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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nature lovers, Mission College, the Skirball Center and political activists pushing to study the effect of secession from Los Angeles are among the biggest beneficiaries in the San Fernando Valley of the $76-billion state budget that appeared to be nearing a final form Monday night. The state spending plan, which stalled in its last phase in the Assembly, included $5 million for a major land purchase in the undeveloped Verdugo Mountains overlooking Burbank and Glendale.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a classic example of a bureaucratic fumble, two branches of the Los Angeles city government clashed this week over the repaving of a Fire Department parking lot at Van Nuys Airport. During a visit last month to Fire Station 90 at the airport, Mayor Richard Riordan noted the worn mechanical condition of equipment and the sorry state of a crumbling parking lot where the equipment is kept. So Riordan directed city employees to order a new fire engine and to see that the lot was repaved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Ending years of political wrangling and delays, state fire officials announced Tuesday that air tankers dispatched to Riverside County's most wildfire-prone areas would continue to be based at Hemet-Ryan Airport rather than move northwest to March Air Reserve Base near Moreno Valley. The decision eases increasingly strained relations between Riverside County supervisors, who wanted the operation to stay put, and state fire officials, who had favored the move to March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000
With the possibility of a long-term drought--and concern over the annual summer brush-fire season--the city of Los Angeles will consider buying or leasing a SuperScooper water-dropping plane and a huge water-dropping helicopter. Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski introduced a motion Tuesday asking the city to explore plans to buy or lease one or more SuperScoopers and an Erickson Air-Crane Helitanker.
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November 4, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County grand jurors are reviewing complaints by firefighters and police officers that a highly touted $80-million radio system for county emergency crews isn't working properly. At a meeting earlier this week at Irvine police headquarters, a half-dozen officers told grand jurors that many lack confidence in the 800 megahertz technology, said Sgt. Dave Mihalik, president of the Irvine Police Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000 | JACK LEONARD and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County grand jurors are reviewing complaints by firefighters and police officers that a highly touted $80-million radio system for county emergency crews isn't working properly. At a meeting earlier this week at Irvine police headquarters, a half-dozen officers told grand jurors that many lack confidence in the 800 megahertz technology, said Sgt. Dave Mihalik, president of the Irvine Police Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego region needs three firefighting helicopters, according to a study released Wednesday that shows it lags behind other Southern California counties in aerial fire-suppression power. The city of San Diego commissioned the study by Conklin & de Decker Associates of Arlington, Texas, after October's wildfires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan unveiled $6 million in new equipment Wednesday to improve Fire Department communications, including 700 computer terminals linking the city's 102 fire stations, 500 portable radios and 19 fax machines for fire engines. At Fire Station No. 88 in Sherman Oaks, Riordan presented the department with equipment for a wide area network to replace the current system, which Fire Chief Bill Bamattre said relied on conference calls and pagers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
One day after firefighters contained the Marple fire north of Castaic, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved bringing two SuperScooper firefighting aircraft to the county 1 1/2 months early. The board unanimously approved bringing the water-scooping planes to the county beginning Friday instead of Oct. 14, the original date. County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman told supervisors that the earlier delivery date will not cost the county additional money.
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