September 12, 1985
I used to think that Long Beach had its own share of Chicken Littles. But now I read that Lynwood is a center for those hysterical fowls, all ready to scream that the sky is falling! How unthinking and insensitive can a public servant be without looking at the facts? It could be foolish chaos. And that is what happened recently when a Lynwood councilman called for an outright quarantine of AIDS victims. My, we haven't come that far from those days in 1942 when Japanese were rounded up. Back to the biblical days of caves for the lepers.
April 26, 2004 |
Nearly 500 people were in quarantine in Beijing and the eastern Chinese province of Anhui as authorities raced to contain a small eruption of SARS before May Day put millions of travelers on the road. Two confirmed cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome and six suspected ones have been announced in the last week, all linked to a SARS lab in Beijing.
October 5, 1994 |
Declaring a local state of emergency in the wake of the discovery of 43 Medflies in Ventura County, Sheriff Larry Carpenter on Tuesday appealed on behalf of the county for state and federal disaster relief money for potential crop and sales losses. Gov. Pete Wilson was expected to declare a state of emergency in the county as early as today, county disaster officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2009 |
State agriculture officials have established a 9-square-mile quarantine area for plants and fruit after the discovery of 16 light brown apple moths. The quarantine covers a large swath of central and east Long Beach, running roughly from downtown east to the Orange County line, and south of Pacific Coast Highway. Residents in those areas are prohibited from moving cut flowers, nursery stock, fruits and vegetables out of the area. The quarantine applies to residential and public properties as well as plant nurseries, farms and other commercial enterprises, according to the state Department of Food and Agriculture.
June 5, 1989 |
Entertainer Liza Minnelli has been fined $2,000 for taking her pet dog, Lilly, into Sweden in April in violation of quarantine regulations. Lilly slipped into Sweden unnoticed with Minnelli's entourage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1997
Peter H. King's March 26 column, "Saroyan's Literary Quarantine," was, in part, a charmer that William Saroyan himself would have approved, except for the inaccuracies: specifically, that Saroyan today is held under book-land quarantine, that few of his titles are in print and that he is barely taught in the schools. Since Saroyan's death, there has never been a "quarantine," and over 450 permission grants and publications have occurred, many of which are in use in high schools and colleges throughout America and the world.