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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's decision earlier this month to begin accepting Mexican consular cards as identification is attracting mounting opposition from groups that seek to limit immigration. Groups such as the American Patrol and California Coalition for Immigration Reform in Huntington Beach are urging their supporters to "strongly oppose this treachery." The groups are planning at least two protests--one at the Anaheim City Council's Dec. 4 meeting and another in front of Anaheim City Hall on Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A civilian woman who works for the Los Angeles Police Department was struck with a baton by two male officers in a confrontation that occurred as she arrived for work at the downtown jail, police officials said Saturday. The woman, Jennifer Jones, 41, and one of the officers were treated for minor injuries, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Whale researchers, countering a tide of skepticism, have found ways to use photographs to identify and track the world's most mysterious mammals individually and over decades. Placed in burgeoning whale "photo albums," the pictures are providing answers to questions about whale biology that in many cases could never be answered before. Births, deaths, social groupings and migration patterns are showing up in the thousands of photos that telephoto lenses snap every year.
NEWS
June 29, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine placing your hand on a scanner or speaking into a computer to speed your way across the border. Beam me across, Scotty. Immigration officials are experimenting with biometrics and other identification systems--the stuff you read about in sci-fi books--to cut traffic delays and free up inspectors to focus on illegal immigrants and smugglers.
NEWS
September 23, 1992 | JANICE HUGHES, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Four-year-old Andrew Hitchings says he wants to be a crocodile. And eat tuna fish in the bathtub. "He's into reptiles," says his mother, Mary Hitchings. Linda Ford, a herpetologist--that's someone who studies amphibians and reptiles--nods and opens the white croc jawbone one more time for Andrew. She sits behind a table resplendent with a coiled boa skeleton, snakeskins and salamanders. Nearby, what seems to be the largest, hairiest spider in the world is taken out of a cage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Secretary of State Bill Jones is asking voters statewide to send him their driver's license numbers as part of a program to attach a number to each registered voter. The request is being made in voter guides mailed this week to the state's 14.5 million voters. The program is designed to eliminate duplicate registrations that occur mainly when people relocate and reregister, said spokesman Alfie Charles.
NEWS
May 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore said Friday he wants to make it a federal crime to sell Social Security numbers. "I strongly believe that we have way too casual use of Social Security numbers," Gore said. "We need to protect them." Gore disclosed his intentions while hosting an open meeting with parents, teachers and students at Cordova School outside of Memphis, Tenn.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1992 | From American Banker
Concerned about increases in fraud, the major bank card associations are considering the mandatory use of personal identification numbers for credit card purchases. The idea, long considered impractical with credit cards, was broached in a speech last week by Alex Hart, president of Mastercard International Inc. "I think we are at great risk every passing month that we don't move forward to implement PINs," Hart told members of the International Assn. of Credit Card Investigators.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1994 | JEFFREY BAIR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Clinton holds all the cards in the Administration's campaign to give each American a uniform health insurance identifier. His health reform agenda, which is bound to spawn a medical bureaucracy lasting into the next century, includes an obscure but important detail: the need for factories that can churn out plastic "health security" cards guaranteeing access to care.
NEWS
April 27, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal bankruptcy trustees in Los Angeles and Santa Ana have begun photographing some debtors as part of an experimental program to deter fraud in a system that authorities say is rife with abuse. The first of its kind in the nation, the pilot program is intended to strike at one of the most rampant bankruptcy schemes--identity theft. Scam artists steal names and Social Security numbers, run up debt and then file the victims into bankruptcy without their knowledge.
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