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March 2, 1990
Helicopter pilot Jim Josephson and San Joaquin Helicopters Inc. face misdemeanor charges stemming from the aerial spraying of malathion over Pasadena last week. Josephson, 49, lead pilot for the Feb. 22 spraying involving six helicopters from El Monte Airport, was charged Thursday with violating a new Pasadena ordinance that bans low-altitude formation flying at night. The Pasadena Board of Directors passed the ordinance Feb.
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March 28, 1990 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The company hired by the state to spray malathion over Southland neighborhoods has a history of safety problems, including nine helicopter crashes since 1983 and repeated violations of state pesticide regulations, government records show. At least six of the accidents involving helicopters owned by San Joaquin Helicopters Inc. occurred when the aircraft were flying at low altitude over farms in the San Joaquin Valley.
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March 28, 1990 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The company hired by the state to spray malathion over Southland neighborhoods has a history of safety problems, including nine helicopter crashes since 1983 and repeated violations of state pesticide regulations, government records show. At least six of the accidents involving helicopters owned by San Joaquin Helicopters Inc. occurred when the aircraft were flying at low altitude over farms in the San Joaquin Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990
Helicopter pilot Jim Josephson and San Joaquin Helicopters Inc. face misdemeanor charges stemming from the aerial spraying of malathion over Pasadena last week. Josephson, 49, lead pilot for the Feb. 22 spraying involving six helicopters from El Monte Airport, was charged Thursday with violating a new Pasadena ordinance that bans low-altitude formation flying at night. The Pasadena Board of Directors passed the ordinance Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Josephson and his workers say they really don't like their jobs. The hours are bad. The work is stressful, dangerous. They are separated from their families one week before Christmas. And the people they are supposed to be helping are irritated, if not enraged, by their hovering presence. "We've been condemned, badgered and shot at," said Josephson, a 49-year-old Delano resident who runs a helicopter service in the San Joaquin Valley. "We don't do this because we like to do it.
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October 7, 1998 | DIANA MARCUM and BONNIE HARRIS HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Firefighters battling on multiple fronts in Riverside County set backfires Tuesday in an attempt to halt blazes that have claimed two lives and consumed 28,000 acres. The Santa Ana winds that had rapidly spread the fires began to ease, and residents who had been evacuated from the area were allowed to return home. "It's starting to look real good," said Ben Stewart, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry. "Everything is riding on the wind."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Josephson and his workers say they really don't like their jobs. The hours are bad. The work is stressful, dangerous. They are separated from their families one week before Christmas. And the people they are supposed to be helping are irritated, if not enraged, by their hovering presence. "We've been condemned, badgered and shot at," said Josephson, a 49-year-old Delano resident who runs a helicopter service in the San Joaquin Valley. "We don't do this because we like to do it.
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