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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
Dog and cat owners who need to have their pets vaccinated against rabies may do so at a low cost on April 8 at the county Department of Animal Regulation, 600 Aviation Drive in Camarillo. The clinic will open at 7 p.m. Vaccinations for dogs and cats more than 4 months old will cost $4, cash only. Also at the clinic, dogs that are unaltered may be licensed for $30. Licenses cost $10 for altered dogs. Written proof of alteration must be presented at the time of license purchase.
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Airline mergers have put more than 70% of the nation's domestic traffic in the hands of four major carriers. But low-cost airlines still have some influence over airfares. A new study shows that when airlines such as JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier, Alaska and Southwest launch service on an existing domestic route, the average price from all carriers drops as much as 67%. It's good news for travelers, but aviation experts say most popular routes are still dominated by the four biggest carriers: United, Delta, Southwest and the soon-to-be-merged American and US Airways.
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NEWS
April 21, 1991
"The House of Tomorrow" (April 10) may literally be the house of tomorrow, but not much further into the future than that. With a mushrooming population, we can no longer afford to give over the area in land that the low density of detached housing requires. This is plain to see as one looks at the sprawling tracts of single-family detached houses that cling to ridges, cover hillsides and fill valleys to the horizon. The alternative--attached, high-density housing--requires less land, fewer construction materials and can be cheaper to build.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Airline mergers have put more than 70% of the nation's domestic traffic in the hands of four major carriers. But low-cost airlines still have some influence over airfares. A new study shows that when an airline such as JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier, Alaska and Southwest launches service on an existing domestic route, the average price from all carriers drops as much as 67%. It's good news for travelers, but aviation experts say most popular routes are still dominated by the four biggest carriers - United, Delta, Southwest and the soon-to-be-merged American Airlines and US Airways.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1998 | GERI COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a group of retired professionals formed the Handyman Connection, the phone was ringing off the hook in no time. Word soon spread to the Westside/South Bay area and recently to the San Fernando Valley that here were experienced craftsmen, most of them retired but all with at least a 10-year work background, who could handle those smaller jobs that most contractors don't want to bother with--jobs in the $50 to $400 range.
NEWS
July 15, 1999 | LIZ THOMPSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cheaper and surprisingly powerful new drug regimen to prevent AIDS virus transmission from mother to child could save as many as 400,000 children's lives annually in developing countries, researchers reported Wednesday. Lowering the chances of HIV transmission from infected mothers to their children has been a huge success in the fight against AIDS. But at about $1,000 for a five-month course of AZT, that success has been limited to wealthy countries.
NEWS
December 29, 1986 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Arkansas is growing old. Old as in white hair, pensions and Social Security. Old as in retirees. The land of the Ozarks now has the unexpected distinction of having a greater percentage of people over 65 than any other state except Florida, long a retirement haven. While Florida, with 17.6% of its population over retirement age, is clearly in the lead, Arkansas, with 14.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1988 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
Ever since International Remote Imaging Systems went public in 1980, shareholders have invested more than $22 million, convinced that the company's computerized urinalysis machine would pay off in big profits. They are still waiting. On Thursday, shareholders who gather at the company's Chatsworth office for their annual meeting will listen to President Fred Deindoerfer explain why, for the eighth time in eight years, International Remote will lose more than $1 million a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1987 | KATHLEEN MACLAY, Associated Press
Officials of a chronically crowded shelter for homeless women hope to use mobile homes to create space for dozens of new beds, and architects say their plan to link trailers "like so many Lego blocks" could serve as a national model. "Our plan provides essential shelter, sanitation, supervision and security," said Merrill Budlong of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. "We intend to show that there can be dignity for the homeless at a relatively low cost."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1995
