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August 24, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
A backed-up pipeline sent more than 100 gallons of an oil-water mixture bubbling from beneath three manhole covers Tuesday, forcing officials to divert traffic as they cleaned up the mess. The smelly black substance began flowing onto State College Boulevard between Commonwealth and Chapman avenues about 2 p.m. Fullerton firefighters erected several dirt dikes in an effort to contain the mixture and prevent it from oozing into storm drains.
June 21, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER
The city of Oxnard and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District are sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday for Oxnard residents who would like to dispose of pesticides, paint thinners and other chemical waste. The waste will be collected from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oxnard Equipment Yard, 1060 Pacific Ave. Acceptable items for disposal include poisons, corrosives, furniture and auto polish, varnishes, pool chlorine, acids and wood preservatives.
January 5, 1987 | Nancy Wride
The stuff frothing down the gutter at an Anaheim chemical company Sunday afternoon had a "rainbow sheen," the same effect created when water and petroleum mix. Because a large amount of chemicals are stored at the facility on South Street, and because of Sunday's onslaught of rain, members of the Anaheim Fire Department's hazardous materials team were concerned with the potential for a serious spread of toxic substances. So they diked the storm drains outside Dixco-Diversified Chemical Sales Co.
February 19, 2009 | Associated Press
A mixture of oil and water leaking from an ExxonMobil platform has spread across a mile of ocean off the Southern California coast, federal and state officials said. Initial reports indicated the leak came from a deck drainage tank where rainwater, lubricants and fluids drain into a sump unit, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Stephanie Young. She said the company reported the leak Monday and was still working to stop the mixture from seeping into the Santa Barbara Channel. It was unclear how much oil -- which Young described as a light lubricant, not crude oil -- had spilled.
June 8, 2000
Q: Why does a cotton towel absorb water better than one made of polyester or other synthetic fabrics? A: Cotton's ability to absorb water has to do with a phenomenon called hydrogen bonding, according to chemists Kerry Karukstis and Gerald Van Hecke of Harvey Mudd College. It is essentially the same phenomenon that explains why oil and water don't mix. Sugar molecules, for example, contain many hydroxyl groups that can hydrogen bond to water molecules, so it dissolves in water easily.
April 6, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
Officials investigating the recent eruption of an abandoned Huntington Beach oil well have discovered two aboveground tanks filled with petroleum-based sludge but said they pose little danger for residents and a nearby school. The 4,000-gallon tanks, on the former Ascon landfill at Hamilton and Magnolia avenues, are filled with a blend of crude oil, refined motor oil and water, officials said. A second round of testing this week will determine the exact contents.
August 2, 2013 | By David Ng
Next year's highly anticipated retrospective of artist Jeff Koons won't be debuting in Los Angeles as previously expected, according to a recent report. Bloomberg has reported that the show, which will be Koons' first major retrospective in years, will instead premiere in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art before traveling to Paris at the Centre Pompidou. GRAPHIC: MOCA's ups and downs with Jeffrey Deitch Koons had been expected to unveil the exhibition in January at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. But a Whitney spokesman told Bloomberg in a report published Friday that MOCA has bowed out of the show and that it will premiere in New York in June.
February 7, 1988
It seems odd the government, in the form of the IRS, would suddenly impose a severe penalty on people trying to help people! We refer of course to the change in charitable contributions which can no longer be claimed as a deduction unless Form 1040 is itemized. We had thought early in the year the change meant the cash donations would have to be itemized on the return as to the organization, address, and amount. With that in mind, we carefully saved cancelled checks, 123 of them for a total of $3,335, only to find that itemizing means preparing a long form with regard to medical, casualty, etc. This is like mixing oil and water as the people who have catastrophic expenses will be the least able to give money away.
June 24, 2010
  Cucumber granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes enough to serve as an accompaniment for 8 to 10 servings of gazpacho Note: Use this cucumber ice as a garnish for tomato gazpacho. 2 cucumbers, each about 11 ounces 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 sprigs mint 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup water 1. Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
July 24, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, reports.
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