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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traffic radar guns, which save lives by catching speeders, have come under suspicion as a possible cause of cancer in traffic officers exposed to their microwave beams, triggering a series of lawsuits by an Agoura Hills lawyer. Attorney John E. Sweeney has filed suits on behalf of five former traffic officers who contracted cancer and are seeking millions of dollars in damages from radar equipment manufacturers, whom they accuse of failing to warn of health risks.
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BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | W.J. Hennigan
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses useless. Although the U.S. faced limited resistance in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan, that would not be the case in Asia, where the Obama administration plans to shift its diplomatic focus and strengthen its defense strategy in the coming decade.
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NEWS
October 8, 1987
A memorial service will be held today in San Francisco for former Presiding 1st District Appellate Court Justice Daniel R. Shoemaker, whose 1968 ruling upheld police use of radar to detect speeders. He was 85. Shoemaker, first appointed to the bench in 1943, died Sept. 16 at a retirement center in Marin County, a spokesman for UC Berkeley's Hastings College of the Law said this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Laura Linney is a mom, at 49.  "The Big C" and "The Truman Show" actress and her husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, her rep confirmed to People .  The little guy has a pretty big name: Bennett Armistead Schauer. He's a first child for the couple, who married in May 2009 after getting engaged in 2007.  Linney pulled off what's a pretty difficult trick when one's job entails walking the red carpet from time to time: She kept her pregnancy off the celebrity radar until now!
SCIENCE
May 21, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Monday's killer twister in Moore, Okla., intensified unusually rapidly, said a tornado researcher who tracked the storm from a perch about five miles away. "One thing that really surprised me was how quickly it developed," said Robin Tanamachi , a postdoctoral researcher at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla. "It went from being a benign-looking blip to a supercell in 10 to 15 minutes.  All the ingredients were there at the right time. " On Monday, Tanamachi, who specializes in using radar to build computer simulations of severe storms and blogs at Tornatrix.net , was gathering data from radar equipment positioned just north of Norman, a noted center for U.S. storm research.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan
"Don't worry about it." Those words, which he uttered on a peaceful Sunday morning in 1941 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, would haunt Kermit A. Tyler for the rest of his life. Tyler was the Army Air Forces' first lieutenant on temporary duty at Ft. Shafter's radar information center on the morning of Dec. 7, when a radar operator on the northern tip of the island reported that he and another private were seeing an unusually large "blip" on their radar screen, indicating a large number of aircraft about 132 miles away and fast approaching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996
Re "Making a Point," April 1: I am appalled at the actions of the radar gun-toting residents of Glen Mar in Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Police Department. Mr. Johnson and friends attempt to justify their actions behind the reasoning that "There will be a child killed. . . . What we want to do is prevent that first fatality." Which admittedly is a good reason for taking action. However, turning your neighbors into the police is a bit obtuse. In fact, the course of action they have chosen to pursue is vigilantism, which according to Webster Ninth is defined as "a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the process of law appears inadequate)
BUSINESS
May 2, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
For sale: An exotic, once top-secret radar-evading ship, dubbed the Sea Shadow, that was built by one of the world's largest defense contractors during the height of the Cold War. Specifications: about 68 feet wide, 164 feet long and around 563 tons. Price: $139,200 or best offer. If interested, please contact the General Services Administration at its website: gsaauctions.gov. That's the sales pitch from theU.S. Navy, which - after five years of trying and failing to donate the stealthy Sea Shadow to a museum - is now selling the ship for scrap metal in an online auction.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Laura Linney is a mom, at 49.  "The Big C" and "The Truman Show" actress and her husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, her rep confirmed to People .  The little guy has a pretty big name: Bennett Armistead Schauer. He's a first child for the couple, who married in May 2009 after getting engaged in 2007.  Linney pulled off what's a pretty difficult trick when one's job entails walking the red carpet from time to time: She kept her pregnancy off the celebrity radar until now!
SCIENCE
April 5, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory may be most famous for sending Curiosity to Mars and Voyager  to the edge of the solar system, but some of its coolest technology is being used right here on Earth. For the last month, a manned C-20A aircraft owned by NASA has been flying a powerful imaging radar system built and managed by JPL over the Americas to collect data on glacier activity, map the coastal mangroves in Latin America, study tiny changes in the Earth's surface caused by the movement of magna beneath active volcanoes, help scientists and government agencies figure out how to improve the levees in New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta, and look for evidence of a 2,000-year-old lost civilization in the Peruvian desert.  The radar's unweildy name is the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, but it goes by UAVSAR.
