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May 13, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was early summer, 1990, and things were going famously for Don Flowers. The city of Sacramento had just launched a water conservation campaign and Flowers, its coordinator, had cause to be gleeful as capital residents responded by cutting consumption 25%--more than the amount called for under the mandatory program. Then came August. Temperatures soared. Garden greenery wilted. Grass turned brown. Terrified of losing their landscaping, Sacramento residents opened the spigot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1988
A dairy company has agreed to print notices on milk cartons in a new campaign to publicize the May 4 amnesty deadline, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said. INS Regional Commissioner Harold Ezell said in Los Angeles that Ross Swiss Dairies has agreed to distribute up to 50,000 milk cartons per day that will carry a special message in English and Spanish urging immigrants to apply for amnesty before the May 4 deadline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
A citizens committee formed to promote Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s plans to drill for oil beneath the Pacific Palisades has been funneling company money into newspaper advertising aimed at the city's black and Latino communities, a financial disclosure statement shows. The pro-drilling group, which calls itself the Los Angeles Public and Coastal Protection Committee, collected $35,000 between Dec. 17 and Dec. 31--all of it from Occidental.
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March 3, 1988 | Elizabeth Mehren
A full-page newspaper advertisement running today in four Southern cities as well as in Boston and New York challenges presidential candidates to address a topic family planning advocates say has been ignored by all but one major White House aspirant. "We know what they think about arms control," the ad reads. "But where do they stand on birth control?" The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1988
Los Angeles County officials kicked off a bus poster and billboard campaign Wednesday designed to warn pregnant women to stay away from drugs and alcohol. "It's a serious, serious problem," Supervisor Ed Edelman said at a news conference, citing statistics showing a 122% increase in the number of babies born to drug abusing mothers in the county since 1985. Babies born to women who abused drugs or alcohol during pregnancy are believed to suffer various developmental problems.
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writer
Three charitable health organizations accused the California Medical Assn. Monday of attempting to undermine Proposition 99, the voter-approved cigarette tax increase, by lobbying to cut spending for an anti-smoking education program. Officials of the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assn. and the American Lung Assn.
NEWS
December 2, 1987
An Arab-American group has placed posters on subway cars in Washington demanding the expulsion of Amos Yaron, a military attache at the Israeli Embassy, over his alleged role in the 1982 Beirut refugee camp massacre. The Washington-based American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the nation's largest Arab-American interest group, bought space on 107 cars for the month of December, a spokeswoman for the capital's transit agency said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Civil Liberties Union, responding to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's call for the entertainment industry to consider a new motion picture and television code, launched an anti-censorship campaign and petition drive Thursday urging the industry not to give in. In a full-page advertisement in the trade publication Daily Variety, the ACLU lambasted the proposed code, calling it "a list of moral rules that would return us to the 1950s."
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