CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2005 |
A judge has decided that an 82-year-old San Anselmo woman can be legally evicted from the hospital bed she's refused to leave for more than a year. Marin County Superior Court Judge John Sutro on Wednesday granted Kaiser Permanente officials the right to demand that Sarah Nome leave the San Rafael medical center. Nome was admitted to Kaiser on Jan. 22, 2004, for a psychiatric evaluation. She was given a discharge notice seven days later but refused to give up her bed.
August 18, 1999
Arabs have lived in this country since the 1870s, but Arab Americans have always been considered peculiarly foreign (insofar as other Americans knew they existed, that is), so the first generation has keenly felt the usual immigrant alienation. Their children and grandchildren, in turn, are often somewhat ambivalent about their roots. Because of this, Arab American writers have started reexamining the lives of their remarkably determined ancestors.
August 28, 1999 |
Frederick E. Emmons, a retired Los Angeles architect best known for his award-winning partnership with A. Quincy Jones Jr. in designing tract homes for Joseph Eichler's modern, air-conditioned housing developments in the 1950s, died at his Belvedere, Calif., home Monday after a short illness. He was 91. The firm of Jones & Emmons, formed in 1950, designed numerous commercial and institutional facilities, including major buildings on five University of California campuses.
June 27, 1990 |
For the albacore fisherman wondering if, when and where the tuna are going to appear, the National Marine Fisheries Service has issued its annual forecast, based mainly on oceanic conditions throughout the species' migratory routes. Biologists with the NMFS-Southwest Fisheries Center in La Jolla say there will be modest to moderate landings this season, but prospects "could improve with more favorable ocean conditions."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2007 |
Paul Weeks, a versatile reporter for The Times who pioneered the paper's coverage of Los Angeles' African American community in the 1960s, died July 10 of liver cancer at his home in Oceanside. He was 86. A veteran newsman who had worked for several Los Angeles newspapers, Weeks joined The Times in 1962. That same year, one of the paper's managing editors, Frank McCullough, asked him to look at the lives and concerns of blacks in the city.
September 15, 1996 |
Somebody recently asked me what I knew about hydroponic gardening indoors. After thinking about the question for a moment I realized I didn't know very much. After more than 30 years as a serious indoor gardener, all I knew about hydroponics was that it's the practice of growing plants without soil, usually in water that's been amended with nutrients of some kind. My own experience had been limited to rooting cuttings in water and cultivating the occasional sweet potato in my youth.