CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1998 |
Four blocks in downtown Oxnard were evacuated early Thursday after a road construction crew accidentally gouged a hole in a high-pressure natural gas main with a backhoe. Authorities evacuated about 50 people from homes and stores around the leaking 2-inch diameter pipe in the intersection of C and 6th streets for more than an hour after the 7:30 a.m. incident. Firefighters also shut off four potential sources of ignition in the area.
July 9, 2008 |
Sen. Barack Obama is not president, but one of his daughters has plans for the White House. "I enjoy decorating," 10-year-old Malia told NBC's "Access Hollywood" during the Obama family's first interview last weekend. "So I get this whole new room to do whatever I want." That was one of the cute, candid revelations by the Obama girls -- Malia and her 7-year-old sister, Sasha -- who until now have been kept out of the spotlight.
October 27, 2002 |
The California Hotel & Casino isn't what people imagine when they think of the "new" Las Vegas. It wasn't built to resemble a pyramid, a medieval castle or anything more architecturally ambitious than a pair of towers that would be at home near any major airport. Situated on the edge of downtown, three miles northeast of the glitzy Strip and three blocks from the city's secondary gambling district, Glitter Gulch, the California offers little in the way of location.
June 21, 2011 |
First Lady Michelle Obama met Tuesday afternoon with Nelson Mandela, this nation's first black president, a revered figure who has largely disappeared from public view for many months. It was a historic meeting for Mandela, 92, an iconic symbol of the country's fight against apartheid, and Obama, 47, the first black wife of a U.S. president. The first lady arrived Monday for a weeklong official visit to Africa. She and Mandela had not met before. In 2005, Mandela met then-Sen.
November 22, 2008 |
Malia and Sasha Obama are headed for the Washington-area private Quaker school that Chelsea Clinton attended, aides to the future first family confirmed Friday. The Obamas picked Sidwell Friends School, where Vice President-elect Joe Biden's granddaughters also attend. The school is known for its rigorous standards and for educating children from some of Washington's most prominent and wealthy families. It is also the alma mater of President Nixon's daughters and Al Gore's son.
March 18, 2007 |
Clueless about Hawaii? The Volcano Radio podcast, www.volcanoradio.com, will steer you to places that those lucky enough to live in the islands know about. What's hot: The podcast is a little tourism and a lot island culture -- slack key guitar, pollution in the Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki, the scene in Chinatown, learning to surf in Waikiki. Husband-and-wife hosts Stewart Yerton and Malia Boyd keep things low-key and conversational.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2000 |
A fire early Saturday destroyed six large trailers loaded with donated clothing and forced the evacuation of two dozen guests at the Wagon Wheel Motor Inn, authorities said. The blaze began shortly after 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Buckaroo Avenue and took 30 firefighters more than two hours to douse, said Mike O'Malia, a battalion chief for the Oxnard Fire Department. Damage to the trailers, owned by Goodwill Industries, topped $120,000, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996 |
A homeless man who spent the last few weeks sleeping on a shabby yellow couch a few feet from the railroad tracks opposite an Oxnard rescue mission was crushed Tuesday by a train, police and witnesses said. Oxnard firefighters found Ralph Beyer's body pinned beneath a railroad car about 3:30 p.m. Next to Beyer were a blue sleeping bag, a near-empty case of beer and sections of a crushed yellow couch, Oxnard Fire Capt. Mike O'Malia said.
December 4, 1998
Paul Orfalea, who grew a single copy shop into the giant Kinko's Inc. chain, has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Southern California to endow the Kinko's Chair in Entrepreneurship. A graduate of USC's Marshall School of Business, Orfalea was named 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year by USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Thomas O'Malia, director of the center, will be the first holder of the endowed chair. Privately held Ventura-based Kinko's has 900 sites.