CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2003 |
Disabled activist Mathew Lakota will stand trial for allegedly dispensing tickets to drivers who violated disabled-parking laws. Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman on Tuesday ordered Lakota to stand trial on charges of attempted extortion and receiving stolen property, both felonies. Chico and Oroville authorities testified that Lakota told them he had issued his own handmade tickets to vehicles he found parked illegally in spaces for the disabled.
September 11, 1988 |
Residents realized they were in for trouble when an early morning explosion shook the Koppers Co. wood-treatment plant south of Oroville, pushing up a tower of acrid black smoke that burned their lungs and blistered their skin. When small but unhealthy traces of the toxic material dioxin turned up a few months later in locally produced eggs, chickens and beef, they realized the problem was not going to go away.
June 24, 1999 |
Those Niemeyer boys are something else, they'll tell you up here. Clean-cut, good kids. Even better students. Chris was valedictorian at Oroville High in 1998. Hot on his high-tops came Jason, top academic graduate in the class of '99. But instead of finishing high school awash in accolades, the brothers Niemeyer each ended senior year swamped by controversy, tussling with school administrators over God and graduation.
HOME & GARDEN
January 23, 1999 |
Garden long enough, and you may tire of common flowers and gravitate toward the unique and unusual. Although local nurseries carry offbeat flower plants at times, they don't have the space or staff to consistently stock a wide variety. Open up one of the many mail-order garden catalogs, however, and you'll discover a whole new world of plants with captivating blossoms. There are flowers in just about every color and shape--and many you never dreamed existed.
HOME & GARDEN
November 7, 1998 |
After summer flowers have faded and before winter bloomers appear, asters light up the garden with their cheery, daisy-like flowers. Native to temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere, they grow well in our mild Southern California weather.
November 4, 1999 |
Anyone who lives close to the beach probably is gardening on top of ancient sand dunes. These stable dunes may look like coastal hills, but dig into one and you'll find the soil is still sandy. Susan Rudnicki gardens inland on the second of three long dunes in Manhattan Beach, just above the old Pacific Electric line that now serves as a greenbelt and jogging corridor though the middle of the city. And her sumptuous garden shows what can be done with a sandy soil that has been improved.