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NEWS
April 2, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a claim that supporters were acting like "self-appointed nannies," the Assembly on Monday approved legislation to require motorcycle riders in California to wear safety helmets. Gov. Pete Wilson is expected to sign the bill into law if it is approved by the Senate, where a majority is believed to favor the measure. Wilson co-sponsored similar legislation when he was a U.S. senator. Former Gov. George Deukmejian vetoed two attempts to institute a mandatory state motorcycle helmet law.
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NEWS
April 14, 1989 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly on Thursday narrowly passed legislation that would require all motorcycle riders and their passengers to wear crash helmets. A 41-24 vote, the bare majority of Assembly membership required for approval, sent the bill to the Senate where passage also is expected. Gov. George Deukmejian vetoed similar legislation last year. But the sponsor of this year's bill, Assemblyman Richard Floyd (D-Carson), said he hoped the governor could be persuaded to sign the latest measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1991
Motorcyclists opposed to the new mandatory helmet law filed an emergency petition Monday asking an appeals court to delay the law's scheduled Jan. 1 enforcement date. Wendy C. Lascher, the Ventura lawyer who represents four bikers from throughout the state, said she hopes the 4th District Court of Appeal will act on her request today. Last Friday, Lascher asked a Superior Court judge to block the law, contending that it violates motorcyclists' constitutional rights, but he refused.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do jet fighter pilots and surgeons have in common? They both try to keep their attention riveted on their jobs and dislike distractions. Fighter pilots make use of a technology that projects information from the control panels of their jets onto the faceplates of their helmets, enabling them to see vital flight data at all times without taking their gaze off the horizon. A start-up company in San Clemente called FMX Vision Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court has unanimously upheld California's law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, concluding that the statute is in society's best interest and not overly intrusive. Associate Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine of the 4th District Court of Appeal, who wrote the 3-0 decision released Thursday, declared that the state has the right to enact restrictions, such as the helmet law, that govern public safety.
WORLD
May 25, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Thao Pham walks in her pink high-top sneakers along a row of motorcycle helmets at the eVo shop on Hai Ba Trung Street. Her current helmet, with a "Funny Love Pucca" cartoon character pattern, is so yesterday. And there's a sale, 30% off. The 21-year-old tries on a winged "Snoopy in Car" model, a red-and-white ladybug helmet and the "Monokura Boo," featuring a black-and-white pig, before wandering off. So many helmets, so little time. "I wear different ones depending on my mood," says Thao, an office worker.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
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