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August 2, 1997 | CINDY MURRY, Cindy Murry is a registered nurse and mother of five. She has been a library volunteer for 18 years
I was walking through the children's reading section of the San Pedro branch of the Los Angeles Public Library and noticed three 8- to 10-year-olds whispering and giggling at one of the library's computers. I looked at the screen to see what game they found so exciting and to my surprise, they were on an Internet chat line with some lewd chatters. I read a screen full of hard-core language describing various sexual acts in crude, graphic slang.
The charm, or curse, of L.A. is the way the urban area is interlaced with the countryside, bringing distinctive problems for an urban area--like wildfires. But does this offer an advantage to a hunter who can clearly see an eight-point buck on his patio or a Canada goose winging conveniently over the barbecue pit, now that the fall hunting season is here? In a word, no. You can't hunt in the city, authorities say.
Federal and state officials said Friday that they have reached agreement with a major corporate landowner on a plan that will allow logging in a nearly 200,000-acre swath of Northern California while preserving some of the most environmentally sensitive acres in the Headwaters Forest.
October 18, 1990 | From Times News Services
The Cold War has resurfaced in an unlikely arena--the America's Cup. Despite the new political climate of cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union, a national panel in Washington has banned a Leningrad-based challenge syndicate from San Diego Bay, home to scores of U.S. warships and a secret submarine base.
September 19, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County health officials have ordered paramedics to stop taking patients to Burbank Community Hospital, which is under investigation for allegations of improper and inadequate medical care of indigents. Officials of the county Department of Health Services declined to specify the reasons behind the abrupt order. But a department spokesman said paramedics will not be allowed to take patients to the hospital until "problems" there are corrected.
August 25, 1991 | KIM UPTON
For the first time, visitors to the Stone Age monuments at Carnac, France, may no longer wander at will among the hundreds of monoliths called Kermario, which were built about the same time as Britain's Stonehenge--and whose origins and purpose are equally mysterious.
January 11, 1991 | MIKE PENNER
Goodby Fritz. Goodby Todd? Goodby . . . Wally? They are movers and shakers, all right--shaking a leg and getting ready to move out of town. Fritz Shurmur is fired by the Rams. Todd Marinovich is tired of USC. And Wally Joyner is spared a fate worse than death when the Houston Astros look East instead of West and unload Glenn Davis for three Baltimore Orioles. So what do you think of 1991 so far?
March 25, 2009 | Richard Simon
While President Obama has made development of cleaner energy sources a priority, an effort is underway to close off a large swath of the Southern California desert to solar and wind energy projects. In a move that could pit usual allies -- environmentalists and the solar and wind industries -- against each other, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation that would permanently put hundreds of thousands of acres of desert land off limits to energy projects.
August 21, 2011 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
When they first came to this corner of Wyoming 69 years ago, shops and restaurants in the tiny town of Cody hung banners warning "No Japs Allowed. " A local newspaper announced their arrival with the headline, "TEN THOUSAND JAPS TO BE INTERNED HERE. " But this weekend, as hundreds of Japanese Americans interned during World War II at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center returned, many for the first time, new signs greeted them: "Welcome all Japanese Americans. Congratulations. " Photos: Heart Mountain reunion They returned to see the land, now fields of lima beans and alfalfa, and to see the opening of a long-awaited museum at the site that will preserve their stories.
April 12, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama, addressing the swirling controversy over a Democratic strategist's comments about Ann Romney, declared that “there is no tougher job than being a mom” and that the families of candidates should be off limits. The president said he knows well how hard mothers work from his own upbringing and from raising daughters with his wife, Michelle. “When I think about what Michelle's had to do, when I think about my own mom, a single mother raising me and my sister, that's work,” the president said in a Thursday interview at the White House with anchor Bruce Aune of KCRG-TV of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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