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June 1, 2006 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
It's been nearly 50 years, but Jim Wells still recalls the time, both terrible and enlightening, when a house in his neighborhood was ablaze. He recalls the people standing outside, sobbing. And more than that, he recalls looking into one of the charred windows and seeing the remains of two young children. He was 10.
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June 20, 2010 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
It's extremely difficult to identify any "school" of Baldessari. But it's easy to find grateful students. Here, five of them share campus and off-campus memories. Jim Welling, B.F.A. CalArts, 1972, and M.F.A. CalArts, 1974: John was on leave when I arrived at CalArts, but I took his post-studio class as soon as I could. The main thing I remember about the class is that John would have this old, funky suitcase spray-painted black, full of art catalogs from Europe. He would spread them out so we could look at them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1987
A fire of undetermined origin broke out in a row of small commercial buildings in the 100 block of Branford Street in Pacoima on Monday night, the Los Angeles City Fire Department reported. There were no injuries, said Jim Wells, Fire Department spokesman. Eight fire companies answered the alarm, but no damage estimates were available, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2006 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
It's been nearly 50 years, but Jim Wells still recalls the time, both terrible and enlightening, when a house in his neighborhood was ablaze. He recalls the people standing outside, sobbing. And more than that, he recalls looking into one of the charred windows and seeing the remains of two young children. He was 10.
NEWS
August 15, 1986
Three firefighters were hospitalized and six others were treated by paramedics for injuries they received when a burning ceiling collapsed on them. Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said residents of a nearby apartment building were evacuated for a time when flames broke out in a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sunset Boulevard. He said nine firefighters were in the restaurant when the ceiling came down. Damage was estimated at $125,000.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Ten people were left homeless this morning in Sylmar after a fire caused $250,000 damage to a condominium complex, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said. The cause of the 6:10 a.m. fire was being investigated, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said. One of the building's condominiums was gutted and another was damaged slightly, Wells said. It took seven fire companies about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze in the two-story building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1990
About 400 people were evacuated from a North Hollywood business district Friday after two containers of a substance used to clean water tanks overturned in a parked truck. The tanks released a strong odor, but no injuries were reported, said Jim Wells, a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman. Wells said the two five-gallon containers overturned about 3 p.m. in a tractor-trailer parked in the 7300 block of Varna Avenue, just north of Sherman Way and east of Woodman Avenue.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1990 | Associated Press
By now, Jim Wells is used to the laughs evoked by his product--cow boots. But he says the number of dairy farmers who find it the perfect answer to serious hoof infections is increasing. "That's everybody's first reaction. It's comical to see a cow wearing a boot," Wells said. "They come over, make a joke about it, then ask what the boot is for. Then I've got them." Since introducing the boot last August, Wells has sold more than 15,000 at $50 apiece in eight countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989
A fire swept through an auto stereo and alarm installation shop in Reseda on Wednesday, causing about $1 million in damage, mostly to equipment and cars inside the business, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire at SNA Auto Sound Design in the 18500 block of Topham Street was reported at 4 a.m., said Jim Wells, department spokesman. About 40 firefighters controlled the fire in about half an hour. "By the time we got there, the flames were already through the roof," Wells said.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1990 | Associated Press
By now, Jim Wells is used to the laughs evoked by his product--cow boots. But he says the number of dairy farmers who find it the perfect answer to serious hoof infections is increasing. "That's everybody's first reaction. It's comical to see a cow wearing a boot," Wells said. "They come over, make a joke about it, then ask what the boot is for. Then I've got them." Since introducing the boot last August, Wells has sold more than 15,000 at $50 apiece in eight countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1990
About 400 people were evacuated from a North Hollywood business district Friday after two containers of a substance used to clean water tanks overturned in a parked truck. The tanks released a strong odor, but no injuries were reported, said Jim Wells, a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman. Wells said the two five-gallon containers overturned about 3 p.m. in a tractor-trailer parked in the 7300 block of Varna Avenue, just north of Sherman Way and east of Woodman Avenue.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Ten people were left homeless this morning in Sylmar after a fire caused $250,000 damage to a condominium complex, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said. The cause of the 6:10 a.m. fire was being investigated, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said. One of the building's condominiums was gutted and another was damaged slightly, Wells said. It took seven fire companies about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze in the two-story building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989
A fire swept through an auto stereo and alarm installation shop in Reseda on Wednesday, causing about $1 million in damage, mostly to equipment and cars inside the business, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire at SNA Auto Sound Design in the 18500 block of Topham Street was reported at 4 a.m., said Jim Wells, department spokesman. About 40 firefighters controlled the fire in about half an hour. "By the time we got there, the flames were already through the roof," Wells said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1987
A fire of undetermined origin broke out in a row of small commercial buildings in the 100 block of Branford Street in Pacoima on Monday night, the Los Angeles City Fire Department reported. There were no injuries, said Jim Wells, Fire Department spokesman. Eight fire companies answered the alarm, but no damage estimates were available, he said.
NEWS
August 15, 1986
Three firefighters were hospitalized and six others were treated by paramedics for injuries they received when a burning ceiling collapsed on them. Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said residents of a nearby apartment building were evacuated for a time when flames broke out in a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sunset Boulevard. He said nine firefighters were in the restaurant when the ceiling came down. Damage was estimated at $125,000.
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