March 1, 2013 |
RAHAT, Israel - On a patch of agricultural land outside Israel's only officially recognized Bedouin city, workers are laying concrete for what the government says will be a cornerstone of its policy to lure impoverished Arabs from barren Negev desert terrain to approved Israeli towns. Upon completion, Idan Hanegev is designed to be Israel's largest industrial park, an 860-acre site with 130 factories employing thousands of Bedouins, a once-nomadic people who have lived in the Negev and other parts of the region since long before the nation of Israel was established.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2011 |
William T. "Bill" Huston, former chairman of one of Southern California's oldest and largest real estate companies, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 83. Huston, who headed Watson Land Co. for 40 years, was one of the builders who transformed Los Angeles from a largely pastoral region into a metropolis in the decades after World War II. When Huston took over the Carson-based company in 1963, its primary asset was about 1,200 acres in the South Bay that dated to a Spanish land grant.
November 13, 2010 |
Call it a case of dueling consulates. Almost every morning, crowds of visa-seekers flock to the sprawling Iranian diplomatic mission here, a prime center of gravity in this western Afghan city with deep Persian roots. Now, a new U.S. Consulate is poised to open as well, staking out a commanding hillside position in a landmark building that was once a luxury hotel. Diplomats being diplomats, neither the U.S. nor the Iranian side acknowledges any rivalry, or any wish to keep tabs on the other's activities.
September 24, 2008 |
It's a vacant lot now, but Los Angeles officials hope to turn the former brownfield site downtown into a cluster of "green" manufacturing businesses to meet the region's growing demand for solar and wind power and other clean technologies. The proposed CleanTech Manufacturing Center would be established on a city-owned 20-acre parcel in an industrial area near the intersection of 15th Street and Santa Fe Avenue, south of the 10 Freeway and west of the Los Angeles River.
May 7, 2006 |
1974 * This picture by Lewis Baltz is just one example of the hidden treasures in the Photography Department collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Baltz is a seminal figure in the recent history of photography, not just in California but in general. He was one of several photographers working in the West who were included in a 1975 exhibition titled "New Topographics." This term stuck because the icy objectivity it suggested was the essential quality that the photographs shared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2005 |
Beverly Wells is a 74-year-old faithful Miller beer drinker, and until recently, the closest she had come to brewing was making homemade coffee liqueur. But on a recent afternoon, at a small brewery inside a Huntington Beach industrial park at Heil Avenue and Gothard Street, Wells was carefully weighing grains and stirring malts and honey into a copper brewing kettle.