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May 8, 1992
The family of a Camarillo woman killed last year by a Christo umbrella uprooted in high winds near Lebec has filed a claim accusing Kern County officials of failing to predict the potential dangers of the huge environmental art display. Lori Keevil Mathews, 34, died Oct. 26 when gusty winds ripped one of the 488-pound yellow umbrellas from its moorings near a Kern County road and sent it tumbling down a hill into a crowd of spectators.
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January 15, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixty-nine cents isn't much. But when it represents an overcharge on a bag of Ricola cough drops--well, that's the kind of thing that sticks in the craw of government nit-pickers like David Dyas. To say nothing of a $3.74 overcharge for a plastic table. Or the buck too much for sugar substitute. So when Dyas and his staff at the Kern County Department of Weights and Measures discovered a pattern of such scanner errors at Rite Aid drugstores in their territory, they swung into action and sued.
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NEWS
January 15, 1989
A state appellate court opinion has restricted a Kern County school district's ability to ban two books from its curriculum and said the school board had no authority to ban the books if the decision was based on religious grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992
The family of a Camarillo woman killed last year by a Christo umbrella uprooted in high winds near Lebec has filed a claim accusing Kern County officials of failing to predict the potential dangers of the huge environmental art display. Lori Keevil Mathews, 34, died Oct. 26 when gusty winds ripped one of the 488-pound yellow umbrellas from its moorings near a Kern County road and sent it tumbling down a hill into a crowd of spectators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an $11.1-million award to three Kern County farmers who sued the J. G. Boswell Co. for malicious prosecution. The high court denied a request by Boswell to review a 1988 Kern County jury's decision that the cotton grower abused the legal process to silence political opponents. The fight began in 1982 over a referendum to build a canal that would have carried water from the Sacramento River to growers in the south.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Camarillo woman killed last year by a Christo umbrella uprooted in high winds near Lebec has filed a claim accusing Kern County officials of failing to predict the potential dangers of the huge environmental art display. Lori Keevil Mathews, 34, died Oct. 26 when gusty winds ripped one of the 488-pound yellow umbrellas from its moorings near a Kern County road and sent it tumbling down a hillside into a crowd of spectators.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixty-nine cents isn't much. But when it represents an overcharge on a bag of Ricola cough drops--well, that's the kind of thing that sticks in the craw of government nit-pickers like David Dyas. To say nothing of a $3.74 overcharge for a plastic table. Or the buck too much for sugar substitute. So when Dyas and his staff at the Kern County Department of Weights and Measures discovered a pattern of such scanner errors at Rite Aid drugstores in their territory, they swung into action and sued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Camarillo woman killed last year by a Christo umbrella uprooted in high winds near Lebec has filed a claim accusing Kern County officials of failing to predict the potential dangers of the huge environmental art display. Lori Keevil Mathews, 34, died Oct. 26 when gusty winds ripped one of the 488-pound yellow umbrellas from its moorings near a Kern County road and sent it tumbling down a hillside into a crowd of spectators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an $11.1-million award to three Kern County farmers who sued the J. G. Boswell Co. for malicious prosecution. The high court denied a request by Boswell to review a 1988 Kern County jury's decision that the cotton grower abused the legal process to silence political opponents. The fight began in 1982 over a referendum to build a canal that would have carried water from the Sacramento River to growers in the south.
NEWS
January 15, 1989
A state appellate court opinion has restricted a Kern County school district's ability to ban two books from its curriculum and said the school board had no authority to ban the books if the decision was based on religious grounds.
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