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December 2, 2008 | Marla Dickerson, Dickerson is a Times staff writer.
Southern California Edison on Monday unveiled its newest power plant: 33,700 solar panels atop a warehouse in Fontana that will feed green energy directly into the grid. It's the first piece of what the utility says could become the largest rooftop solar installation in the world, a swath of photovoltaic panels spanning two square miles. The 600,000-square-foot warehouse rooftop, owned by logistics firm ProLogis Inc.
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June 24, 1993 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Gordon has lived all over California and always had a big yard for a garden. Then, seven years ago, he and wife Betty became resident managers of an apartment building in West Hollywood. No yard. Gordon explored the three-story building up to the roof, where he discovered a large tar-paper expanse lying fallow. For fire safety, there was a water supply up there. "I've been farming on the roof ever since," he says. "It's my first rooftop garden, but it works fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a suspected prowler on the rooftop of a home early Sunday, authorities said. Deputies were answering a prowler call in the 900 block of Clela Avenue about 2:15 a.m. when they saw the man on the roof of a residence, said Deputy Ban Nguyen, a sheriff's spokesman. When the deputies attempted to make contact with him, the man, who was holding an object in his hand, charged at one of them, Nguyen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1990 | LILY DIZON
A fire that apparently was caused by sparks from a chimney destroyed the wood-shingle roof of a two-story house Sunday, fire officials said. No one was injured. Eleven firetrucks and about 45 firefighters were dispatched to 8461 Hazelwood Circle at 11:30 a.m. after a resident of the house called 911, Battalion Chief Allan White said. The rooftop blaze was extinguished within 90 minutes, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1989 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Replacing burned-out bulbs and stringing miles of tangled Christmas lights up stairways, over arches and around eaves is a holiday chore most homeowners can do without. But Jerry Coziahr of Coronado has taken to doing it for a living. Right up till Christmas Eve, Coziahr and her band of "elves" will scale tall ladders and string lights around trees, poles and chimneys for homeowners who either cannot climb ladders or detest the holiday ritual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A controversial record company billboard depicting a man with his pants down sitting on a toilet and uttering an obscenity has been removed from a major Los Angeles street corner. Officials of Clear Channel Outdoor advertising, which owns the rooftop sign, negotiated with Tha Row Records, formerly Death Row Records, to replace the advertisement with one promoting a different rap music album, city officials said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1990
The El Segundo City Council has approved the Mattel Toys Inc. signs that the firm will use to identify its new 15-story corporate headquarters building at Grand Avenue and North Continental Boulevard in El Segundo. The toy company's sign was a landmark for years along the San Diego Freeway in Hawthorne, where the company was founded 44 years ago. Mattel purchased the El Segundo building, which has been vacant since its construction in 1987, to replace its aging headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2002 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most employees at the U.S. Postal Service's Marina del Rey processing center didn't even notice when their workplace became a pioneer of energy technology. Installed in just two weeks, a roof-mounted solar-energy system the size of a football field has made the Marina Mail Processing and Distribution Center home to what officials say is the country's largest such installation on a federal building.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Google Inc. wants homeowners to use solar panels to generate electricity. And it's investing $75 million to help as many as 3,000 of them install panels on their roofs. The Internet search giant said Tuesday that it would create a fund for solar installers to offer financing plans. One of the biggest hurdles to installing solar panels is the upfront costs. Homeowners often don't have the necessary cash, and solar installers don't have the means to offer financing. Google said its plan would allow homeowners to install a $30,000 solar electricity system with little or no money upfront.
WORLD
June 20, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
It starts with two young female voices, quietly at first, almost gently piercing the quiet of the night. "Allahu akbar!" they cry out a few minutes after 10 p.m. "God is great!" Then another voice joins in from the other side of the block. This one belongs to an older woman. "God is great!" she responds in a rasp that suggests decades of hardship and swallowed rage. "Allahu akbar!" After a minute or two, a male voice joins in.
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