CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2002 |
Thousands of pieces of Tama Roca, a Mexican-made candy that contains dangerous levels of lead, have been removed from 30 Long Beach markets, and health officials Friday warned the public not to eat or touch the product. "This candy is very popular with the Hispanic population," said Ron Arias, director of the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department, noting that Long Beach has 165,000 Latinos, according to the 2000 Census. "To find lead in a candy product is alarming," Arias said.
April 8, 2013 |
Major baby-food makers such as Dole Food Co., Del Monte Foods Co. and Nestle's Gerber business are going to court Monday to determine whether they need to warn consumers of certain lead levels in their products. In a 2011 lawsuit, the Environmental Law Foundation alleged that some of the companies' foods and juices -- which included ingredients such as carrots, peaches, pears and sweet potatoes -- contained enough lead to warrant a consumer caution label under California's Proposition 65 toxins warning law. A non-jury trial in the case is set to begin Monday in state Superior Court in Oakland.
November 7, 2009 |
Tiger Woods shot another five-under-par 67 in the HSBC Champions at Shanghai, this one giving him a share of the 36-hole lead with Nick Watney in the final World Golf Championship of the year. Woods overcame mild frustration early in his round Friday by making five birdies over his final 10 holes to catch Watney, a fellow American, atop the leaderboard at Sheshan International. They were at 10-under 134. Big-hitting Alvaro Quiros of Spain was the lone intruder in what appeared to be an American leaderboard in China.
September 4, 2009 |
Anna Rawson shot a course-record seven-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen in the Canadian Women's Open at Priddis. Rawson, the 28-year-old Australian who has missed nine cuts in 13 starts this year, had nine birdies and two bogeys to break Dawn Coe-Jones' course mark by a shot. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa , the 2007 winner at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, was two strokes back along with Amanda Blumenherst , and Michelle Wie opened with a 76. Rawson played in ideal morning conditions.
October 3, 2009 |
Jake Peavy delayed Detroit's chance to move closer to the AL Central title, pitching the Chicago White Sox past the slumping Tigers, 8-0, Friday night in Detroit. The Tigers went into the final weekend with a two-game lead over Minnesota but got off to a bad start when Scott Podsednik hit a leadoff home run. Detroit lost for the fourth time in six games. Meanwhile, the Twins held on for a 10-7 victory over Kansas City, after leading 10-0, and cut the Tigers' AL Central lead to one. If the Tigers fail to hold off Minnesota, they will become the first team in major league history to lead a division on May 10 and stay atop it until losing the title in the last week of a season.
June 26, 2010 |
Justin Rose shot an eight-under-par 62 in the second round of the Travelers Championship, birdieing five consecutive back-nine holes to take a four-stroke lead over Kevin Sutherland at Cromwell, Conn. Rose broke the tournament record for the first 36 holes, finishing at 14-under 126. The 62 was one off the course record at TPC River Highlands. Sutherland shot his second consecutive 65. ----- Cristie Kerr shot a six-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead in the LPGA Championship, the tour's second major of the season.
March 2, 2009 |
In a stunning improvement in children's health, far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, government research shows -- a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil. Lead can interfere with developing nervous systems and cause permanent problems with learning, memory and behavior. Children in poor neighborhoods have generally been more at risk because they tend to live in older housing and in industrial areas. Federal researchers found that just 1.
October 10, 2009 |
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker dominate no matter the format. Phil Mickelson wins no matter whom he has for a partner. It still isn't enough for the Americans to shake the pesky International team in the Presidents Cup. For the second straight day, the Americans were poised to take a comfortable lead. The International team just won't go away. It rallied to win two late matches to split the fourballs session and keep the Americans' lead at one point, 6 1/2 to 5 1/2 . Ernie Els and Mike Weir won the final three holes to turn defeat into a two-up victory, thanks to the Canadian hitting three-wood from the base of the bleachers and onto the green for an eagle that was conceded.
August 29, 2009 |
Rookie Webb Simpson found enough birdies on long, tough and wet Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J., to shoot a three-under-par 68 Friday and build a two-shot lead in the Barclays, the opening playoff event on the PGA Tour. Simpson, 24, took the lead with an approach to 10 inches on the fifth hole. He was among nine players who broke par, finishing at eight-under 134. Paul Goydos and Steve Marino, among the leaders after the first round, each had a 71 and were tied for second.
August 8, 2009 |
Rookie Everth Cabrera hit a grand slam in the ninth inning off closer Francisco Rodriguez to give the San Diego Padres a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Cabrera, who struck out three times, connected on a 3-and-2 pitch from Rodriguez (2-3) into the right-field stands to give the Padres their 11th win over New York in 14 games. The Padres tied the game in the ninth at 2-2 after Kyle Blanks led off with a walk and scored on fellow rookie Will Venable's double into the right-field corner off Rodriguez.