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September 21, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The colony is doomed. In a previous generation, a deadly defect was somehow planted in the genetic code. Now, the iron hand of extinction is reaching out. The colony's members--inefficient, clumsy and hapless--are failing the basic survival task of gathering and storing food. It sounds grim. But, fortunately, it's only a videotaped computer display. The dots dashing across the screen are not gripped in a drama of real life and real death. At least not yet.
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September 21, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The colony is doomed. In a previous generation, a deadly defect was somehow planted in the genetic code. Now, the iron hand of extinction is reaching out. The colony's members--inefficient, clumsy and hapless--are failing the basic survival task of gathering and storing food. It sounds grim. But, fortunately, it's only a videotaped computer display. The dots dashing across the screen are not gripped in a drama of real life and real death. At least not yet.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
Already gearing up for the 2000 elections, the Simi Valley Democratic Club will hold a coffee klatch this weekend to meet potential candidates. Attorney Dan Gonzalez, who lost a challenge to Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) in 1998, Ventura County Supt. of Schools Charles Weis, teacher Rob Collins and former Simi Valley City Council candidate Robert Hacker will be among the club's guests. The public is invited to voice concerns and ideas. The session will take place Saturdayfrom 3 to 6 p.m.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1999 | MARC BALLON, Marc Ballon covers small business and entrepreneurial issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7439 and at marc.ballon@latimes.com
The local chapter of a national accounting association has its first woman leader in 25 years, a reflection of changing attitudes here toward women in a traditionally male-dominated field. Janet Pirus, chief financial officer of Santa Ana-based Winchell's Donut House, was tapped as president of the 175-member Orange County chapter of the Financial Executives Institute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1985
Two people were killed early Saturday in a traffic accident in Venice involving three cars and a bicyclist, Los Angeles police reported. Shannon Rob Collins, 22, of Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the accident, according to Officer Terry Hale. Police said Collins was driving northbound on Vista Del Mar at Sandpiper Street when he rear-ended a bicyclist, killing Donald Paul Hashimoto, 27, of Torrance.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN
What a party pooper that Tim Burgess is. Just when the happy-go-lucky rave scene that emanated from his hometown of Manchester, England, has taken over the dance world, the Charlatans UK singer has the gall to wonder if there might not be a little more to life than endless grooves. More power to him. When he led the five-man Charlatans at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Burgess was a welcome change of pace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Marine officials say a proposed ecological preserve along four miles of beach on the base here would interrupt training activities. The California Department of Fish and Game is considering Camp Pendleton for one of four preserves it must establish by Jan. 1, 1994, for fisheries management research. All human activity except the research would be prohibited in the preserves.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1996 | Dave Jennings, from London
A hectic schedule of late-summer outdoor rock spectacles in Britain got off to an ominous start last weekend before Oasis could even hit the stage for its two concerts at Balloch Country Park on the shores of Loch Lomond. With a dark shadow already cast on the shows due to the death last month of Rob Collins, keyboardist for the Charlatans, who had been scheduled to be second-billed on the shows, two more tragedies struck.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1989 | From United Press International
Ferranti International Signal PLC, Britain's third-largest defense contractor, has been conned out of millions of dollars in false or inflated contracts since it purchased a Pennsylvania-based arms manufacturer two years ago, a company spokesman said today. Analysts said the scandal could leave Ferranti insolvent. One analyst predicted a rescue bid, perhaps led by the British government, and the probable removal of top management who approved the acquisition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former assistant track coach at Simi Valley High School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old female student. Robert America of Simi Valley was booked into County Jail on suspicion of statutory rape, Simi Valley police reported. Police said the 22-year-old's relationship with the now 17-year-old female was consensual, lasting about a year and ending in December.
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April 8, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The superintendent of the Simi Valley Unified School District and other panelists will square off in a debate Thursday in Simi Valley over whether parents should be allowed to use public funds to send their children to private schools under the so-called voucher initiative. Representing those in favor of the initiative are Robert L.
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