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December 10, 1989
Becoming a community activist was not in Penny Newman's plans. The soft-spoken special education teacher figured being a mother and leading an occasional PTA meeting were enough to keep life interesting. But then came the winter of 1979, when heavy rains caused the Stringfellow acid pits to overflow onto the Riverside County community of Glen Avon, Newman's home. As residents watched in horror, a foamy, chemical stream flooded back yards and the elementary school playground.
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July 31, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years ago, Penny Newman was a soft-spoken special education teacher, a mother of two whose community activities tended toward PTA and Cub Scout meetings. But that changed in 1979 when a series of rainstorms led the Stringfellow Acid Pits to overflow into the back yards and school playgrounds of the Riverside County community of Glen Avon, Newman's home.
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NEWS
July 31, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen years ago, Penny Newman was a soft-spoken special education teacher, a mother of two whose community activities tended toward PTA and Cub Scout meetings. But that changed in 1979 when a series of rainstorms led the Stringfellow Acid Pits to overflow into the back yards and school playgrounds of the Riverside County community of Glen Avon, Newman's home.
NEWS
December 10, 1989
Becoming a community activist was not in Penny Newman's plans. The soft-spoken special education teacher figured being a mother and leading an occasional PTA meeting were enough to keep life interesting. But then came the winter of 1979, when heavy rains caused the Stringfellow acid pits to overflow onto the Riverside County community of Glen Avon, Newman's home. As residents watched in horror, a foamy, chemical stream flooded back yards and the elementary school playground.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1998 | Martha Groves
Penny-Newman Grain Co. of Fresno is enjoying a happy ending to the weeks-long flap over its $3-million purchase of subsidized Finnish barley. By Friday, the regional grain firm expects workers at the Port of Richmond to have unloaded the 34,000 tons of feed grain, according to Kevin Hiedeman, the firm's head commodity trader. The April purchase by Penny-Newman angered domestic growers, who said the subsidized grain could wreck the U.S. market for them by lowering prices.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1998 | Martha Groves
Farmers from Minnesota, North Dakota and other key barley-producing states plan to gather at the Port of Stockton this morning to protest the expected unloading of subsidized barley from Finland. Gerald Lacey, who raises barley on about 1,200 acres in Campbell, Minn., said 25 to 30 farmers, including some from California, are expected to meet at the entrance to the Continental Grain Co. terminal. Penny-Newman Grain Co.
NEWS
May 16, 1985
Environmental activist Penny Newman said an independent study has found "extremely high levels" of a toxic chemical in the tap water of a law office near the Stringfellow Acid Pits in Riverside County. State officials dismissed the study because the laboratory that did it is not certified in California to test drinking water. Newman said an analysis of tap water from the Glen Avon area, conducted by National Testing Standards Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2000 | Mary Beth P. Adomaitis, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 21
Congregation B'nai Tzedek was well-represented at the recent 25th annual conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Cantor Linda Ecker led a group including temple members M. Ann Penny; Anita Newman, vice president of religious practices; and Susan Slonim. The four representatives participated in a range of programs on issues in Jewish education. The congregation will hear about the women's experiences during Shabbat services at 8:15 p.m. Sept.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1998 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Nicoletti is finding out just how troublesome it can be to go against the grain in the grain business. His $3-million purchase of a shipload of feed barley from Finland, which is expected to steam in to the Port of Stockton later this week, has sparked a trade skirmish between the United States and the European Union--and has made Nicoletti a target of outrage from U.S. barley growers. Unbeknownst to Nicoletti, whose Penny-Newman Grain Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
After reaching a settlement, community and environmental activists agreed Friday to drop their lawsuit to block part of the former March Air Reserve Base from being transformed into a mammoth business park. Along with reducing warehouse space and trying to curtail truck diesel fumes, the base's Joint Powers Authority agreed to build a regional park and other improvements.
NEWS
July 20, 1989
Penny Newman, leader of a community group that has been working for cleanup of the Stringfellow Acid Pits in Riverside County, will speak Wednesday at a meeting of the San Gabriel Valley Superfund Working/Information Group (SWIG). SWIG was formed this year to monitor the cleanup of polluted ground water in the San Gabriel Valley. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Ave.
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