CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2012 |
Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles -- For years, America's growing and mobile Latino population helped transform cities such as Atlanta and Las Vegas as well as many smaller communities. But the deep recession slowed this great dispersion, a new analysis shows, raising economic and political implications. Between 2000 and 2010, the nation's Latino population jumped 43% to 50.5 million, growing especially fast throughout the South and in smaller metropolitan areas in the Midwest and Northeast.
September 22, 2013 |
It's easy to grasp that in a national park, balance must be maintained between predators and prey, lest the ecosystem crash. But when we're talking about our own species, it gets harder. The notion that there are limits to how much humanity this parkland called Earth can bear doesn't sit easy with us. The "nature" part of human nature includes making more copies of ourselves, to ensure our genetic and cultural survival. As that instinct comes in handy for building mighty nations and dominant religions, we've set about filling the Earth, rarely worrying that it might one day overfill.
July 11, 1995 |
Iran has cut its annual population growth in half over seven years to 1.75%, an Iranian official said Monday. Deputy Health Minister Hossein Malekafzali said that more than half the fertile women in Iran are using some kind of contraception distributed free by the state.
October 11, 2002
Gov. Gray Davis' signing of the mandatory mediation bill gives farm workers a better shot at fair pay and working conditions (Oct. 3). Too, it may have another good but unforeseen consequence: a reduction of our population growth pressures. Growers have consistently opposed effective controls on their sources of cheap immigrant labor. If farm workers can improve their lot, it will make the work more attractive to our unemployed poor people, about whom we repeatedly hear that they won't take the tough field jobs.
March 16, 2004
Re "Ethnic Bigotry Would Pollute Sierra Club," Commentary, March 12: It is amazing that literate people like Rebecca Solnit can't see a connection between overpopulation and environmental damage. California now has more than 38 million residents, with over 90% of recent increases from immigrants and their children. The financial chaos in Sacramento stems from huge increases in education, welfare, crime control, etc., in the last decade. Gov. Pete Wilson's 1994-95 budgets were $65 billion to $70 billion; Gov. Gray Davis requested over $100 billion less than 10 years later.
May 6, 1993 |
Two Antelope Valley cities and one in the San Fernando Valley were among the 10 fastest-growing municipalities in Los Angeles County in population last year, according to estimates by the state Department of Finance. Palmdale led all county cities between January, 1992, and January, 1993. Its population grew from 84,135 to 89,717, or 6.6%, figures indicated. Lancaster was in second place with a 3% increase, from 104,532 to 107,675. Calabasas was 10th, with a 2.
May 6, 1988 |
Hard hit by shortages across the board, Vietnam suffers most in the area that is critical for many underdeveloped countries--a lack of food. Three years of stalled crop production have reduced the amount of food per capita by 8% since 1985. There is little money in the treasury to buy food abroad, and in a sort of Catch-22, the country's prime prospect for building financial reserves is exporting food. Malnutrition, a constant hazard in Vietnam, has worsened. So has the budget deficit.
August 17, 1986 |
Rishi Ram Khari and his wife, Shakuntala, agree with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi about India's urgent need for family planning. Ideally, Khari said the other day, his wife nodding support, the Indian family should not have more than two children. Khari, 50, and his wife, 45, are successful farmers in this village near New Delhi. They have six acres of good land, three fat water buffalo, a cow and a television set. They also have 10 children, ranging in age from 8 to 28.
December 31, 1989 |
Nevada led the nation in the estimated population growth rate during the last five years, followed by Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire and California, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau said. Nevada's population increased by 18%; followed by Arizona, 12%; Florida and New Hampshire, 11% apiece; and California, 10%. The national growth rate during the five-year period was 4%, the bureau said.
April 17, 1987 |
The Florida House joined the state Senate and adopted a $1-billion sales tax measure Thursday to help pay for the state's 1,000 person-a-day growth. The 84-35 vote approving additions to the state's 5% sales tax came after a lengthy debate. The Senate approved a similar bill Wednesday, and a weekend conference committee is expected to work out minor differences.