Nineteen community organizations in Los Angeles County began screening clients Monday for a new program that provides drugs for free or at a low cost to people with the AIDS virus. The organizations, known as Community Unity for AIDS Care, will extend the reach of a state drug assistance program by offering to deliver the drugs at home and by operating a toll-free hot line for medication counseling and advice from pharmacists on AIDS therapies.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia announced three low-cost smartphones that run the Google Android operating system. In recent years, Nokia primarily powered its smartphones with the Windows Phone operating system, but limitations of that platform prevented the phone maker from building low-priced, entry-level devices. Nokia changed that Monday by introducing the Nokia X line, which includes the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The devices will be available for 89, 99 and 109 euros, respectively, or about $122, $135 and $150, all before any carrier subsidies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Scarlet, Deakin, Fudge, Nugget and Shyla are in the prime of life and pretty good-looking to boot, but their puppy-making days ended for good Tuesday in the back of a big blue van in Sylmar. Nine dogs and a cat named Smokey marched up the stairs of the Lucy Pet Foundation's mobile spay and neuter clinic, unaware of what they were in for in the parking lot of Pet Supreme. Lucy, the Chihuahua whose picture is on the side of the bus, stood by for moral support. And here's the story: Actor Dick Van Patten, a guest on "The John Davidson Show" in 1981, struck up a conversation with the drummer in the show's band.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
The nation's airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that only four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic. Despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is having a positive effect on the industry and is partly responsible for keeping fares low, according to a new study by PwC, the auditing and consulting firm formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. The latest major airline merger was approved last month when American Airlines agreed to unite with US Airways to create the world's largest carrier.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
Low-income Californians will be soon eligible for what has become to many an essential part of daily life: a cellphone . Participants in the state's LifeLine program for low-income consumers will soon have access to reduced-cost smartphone service with voice, data and text capabilities, state regulators decided Thursday. After two years of deliberations, the five members of the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to include wireless phones among the kinds of handsets available through the LifeLine program.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - A coalition of organic farmers, nutritionists and environmental justice activists is jumping into the rough-and-tumble politics at California's Capitol. The California Food Policy Council, a network of 19 groups around the state, wants to persuade legislators to pass laws that would support sustainable agriculture and safeguard soil and water quality for large and small farmers. The idea, organizers say, is to make healthful, affordable food options available for low-income urban dwellers, schoolchildren and others.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Motorola has something big planned for next week, and we're thinking it'll likely announce a low-cost smartphone. The Google-owned phone maker began teasing the Nov. 13 announcement by sending emails to journalists and adding a new section to its website. The email and the new Web page both feature a globe with the Motorola logo etched in the middle. However, neither divulges much information besides saying "Moto G" and the Nov. 13 date. PHOTOS: Apple's Mavericks OS: Top 10 features to check out As speculation on the Web goes, the company is likely to unveil a low-cost and smaller-sized version of the Moto X flagship smartphone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
On a barren, eroded hillside, a former dump site, engineers and planners from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are attempting to spawn a dramatic change in attitudes toward waste. In the process, they envision a future long-term solution to the decades-old problem of sewage in the border area.
FOOD
March 2, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
Remember casseroles? Remember when they faded away, never to return, or so it seemed? Nostalgia for the '50s has brought casseroles back. Casseroles may not last as part of the hip culinary scene beyond the next season, but they are classically American enough to warrant your attention, especially if you are planning a nostalgic '50s evening or trying your hand at the stuff that became a rage with the advent of canned foods.
NATIONAL
October 19, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - When the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors told the Benedictine monks of St. Joseph Abbey in southern Louisiana they could not sell their handcrafted caskets to the public, the normally peaceful order took the fight to court. Hurricane Katrina had wiped out the order's traditional income from selling timber, so the brothers decided to market the simple cypress boxes they had long built to bury monks who died. They were priced at $1,500 or $2,000, far less than a funeral home would charge.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Ski season is still months away, but Big Bear is making it easy for  schussers and shredders to plan a winter vacation by putting its bundled lodge-and-lift packages on sale now.   The packages include discounted accommodations at one of Big Bear 's participating lodges, such as the Hillcrest Lodge and Grey Squirrel Resort,  combined with an all-day interchangeable lift ticket good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain . Also included...
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