December 19, 2003
"Expanded Snowmobile Use in Yellowstone Halted" (Dec. 17) was the best Christmas present I could have received. I have worked with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition for years to phase out snowmobiles in the confines of the park. When President Clinton supported a policy to phase out the machines, we celebrated the protection of the park and its inhabitants. When President Bush ignored the public's demand for park protection and made the decision to allow snowmobiles back into the park in even larger numbers than before, many of us promised to work even harder to protect the park and its wildlife.
April 5, 2012 |
Playa Vista was the last major coastal community in Los Angeles to be built, but a crucial retail development to give it its own downtown was stalled by legal challenges. That's about to change. With court victories in hand, developers have unveiled the design of a long-anticipated shopping and apartment complex they will begin building in June as the key element of the second and final phase of Playa Vista. The $260-million project, called Runway at Playa Vista, is intended to be the commercial and social heart of the planned community that has been under construction for more than a decade on land once controlled by aviation mogul Howard Hughes south of Marina del Rey. Playa Vista already has more than 3,200 residences and 2 million square feet of offices but lacks a commercial and social town center, said Patti Sinclair, co-president of Playa Capital, the master developer of Playa Vista.
August 7, 1988
Incredible! What happened to medical ethics and the Hippocratic Oath that we have doctors who handpick their patients with health problems that don't make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed? It seems to me that if they feel squeamish about any phase of handling seriously ill patients, they don't belong in the profession. ELEANOR BRALVER Sylmar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1994
Thank you for your coverage of the Greenock groin and Surfrider Foundation's concerns about Ventura's plan to build a 100-foot addition onto the existing structure. We'd like to point out that Surfrider Foundation, Ventura County chapter, has never categorically opposed the project. There are two phases to the project, and we strongly support Phase 1, which is the reconstruction and reinforcement of the existing groin. By doing so, we believe that beach erosion could be halted, homes in the area could be protected and currents at Marina Park would be reduced.
January 22, 1996 |
Ijust bought a new cookbook. It has beautiful pictures in it of tempting food. Someday, I hope to be eating food that looks just like the food in these pictures. But it won't be tonight, because right next to the new cookbook in the grocery cart I am pushing around this cavernous warehouse store are complete-in-this-package frozen fajitas, which we are having for dinner.
December 14, 1986
WALNUT: Phase 3, Marlborough Ridge, 35 in total of 210 single-family homes; 3-5 bedrooms, 2-3 baths; 1,819-2,777 square feet, $179,990-$225,990; wood-burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, carved wood entry doors, formal ding areas, ceramic tile or wood parquet entries, wall-to-wall carpeting, central air conditioning and heating; country kitchens with built-in appliances. Sales office at 20716 E. Alpine Meadow Circle open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1997
After three years of listening to county Library Service Agency's hierarchy and concerned citizen groups whine that the lack of money was causing libraries to cut hours of operation, we learn that not only can hours now be extended but the three threatened small branches can remain open by simply getting staff off their butts and out into the field. While this may not prove a complete dereliction of duty on the part of LSA leadership, it most certainly suggests the presence of incapable derelicts on duty.
August 4, 1985
Plans are being developed for a 96-acre auto center in the California Commerce Center at Ontario, with an expected 10 auto dealers occupying the facility east of the Devore (15) Freeway at the Jarupa Street intersection. No time schedule was announced. The developer, Ontario Industrial Partners, in cooperation with the Ontario Redevelopment Agency, announced development cost of the center as $2.5 million, a figure that does not include tenants' cost of constructing their own facilities.
August 9, 1992
Who is this marvelous Helena Ragan published in Speaking Out (July 26) "Memories of Family's Little House on the Hill." It is the sweetest, most interesting, poignant and beautifully written account of a phase of her life. It will haunt me for as long as I live. Weren't her children lucky to have her for a mother! RUTH COLEMAN Apple Valley
February 24, 1985
Construction has begun on the Oaks North Villas II, Phase 2, in Rancho Bernardo, a $2-million project of the Buie Corp. with Nevada Savings & Loan and Sun Savings & Loan associations. The condominium development, designed by Salerno/Livingston & Partners, will include 16 two- and three-bedroom units with one- and two-car garages, priced from $112,000 to $137,000.