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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
County health officials staged a daylong crackdown on illegal street vendors in the San Fernando Valley Saturday, confiscating three truckloads of cooking equipment and prompting an outcry from vendors who say their livelihoods have been taken from them. Although there were no arrests in the L.A. County Health Department operation, it resulted in the confiscation of seven propane stoves and other paraphernalia from illegal street vendors in Panorama City and Van Nuys, said Lt.
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NEWS
July 17, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many as 6 million votes went uncounted in the 2000 presidential election because of deficiencies in ballots, equipment and voter registration records, a study released Monday showed. "They found the problem more serious than we imagined . . . with perhaps 3 million to 6 million voters disenfranchised by the complications and uncertainties inherent in present technology," Caltech President David Baltimore said.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2008 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
California regulators want to expand a pilot program under which utilities offer interest-free loans to small businesses that want to buy energy-efficient gear. The three big utilities that tried the program last year are on board to enlarge the effort.
NEWS
August 14, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was plunged into crisis late Friday, but not by the peace process, the severe drought or even a troubling summer crime wave. Instead, the first real threat to Barak's 5-week-old coalition came in the form of a 300-ton electric turbine, after the government defied warnings from Israel's largest religious party and decided to transport the giant piece of equipment to a power plant during the Jewish Sabbath.
NEWS
March 14, 2001 | WALTER HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blame for the horrific plunge in technology stocks over the last year can be laid partly at the door of companies such as 21st Century Insurance. The Woodland Hills-based firm spent the last three years developing a Web site and a pair of sophisticated telephone call centers-- and, in the process, boosted its spending on technology equipment by a heaping 30% to 40% annually.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
State and local firefighters and chiefs who gathered Tuesday to discuss last year's wildfires blasted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, saying he has not done enough to provide the equipment and staffing needed to battle a fire disaster. The criticism came during a special California Senate hearing in San Bernardino to discuss the progress made since last October's fires and ways to reduce the threat of out-of-control blazes in the state's increasingly populated mountains and hillsides.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2000 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linda Kelly earns plenty of frequent-flier mileage traveling to corporate auctions where she bids on such industrial-strength used equipment as Class 100 clean rooms and nitrogen belt furnaces. But as the $100-billion business of disposing of excess corporate assets moves online, the Microsemi Corp. executive plans to spend more time in her Santa Ana office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury in Bakersfield ordered the McDonald's Corp. to pay the major share of $700,000 in punitive damages awarded Tuesday to the family of a 9-year-old girl whose leg was broken while she was using playground equipment at one of the chain's restaurants. On Monday, the same Kern County Superior Court jury had held McDonald's and JBI Inc. of Long Beach, manufacturers of the equipment, liable for $43,900 in general damages for the injury Marlena Escalera suffered Dec.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2002 | JONATHAN D. SALANT, Associated Press
At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons. Metal detectors and X-ray machines used to screen passengers and carry-on luggage date from the 1970s, when they were deployed to prevent hijackings. They can't detect plastic explosives, such as those allegedly hidden in the shoes of a man aboard a Paris-to-Miami flight Dec. 22. A passenger, Richard C. Reid was arrested after American Airlines attendants allegedly saw him try to touch a lighted match to his sneakers.
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