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April 23, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by memories of Adam Paul Bischoff's futile struggle against the Los Angeles River, about 14 people Wednesday offered a city task force ideas Wednesday for rescuing people from rain-filled storm channels. The plans--including permanent or emergency nets that could snag victims from rushing currents, and steel frameworks like playground "monkey bars" that swimmers could grab--were suggested at the first public meeting of the Los Angeles River Rescue Task Force.
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February 20, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Seidel stood on the concrete bank of the Los Angeles River and let the driving rain slap his face like a cold, wet insult. As a veteran Los Angeles City Fire Department captain, Seidel knows all about water. But not the kind you dump onto a blazing building. He knows about rain--the annoying, incessant drops that soon form puddles, then streams, rivers and, finally, the raging torrent of sheer water power that whisked along the riverbed right before his eyes, scaring him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a days-long onslaught of storms predicted and the dramatic death of a Woodland Hills youth in the Los Angeles River still generating lawsuits, rescue teams of Los Angeles city firefighters and lifeguards were deployed along flood control channels for the first time Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a days-long onslaught of storms predicted and the dramatic death of a Woodland Hills youth in the Los Angeles River still generating lawsuits, rescue teams of Los Angeles city firefighters and lifeguards were deployed along flood control channels for the first time Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by memories of Adam Paul Bischoff's futile struggle against the Los Angeles River, would-be saviors gathered in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday to offer a city task force ideas for rescuing people from rain-filled storm channels. About 14 people presented plans--including permanent or emergency nets that could snag victims from rushing currents and steel frameworks like playground "monkey bars" that swimmers could grab--at the first public meeting of the Los Angeles River Rescue Task Force.
NEWS
February 20, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Seidel stood on the concrete bank of the Los Angeles River and let the driving rain slap his face like a cold, wet insult. As a veteran Los Angeles City Fire Department captain, Seidel knows all about water. But not the kind you dump onto a blazing building. He knows about rain--the annoying, incessant drops that soon form puddles, then streams, rivers and, finally, the raging torrent of sheer water power that whisked along the riverbed right before his eyes, scaring him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
His voice breaking with emotion, the father of a Woodland Hills teen-ager who drowned last winter in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River urged the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday to adopt a $225,000 plan to improve the Fire Department's ability to rescue people from the river. The plan was drafted after the Feb. 12 drowning of Adam Bischoff, 15. David Bischoff, the youth's father, warned lawmakers Tuesday that "the rains will return--don't let another six months go by without action."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after a Woodland Hills teen-ager was swept to his death in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River, city fire officials Monday outlined a program to improve swift-water rescues through the use of better training and equipment. Fire Chief Donald O.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, Rich Tosches is a Times staff writer
The Hug A Hippo and Love A Llama people gathered in force at the Los Angeles Zoo late last month, protesting wildly and waving signs over the unfortunate, tranquilized death of Hannibal the elephant, who was on the verge of spending the rest of his life in a Mexico City zoo with tens of thousands of people trying to bounce a peanut off his head each day for the next 50 years. No More is their message. The death of an elephant cannot be tolerated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by memories of Adam Paul Bischoff's futile struggle against the Los Angeles River, about 14 people Wednesday offered a city task force ideas Wednesday for rescuing people from rain-filled storm channels. The plans--including permanent or emergency nets that could snag victims from rushing currents, and steel frameworks like playground "monkey bars" that swimmers could grab--were suggested at the first public meeting of the Los Angeles River Rescue Task Force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by memories of Adam Paul Bischoff's futile struggle against the Los Angeles River, would-be saviors gathered in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday to offer a city task force ideas for rescuing people from rain-filled storm channels. About 14 people presented plans--including permanent or emergency nets that could snag victims from rushing currents and steel frameworks like playground "monkey bars" that swimmers could grab--at the first public meeting of the Los Angeles River Rescue Task Force.
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