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October 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--The Canadian government was scrambling this week to explain why three wives of a Mormon polygamist in British Columbia had been allowed to immigrate to Canada from the United States. Saying polygamy is illegal in Canada, opposition members in the House of Commons this week peppered the federal immigration minister with questions about how senior officials came to allow the three wives to cross the Idaho-British Columbia border to live in a polygamist commune.
January 15, 2003 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County planning officials proposed revising their guidelines on environmental reports Tuesday after allegations that the developer planning the largest project in county history secretly destroyed endangered plants without public review. In a report, the county Department of Regional Planning said it needs new manuals on how environmental consultants should conduct themselves and how the state's planning laws, which call for full public disclosure, should be followed.
April 4, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
Because of increased gang activity at San Fernando Gardens, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon introduced a motion Friday to explore security options at the public housing apartment complex. The motion comes after a recent increase in gang-related shootings by nonresidents driving through the complex, authorities said. In one week in March two boys were injured in separate drive-by shootings at the apartment complex.
Los Angeles police said Thursday they are investigating white supremacy groups in the San Fernando Valley in connection with three racially derogatory letters received this week by two school administrators and a student at Grant High School in Van Nuys. Police reported the letters also were directed at the families of Principal Robert J. Collins, who is white and has a black wife, and Assistant Principal Joseph Walker, who is black.
March 23, 2003
We at the Transportation Security Administration apologize for the difficulty that Carla J. Herd had when trying to reach our Consumer Response Center ("Luggage Searches Inspire Fliers' Ire," Letters, March 2). The reason for having the center is to handle problems like the one she was having, and when we don't, we have failed to deliver the world-class customer service that is our goal. That goal includes being responsive to 2,000 telephone calls and voice messages, 2,500 e-mails and 200 letters and faxes each week.
December 23, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Suddenly short-handed in the backcourt, the Clippers on Wednesday were searching the free-agent market for guards, exploring the possibility of adding a sound, probably short-term fill-in to their roster. Kerry Kittles and Shaun Livingston are on the injured list, and Corey Maggette and Marko Jaric sat out Tuesday night's 100-91 overtime victory over the New Orleans Hornets, which ended with rookie Quinton Ross also sidelined by a left hip pointer in the first quarter.
Dear Readers: Last week's dream from A.G. in Huntington Beach prompted so many of you to write that I want to share some of your comments and provide a little more information. A.G. has what she referred to as "waking nightmares" that are so real that she is not certain whether she is awake or asleep. In these dreams, she sees orbs of light and once saw a dismembered body floating above a doorway. She was disturbed by these visions and felt that these images could harm her. T.S.
Our first question today comes from a D. Johnson, who writes, "I've been out of touch for a while, working on raising money for my wife's favorite charity. How are the Orioles doing?" Funny you should ask. They have a chance to become the Hindenburg. Not since "Heaven's Gate" has anybody spent so much money and received so little in return as Peter G. Angelos has on this year's Orioles. The only way Angelos could look dumber is if he'd proclaimed every Friday as "Hooligan Night."
September 16, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Trying to quell a conservative uproar over his healthcare agenda, President Obama has proposed barring illegal immigrants from a possible government-arranged health insurance marketplace -- even if the immigrants pay with their own money. The move has surprised some of Obama's fellow Democrats and infuriated immigrant advocates, who on Tuesday attacked the position as political pandering and bad policy. The White House revealed its stance Friday, after a renewed debate over illegal immigration that was triggered when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.
July 15, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Firefighters in Riverside County are attacking a blaze Monday that has grown to more than 200 acres - about four miles from the mountain community of Idyllwild - prompting the evacuation of two small residential communities, authorities said. The fire in Mountain Center was estimated to be 235 acres by 5 p.m., with 5% containment, according to information released by the Riverside County Fire Department . The blaze was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, near the intersection of California 243 and 74.  About 2 p.m., the fire was estimated at 30 acres, but grew swiftly to more than 100 acres by 4 p.m. Portions of California 74 and 243 have been closed.  Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in the Bonita Vista Community of about 20 homes; Fleming Ranch, which has about four homes; and the Living Free Animal Sanctuary.  Fire officials said that more than 300 firefighters are battling the fire, with 12 fire crews, four helicopters and six air tankers.  No injuries have been reported, officials said.
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