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August 22, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Two rockets fired by Lebanese militants Thursday penetrated Israel's much-touted Iron Dome missile-defense system and landed in populated areas of northern Israel, causing damage but no injuries, Israel Defense Forces said. Initially, military officials said that Iron Dome had destroyed one rocket and that at least three others fell harmlessly outside of Israeli territory. Later the military acknowledged that two rockets, believed to be Grads or Katyushas, landed in residential areas.
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September 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
EVANS, Colo. - The panicked escapes that took place in this riverside town last week were worth it: The trailer parks that frame the shoreline of the swollen South Platte now sit smashed and throttled by mud. And not just any mud. When the flood claimed the nearby wastewater treatment plant too, officials and residents worried that the deluged edges of Evans had turned into a toxic open sewer. "In our living room, there's 6 to 8 inches of pure, black mud," said Karen Kesterson, 68. "You just kind of slide around in it. " Colorado's epic rains brought more than just broken timber and broken homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Residents who operate businesses in their homes can no longer park commercial vehicles in their driveways, and car repair businesses won't be permitted in residential neighborhoods, under newly revised city codes. The City Council gave final approval this week to the tighter codes, which also cover inoperable vehicles and garage sales. The city is trying to clarify its ordinances and make them easier to enforce. Development Services Director Joyce R.
SPORTS
September 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Nick Pasquale, who had recently played in his first game for UCLA's football team, was fatally struck by a vehicle as he walked in a residential area of San Clemente early Sunday morning. Pasquale was a walk-on receiver, who was playing second season with the Bruins. He made the first appearance of his career in a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Aug. 31. Pasquale, 20, was walking in San Clemente when two cars approached. One car avoided him, but the other could not. "The driver called in the accident and waited at the scene," said Lt. Gary Strachan, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1986 | LORENA OROPEZA, Times Staff Writer
The Fountain Valley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban satellite television dish antennas on rooftops in residential areas and to limit their size citywide. According to the adopted ordinance, satellite dish antennas in residential areas may be no larger than 10 feet in diameter and no taller than 12 feet, 4 inches. Residents who already have such rooftop dishes will be allowed to keep them, Ray Kromer, assistant city manager, said.
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September 18, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
A legislative commission Thursday recommended the gradual and voluntary integration of South Africa's residential areas through a major liberalization of the nation's system of racial separation. The constitutional affairs committee of the President's Council, a legislative and advisory body, proposed that local governments be allowed to decide whether a neighborhood should be integrated. But it added that those suburbs wishing to remain racially segregated must be allowed to do so.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985 | JANET CLAYTON, Times Staff Writer
In an action that one supporter said will eventually mean "no more office buildings popping up in the middle of residential areas," the Los Angeles City Council and homeowner groups have agreed to limit the type and quantity of developments built in the future. The settlement, hailed by homeowners groups as a victory for neighborhoods struggling to control commercial development, resolves a lawsuit over conflicts between the city's zoning laws and its General Plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1989 | TOM MC QUEENEY
The city of Fullerton will install 25 new stop signs in high-traffic residential areas to discourage commuters from taking shortcuts through them. The move, applauded by several hundred residents during two hearings of the city Transportation and Circulation Commission this week, came after more than nine hours of public comment on traffic problems throughout the city. "We've been begging for this for three or four years," said Judi Wilson, a 9-year resident of Valley View Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
It took Carlos Simentel 28 years of hard work to rise from apprentice to owner of a dingy metal plating shop nestled within a low-income residential neighborhood in Lincoln Heights. Behind the grimy brick walls of his Nu-Way Plating Co., 65 employees labor over steaming vats of blue, green and orange solutions laced with toxic cyanide and heavy metals used to give car wheels and bumpers gleaming coats of copper, nickel and chrome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles man who transformed his home into a self-proclaimed "sexual Disneyland" for paying "swingers" was sentenced Monday to community service at an AIDS hospice, in the city's first successful effort to enforce a law banning adult entertainment businesses in residential areas. Thomas Kilfoyle, 48, had been found guilty on Friday by a Los Angeles Municipal Court jury after just five minutes of deliberation.
