December 4, 1988 |
IT WAS THE Los Angeles Times' 15th Annual Wine Tasting, and for 1988 the subject was Champagne. Seventeen professional palates assembled for an all-day tasting of sparkling wines. Champagne, whether the pride of France, or any other bubbly produced by the highly refined methode champenoise , abounds in subtlety, which becomes a criteria of excellence. This sophisticated wine is the most challenging wine for fair evaluation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1994
Water bottles may be filled free at: * Chatsworth High School, 10027 Lurline Ave. * Granada Hills High School, 10535 Zelzah Ave. * John F.Kennedy High School, 11254 Gothic Ave., Granada Hills * Sylmar High School, 13050 Borden Ave. Report water trouble: (818) 503-1783; Between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.: (213) 580-8120 MISCELLANEOUS PHONE NUMBERS In areas that are part of the city of Los Angeles: * Trees down and removal of street debris, call the city of Los Angeles: (213) 485-5661 or (213) 485-2121.
January 19, 1994
4:31 a.m. Monday morning. A subterranean wave rolls across the Los Angeles Basin and millions of people are simultaneously jolted from sleep. The intensely communal experience of shared disaster begins, a ritual that has become all too common for Southlanders. For most, the day starts with calming the children's jitters and checking for broken plates and glasses. The less fortunate begin to sift through the rubble of their homes, to search for lost pets.
January 15, 1995 |
Nearly $11 billion in federal assistance has been allocated, including $5 billion in FEMA and SBA aid to individuals and business. * Total FEMA loan applications: 667,801 Funded: 72.5% Pending/denied: 27.5% * Disaster housing: 396,632 households, for $1.13 billion * Individual and Family Grants: 196,399 households, for $188 million * FEMA mortgage and rental assistance program: 1,000 applicants, for $3.