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August 4, 1993
Caltrans has accepted bids for a "Weigh in Motion" system along the Golden State Freeway in Castaic that would do just about what it advertises--weigh trucks without having them pull onto scales. Although California transportation officials say it is a high-tech device for monitoring wear and tear on state roads, area truckers call it a prelude to more traffic citations for carrying too much weight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1993
Caltrans has accepted bids for a "Weigh in Motion" system along the Golden State Freeway in Castaic that would do just about what it advertises--weigh trucks without having them pull onto scales. Although California transportation officials say it is a high-tech device for monitoring wear and tear on state roads, area truckers call it a prelude to more traffic citations for carrying too much weight.
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July 22, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
All things being equal, Manuel Santos prefers scales. His small Costa Mesa home abounds in weights and measures, in devices for weighing bread, meat, babies, mail, gold, fish and sundry other items. His vintage collection ranges from utilitarian postal scales to beautifully restored examples of old-time craftsmanship, adorned with metal critters and filigree.
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July 22, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
All things being equal, Manuel Santos prefers scales. His small Costa Mesa home abounds in weights and measures, in devices for weighing bread, meat, babies, mail, gold, fish and sundry other items. His vintage collection ranges from utilitarian postal scales to beautifully restored examples of old-time craftsmanship, adorned with metal critters and filigree.
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July 1, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a whale of a scale sale. "It's the largest auction of antique scales the world has ever seen. Nothing before has ever come close," said Bob Stein, 70, who flew in from Chicago. More than 3,000 scales up for bid came from one collection, the largest ever assembled by one person, according to Stein. He should know. He's the founder and president of the 375-member International Society of Antique Scale Collectors.
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July 1, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a whale of a scale sale. "It's the largest auction of antique scales the world has ever seen. Nothing before has ever come close," said Bob Stein, 70, who flew in from Chicago. More than 3,000 scales up for bid came from one collection, the largest ever assembled by one person, according to Stein. He should know. He's the founder and president of the 375-member International Society of Antique Scale Collectors.
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