March 11, 2012 |
I am an engineer and a disaster researcher; I went to Japan after the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake to try to identify lessons there that could benefit future disaster-response operations. In late May, I was following the usual research routine of interviewing individuals involved at the various stages of the disaster response, and particularly those involved in the distribution of critical supplies as part of the relief effort. FOR THE RECORD: Tsunami: In a March 11 Op-Ed about a 1,000-year-old story that saved lives after the Tohoku earthquake, the last name of a Japanese engineer was misspelled.
November 20, 1992 |
Seeking new ways to move scientific research from its laboratories to the marketplace, the University of California is considering a plan to form a unique for-profit corporation that would be jointly owned by UC and outside shareholders to invest in promising technologies. The proposed company, dubbed California Technology Ventures Corp.
February 15, 1986 |
Will the real Lakers please stand up! They better, because Sunday they tangle with their old nemesis, the Boston Celtics. CBS (Channels 2 and 8) covers this major clash, starting at 12:45 p.m. It's only the second--and final--meeting during the regular season, because of the ridiculous NBA scheduling. Here are the two powers, two major attractions, only playing each other twice a season. The Celtics pulverized and embarrassed the Lakers Jan.
October 8, 1992 |
Mayor Carl Raggio announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office, saying he has had his fill of politics and will test his skills, instead, in sculpting stone. The announcement is expected to draw a large field of candidates for the April election when three City Council positions will appear on the ballot. Council members Ginger Bremberg, who has served three terms, and Dick Jutras, completing his first term, are expected to seek reelection, although they have not yet said so.
February 28, 1985 |
President Reagan presented National Medals of Science to 19 winners, including eight Californians, on Wednesday, telling them that they have made "an outstanding contribution to our way of life and our future." At an East Room ceremony, Reagan said, "There's no nation on Earth that can match our scientific capability, our standard of living and our national security. The medals went to: -Howard L. Bachrach, retired from the Agriculture Department at Plum Island, N.Y.
August 17, 1986 |
New York has defeated California in a bid for a $50-million national center for earthquake research, it was revealed Saturday. A committee of the National Science Foundation selected the State University of New York at Buffalo for the center over the University of California, Berkeley. Buffalo and Berkeley were the two finalists mainly because they have the only two state-of-the-art earthquake simulators in the United States, officials said.
November 25, 1990 |
After a distinguished career in the field of mathematics and science, Marvin Howard, 65, of Brentwood is living his childhood dream of becoming an artist. Although as a youth Howard had a passion for painting and drawing, in the early 1950s his mathematical expertise led him to the field of computer science. He became a pioneer in the business applications of computer science, which included developing scientific programs for the government and the private sector.
September 13, 1992 |
Grayce Reidenbach of Santa Monica has worked 28,000 hours of volunteer service at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center. That's the equivalent of 1,166 around-the-clock days or more than three of Reidenbach's 93 years. And it's not likely that anyone is going to catch up with the record of the hospital's oldest and longest volunteer; she has no intention of slowing down.
November 6, 2003 |
John S. Reed, interim chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, said he kept a close eye on past pay when deciding whom to nominate as independent directors of the NYSE. That's no surprise, given that his predecessor Richard Grasso's ouster was triggered in part by revelations about exorbitant salary and benefits. "I avoided people who had been highly compensated as CEOs," Reed said at a news conference Wednesday.