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October 2, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new California sales tax on periodicals will cost the state's university and public libraries more than $4 million this year in unforeseen levies on magazines and academic journals. UC San Diego alone will face a $182,000 sales tax bill for periodicals, and San Diego State University will have to fork over $100,000. And the San Diego public library system will pay $32,000.
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NEWS
October 2, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new California sales tax on periodicals will cost the state's university and public libraries more than $4 million this year in unforeseen levies on magazines and academic journals. UC San Diego alone will face a $182,000 sales tax bill for periodicals, and San Diego State University will have to fork over $100,000. And the San Diego public library system will pay $32,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989 | MARICARMEN EROLES, Times Staff Writer
Rita Lopez will not be called stupid anymore, and William Orr will now be able to fill out an application for a job as a computer technician. Lopez, 17, and Orr, 32, are two of the 400 functionally illiterate people the San Diego Public Library is currently helping to help themselves through the READ/San Diego program, which will celebrate its first anniversary today. A year ago, Lopez read at a kindergarten level. She could not read street signs, much less take a test to obtain her driver's license.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
A state Public Utilities Commission official promised Friday to hold "as many public participation hearings as possible" in San Diego during the agency's upcoming review of Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric. PUC Administrative Law Judge Lynn Carew said copies of "testimony, exhibits and other documents" generated by the PUC review will be stored and available for public viewing at the downtown branch of the San Diego Public Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
NEWS
December 12, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Public Library system is cramped, understaffed, overworked and underbudgeted, according to a library staff report that compares it to those in nine cities of similar size. San Diego's library system is open fewer hours, spends less money on books and has less space than most of the other systems studied--despite being the third-largest city surveyed.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989 | MARICARMEN EROLES, Times Staff Writer
Rita Lopez will not be called stupid anymore, and William Orr will now be able to fill out an application for a job as a computer technician. Lopez, 17, and Orr, 32, are two of the 400 functionally illiterate people the San Diego Public Library is currently helping to help themselves through the READ/San Diego program, which will celebrate its first anniversary today. A year ago, Lopez read at a kindergarten level. She could not read street signs, much less take a test to obtain her driver's license.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
A state Public Utilities Commission official promised Friday to hold "as many public participation hearings as possible" in San Diego during the agency's upcoming review of Southern California Edison's proposed merger with San Diego Gas & Electric. PUC Administrative Law Judge Lynn Carew said copies of "testimony, exhibits and other documents" generated by the PUC review will be stored and available for public viewing at the downtown branch of the San Diego Public Library.
NEWS
December 12, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987 | PAM LITTLE, Times Staff Writer
Julius Wangenheim believed that a great deal could be gained by just browsing among books. When he died in 1942, Wangenheim left that philosophy behind in the form of a book collection at the San Diego Public Library downtown. But you can't just drop by and leaf through the collection. Browsing is more restricted in the Wangenheim Room than among the general stacks in the library. An appointment is necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Public Library system is cramped, understaffed, overworked and underbudgeted, according to a library staff report that compares it to those in nine cities of similar size. San Diego's library system is open fewer hours, spends less money on books and has less space than most of the other systems studied--despite being the third-largest city surveyed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986 | NANCY REED, Times Staff Writer
His books were his passion--and they nearly killed him. Now, two months after Anthony Cima was critically injured in his room when an earthquake buried him in hundreds of his beloved books, he is being told by city housing inspectors to get rid of them. The San Diego Housing Division has ordered Cima to remove his 10,000-book collection from his third-floor room at the downtown Monte Carlo Hotel because the weight of the books is a safety hazard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986 | NANCY REED, Times Staff Writer
His books were his passion--and they nearly killed him. Now, two months after Anthony Cima was critically injured in his room when an earthquake buried him in hundreds of his beloved books, he is being told by city housing inspectors to get rid of them. The San Diego Housing Division has ordered Cima to remove his 10,000-book collection from his third-floor room at the downtown Monte Carlo Hotel because the weight of the books is a safety hazard.
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