CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993 |
A car was swept down a rain-swollen creek in Santa Clarita on Tuesday but the driver escaped by climbing onto the car's roof and jumping to shore, Los Angeles County firefighters said. A Volvo driven by Peter Matzdorff of Hollywood was washed away in Placerita Creek, just southeast of where a woman was plucked to safety last week by a county firefighter dangling from a firetruck's extended ladder. Capt.
May 26, 1988 |
Bomb squad officers today removed a suspicious-looking canister from a Department of Health and Human Services office down the hall from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's and later determined it was not a bomb. Police destroyed the device at Moon Island in Boston Harbor with a high-pressure water cannon, police spokesman Jim Jordan said. Kennedy was in Washington and not at the downtown Boston federal building at the time, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Democrat said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1991
For the second consecutive day, firefighters Thursday were summoned to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia to investigate a chemical spill, but failed to find any contamination, officials said. Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the hospital at 23845 W. McBean Parkway at 8:50 a.m. after a sensor that detects hazardous chemicals set off an alarm in a basement storage area.
April 27, 1989 |
Venice High track Coach Chris Hieatt knew he had a special runner when he first saw Danny Jordan. He was so far in front of the others in a workout among 10th-graders that Hieatt couldn't help but notice. "I saw him run and I said, 'Who is this guy?' " Hieatt recalled. He believed Jordan had the most potential for middle-distances of any runner he has seen in his six years as head of the Venice program. "You could see it right off." Now a year later, Jordan, an 11th-grader, is fast becoming one of the most formidable milers in the City Section and among the best in the state.
March 23, 1986 |
Spring fashion can be surprisingly moody. Just when we'd expect a batch of squinty-bright hues to arrive in the stores, many menswear designers are turning to the dark, haunting colors of a stormy day. This deep palette gains its character from the African and batik prints favored at the moment, plus an attention to texture and shine. Silk, rayon and acetate are frequent fabric choices, lending the season its decidedly uptown flavor, and making even a camp shirt look dressy.
October 18, 1990 |
A Newhall woman who was burning her husband's clothing in a barbecue after an argument set fire to herself and her house early today, authorities said. Linda Sue Dittman, 32, was in critical condition at County-USC Medical Center after the 1:30 a.m. fire in the 24000 block of Chestnut Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Davidheiser said. Damage to the house was estimated at $40,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1990 |
The chess team from San Fernando Junior High School finished 12th in a three-day national tournament in Utah against nearly 500 competitors from 28 states. Two other California teams, also from ethnic minority neighborhoods in the Los Angeles Unified School District, were among the top 10 contestants in the 1990 National Junior High School Chess Championship, which ended late Sunday. "I'm ecstatic," said San Fernando Junior High School Principal Maria Reza.
March 1, 2011 |
An announcement Tuesday from the Crossroads groups, the nonprofit political organization that Karl Rove helped to found, provides yet another sign that the 2012 money chase has begun and that it will be heavily influenced by new political organizations that can raise unlimited sums. Together, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies announced Tuesday that they hope to raise $120 million through the end of 2012. The estimate is just a guess, however; some GOP campaign finance experts speculate that the Rove-connected groups are more likely to raise $200 million to $300 million, as part of what will likely be the most expensive election ever.
July 7, 2011 |
An Obama administration official who was the principal architect behind the federal government's bailout of General Motors Corp. in 2008 may have lied to Congress, lawmakers charged on Thursday. Ron Bloom, former senior advisor to the Treasury secretary and now assistant to the president for Manufacturing Policy, reportedly told a journalist and an author that he "did this all for the unions. " During a June 22 congressional hearing about the lasting implications of the bailout, lawmakers asked Bloom if he ever made those comments.
July 15, 2011 |
Ron Bloom, the Obama administration's former auto czar who orchestrated the bailout of General Motors Corp. in 2008, responded on Thursday to claims from lawmakers that he lied to Congress. During a June 22 congressional hearing about the lasting implications of the bailout, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) asked Bloom if he ever said he "did this all for the unions," a statement that Burton said came from two independent accounts. Bloom, now assistant to the president for manufacturing policy, replied at the time that he was misquoted.