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November 4, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Pierce College was one of 18 community colleges statewide to be given the latest technology in smog-checking systems, and with it the ability to train smog technicians to implement the new, stricter laws going into effect next year. Since early October, the college's automotive program has used Smog Check II computerized equipment to familiarize currently licensed technicians with it so they will be ready when the new regulations become mandatory in March.
June 29, 1989
Volkswagen of America says a Chinese company has tentatively agreed to buy the remaining equipment at its closed Westmoreland County assembly plant for an undisclosed price. VW officials said the purchase agreement with First Automobile Workers of Changchun, China, calls for the equipment to begin being removed in about four months and shipped to China.
January 15, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
Three residents have been appointed to help the city choose new play equipment for Gilman Park to replace a 110-foot slide that will be removed next month. At the Community Services Commission meeting Monday, Patricia Burk, Kim Housewright and Joyce Drake were selected to serve on a five-member committee that will include commissioners Richard Feuchter and Mary Sandoval.
October 12, 1991
A Canoga Park man was arrested on suspicion of grand theft after police found an estimated $15,000 to $20,000 in cable television equipment inside in his condominium, Los Angeles detectives said Friday. Gerardo Antonio Zelaya, 22, allegedly stole the equipment over a period of six months while he working in the Van Nuys warehouse of Century Southwest Cable TV, Detective John Edwards said.
December 6, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Agoura Hills will hold a dedication ceremony Dec. 13 for the newly renovated Forest Cove Park. The newly installed playground equipment, which brings the park in compliance with the federal Americans With Disabilities Act, cost $49,000, paid for through federal community development block grants, said Audrey Brown, the city's director of community services. The equipment, resembling a tiny village, with slides and other play features, is set in sand, she said.
January 9, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
City government has a newly adopted policy on lending city equipment and facilities to private groups. The City Council this week approved a resolution that gives city staff wide discretion in handling loan requests. But the policy nonetheless makes clear that only nonprofit groups that aid the city may get approval. The policy matter came before the council because of debate last month over a youth group's request for city-owned tables for a block party.
Companies that make voice-activated computers, telecommunications systems for the deaf, wheelchair lifts and other equipment designed to make life easier for the disabled are readying for a sales boom as the federal Americans With Disabilities Act nears enactment. The measure, which would prohibit discrimination against America's 43 million disabled citizens, is on its way to a House-Senate conference committee and is expected to be signed by President Bush.
June 10, 1998 | Associated Press
The prospect of a federal tax on outdoor items from backpacks to sport-utility vehicles has sparked intense lobbying efforts by industry officials and environmentalists. Environmentalists and state fish and wildlife agencies have enlisted the heavyweight lawyer-lobbying firm of Patton Boggs to push the tax, which would run as high as 5% and be earmarked for state-administered wildlife conservation programs. They call their proposal Teaming With Wildlife.
April 10, 1992 | Reuters
A U.N. team destroyed 90% of the equipment it wanted smashed at Iraq's Al Atheer nuclear complex Thursday and tested techniques for blowing up buildings. Baghdad suddenly backed down Tuesday after months of wrangling and agreed to the destruction of buildings and equipment specified by the International Atomic Energy Agency in line with Gulf War cease-fire terms.
March 18, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to lay off more than 2,400 employees at five plants in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia as the heavy-equipment maker continues to cut costs amid the global economic downturn. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of mining and construction equipment, has seen its sales wither as the sluggish world economy and credit crisis weaken demand for its products.
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