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September 30, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
For more than 40 years, this remote desert community in southern Kern County existed as an unregulated destination for junkmen needing a place to burn, bury and dump waste products ranging from copper wire to car batteries. Along with the junkmen came carbon products manufacturers and metal recovery plants, which belched foul-smelling smoke that settled on this town of 3,200 people at the western gate of Edwards Air Force Base and stung the eyes and noses of residents.
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REAL ESTATE
August 27, 2006 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
A chicken in every pot, an airplane in every hangar. (Our apologies to Herbert Hoover.) The Rosamond Skypark subdivision in southern Kern County is a unique residential community geared to private-plane owners. A central runway serves as a main street of sorts, and each home has a place to park a plane. Beginnings First there were tumbleweeds. And lots of lizards, tarantulas and rabbits. Then came the Rosamond Airport in 1947, with its dirt runway and airstrip, one house and two barracks.
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REAL ESTATE
August 27, 2006 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
A chicken in every pot, an airplane in every hangar. (Our apologies to Herbert Hoover.) The Rosamond Skypark subdivision in southern Kern County is a unique residential community geared to private-plane owners. A central runway serves as a main street of sorts, and each home has a place to park a plane. Beginnings First there were tumbleweeds. And lots of lizards, tarantulas and rabbits. Then came the Rosamond Airport in 1947, with its dirt runway and airstrip, one house and two barracks.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health officials said Thursday that they had discovered alarming amounts of the toxic chemical dioxin at a metal smelting plant near the Kern County town of Rosamond, an area that has been plagued by a high cancer rate. The state Department of Health Services discovered the high dioxin levels during a check of results submitted by a private testing firm, Chemwest Analytical Laboratories of Sacramento. The firm's tests had indicated much lower levels.
NEWS
February 21, 1989
Members of Greenpeace USA built a makeshift wire fence around several open barrels of cyanide found abandoned in a field in the Kern County desert community of Rosamond several weeks ago. Greenpeace workers were dressed in protective gear when they erected the 200-foot-long fence around the field to keep people out until the barrels can be removed, a spokeswoman for the group said.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health officials said Thursday that they had discovered alarming amounts of the toxic chemical dioxin at a metal smelting plant near the Kern County town of Rosamond, an area that has been plagued by a high cancer rate. The state Department of Health Services discovered the high dioxin levels during a check of results submitted by a private testing firm, Chemwest Analytical Laboratories of Sacramento. The firm's tests had indicated much lower levels.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
State health officials announced here Monday that 22 of 35 potentially contaminated sites in the area have been ruled out as a possible cause of the state's highest rate of childhood cancer. Beyond narrowing down their list of contaminated sites, officials of the state Department of Health Services were still not sure why children in this Kern County desert community of more than 3,500 people were contracting cancer at six times the rate expected in a town of its size.
NEWS
August 26, 1999
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NEWS
October 1, 1998 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
Grim reapings: About 42,000 people die on our highways each year--an American tragedy that comes surprisingly close to matching the total of GIs killed in 10 years of fighting in Vietnam. Gladder tidings: That annual toll has remained pretty even for a decade, despite choking freeways and a population of vehicles and citizens growing at a rate of 1% per annum. Drunk-driving deaths are down. Thirty years ago 5.
NEWS
February 21, 1989
Members of Greenpeace USA built a makeshift wire fence around several open barrels of cyanide found abandoned in a field in the Kern County desert community of Rosamond several weeks ago. Greenpeace workers were dressed in protective gear when they erected the 200-foot-long fence around the field to keep people out until the barrels can be removed, a spokeswoman for the group said.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
State health officials announced here Monday that 22 of 35 potentially contaminated sites in the area have been ruled out as a possible cause of the state's highest rate of childhood cancer. Beyond narrowing down their list of contaminated sites, officials of the state Department of Health Services were still not sure why children in this Kern County desert community of more than 3,500 people were contracting cancer at six times the rate expected in a town of its size.
NEWS
September 30, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
For more than 40 years, this remote desert community in southern Kern County existed as an unregulated destination for junkmen needing a place to burn, bury and dump waste products ranging from copper wire to car batteries. Along with the junkmen came carbon products manufacturers and metal recovery plants, which belched foul-smelling smoke that settled on this town of 3,200 people at the western gate of Edwards Air Force Base and stung the eyes and noses of residents.
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