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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1994 | PAUL ELIAS
Shell Western E&P Inc. "reluctantly agreed" to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the Ventura County district attorney over a series of oil spills, company officials said. Without admitting wrongdoing, Shell officials agreed to pay $95,000 in fines and penalties for four spills at its Ventura Avenue oil field since May 5, 1993. "The reluctance has to do with the terms of the settlement," Shell spokeswoman Susan Hersberger said.
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FOOD
October 7, 2009 | Andrea Nguyen
You can tell when a dish has made it into the mainstream by looking it up in the dictionary. There you'll find entries for sushi, taco and pho. I still have to italicize as a foreign word bao , the term for Chinese steamed bread and filled buns, but my hunch is that I won't have to do that for long. Bao is on the rise, and that's not just because it features leavened dough. Just check Costco, supermarket chains such as Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs, and of course, any nearby 99 Ranch.
FOOD
April 13, 1995 | ROSE DOSTI
DEAR SOS: I've been trying unsuccessfully to duplicate El Pollo Loco's recipe for boiled beans. They're the best I've tasted. Can you help? --ANN DEAR ANN: We nearly fell over when Greg Young, El Pollo Loco's account executive, sent us the recipe for the beans. Large chains are usually hard-put to break down huge-quantity-size recipes into small, home-size recipes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
BRITISH photographer Martin Parr has a thing about McDonald's. When he travels, the restaurant chain's global reach becomes fodder for Parr's ironic camera's-eye view of shifting cultural iconographies. "I can hardly walk by one when I have a camera and not deal with it," Parr said. "They are different, but there's an eerie similarity as well." Americanized fast food is just one of the cross-cultural references Parr found on trips south for his book "Mexico" (Aperture, October 2006).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991
Under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Ventura County must report each week the toxic and potentially toxic materials discharged. The discharges are investigated by the county Environmental Health Division. DATE April 16 LOCATION 205 S. Anacapa St., Ventura MATERIAL 15 gallons of waste oil and solvent DATE April 22 LOCATION Cloyne and Shell roads, Ventura MATERIAL 50 gallons of crude oil DATE April 22 LOCATION Coastal Enameling, 1120 Industrial Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1986
Nearly a million gallons of oil spewed into Ballona Creek from an unidentified underground source Thursday night, while firefighters and others battled to contain the flow before it could reach the ocean. Los Angeles City Fire Department Battalion Chief John Mittendorf said the oil appeared to come from a source--possibly a broken pipeline--near the 5800 block of Jefferson Boulevard, about eight miles from the point where Ballona Creek empties into Santa Monica Bay near Marina del Rey.
OPINION
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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