CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2010 |
"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
August 31, 1998 |
The state Assembly has approved a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) to make it easier for traffic officials to enforce the speed limit with radar. Passed late Thursday night by a vote of 45 to 24, the bill goes to Gov. Pete Wilson. Before radar can be used, state law currently requires that a traffic and engineering study be conducted every five years to set speed limits.
January 2, 1990 |
Raytheon Co. won a $273.7-million contract to build three sophisticated over-the-horizon radar systems for the Navy, the company said. The work, to be done at its manufacturing plant in Waltham and engineering facilities in Sudbury and Wayland, will not require new hiring but will "help maintain our manufacturing (employment) base," said Maria McClellan, a company spokeswoman. The market for such systems could nearly quadruple to about $1 billion in the next few years, McClellan said.
May 20, 2004 |
Departing flights were grounded at Denver International Airport after the airport's main radar failed for more than an hour, the Federal Aviation Administration said. A few flights were able to land with the help of an FAA traffic control center in Longmont, about 25 miles northwest, said Mike O'Connor, an FAA regional official in Renton, Wash. Others were diverted to Colorado Springs, about 55 miles south. The cause of the problem wasn't immediately known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 |
An Arcadia man ticketed by Pasadena's controversial photo radar beat the machine Thursday in Municipal Court when a judge ruled that the police car containing the device was painted the wrong color--a finding that could reap benefits for hundreds of other speeders photographed in the act. Judge Samuel L. Laidig noted that the state Vehicle Code requires traffic enforcement vehicles to be all white or painted white with a sharply contrasting color, usually black, to alert motorists.
July 20, 1988 |
The Soviet Union offered Tuesday to dismantle the controversial radar station at Krasnoyarsk, which the United States has long complained is in violation of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. In return, the Soviets said they would insist that the United States agree to observe the ABM treaty for another nine or 10 years. "If an understanding to abide by the ABM treaty . . .
November 29, 1996 |
A contractor mistakenly unplugged a cable at San Juan airport's traffic control center, blacking out radar for the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas and part of Puerto Rico. Both radar systems were out for about 1 1/2 hours Wednesday, forcing traffic controllers to stay in voice contact with aircraft and to increase the distances between planes, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
September 14, 1995 |
Air traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area slowed slightly Wednesday evening when a radar system malfunctioned for the second time in two hours, officials said. The Airport Surveillance Radar System at the Oakland airport lost its microwave data communication link at 6:34 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Hank Verbais, reached by phone in Los Angeles.
September 10, 1987
The Pasadena Police Department has scheduled a Sept. 25 test of a controversial radar device that photographs speeding drivers and produces up to 260 violation notices an hour. The photo radar takes a picture of the driver's face, the license plate number and the vehicle's speed indicated on the radar. The city has agreed to a month's trial of the device if the test is successful. The Swiss-built photo radar is used in 30 countries, according to Traffic Monitoring Technologies, the U.S.
January 14, 2007 |
The sea-based radar considered a key to the nation's missile defense shield has left Hawaii for its home port of Adak at the end of the Aleutian Chain. The X-band radar is part of the Missile Defense Agency's $43-billion program and is used to track missile launches. It looks like a giant golf ball sitting atop a 27-story, partially submersible oil rig. The radar has been in Hawaii for repairs and has never been to its home port.