CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1999
Re "Latinos Map Out Clout Safeguards if Valley Secedes," Nov. 4. I find it rather amusing that Valley Latino activists are so worried about losing power if the Valley secession movement is successful when their own brothers in East and South-Central L.A. are hoarding as many federal dollars as they can to the detriment of the East Valley communities these activists wish to protect. Who's the real adversary? STEVE RANDALL North Hills
January 7, 2010 |
Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about Nadya Suleman, there's suddenly another Octo-news flash. In an accusation of gross negligence filed by the Medical Board of California against Michael Kamrava, the Beverly Hills doctor who performed the in vitro fertilization procedures that led to the births of Suleman's 14 children, it's been revealed that the Octomom demanded the creation of fresh embryos despite having a stockpile of...
January 1, 2001 |
Nearly every square inch of the rug in Patricia Edwards' living room and virtually every surface--chairs, coffee table, love seat, piano--is covered with heaps of stuff. There are so many piles of junk mail, sheets of crumpled wrapping paper, 5-year-old newspapers still in their plastic sleeves, broken electric toothbrushes, stained brown grocery bags, yellowing receipts, old shopping lists--that it's hard to open the front door that overlooks a tree-lined side street in Bethesda, Md.
October 28, 2005 |
Pharmaceutical company Roche Holding said Thursday that it temporarily suspended shipments of Tamiflu to nongovernment recipients in the United States to ensure that enough of the antiviral drug will be available for the influenza season. U.S. companies and large organizations apparently have been hoarding the drug -- which experts believe is most effective in treating bird flu -- amid the spread of the virus and fears it could mutate into a strain transmittable among people.
November 29, 1999 |
Major drug companies are boosting their year-end stockpiles in case of hoarding by people afraid Y2K trouble will cut off their supply of life-sustaining medication. Drug manufacturers and pharmacies say they have fixed their computers to read the date correctly in the new year. Their main fear instead is overreaction by consumers. "There is a huge supply of prescription medicines, but there isn't an unlimited supply," said Robert Grupp, spokesman for Eli Lilly & Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2006 |
The sign over the back door, "Bless this mess," doesn't adequately convey what waits inside: floors caked with animal excrement, waist-high piles of junk, the stiffened corpse of a cat -- and a teary-eyed woman whose life has spun out of control. On Thursday, volunteers wearing breathing masks began cleaning out the single-story Garden Grove home to help owner Anne Francis avoid foreclosure and eviction.
May 27, 1990 |
Radical reformer Boris N. Yeltsin failed Saturday to win a majority in balloting for president of Russia, the largest Soviet republic, but said he will start a new campaign Monday for another election. The Congress of the Russian Federation will take new nominations then, and Yeltsin said he will stick to his platform of transferring economic and political decision-making power from central authorities to the republic--despite opposition from Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
August 26, 1990 |
Reports filtering out of Baghdad tell of panic buying, rationing and house-to-house sweeps by militiamen hunting food hoarders as Iraq begins to feel the bite of the U.N. trade embargo. On Saturday, the U.N. Security Council approved military action to enforce the embargo imposed Aug. 6 to punish Saddam Hussein for invading and annexing Kuwait. It could be weeks before Iraqis really have to tighten their belts.
February 8, 1991 |
If you have any doubt that people are deeply troubled over the economy and the war, consider this: The public has suddenly begun stashing cash--literally hoarding hard currency. Currency in circulation had leveled off at about $245 billion in the fall. Then, in late December, the total began surging. By Jan. 28, the latest figures available, cash held had jumped to $254.3 billion, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis data show.