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NEWS
February 16, 1989
The City Council this week slightly increased the maximum size of political signs allowed on residential property. Last month, the council introduced an ordinance limiting signs to 4 square feet. But last week, Councilman Richard Alexander said that a standard size political sign is larger than that. The council Monday night agreed to increase the maximum allowable size sign to 4.3 square feet.
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NEWS
March 13, 1986 | JEFF BURBANK, Times Staff Writer
Producers of "Rocky" films lost by a decision Monday when the Culver City Council voted 4 to 1 against renaming a street after the popular movie character. Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc. of Culver City had asked the city to change the name of Jean Place--where its offices are located--to Rocky Place. The company hoped the city would approve the change because all four "Rocky" movies, which have grossed more than $500 million, were filmed in Culver City.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
An apprentice technician who received burns on 60% of his body after an electrical explosion settled a lawsuit this week against engineering contract firm Fluor Corp. and technology powerhouse IBM Corp. Fluor's insurance companies will pay $9.5 million in damages, and Fluor's workers' compensation carrier paid $5.9 million in medical bills for David McNabb, 37, his attorney said Tuesday. McNabb was hospitalized for 20 months after an accident at an IBM facility in San Jose in January 2002.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
IBM Corp. said Wednesday that dozens of its employees and retirees who alleged that exposure to toxic chemicals on the job caused them to develop cancer had their cases dismissed after a settlement was reached. The cases hinged on whether workers developed cancer as a result of years of work at IBM's disk drive plant in San Jose. The dismissals involved about 50 former and current California workers, and the settlement was signed by IBM and plaintiffs' attorney Richard Alexander.
TRAVEL
November 13, 2011 | Andrew Bender
"Where you headed?" asked the cheerful driver of the rental-car shuttle at the Detroit airport. "Detroit!" I answered, equally cheerfully. "Southfield, Birmingham or Rochester?" he asked, referring to well-to-do northern suburbs. "No, Detroit," I responded. Silence, then a shrug as if to say, "Suit yourself. " Many Americans -- even many Michiganders -- see Detroit as a place to be feared: impoverished, decimated and down-and-out depressing. Sure enough, my drive into the city center took me past what a friend calls "desolation porn": eerie shells of onetime factories, warehouses, shops and office buildings, and block after block of overgrown lots that used to be comfortable working-class neighborhoods.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2002 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Sunday, Patricia Richardson reports for duty as Col. Andy Campbell, an Army doctor who segues to civilian life by replacing Janine Turner's Dr. Dana Stowe on the Lifetime network series "Strong Medicine" (9 p.m.). Turns out, running a chaotic medical clinic may not be so different from running the chaotic Taylor household for eight seasons on ABC's "Home Improvement."
SPORTS
January 6, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
The Valley will be well-represented as the lights dim at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver this week for the U. S. Figure Skating Championships. Among the big names are Christopher Bowman of Van Nuys, second in the nation last year among senior men behind Brian Boitano and seventh in the world, and Cindy Bortz of Tarzana, starting senior ladies competition after winning the 1987 junior world championship. Bortz is coming off a gold-medal performance in the Prize of Moscow News competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE
Two men in a car idling at a stoplight were shot to death Sunday night by a gunman in another vehicle in what police are calling a gang-related territorial attack. Jose Eduardo Baraona, 20, of North Hollywood, and Richard Alexander Castro, 19, of Sun Valley, were killed and another man was slightly injured in the 11 p.m. shooting at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Road, a popular cruising spot for local gang members, according to Los Angeles police.
NEWS
March 6, 1986 | JEFF BURBANK, Times Staff Writer
Councilman Ron Perkins of Culver City leads in campaign contributions with challenger Andy Weissman a strong second, according to campaign financial reports submitted Feb. 27. The reports were the first of two statements required by the state before the April 8 election. Seven candidates are vying for two seats on the City Council. The next statements are due March 27. Perkins has raised more than $13,000, but has spent more than $11,000, the report stated.
NEWS
November 9, 1989
The City Council gave a pay raise to its housing manager, who is a finalist for a job in Hawthorne, in an effort to keep her. However, the raise of almost 20%, from $4,354 to $5,210 a month, takes effect regardless of whether Housing Manager Phyllis Baboolal stays on with Culver City. "We are competing with other communities for help, for good people," Councilman Richard Alexander said, arguing that the higher salary is necessary.
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