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February 8, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court decided Monday it needs more time to determine if aerial spraying of the insecticide malathion can begin over Corona and Norco, giving opponents of aerial application a temporary victory. State agriculture officials had hoped to begin the first round of aerial spraying Monday night to eradicate the Medfly in an 18-square-mile area before it spreads.
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July 7, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed water deal unveiled Friday would pay farmers in this hot and desolate stretch of eastern Riverside County to not grow crops on up to 29% of their land to free up water for Los Angeles and other thirsty coastal cities.
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February 9, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appellate court Tuesday cleared the way to begin aerial spraying of malathion over Corona and Norco, but state agricultural officials--who had hoped to begin spraying Tuesday night to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly--postponed their plans for at least a week so residents would have more time to prepare. The reprieve will also give Corona city officials more time to file another appeal in their effort to block the spraying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
As another round of malathion spraying begins this week, lawyers are sorting out the significance of an appellate court decision that put new life in a lawsuit linked to the state's Medfly battle. Aerial spraying of malathion pesticide to kill an infestation of the agricultural pest in the Riverside County cities of Corona and parts of Norco is scheduled to begin again at 9 tonight and will last three to four hours.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time, Oriental fruit flies have been discovered in Riverside County, prompting an eradication campaign that will cover about nine square miles around the community of Beaumont. Unlike the eradication effort against the Mediterranean fruit fly, the Oriental fruit fly campaign will not require malathion spraying. Oriental fruit flies are destroyed using the virtually unnoticeable treatment of spraying pesticide-laced bait on utility poles and trees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990
The state Department of Food and Agriculture will conduct aerial spraying of malathion tonight beginning at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Area: 34 square miles encompassing Del Rosa, northeastern San Bernardino and northern Highland; 19 square miles including parts of Riverside, Arnold Heights, Woodcrest and March Air Force Base. Precautions: Stay indoors; keep animals indoors; wash animal dishes and toys left outside; cover cars; keep doors and windows closed.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN and JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a significant escalation in the region's battle with the Mediterranean fruit fly, state agriculture officials declared a quarantine Friday on crops grown within an 81-square-mile section of Riverside County. The quarantine, which followed the trapping of a fruit fly in the midst of one of Southern California's most bountiful orange-producing regions, marked the first time the 9-month-old infestation has directly threatened the state's vast agricultural industry.
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October 4, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California's two-month reprieve from the Mediterranean fruit fly ended Wednesday as agricultural officials reported the trapping of a single Medfly in a back yard sapote tree in Riverside. The unmated female fly was found Monday and is the first discovery in Southern California since a single fly was found Aug. 3 in the Orange County city of Brea.
NEWS
February 17, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the dispute over the aerial spraying of malathion over Corona and Norco continues, state agriculture officials declared the first airborne application of the Medfly-killing insecticide to be a trouble-free success. Officials said Wednesday that the effectiveness of the malathion might be compromised by an approaching rainstorm because heavy downpours may wash away the corn syrup bait.
NEWS
February 16, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aerial spraying of the Medfly-killing insecticide malathion began Tuesday night after the state Supreme Court and a Riverside Superior Court rejected last-minute appeals to stop the controversial air attack on the crop-ravaging pest. Shortly after 9 p.m., three helicopters began spewing a sticky corn syrup bait laced with the garden-variety insecticide over an 18-square-mile area of Corona and Norco.
NEWS
February 11, 1994 | From Times Staff Writer
State agriculture officials said Thursday that they hope to begin aerial spraying of Medfly-killing malathion over an 18-square-mile area of Corona and Norco on Tuesday night. But the controversial spraying--which has been postponed three times--will face another last-minute battle before the helicopters fly. Corona City Manager Bill Garrett said the city will file another appeal Monday, this time to the California Supreme Court.
NEWS
February 9, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appellate court Tuesday cleared the way to begin aerial spraying of malathion over Corona and Norco, but state agricultural officials--who had hoped to begin spraying Tuesday night to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly--postponed their plans for at least a week so residents would have more time to prepare. The reprieve will also give Corona city officials more time to file another appeal in their effort to block the spraying.
NEWS
February 8, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court decided Monday it needs more time to determine if aerial spraying of the insecticide malathion can begin over Corona and Norco, giving opponents of aerial application a temporary victory. State agriculture officials had hoped to begin the first round of aerial spraying Monday night to eradicate the Medfly in an 18-square-mile area before it spreads.
NEWS
February 3, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Wednesday delayed--but said he had no authority to stop--the state's plan to battle the Medfly by spraying malathion over an 18-square-mile area of Corona and Norco. Judge Victor Miceli delayed the aerial spraying of malathion--which was scheduled to begin later Wednesday--until Monday in order to give Corona city officials time to appeal his ruling.
NEWS
February 2, 1994 | TOM GORMAN and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lawsuit filed by the city of Corona in an attempt to halt aerial spraying to fight an infestation of the crop-ravaging Mediterranean fruit fly is scheduled to be heard this morning by a Riverside Superior Court judge. Unless halted by the court, the controversial malathion spraying will start tonight. Corona city officials contend that widespread application of the insecticide would jeopardize public health.
NEWS
January 14, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Agriculture officials on Thursday announced a massive eradication effort and a 1,461-square-mile quarantine area across three counties to battle the largest infestation of the crop-ravaging Mediterranean fruit fly in Southern California's history. In addition, they said aerial spraying of malathion--which generated a widespread public outcry four years ago--will begin Jan. 24 over Corona, where a mated female Medfly was discovered in December.
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