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August 7, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that looks good on paper, the state of California on Thursday purchased a pair of producing oil wells in downtown Los Angeles for $1. But the wells put out only about four barrels a day and the crude they yield resembles clumpy goo more than the black gold of legend. What's more, they are in an old, shallow field of mostly capped wells that city and state officials fear could send oil seeping into homes, businesses and neighborhood streets one mile northeast of Los Angeles City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that looks good on paper, the state of California on Thursday purchased a pair of producing oil wells in downtown Los Angeles for $1. But the wells put out only about four barrels a day and the crude they yield resembles clumpy goo more than the black gold of legend. What's more, they are in an old, shallow field of mostly capped wells that city and state officials fear could send oil seeping into homes, businesses and neighborhood streets one mile northeast of Los Angeles City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Threatened closure of up to 50 working oil wells that pump black gold from beneath downtown Los Angeles may send crude oil seeping into homes, businesses and neighborhood streets, state and local officials warned Wednesday. The wells are owned or operated by Manley Oil Co., which is up for sale and on the verge of bankruptcy. If no buyer is found, the company would be forced to cap the wells--with potentially disastrous results, the owner said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Threatened closure of up to 50 working oil wells that pump black gold from beneath downtown Los Angeles may send crude oil seeping into homes, businesses and neighborhood streets, state and local officials warned Wednesday. The wells are owned or operated by Manley Oil Co., which is up for sale and on the verge of bankruptcy. If no buyer is found, the company would be forced to cap the wells--with potentially disastrous results, the owner said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1991 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Two discouraged gold miners, Edward Laurence Doheny and Charles A. Canfield, arrived in Los Angeles in 1892, determined to make their fortune by drilling for oil. They bought a lot in the downtown area for $400 near the intersection of Glendale and Beverly boulevards. Forty days later, after no success with a pick and shovel, Doheny and Canfield used a sharpened tree trunk as a drill bit and brought in the city's first producing oil well on Nov. 4, 1892.
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May 12, 1985 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
For 26 years, Yolanda Saavedra has lived with an oil well virtually on her doorstep. Alongside a storage tank, the old pump, unshielded from view, slowly bobs away a few feet from Saavedra's front porch in Temple-Beaudry, a hilltop slum overlooking downtown's gleaming new Bunker Hill skyline. But the oil operation is not her concern, Saavedra said. "What bothers us is the neighborhood is so filthy," she said, motioning toward the litter and the run-down houses on her block.
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