CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 |
Bill Kirschner, who developed the first commercially viable fiberglass skis in the United States and founded K2 Corp., which became the major ski brand in the nation, has died. He was 87. Kirschner, who was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 2001, died April 22 of pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery in a Seattle hospital, said his son, Bruce.
December 6, 2000 |
Top scooter maker Razor USA on Tuesday won round two of a battle against its competitors when a Los Angeles judge barred six rivals from shipping any more Razor-like products during the critical holiday selling period. The ruling won't have much effect on consumers. The order doesn't affect scooters already in stores and retailers say they have plenty on hand for the holiday season. U.S.
March 4, 2000 |
They whiz down congested sidewalks, turning a mundane walk into an urban romp. They collapse and cuddle under an arm in the crowded subway. They can jump, slalom or merely stroll. They turn heads, induce giggles and, in this shy nation, supply a pretext for conversation. A fusion of scooter and skateboard, these scooterboards have become the hottest form of transportation in Tokyo.
January 3, 1988 |
Four years after winning gold and silver medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics and retiring shortly after, Phil and Steve Mahre are still trying to get away from the ski slopes. But the greatest slalom racers in U.S. history know that skiing is still their meal ticket, even though they're no longer threading gates at 80 m.p.h. The twins, now 30, spend time on skis each year to fulfill their endorsement, personal appearance and ski camp commitments, but not for pleasure.
June 28, 1999 |
At one of nature's grand intersections, where the northern Great Plains roll up against the soaring battlements of Glacier National Park, the federal government is paving the way for an industrial development of potentially dominating proportions.
April 30, 1989 |
In some quarters, Maxxam Inc. wouldn't rate as anybody's favorite corporation. The Los Angeles-based real estate development company has a history of attracting negative publicity, including a loud chorus of condemnation over the accelerated cutting of redwood trees after its move into California's lumber industry in 1986. But investors applauded last year when Maxxam bought KaiserTech, the parent of Oakland-based Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical. Maxxam's shares rose 225% in the past year, showing the greatest stock price appreciation of all California companies surveyed by MZ Group of San Francisco.