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February 14, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court, rejecting pleas from state and local officials, declined Thursday to reconsider a ruling on Proposition 13 that authorities warned could jeopardize billions of dollars of projects being financed with special sales taxes. The justices, with two dissents, refused to bar challenges to enacted tax measures similar to a San Diego tax the high court struck down Dec. 19. The validity of those other measures must be considered on a case-by-case basis, the justices said.
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February 14, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court, rejecting pleas from state and local officials, declined Thursday to reconsider a ruling on Proposition 13 that authorities warned could jeopardize billions of dollars of projects being financed with special sales taxes. The justices, with two dissents, refused to bar challenges to enacted tax measures similar to a San Diego tax the high court struck down Dec. 19. The validity of those other measures must be considered on a case-by-case basis, the justices said.
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May 22, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is perhaps the strangest baby-sitting job in America. Two days a week, eight hours a day, Linda Brower sits on the beach in this northern San Diego County community and watches the hole, the swirling, sinister hole. Though Brower often drops her eyes to scan passages from her usual fare of science fiction or real estate books, she remains ever vigilant, mindful of her sole duty as sentry to this 20-foot wide, six-foot-deep hole at the seashore.
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May 22, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is perhaps the strangest baby-sitting job in America. Two days a week, eight hours a day, Linda Brower sits on the beach in this northern San Diego County community and watches the hole, the swirling, sinister hole. Though Brower often drops her eyes to scan passages from her usual fare of science fiction or real estate books, she remains ever vigilant, mindful of her sole duty as sentry to this 20-foot wide, six-foot-deep hole at the seashore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts by the San Diego County Public Works Department to expand the San Marcos landfill in quick fashion--and sidestep an immediate garbage crisis--remained intact Monday after a Superior Court ruling. Though Judge Judith McConnell ruled that the county must still fix a flawed environmental impact report that was to have paved the way for the landfill to be expanded, she didn't specifically order that an entirely new EIR be completed--a process that would have delayed the expansion by a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2007 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
Ash from wildfires in Southern California's residential neighborhoods poses a serious threat to people and ecosystems because it is extremely caustic and contains high levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic metals, according to a study by federal geologists released Tuesday. U.S. Geological Survey scientists warned that rainstorms, which are forecast for the region beginning Friday, are likely to wash the dangerous substances into waterways, polluting streams and threatening wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991
The San Diego County Public Works Department's (DPW) most recent list contains 16 sites under consideration for new North County landfills. From our home next to the San Marcos landfill, we have a front row seat to the debacle resulting from the DPW's ineptitude. We want to educate our neighbors near these proposed sites on what to expect. First, don't be overwhelmed by the flurry of acronyms related to landfills: WTE, CEQA, DPW, DEIR, EIR, SWAT, MRF, RDF, RWQCB, CIWMB, APCD, EHS, LEA, PRP or EPA. Just remember that when a "sensitive receptor" is mentioned, that's you, and if you are concerned about your property values or quality of life, you automatically become a NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard)
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April 11, 1991 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Into everyone's life a little rain must fall. Such was the case in March when more than 9 inches deluged parts of North County. There are several city and county roads, especially near lagoons and creeks, that routinely flood during rain storms. The other calling card left by all that water: potholes. Where are the most common flooding spots in North County? Much of the flooding that occurs consistently with almost every storm happens on county roads.
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April 2, 1993 | MARK PLATTE and GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two major contractors for the Santa Margarita Water District performed thousands of dollars' worth of landscaping and home improvement work for the district's assistant general manager, who is under investigation for possible conflict-of-interest law violations. An attorney for Michael P. Lord, the assistant manager, said Thursday that the contractors had been paid for all but $100 of the $3,350 that Lord has been billed for the improvements so far.
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