CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 |
The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl against incumbent Warren Fletcher, who finished a distant second in the initial race, according to results released Thursday. Caputo-Pearl, 45, received 48% of the votes and Fletcher 21%. In the vote-by-mail election, 7,158 members of United Teachers Los Angeles returned ballots, about 23% of those eligible to vote. Fewer than one in four voters supported the one-term incumbent.
March 9, 2014 |
MEXICO CITY - El Salvador's presidential runoff was so close Sunday night that election officials declined to name a winner until a final count Monday. Adding to the confusion of the evening, left- and right-wing parties each declared victory, while conservative candidate Norman Quijano, who was trailing by just a few thousand votes, alleged in a blistering speech that the count was fraudulent. With nearly 3 million votes tallied - more than 99% of the total - Quijano, of the right-wing Arena party, was trailing Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, who was a leftist guerrilla during the country's civil war, by 4,403 votes, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
February 3, 2014 |
MEXICO CITY - A runoff presidential election appeared likely in El Salvador after leftist Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the top vote-getter, narrowly missed winning outright, according to preliminary election results Monday. With more than 99% of the votes counted, Sanchez Ceren, a former guerrilla leader, received nearly 49% support in Sunday's election. Sanchez Ceren appeared headed for a March 9 runoff against the second-place candidate, Norman Quijano, who received about 39% of the vote.
February 2, 2014 |
MEXICO CITY - A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff. With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice president of El Salvador, had a bit more than 49% of the vote. If he draws more than 50%, he will avoid a runoff provisionally scheduled for March 9. Norman Quijano, a former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, came in second, with 38% of the vote.
February 1, 2014
Re "A dry, distressing reality," Jan. 28 In three short years, Cachuma Lake - a large reservoir in the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara County - has gone from abundance to scarcity. And this time, unlike in the last crisis year of 1991, buying more pricey water from the state is being weighed as a serious possibility. With a big population growth forecast for nearby Goleta over the next 15 years, we will again be seeing the same folks as before clamoring for increased water supplies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 |
Surfers, beware: After two days of rain, public health officials are warning that ocean waters near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers could make swimmers sick. A rain advisory is in effect for all Los Angeles County beaches until Sunday morning. Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Health, has advised surfers and swimmers to stick to parts of the beach that aren't near discharging drains or natural outlets. Debris and trash make their way into the ocean whenever it rains.