started installing redesigned solar arrays that can better withstand destructive temperature changes as the telescope speeds in and out of daylight on its 96-minute orbits.
March 18, 1993 |
In spring, glove restringer Mark Cole is busier than a baserunner caught in a pickle. To his right, spread over the floor of his Claremont living room, are busted gloves bearing the signatures of Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. To his left are dismantled mitts, minus web and finger strings, signed by former big-leaguers Wes Parker and Fred Lynn. In his lap, he's relacing an aging Rawlings glove autographed by ex-Cardinal catcher Ted Simmons.
December 3, 1993 |
Under a waning moon, the space shuttle Endeavour arced into orbit Thursday on a plume of superheated steam and fire, beginning a planned 11-day effort to retrieve and repair the $1.5-billion Hubble Space Telescope. Once in space, Endeavour pilot Ken Bowersox wasted no time in starting the two-day orbital ballet that will bring the shuttle into grappling distance of the telescope by Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2007 |
Power lines are the suspected culprit behind at least five of the 12 major fires that burned in Southern California last week, including the Witch fire, which burned nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 1,041 homes and killed two people. Although acts of arson generate public outrage and police action, power lines pose a thorny problem with no easy solution: Should utilities do more to prevent failures, particularly in wild-land areas prone to high wind? And are ratepayers willing to pay the bill?
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May 31, 2002 |
More than a year ago, the state gave energy giant AES "fast-track" approval to restart two mothballed generators in Huntington Beach, allowing the company to streamline lengthy environmental reviews. In exchange, AES predicted that the plants would begin providing electricity by last summer--just when officials thought California's energy crisis would be most severe. But today, both generators remain idle.