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May 9, 2002 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's great peaks--Whitney, Shasta, Mammoth Mountain--dwarf tiny Mt. Slover. Even a century ago, before miners blasted so much of it away, Mt. Slover was scarcely more than a molehill. It stood 700 feet tall, base to summit, on an arid plain in what is now Colton. The mountain's size and shape have been vastly altered. Nearly 100 million tons of rock have been carved away, leaving a steep, conical mound gouged with terraces. The flattened summit is now 300 feet high.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2004 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
Seventeen hollows, the deepest at 275 feet, puncture the San Gabriel Valley city of Irwindale. Full of quality rocks, the town's 9.5 square miles have been mined for more than a century. "There's probably not a road in the state without Irwindale rock," and Southern California developers credit the city for building Los Angeles, boasted Elaine Cullen, Irwindale's economic development manager. "We like to say, 'There's a little bit of Irwindale everywhere,' " she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge approved plans Monday for a mine that would extract 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel from a canyon near Santa Clarita, despite the objections of environmental groups and local governments. Opponents say the project would adversely affect air quality, traffic and water supplies in north Los Angeles County. The decision was hailed as a victory by Brian Mastin, spokesman for the Mexican concrete company Cemex, which holds the federal mineral rights for the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A decision by a federal judge in Los Angeles is expected today on a consent decree that would allow a Mexican concrete company to build a gravel mine near Santa Clarita. Long opposed to the project, the city of Santa Clarita recently won the right to intervene in a lawsuit that the company, Cemex Inc., brought against Los Angeles County after the Board of Supervisors blocked the project in February 2002. City officials are planning a protest outside the Roybal Federal Building at 10 a.m.
NEWS
July 5, 1988 | United Press International
Three workers fell into a stone-crushing machine today at a quarry near Washington-Dulles International Airport and two of the men died, authorities said. The third worker at the Loudoun Quarries escaped with minor injuries.
SPORTS
August 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
After weeks of slow-speed pursuit, the Cleveland Indians have finally passed the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card race. Manny Ramirez homered and drove in three runs Tuesday night in a 14-6 rout of the Athletics at Cleveland. "It's good to be in first," said Indian Manager Charlie Manuel, who can be forgiven for the faulty arithmetic. Cleveland remains 7 1/2 games behind Chicago in the AL Central. "But we have to go out there and play just as hard tomorrow."
SPORTS
March 29, 1990 | BRIAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zero was the number of the day at Poly High on Wednesday as the host Parrots disposed of Valley Pac-8 Conference rival Birmingham, 2-0. Pitcher Eddie Castellanos improved his Valley-leading record to 6-0 and his team improved its flawless conference record to 7-0. But the zeroes on the scoreboard weren't the only ones. The oftentimes spectacular Poly defense committed zero errors behind Castellanos, who pitched a seven-hitter to notch his fifth complete game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1988 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
Terri H. Sargeant interrupted her career to care for two small children in a spacious new two-story house in Cowan Hills, a neighborhood in east Orange where property values are at a premium and tranquility is assured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1990
The article by Psyche Pascual was excellent! We appreciated her thoroughness and unbiased attitude. My husband and I have been fighting this abuse of the system for several years. We have spent many hours at the county government center reviewing reams of paper work in the Blue Star file. We are extremely cautious with the facts we quote to reporters. They are supported by documents. Once again I commend your article! PAT SCHLEVE Moorpark
NEWS
December 8, 1988
The City Council, which on Monday considered giving formal approval to a compromise allowing the Azusa Rock Co. to continue mining Fish Canyon, has delayed action until Dec. 19 to allow those concerned about the agreement to state their objections. In November, the council approved a list of 13 conditions to be added to the quarry's 32-year-old mining permit in an effort to reduce noise and dust pollution for residents of Azusa and nearby Duarte.
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