January 12, 2006 |
Boeing Co. will spend $100 million to set up an aircraft maintenance facility in India as more carriers in the country purchase airplanes to expand. Boeing also agreed to spend 85 billion rupees ($1.9 billion) for equipment from India after Air India Ltd., the nation's biggest overseas airline, agreed to buy $11 billion worth of planes. Airlines in India ordered more than 200 planes valued at $24 billion last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988 |
A Port of Los Angeles plan to move hazardous facilities away from populated areas has come under fire from Wilmington residents, who worry that it will stand in the way of a consultant's proposal for revitalizing their community. The consultant, former Los Angeles Planning Director Calvin Hamilton, has proposed giving Wilmington recreational access to the waterfront at the harbor's Slip No. 5, which is at the foot of Avalon Boulevard.
June 29, 2000 |
Seed producer Seminis Inc. on Wednesday said it will eliminate about 600 jobs and 15 production facilities in a global restructuring plan designed to reduce costs by $136 million over the next five years. Saticoy-based Seminis will take a pretax restructuring charge of $36 million, or 61 cents per share, in fiscal 2000 to cover restructuring costs. It wasn't immediately clear which plants will be closed.
April 16, 1987 |
West Hollywood planning officials have begun research to determine whether the City Council should encourage development of residential care centers for AIDS patients, handicapped residents, infirm senior citizens and runaway youths in the city. At the request of Councilwoman Abbe Land, city planners are looking into the potential effects of such centers, their legal implications and licensing hurdles.
February 22, 1985 |
Playing in ramshackle ballparks, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson barnstormed for years, throwing no-hitters and hitting mammoth home runs. On a team of glittering stars, they won consistently in less-than-ideal conditions. The era of the Negro Leagues is long over, but the conditions do not seem much better for the sixth-ranked San Diego State baseball team. This is a team that each year holds its own against some of the best teams in the country--Arizona State, Arizona, USC and Hawaii.
April 9, 1993 |
Community Psychiatric Centers, preparing to close or sell some of its psychiatric hospitals and cut as much as 10% of its work force, said Thursday that it posted a loss of $37.9 million for its latest fiscal quarter. The psychiatric hospital chain, which has 53 facilities worldwide, last month warned investors to expect the red ink, the bulk of which results from writing off the cost of severance packages and assets as part of the restructuring of an unspecified number of hospital facilities.
September 24, 2011
A Rand Corp. study this week seemed to nip the conventional wisdom about medical marijuana dispensaries in the proverbial bud, contradicting statements from law enforcement officials that these facilities are magnets for crime. On the contrary, Rand researchers said, crime actually increased in the vicinity of hundreds of L.A. dispensaries after they were ordered to shut down. Does this mean that dispensaries decrease neighborhood crime rather than increasing it? Unfortunately, despite Rand's analysis, we still don't know the answer.
September 25, 2010
Federal policy on immigration has tilted toward enforcement in recent years, and the number of deportation proceedings has risen sharply. As a result, the nation's detention centers, where immigrants often are held while their cases are adjudicated, have become increasingly overburdened. One of the many negative consequences of the 60% increase in the number of people held since 2004 is detainees' dwindling access to legal counsel. Having a lawyer makes a difference. A 2005 Migration Policy Institute study found that the odds of success double when detainees seeking to become lawful permanent citizens have attorneys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation allowing students in California schools to compete on sports teams and use facilities, including restrooms, based on their gender identity, regardless of whether they are listed as male or female in official campus records. The legislation is aimed at all sex-segregated school programs and facilities, allowing girls who identify themselves as boys to join boys' teams and vice versa. “All students should have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in school,” said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1985
To endorse the atrocities of animal research on the ground that it might help mankind is in fact saying: "Any crime is permitted, as long as it serves your own best interest." Is that your idea of morality? Talk about being "misguided"! The raiding of lab facilities by the Animal Liberation Front was an act of courage and compassion. ARLETTE THOMAS Redondo Beach