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November 3, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gone are the briefcase-toting ministers and their noisy motorcades. Nary a diplomat nor a political pundit is still keeping watch on the Rhine. Cold War-era spies have taken their game elsewhere, and the press has packed off to Berlin to cover the new Germany's triumphs and scandals.
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March 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Environmentalists are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency's finding that air quality in the San Joaquin Valley has come in line with federal standards for airborne dust, smoke and soot. The EPA ruled earlier this month that the region's air was free of excessive levels of tiny particles linked to asthma, bronchitis and heart problems. Environmental groups say the EPA's data show that federal pollution standards were surpassed nine times from 2003 to 2006.
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June 21, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-six years after it lay smoldering in the ruins of the Third Reich, Berlin reclaimed its glory as the capital of Germany when Parliament voted 337 to 320 Thursday to abandon Bonn and "complete the unification" process. After 11 marathon hours of debate, weary lawmakers decided to gradually move the Bundestag, or lower house of Parliament, and the seat of government to the country's historic capital over the next 10 to 12 years.
WORLD
July 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of thousands of Bolivians packed the streets of La Paz to protest efforts to relocate the capital. La Paz is home to the government's executive and legislative branches, while Sucre, a sleepy colonial city 255 miles to the southeast, houses the country's highest courts. Sucre's delegates in an assembly rewriting Bolivia's Constitution are pushing to move the entire government to their city, site of Bolivia's founding in 1825 and once its sole capital.
NEWS
August 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was welcomed to his new office in Berlin, marking the first time Germany has been governed from its traditional capital since World War II. "This is a historic moment," Schroeder said as the chancellery was ceremonially transferred to Berlin from its home of 50 years in Bonn. "A dozen years ago, anyone who would have predicted this would have been dismissed as crazy."
NEWS
June 27, 1999 | Reuters
The German government began the long-awaited move from its provisional postwar capital of Bonn to its new home in Berlin on Saturday as the first Cabinet minister and his team made the 380-mile journey eastward. Construction Minister Franz Muentefering, who is also in charge of the move, led the way to Berlin. By the end of the summer, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's government, the 669-member Parliament and 15 ministries will have moved from the Rhine River town of Bonn to Berlin.
NEWS
July 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The German Parliament bid an emotional goodbye to Bonn after 50 years while saying hello to the country's eighth postwar president, Johannes Rau, and looking forward to the government's return to Berlin. Rau received a warm welcome from thousands of Bonn residents who braved stormy weather to stand in the city's central market square.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Immigration and Naturalization Service opened a new office Wednesday. The office, occupying more than five floors of the U.S. Federal Building at 34 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana, will consolidate services formerly offered at facilities in Westminster and Laguna Niguel. Among those are providing general information on status and citizenship. The office also houses an enforcement division to investigate immigration-related crimes such as document fraud and migrant smuggling.
WORLD
July 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of thousands of Bolivians packed the streets of La Paz to protest efforts to relocate the capital. La Paz is home to the government's executive and legislative branches, while Sucre, a sleepy colonial city 255 miles to the southeast, houses the country's highest courts. Sucre's delegates in an assembly rewriting Bolivia's Constitution are pushing to move the entire government to their city, site of Bolivia's founding in 1825 and once its sole capital.
WORLD
March 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Somalia's interim government voted overwhelmingly to move to Mogadishu, two months after neighboring Ethiopia's military helped it rout an Islamic movement from the capital. The administration had been confined to the south-central town of Baidoa since its creation in 2004. It was not immediately clear when the move would take place. African Union troops began arriving in Mogadishu last week.
WORLD
March 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Somalia's interim government voted overwhelmingly to move to Mogadishu, two months after neighboring Ethiopia's military helped it rout an Islamic movement from the capital. The administration had been confined to the south-central town of Baidoa since its creation in 2004. It was not immediately clear when the move would take place. African Union troops began arriving in Mogadishu last week.
WORLD
November 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Myanmar's secretive military government began moving its ministries out of the capital in a long-awaited exercise that analysts said was driven by fears of a U.S. attack. Convoys of trucks laden with bedding, clothes and chairs headed out of Yangon for the provincial trading post of Pyinmana, 200 miles to the north.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2005 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Ana City Council hired two lobbying firms Monday to help keep a state appellate court in the city, despite efforts by UC Irvine to move the court to its campus. State court officials are undecided whether to put the court, which currently operates out of a converted house near downtown Santa Ana, into a new, $17-million courthouse in the Santa Ana Civic Center, or to build a facility at UCI, which would buoy the university's campaign to create a law school.
WORLD
October 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
South Korea's top court ruled that a special law underpinning a plan to relocate the nation's capital was unconstitutional, dealing a setback to President Roh Moo Hyun. The nine-judge Constitutional Court, in a televised verdict, said the government must hold a referendum before moving the capital from Seoul. The verdict suspends Roh's plan to shift the seat of government to a rural area farther south from the country's tense border with communist North Korea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Immigration and Naturalization Service opened a new office Wednesday. The office, occupying more than five floors of the U.S. Federal Building at 34 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana, will consolidate services formerly offered at facilities in Westminster and Laguna Niguel. Among those are providing general information on status and citizenship. The office also houses an enforcement division to investigate immigration-related crimes such as document fraud and migrant smuggling.
NEWS
December 26, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese government has been vowing for a decade to move the nation's capital out of overcrowded, overpriced, earthquake-prone Tokyo--but will it really do so? The relocation is dismissed as preposterous by most of the political elite here, including lawmakers who voted for it in 1990 and 1992.
NEWS
February 8, 1997 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If everything had gone according to plan, Chancellor Helmut Kohl would already be working out of a gleaming new federal chancellery here in Germany's once and future capital. But creating new seats of government can be a lengthy process, and as things have turned out, Kohl just turned the first shovelful of earth for the new chancellery this week.
NEWS
October 25, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congress voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem--the city at the heart of the most sensitive and emotional issue facing Israelis and Palestinians--despite warnings that the step could undermine the U.S. role as Middle East mediator. The measure, passed within hours by both the Senate and the House, orders that the embassy be moved by May 31, 1999, to the city that Israel claims as its "undivided and eternal capital."
NEWS
November 3, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gone are the briefcase-toting ministers and their noisy motorcades. Nary a diplomat nor a political pundit is still keeping watch on the Rhine. Cold War-era spies have taken their game elsewhere, and the press has packed off to Berlin to cover the new Germany's triumphs and scandals.
NEWS
August 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was welcomed to his new office in Berlin, marking the first time Germany has been governed from its traditional capital since World War II. "This is a historic moment," Schroeder said as the chancellery was ceremonially transferred to Berlin from its home of 50 years in Bonn. "A dozen years ago, anyone who would have predicted this would have been dismissed as crazy."
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