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One of the last bastions of public tobacco consumption on the Westside has fallen. No-Smoking signs went up last week on three floors of UCLA's Dickson Art Center, which the university's art department occupies. It wasn't the only remaining place on campus where smoking was permitted, but it was the most notorious. As a state school, UCLA is exempt from local laws, such as the Los Angeles ordinance that took effect in August prohibiting smoking in public buildings and restaurants.
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.
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?
February 2, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Healthcare for the nation's poor, once viewed as especially vulnerable in this era of budget cutting, has emerged as a surprisingly secure government entitlement with as much political clout as the Medicare and Social Security retirement programs. Even as President Obama and congressional Republicans gear up for a new budget battle, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which together provide coverage to more than 1 in 5 Americans and almost 1 in 3 Californians over the course of a year, appear off-limits despite their huge price tag. The president protected Medicaid in 2011 when Congress and the White House slashed $1.2 trillion in federal spending, including on Medicare - the healthcare plan for seniors and disabled people - as part of a deal to raise the nation's debt limit.
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.
June 2, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
LONE PINE, Calif. - Oral histories of Native Americans and U.S. Cavalry records offer insights into a horrific massacre here in 1863: Thirty-five Paiute Indians were chased into Owens Lake by settlers and soldiers to drown or be gunned down. But the records are silent on one important point. Exactly where did the massacre occur on the moonlit night of March 19, 1863? An archaeological find in what is today a vast alkali playa has revealed a cache of bullets, musket balls, cavalry uniform buttons and Native American artifacts that Paiute tribal members and researchers believe are evidence of the grim chapter in Owens Valley history.
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