December 15, 1988
Diapers, baby formula, and furniture are among the items most needed by victims of last week's fire in Baldwin Park, which gutted 14 homes and damaged four others, said a resident who is collecting and distributing donations. Of the more than 140 people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the fire, approximately 72 are children, said Janet Roca, who has turned her home on California Avenue into an information center for fire victims.
April 30, 2007 |
U.S. health officials will test more food additives for melamine, a substance found in pet food linked to the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs. Tests will be expanded to imports of six food additives, including soy protein, rice bran and corn gluten, Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said in a news conference. The FDA is already testing wheat gluten and rice protein for the substance.
April 7, 2007 |
Del Monte Foods Co. on Friday broadened its recall of dog treats that may have been tainted with contaminated wheat gluten from China. Del Monte widened the range of Jerky Treats and Ol' Roy and Happy Tails Beef Flavor treats covered by a recall first announced March 31. The latest recall, which also includes some private-label snacks, adds packages with different expiration dates, Del Monte said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - There was the leather pouch, crafted in prison, that according to family lore may have contained a message about the escapees' hide-out. There were the flowers, which arrived reliably on special occasions at their childhood home - with no card attached. And when Clarence and John Anglin's mother died in 1978, two men masquerading as women were said to have attended her Florida funeral, despite a swarm of FBI agents nearby. Fifty years after the Anglins joined Frank Lee Morris and slipped away from Alcatraz - the wind-battered federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay - on a raft made of raincoats, tantalizing new morsels trickled out Monday to deepen the enduring mystery of their escape.
June 10, 1994 |
President Cesar Gaviria declared a state of emergency Thursday in the remote mountain valley devastated by an earthquake and avalanche after government officials said the tragedy had claimed up to 1,000 lives. Government officials appealed for donations of clothes, blankets and kitchen utensils to help thousands of refugees who lost their homes and farms in Monday's disaster in the poor and mainly Indian Paez River valley, about 180 miles southwest of Bogota.