March 20, 1992 |
Sen. John Seymour (R-Calif.) says more than 20,000 mining-related jobs would be lost under the desert protection bill pending before Congress. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) says the measure would not put a single miner out of work. The dispute illustrates the startling gap--and partisan rhetoric--that separates the two sides in the mining debate: Opponents insist the desert legislation would cripple the Southern California mining industry while supporters predict no noticeable economic impact.
December 16, 1989 |
Before loading up the mini-van with a gold pan, shovel and sluice box and driving up to California's Mother Lode for a weekend of gold prospecting, remember that the precious yellow metal is as close as the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, above Azusa in the San Gabriel Mountains. "When I tell people there's still gold in California, they look at me kind of strange," said Judy Shaw, owner of California Prospecting Co. in Buena Park.
February 9, 1998 |
Most everyone agrees there is something of enormous importance in this rock-strewn and wind-swept portion of the eastern Imperial Valley bounded by Picacho Peak, Pilots Knob and Muggins Peak. A Canadian firm believes there is gold buried deep beneath the desert, and it wants permission to create a 1,571-acre open pit mine where 130,000 tons of rock a day would be gouged, blasted and drilled from the earth.
August 15, 1996 |
It is the quirky subcultures and out-there personalities of Southern California that have long ignited Robert Ferrigno's writing. Steroid-pumped bodybuilders. Ferrari owners. Auto repo men. Surf bums. Women who compete in bar bikini contests. "I was always interested in subcultures--high or low, it didn't matter," says Ferrigno, 49, who in the 1980s was an Orange County newspaper features writer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1991 |
State officials late Monday approved partial resumption of construction on the massive Metro Rail subway project, where work has been stalled since last week by a stubborn tunnel ventilation problem. Workers will return this morning to a subway station being completed at 7th and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles, officials said. State safety engineers Monday evening reopened most of the station after transit officials activated a huge, new air circulation system.
February 5, 2000 |
Team headquarters for the hottest basketball squad in Southern California is a trailer. Granted, it's a nice trailer. In three hours, you guess, a team of workers could dissemble operations and, like a guy late for the circus, you'd be kicking sawdust. Hey, where did Long Beach State go? How one gets a taste of the action: * From the north, drive past the pyramid of successes in Westwood and get a visual fix on the Pyramid. You can't miss it. It looks like that hotel in Vegas.