CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1985 |
To protect a rare species of trees in Coal, Gypsum and Freemont canyons, the Sierra Club chapter representing 45,000 Los Angeles and Orange County members recently adopted a resolution stating that the 1,000 acres of Tecate cypress should be incorporated into a public or private nature preserve.
June 20, 1989
Weyerhaeuser Selling Unit: Tacoma, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser Co. is selling its profitable gypsum wallboard business. The move is another in a series of sales by Weyerhaeuser to divest itself of businesses that "fall outside the company's desired strategic focus." The timber company announced at its April 20 shareholders meeting that many operations would be sold. The gypsum mine and wallboard facility in Briar, Ark., is the third-largest such facility in the United States, with annual production capacity in excess of 600 million square feet and annual sales of more than $35 million.
June 20, 1989 |
Weyerhaeuser Co. announced Monday that it is selling its Arkansas-based gypsum wallboard business, even though the operation is profitable. The move is another in a series of sales by Weyerhaeuser to divest itself of what management believes are operations that "fall outside the company's desired strategic focus." Top executives of the timber giant announced at the April 20 shareholders' meeting that the company's portfolio would be reviewed and that many operations would be sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1987
Our readers wrote letters throughout 198 7 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from you in 1988. I commuted through the Gypsum/Coal Canyon on the Riverside Freeway for years. I don't believe that prisoners should have to live in a desolate, smog-ridden areas such as this. DICK MAULE San Clemente
July 31, 2012 |
In the heart of the Wilshire Park historic district, Horacio Fuentes has built a garden with the feel of his native El Salvador. It begins by the sidewalk, where a pito coral tree grows, planted 15 years ago. It hasn't yet produced the dramatic red flowers that, when eaten, are said to prompt a deep sleep with intense, erotic dreams. Maybe it's too cold here, Fuentes said. He's had more success with his papayas. The plants are scattered around the frontyard, low enough to harvest, each with a cluster of ripening fruit pushing out from the main trunk.
April 5, 2002 |
The bogus drug busts are notorious: Mexican immigrants were jailed, went broke or got deported, only to have the evidence against them fall apart. The bricks of white powder they were charged with peddling turned out to be plaster of Paris--not cocaine or speed, as police had claimed. In all, more than 70 arrests have come unstrung this winter in a very public crescendo of bad cop work and shoddy prosecution. Now Dallas is in an uproar. Federal investigators are probing the police department.