March 30, 1998 |
LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. Action: The board of directors for the county's public library system voted last fall to install filters on all of its machines. A vocal group of patrons protested, noting they couldn't get information dealing with sex education, breast cancer and, oddly enough, a Quaker Web site. Reaction: A group of residents--including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor--and a community organization called Mainstream Loudoun filed suit against the board in U.S.
March 3, 2005
"Deadwood," MTV and shock jocks who do their thing on satellite radio are the latest targets in Washington's campaign to sanitize American culture. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Tuesday suggested that federal legislation is necessary to protect children from programming that their parents are paying to have beamed into their living rooms. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1990 |
The Rio Elementary School District will spend about $11,000 to install a water filtration system to reduce dangerous nitrate levels in water at two of its schools before instruction begins Sept. 4, officials decided Wednesday. El Rio and Rio Real elementary schools get all their water from two wells that measured over the state standard for nitrate contamination, Supt. Peter D. Rogalsky said. Dangerous nitrate levels have been linked to a condition that causes death in infants.
March 16, 2009 |
Teas from across the globe are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. One relative newcomer, yerba mate, is attracting fans for its allegedly jitter-free caffeine boost and high antioxidant content. Lab research suggests some potential health benefits from drinking yerba mate, but studies of lifelong yerba mate drinkers in the tea's native South America suggest the brew increases the risk of some cancers -- a fact most marketing campaigns omit.
October 7, 2011
Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival Where: Various venues. Sunday Block Party on Reservoir Street between Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street When: Through Sunday. See website for details. Price: $20 for multi-day festival wristband. Block party free. Info: http://www.culturecollide.com ; tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com
September 22, 1988 |
Does your tap water still taste and smell like it should? Do you notice any off-flavors in your tea or coffee? Highly aware and concerned about troubled drinking water, many Californians have turned to bottled water. But that option, aside from being about 1,000 times the cost of tap water, has generated some controversy in the past and has been questioned for its safety and wholesomeness.
May 25, 1993 |
Optical Devices Inc., a Camarillo firm that this month introduced a new line of anti-glare filters for users of computer monitors, says its filters have been approved by the American Optometric Assn. Optical Devices is one of only three filter manufacturers to receive the group's seal of acceptance, according to Don Keehn, the company's vice president of market development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 |
Home dialysis patients in Port Hueneme and those who have aquariums are being urged to upgrade their filtration systems to deal with water treated with chloramine, the city's water superintendent said. In two months, the Calleguas Municipal Water District will install valves that will allow water treated with chloramine--a combination of ammonia and chlorine--to flow into Port Hueneme's water system in the event of a water main break or other emergency, said Port Hueneme Water Supt.
January 5, 2007 |
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. said Thursday that it would buy e-mail and Web security firm IronPort Systems Inc. for $830 million to tap growing demand for antivirus and anti-spam software. The acquisition of the privately held software and equipment vendor is Cisco's latest move to grow by integrating niche technologies that complement its main product line of routers and switches, which direct Internet traffic.