February 13, 1999 |
Storm clouds gathered ominously over Leonardo DiCaprio. He was aboard a luxury yacht, moored off this idyllic island in the Andaman Sea, resting between scenes of a $45-million 20th Century Fox movie, "The Beach." Minutes ago the hot sun shone in a cobalt blue sky; the glass-smooth sea's clear waters were turquoise, turning to jade green in the shallows near Phi Phi Le, where they lapped at fine whitish sand. Just another day in paradise, right? Not quite.
January 6, 1999 |
TV & RADIO Local News Not So Rosy: A study of newscasts at 61 stations nationwide--including Los Angeles' KABC-TV, KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV--has found that all three of the L.A. broadcasts are only average or below in terms of their quality. KABC-TV's 11 p.m. broadcast earned a C grade from a panel of veteran local-news professionals, while both KCBS and KNBC earned D grades for their 11 p.m. newscasts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2002
The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency performs routine, unannounced inspections of the county's more than 11,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions have not been corrected, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit.