January 30, 1998 |
Senate Democrats on Thursday thwarted a Republican effort to rename Washington National Airport after former President Reagan, noting that the second-biggest building in town already is named after him. Republicans have been hoping to pass a bill making the change by Reagan's 87th birthday, Feb. 6, but Democrats used parliamentary tactics to block further consideration of the bill.
October 9, 1993 |
The Indian government set an ambitious three-month target Friday for rebuilding 30,000 homes devastated by the country's worst earthquake in more than 50 years. Sharad Pawar, chief minister of the worst-hit state of Maharashtra, said reconstruction will begin in two weeks, with a target completion date of Jan. 26, India's Republic Day holiday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1987 |
All but three of the 42 old Navy Hospital buildings in Balboa Park will be torn down, the City Council voted Monday, dashing hopes of historic preservationists and groups who wanted to use the structures. The unanimous vote to preserve only the old Navy chapel, the administration building and a newer medical library-auditorium building came after nearly two hours of public testimony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993
The city of Anaheim should follow through on Councilman Irv Pickler's suggestion to ban smoking in the seating areas of the city-owned Anaheim Stadium and the soon-to-open Anaheim Arena. National health studies now leave no doubt that secondhand smoking is harmful to nonsmokers. Banning smoking in the city's public facilities is one way of protecting those who choose wisely not to smoke. If the City Council adopts a no-smoking rule for the stadium and arena, it will put them in good company.
May 1, 1992 |
President Bush on Thursday gave states and cities greater freedom to sell to private investors many public facilities built with federal help--including airports, bridges, roads and sewage treatment plants. Bush announced his action on an abbreviated trip to Ohio, where he spoke to the Ohio Assn. of Broadcasters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1986 |
The City Council is expected to adopt an ordinance today that Mayor Donald R. Roth has said means the "death of political signs in Anaheim." Illegal political signs, anyway. In response to a proliferation of signs in public rights of way during election campaigns, Roth--a candidate for county supervisor in the November election--and his colleagues on the council will vote on a law that prohibits the signs on such places as utility poles and street medians.
December 31, 2001
"Runoff Rules Get Tougher" (Dec. 14) did not fully explore the impact that new storm drain regulations will have on local communities. The article states that "city and county officials will also, for the first time, be required to clean up after parades and other special events." After every public event, cities clean up trash and debris. In Bellflower, the city removes more than 900 tons of debris every year resulting from community events and everyday activities. We sweep every street every week, some twice a week.
February 12, 2013
Re "Scout board delays action on gays," Feb. 7 Scouting originated in Britain, where the Scouts organization welcomes gays. Canada's Scouting organization and most in Europe do likewise. At the California Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts successfully argued that it is a religious organization. It later denied that it is a religious organization that would be required by California law to pay full commercial rent for use of government facilities. At the U.S. Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts argued that it is a private organization allowed to set standards for own members.