November 10, 2006 |
The Santa Clara 49ers? The Fremont A's? The Bay Area may be known more for its steep hills, cable cars and expansive bridges than its sports teams, but, proving there's a lot more than sourdough at stake, the owner of the San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday he intended to move the team to Santa Clara as soon as 2012.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2006 |
Patients at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center would be scattered among beds at county and private hospitals as King/Drew is downsized, restaffed and placed under the control of another hospital over the next year, according to a county plan obtained Monday by The Times. Los Angeles County Health Services Director Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2006 |
With California's jam-packed prisons nearly out of room for more felons, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday proclaimed a state of emergency, an unusual move that could allow the transfer of inmates as soon as next month to other states without their consent. The governor said he was taking the extraordinary step because teeming conditions have created a health risk and "extreme peril" for officers and inmates at 29 of the state's 33 prisons.
September 3, 2006 |
The U.S. military officially handed over the notorious Abu Ghraib prison to the Iraqi Justice Ministry on Saturday, having moved the final 3,000 inmates to detention facilities at Camp Cropper in Baghdad and Camp Bucca in southern Iraq last month. The transfer took place on a day that 45 deaths were reported, including 14 Indian and Pakistani pilgrims on their way to the holy Shiite cities of Karbala and Najaf.
August 28, 2006 |
Not too long ago, Kashgar was a sleepy town with mud houses, largely unchanged since Marco Polo trekked through in the 13th century. But now this frontier town and other outposts in China's far west are booming with oil, cotton, coal and trade. Trains, new highways and an international airport are bringing thousands of people from neighboring Pakistan who want to take in the tourist sites and buy inexpensive Chinese goods.
August 3, 2006 |
The White House on Wednesday bade farewell, at least temporarily, to a frequent thorn in the Bush administration's side: the presidential press corps, whose members are moving across the street to make way for a nine-month renovation of their currently cramped quarters. "I know you've been complaining about the digs for a while," President Bush told reporters during a surprise appearance to toast the overhaul of the press room, which was built over the White House's indoor swimming pool in 1970.
July 22, 2006 |
They cursed. They smashed beer bottles. They pushed and shoved. "Qiang fangzi! Qiang fangzi!" they shouted. "House robbers! House robbers!" In a rare public melee Friday in this bustling city, several dozen residents along the Bund riverfront district protested the forced eviction of a neighbor, who watched helplessly as migrant workers, shielded by about 20 police, loaded his possessions onto a truck.
June 28, 2006 |
A top NASA engineer and astronaut was removed from his position as director of engineering at the Johnson Space Center in Houston after writing a congratulatory e-mail to engineers who voiced concerns over the safety of the next shuttle launch. Charles J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2006 |
State regulators announced Thursday that 141 Kaiser Permanente patients closest to receiving kidney transplants in Northern California would be shifted as early as next week from Kaiser's own troubled center to other transplant programs. The transfers would be the first since Kaiser announced May 12 that it would indefinitely suspend its fledgling San Francisco transplant program after reports that patients were endangered because of delays, poor planning and a lack of oversight.
May 12, 2006 |
Surrounded by half-built housing developments, crowded tenements and congested roads, the tiny storefront office of Zakariya Real Estate is booming with business. Maps of subdivisions hang like gridded wallpaper. Shelves display tile samples and colorful pictures of modular homes, priced to fit a range of budgets. "Seventy percent of our clients are Kurds who were displaced by Saddam Hussein," proprietor Zakariya Tahir Ali said in a recent interview. "Now they are coming back."