WORLD
August 22, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Two rockets fired by Lebanese militants Thursday penetrated Israel's much-touted Iron Dome missile-defense system and landed in populated areas of northern Israel, causing damage but no injuries, Israel Defense Forces said. Initially, military officials said that Iron Dome had destroyed one rocket and that at least three others fell harmlessly outside of Israeli territory. Later the military acknowledged that two rockets, believed to be Grads or Katyushas, landed in residential areas.
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June 5, 2013 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
MAYFLOWER, Ark. - On warm spring evenings, North Starlite Drive buzzed with children. They cycled around the cul-de-sac at the end of the wide, block-long road, shot baskets in driveways and inevitably wound up on the swing set and trampoline behind the Bartletts' large brick house. These days, there are no children. Yellow police tape stretches across the turns from the main road onto the street. All 22 families who lived there are gone. About 2:45 p.m. on March 29, an underground ExxonMobil oil pipeline ruptured in the woods behind the cul-de-sac.
WORLD
February 17, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - The commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said Sunday that his forces were prepared to comply with President Hamid Karzai's demand that Afghan forces stop requesting international airstrikes in residential areas. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. downplayed the effects of Karzai's directive, even though Afghanistan's fledgling security forces rely entirely on U.S. and NATO warplanes for air power against Taliban-led insurgents. "We can continue to support the Afghan National Security Forces and meet the president's intent," Dunford said.
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January 30, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Mayor Mick Ireland had seen enough traffic scofflaws, the lead foots and stop-sign runners. On leisurely patrols atop his bike, the top official in Aspen, Colo., had watched countless motorists cut through the Rocky Mountain resort town's West End to avoid congestion along nearby Highway 82. Every time traffic slows along the city's main thoroughfare, cars whiz out of traffic and onto the residential streets, rushing through a series of stop signs...
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November 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Proponents call themselves an underground society of backyard chicken owners. Arizona authorities are squawking that they're just a bunch of code breakers. In recent months, hundreds of Phoenix-area chicken owners have faced nuisance and zoning violations after neighbors griped about odor and noise - clucking hens and crowing roosters. They say poultry poses a health risk and doesn't belong near homes, claims that chicken owners vehemently dispute. The clandestine chicken owners are accused of defying city zoning laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2012 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
Rob McFarland was in his florally vivacious backyard, tending his vegetable plot, when he noticed some honeybees buzzing around a tree. A few minutes later some bees had become tens of thousands. "The sky was sort of darkened out," he recalled. "It was kind of a presence that I couldn't ignore. " McFarland, a social media entrepreneur and avid gardener, was intrigued by honeybees and aware that hives have been dying from a mysterious cause labeled colony collapse disorder.
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November 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Proponents call themselves an underground society of backyard chicken owners. Arizona authorities are squawking that they're just a bunch of code breakers. In recent months, hundreds of Phoenix-area chicken owners have faced nuisance and zoning violations after neighbors griped about odor and noise - clucking hens and crowing roosters. They say poultry poses a health risk and doesn't belong near homes, claims that chicken owners vehemently dispute. The clandestine chicken owners are accused of defying city zoning laws.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | From Reuters
Two people were hanged in Iran's southeastern town of Zahedan on Saturday for trying to plant bombs in several residential areas, the official IRNA news agency reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2012 | By Jason Song and Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Dozens of people testified at a hearing Tuesday about a proposed Los Angeles ordinance that could effectively bar homes that take in veterans, disabled citizens and recovering drug and alcohol addicts from many residential areas. The ordinance, which has been under consideration in several forms since 2007, elicited a strong response from residents who told a City Council committee that some group homes pose a hazard that could lead to an increase in crime and a decrease in property values.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man Saturday after he allegedly shot another individual to death in a residential area of Reseda just north of Reseda High School, authorities said. Multiple officers were involved in the shooting, which occurred at about 4:40 p.m., shortly after they responded to a report of shots fired in the 6600 block of Etiwanda Avenue, according to law enforcement authorities familiar with the investigation. "After they discovered the victim, who was dead at the scene, they set up a perimeter," said Police Department spokesman Cleon Joseph.
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