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BUSINESS
November 30, 2006 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
WHEN Brian Willott moved to these central Brazilian plains to fulfill his dream of farming, there was much to remind him of the home he left in the American heartland. The sign at the end of a dirt lane proclaimed his rented land "Fazenda Kansas," Portuguese for "Kansas Farm." The flat fields stretching to the horizon teemed with cotton and soybeans. Billboards boasted familiar names such as Cargill, Monsanto and John Deere. But the going hasn't been as smooth as the level terrain. U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2006 | From Times staff and wire reports
Residents of a public housing complex atop toxic land are being urged to move because of fears that carcinogens are damaging their health. The state Environmental Protection Agency suggested that San Mateo County work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to move dozens of people from the Midway Village low-income housing complex. The site is contaminated with polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, which have been linked to cancer.
SPORTS
November 10, 2006 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
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 27, 2006 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for the state Legislature said Thursday that government contracts set to ship hundreds of inmates to four private prisons outside California beginning next month were unconstitutional. The opinion by the Legislative Counsel, a nonpartisan legal office that provides policy advice to lawmakers, casts a legal shadow over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to relieve the prison crowding crisis by housing some inmates out of state in lockups run by private firms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
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 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
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.
WORLD
September 3, 2006 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2006 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2006 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writers
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.
WORLD
July 22, 2006 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
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.
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