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November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Johnny Appleseed's hometown might lose its last working apple orchard because, after all, money doesn't grow on trees--it comes from new subdivisions with four-bedroom homes. The owner of Sholan Farms has asked the city for permission to convert its 50 acres of apple trees and cupola-capped barn into 161 residential lots. The issue goes to the very core of a place that for years has been dealing with its changing identity from a rural outpost to a Boston bedroom community of 41,000.
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April 6, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on U.S. beaches -   including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state's Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club. That all got trumped recently with the discovery of six live fish, stowed away in a water-filled bait box aboard a 20-foot Japanese boat that washed up on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwestern Washington. Researchers had already seen live crabs, sea stars and algae clinging to parts of the estimated 1.5 million tons of debris unleashed by the March 2011 tsunami, but they had never encountered live fish that drifted on their own from Asia, said John Chapman, who specializes in aquatic biological invasions at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
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NEWS
November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Johnny Appleseed's hometown might lose its last working apple orchard because, after all, money doesn't grow on trees--it comes from new subdivisions with four-bedroom homes. The owner of Sholan Farms has asked the city for permission to convert its 50 acres of apple trees and cupola-capped barn into 161 residential lots. The issue goes to the very core of a place that for years has been dealing with its changing identity from a rural outpost to a Boston bedroom community of 41,000.
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April 6, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on U.S. beaches -   including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state's Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club. That all got trumped recently with the discovery of six live fish, stowed away in a water-filled bait box aboard a 20-foot Japanese boat that washed up on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwestern Washington. Researchers had already seen live crabs, sea stars and algae clinging to parts of the estimated 1.5 million tons of debris unleashed by the March 2011 tsunami, but they had never encountered live fish that drifted on their own from Asia, said John Chapman, who specializes in aquatic biological invasions at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1994 | JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's just say John H. Chapman deserves the very senior citizen discount on his car insurance. You see, this 99-year-old former mechanic is not only of sound mind and body, he still drives. And one of his pet peeves: Older people who drive too slowly for their own--and everybody else's--good. "You get on the freeway and there's a slow mover, nine times out of 10 you look over and it's an old gray-hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992
With all the talk about getting things moving again (a regular occurrence every four years or so), why don't we wonder why they keep coming to a halt? JOHN L. CHAPMAN Camarillo
NEWS
August 8, 1985
Mole B, a man-made rock jetty behind the Sportcenter at King Harbor, has been renamed Moonstone Park by the City Council. . . . Councilman John Chapman proposed this week that City Council meetings be changed from Monday to Tuesday nights beginning in October. The council will consider the change next week. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987
Complaining about a lack of Christmas spirit, two members of the Redondo Beach City Council walked out of a council meeting Monday--effectively ending it. After listening to Mayor Barbara J. Doerr and Councilman Archie Snow bicker for several minutes, Councilwoman Kay Horrell said in a quivering voice: "I do not hear in any of this conversation a spirit of Christmas. . . . I for one refuse to sit here on a very holy week--Christmas--and listen to this kind of conversation. . . .
NEWS
May 15, 1985
Tuesday Results Redondo Beach Runoff CITY COUNCIL District No. 1 7 of 7 precincts Vote % John W. Chapman 786 56.00 Alice De Long 617 44.00 (Voter turnout 18.7.%) District No. 2 7 of 7 precincts (FINAL) Vote % Kay Horrell 740 60.5 Ray Amys (Inc.) 484 39.5 (Voter turnout 16.7%) District No. 4 5 of 5 precincts Vote % Archie Snow (Inc.) 606 63.3 Valerie Dombrowski 351 36.7 (Voter turnout 15.2%) Winners in Bold Type. (Inc.) designates incumbent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1994 | JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's just say John H. Chapman deserves the very senior citizen discount on his car insurance. You see, this 99-year-old former mechanic is not only of sound mind and body, he still drives. And one of his pet peeves: Older people who drive too slowly for their own--and everybody else's--good. "You get on the freeway and there's a slow mover, nine times out of 10 you look over and it's an old gray-hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1991
In his first effort to organize a new management team at City Hall since he was hired last December, Lawndale City Manager John Nowak has decided to replace two high-ranking city employees and a part-time contract employee with two new hires. Karen Stauffer, who worked as an assistant to the city manager of La Mesa in San Diego County for the last 15 years, will become Lawndale's assistant city manager, a post that has not been filled since March, 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1990
The city of Lawndale's interim development standards for apartments expired Monday, resurrecting a set of old standards that council members and others have long complained are too lenient. The interim standards were first imposed under an emergency ordinance last October and then extended for 10 1/2 months to give city officials a chance to develop permanent building guidelines for the construction of apartments.
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