SPORTS
December 11, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and Alabama, would have made our final four if the playoff started this year. Clemson made the Bowl Championship Series top 14 to qualify for the Orange Bowl but just missed our cut, which allowed Oregon to grab the last at-large spot in the FCS (Fictional Championship Series)
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | Sam Farmer
They are the darlings of the NFL - Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco - but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February. Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion Baltimore Ravens lost four of five games in December before igniting in the playoffs and going on their run. There are similar stories for other recent Super Bowl winners. So, while it's easy to be distracted by the so-called elite teams in the NFL, there's also a second tier of teams who have risen from the ashes of shaky starts and, though they don't lead their respective divisions, have played their way to relevance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Mark Caro
Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue crews called to Trotter's apartment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday morning found him unresponsive. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A Cook County medical examiner's spokesman said Trotter's death did not appear suspicious and indicated that he had a history of seizures and strokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Los Angeles didn't get chosen as the location for the latest "Fast & Furious" movie, but it did land the spoof version of the popular car chasing franchise. The actual "Fast & Furious 7" has been filming in Atlanta to tap into Georgia's 30% tax credit, though some filming is expected to occur in L.A. But "SuperFast," a parody of Universal's "Fast and Furious" films, began filming in Vernon, south of downtown, last week. The independently produced movie comes from writer-directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, known for the "Scary Movie" films and for parodies of "Twilight" with their satiric "Vampires Suck" and the historical epic "300" with their comical "Meet the Spartans.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
A wrathful, wondrous, clairvoyant, powerfully sexual and just as powerfully beyond-sex Maori women's dance ritual had its astonishing first public presentation Thursday night as part of Radar L.A. Whimsical Japanese puppetry followed a half-hour later. Lemi Ponifasio's "Stones in Her Mouth," the Samoan choreographer's new work for his company MAU, was not intended to be a double bill with "Dogugaeshi," created by American puppeteer Basil Twist and Japanese musician Yumiko Tanaka a decade ago. The shows had little to do with each other, geographically, theatrically or psychically.
SCIENCE
September 25, 2013 | By Amina Khan
NASA engineers have built a device that uses radar to detect heartbeats in the rubble of collapsed buildings, with technology typically used to explore other planets. The FINDER device, developed with the Department of Homeland Security, could help search-and-rescue teams find survivors trapped underneath the wreckage - even when those victims can't call for help.  Identifying people who are still alive in a collapsed building is a major challenge for urban rescue missions, said Jim Lux, task manager at Jet Propulsion Laboratory for FINDER (short for Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response)
NEWS
April 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An airport radar system that collapsed at Logan International Airport in Boston, delaying hundreds of Easter weekend flights, was replaced, and the new radar was tracking flights. The Airport Surveillance Radar 9 system, installed in 1991, was used by air traffic controllers to track weather and planes within an eight-mile radius of Logan. It was built to withstand hurricane-force winds but collapsed Saturday morning under winds half that strength.
NEWS
August 12, 1998 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The California Coastal Commission announced Tuesday it will seek federal mediation in its two-year impasse with the Navy over a Port Hueneme radar facility. The state panel is attempting to determine whether sophisticated radar equipment at the Surface Warfare Engineering Facility at the mouth of the Port of Hueneme poses a health threat to nearby residents and beach-goers. The Navy insists its equipment is safe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
During their 17-year creative partnership, Tina Kronis and Richard Alger of L.A.-based Theatre Movement Bazaar have drawn a receptive global audience to their audacious, rip-it-up, ensemble-based remixes of classic Chekhov. "Anton's Uncles," their gleefully irreverent deconstruction of "Uncle Vanya," was an out-of-left-field smash at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Recently, they returned from a London touring production of their work "Track 3," a vaudeville- and disco-infused riff on the Russian playwright's tragi-comic "Three Sisters.
SPORTS
September 22, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
For the next seven weeks in high school football, 19-time Southern Section champion Long Beach Poly will be largely forgotten. It's almost as if the Jackrabbits go on fall hiatus, disappearing from public discussion as focus shifts to powerhouse programs in the Trinity, Serra and South Coast leagues. "I'm pretty sure they'll forget about us," Coach Raul Lara said of the media, fans and future opponents. "It gives us time to improve and get everyone ready for the playoffs. " The disappearing act is a result of little competition in the Moore League, considered the weakest in the Pac-5 Division.
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