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March 17, 1989 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
On this chilly, overcast day, Robert Ida is once again making his morning rounds of a small, aged school building, deep in a bleakly obscure neighborhood of Garden Grove. Ida surveys the grounds carefully--a solitary figure in baggy jeans, old work shirt and scruffy zoris--making sure each window, doorway and classroom is secure. As usual, he says, he finds no signs of tampering or vandalism. Such loving attention might seem wasted on such a worn and homely building.
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March 17, 1989 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
On this chilly, overcast day, Robert Ida is once again making his morning rounds of a small, aged school building, deep in a bleakly obscure neighborhood of Garden Grove. Ida surveys the grounds carefully--a solitary figure in baggy jeans, old work shirt and scruffy zoris--making sure each window, doorway and classroom is secure. As usual, he says, he finds no signs of tampering or vandalism. Such loving attention might seem wasted on such a worn and homely building.
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September 13, 1987 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
The City Council dropped its plan to prohibit leaf blowers after hearing strong opposition at its meeting last week. Instead of routinely adopting an ordinance that it had unanimously approved in a preliminary vote last month, the council agreed Wednesday to present a revised ordinance in December, based on proposals by professional gardeners.
NEWS
February 15, 1987
The Culver City Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council limit the operating hours of gasoline-powered leaf blowers to between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The planning board also was considering banning the blowers or restricting noise levels to a maximum of 55 decibels. Commission members were urged by the Southern California Gardeners Federation and a firm that imports the machines not to recommend either of those measures. Robert S.
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June 19, 1986 | CANDY NALL, Times Community Correspondent
Over the protests of gardener representatives and equipment manufacturers, Lomita this week became the first South Bay city to outlaw leaf blowers. Mayor Hal Hall, who had asked the city attorney to prepare the ordinance that was approved by a 3-2 vote, said several citizens have complained about noise and dust from the machines. "The only people who are against the ordinance are gardeners," Hall said. "No private citizens have protested this ordinance."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2009 | SUSAN KING
One of the episodes on the "Best of Password" DVD set features panelist Betty White and host Allen Ludden acting as starry-eyed as teen loves Bella and Edward. The original installment aired in the early summer of 1963, right after the two had gotten married. White and Ludden glowed with excitement as they discussed their upcoming engagements in summer stock theater. A warm smile flashes across White's face at the mention of the episode during a recent chat at her Brentwood home.
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April 12, 2009 | Ann Powers
Every music fan who joins the caravan to Coachella has a personal plan for the ideal immersion. Some are focused, holding a spot near a particular stage for hours, awaiting a beloved artist. Others go ambient, wandering wherever old or new friends lead them, leaping toward whatever half-heard sound throws a hook around an ear. Then there are the most hopeful Coachella-goers, who seek something extremely elusive: the unparalleled musical set.
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August 31, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Boris Karloff may have created two of cinema's greatest screen ghouls — the Frankenstein monster and the Mummy — but in real life, he didn't even like to use the word horror. "He preferred the word terror to horror," says his only child, Sara Karloff. "He preferred the word thrill to chill, when [a story] went right up the spine of the viewer and kept them on the edge of their seat. He was opposed to gore of any sort and he really thought anything that dumped either the solution or the gore into the audiences' lap was an insult to the intelligence of the audience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1985 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
'We threw away the water hoses and never lifted a rake again.' Jeff Garcia, Orange park superintendent The leaf blower, that handy little machine that huffs and puffs and blows your driveway down, is creating a whirlwind of controversy in California. Banned in some cities, including Beverly Hills and Carmel, the machine is facing a similar fate in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, where angry citizens want to get rid of the gardener's best friend.
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