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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
The City Council this week agreed to accept a $431,653 payment from British Petroleum to cover the city's costs for emergency response and cleanup related to the Feb. 6 oil spill. The agreement, in which British Petroleum acknowledges no responsibility for the disaster, is a full settlement of the city's claim against the oil company.
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BUSINESS
August 7, 1985 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
National Intergroup Inc. has moved to place about 25% of its common stock in the hands of friendly shareholders to fend off unwanted takeover attempts, the Pittsburgh-based steel holding company said Tuesday. The disclosure follows the news Monday that Leucadia National Corp., a dissident shareholder that already owns 9% of National Intergroup's stock, wants to buy the other 91% for $750 million, or $35 a share.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
The Bush Administration, responding to an outpouring of public concern about a rash of oil spills, is weighing a plan that would bar all oil tankers from U.S. ports and require them instead to unload their cargo at specially constructed platforms several miles offshore, Administration officials said Wednesday. Under the proposal, the oil then would be transferred to the mainland via undersea pipelines--a transit method far less likely to cause major spills than conventional delivery by tanker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Gasoline prices in California are primarily influenced by four factors, according to oil industry experts. Crude oil: The cost of crude--unrefined oil pumped from the ground--accounts for 41% of the price of a typical gallon of gas. Nearly half the crude supplied to California refineries comes from within the state, but in recent years more and more foreign oil has been used. Overseas supplies can be volatile, depending on international events, wars and labor disputes. Crude is traded as a commodity, and as the price of a standard 42-gallon barrel goes up and down, so does the price of gas. Taxes: Taxes represent about 30% of the cost motorists pay at the gas pump.
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER
Even before becoming the first Latino on the Bell Gardens City Council, Rosa Maria Hernandez said critics labeled her a sellout for trying to mend fences between the city's Anglo administration and its Latino population. At her first council meeting a woman shouted, "Baloney!" when Hernandez professed her solidarity with the city's 37,000 Latinos, 88% of the population. "When people started accusing me of selling out, I struggled a lot," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Sierra Club's regional chapter is urging Gov. Pete Wilson to reject the reappointment of Port Hueneme City Councilman Dorill B. Wright to the California Coastal Commission, claiming that Wright has failed to protect coastal resources while on the commission. Wright's latest two-year term expired in July, but a Wilson spokesman said the governor will need another month to receive and evaluate nominations for the position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1998 | JON STEINMAN and BRETT JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 42-year-old construction worker was crushed to death in Glendale on Wednesday when a 5-ton drill being used to lay the controversial Pacific Pipeline shifted off its rails and struck his chest. The man was identified by his employer as Mitch Williams of Madera. He was working on a segment of pipeline at Broadway and San Fernando Road, along an industrial strip that borders Los Angeles along the Golden State Freeway, when the accident occurred about 10 a.m., investigators said.
NEWS
July 2, 1994 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Giving no leeway to criticism from Russia, Greece and Black Sea countries, Turkey on Friday imposed new safety regulations on the Turkish straits, one of the world's busiest international waterways--and one that is also potentially hazardous.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1988 | From Reuters
China is trumpeting near-record economic growth in the first half of 1988 but has acknowledged danger signals that could stop expansion. The Economic Daily said Friday that industrial output in the first six months rose 17.2% more than the same 1987 period, the second-highest figure for the half-year in the last decade. In the four coastal provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Shandong output soared by an average of 26.9%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000
In your April 7 editorial you state: "Even if the Davis plan is far from a solution for all the state's transportation woes, we commend the governor for his effort and urge him to carry over the momentum to longer-term needs, along with creative ways to finance them." All of the efforts mentioned are nothing but Band-Aid solutions to our transportation nightmare. It seems ludicrous to commend Gov. Gray Davis for his lack of creativity and vision in this critical area of our lives. How about taking the lead in innovative mass transit ideas, like a statewide monorail system?
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