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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier wants to study the possibility of using a private company rather than the marshal's office to install and operate an airport-style security system for the Central Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Board of Supervisors will take up her request at its meeting today. Court officials have long pushed for the security system, which they said is needed to detect weapons brought into the courthouse.
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NATIONAL
March 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Bush administration has neglected to protect railroads and mass transit systems from a terrorist attack like the one that killed nearly 200 people in Madrid, senators said Tuesday. Though the entire U.S. rail system can't be protected from terrorism, the government can start by securing rail tunnels under Capitol Hill and New York's Penn Station because of their vulnerability to a catastrophic attack, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) told the Senate Commerce Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby wants to bar the Sheriff's Department from handling security in the Hall of Administration after an investigator used a security camera to zoom in on Norby's notes and a colleague's BlackBerry messages during a board meeting. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors asserted control over security in the board chambers and weighed whether to hire a private firm or a local police department to provide security in the Hall of Administration.
NATIONAL
April 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Working undercover, congressional investigators gained unauthorized access to four Atlanta federal buildings and easily sneaked briefcases and packages past security checkpoints. One investigator obtained two different security badges and a guard's after-hours access code, according to a General Accounting Office report obtained Monday by Associated Press. One pass allowed the investigator to carry a firearm in the buildings.
SPORTS
March 21, 2003 | Lance Pugmire and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
Anaheim police and the security staff at the Arrowhead Pond will increase personnel by as much as 30% and will subject all fans to electronic searches when the NCAA men's basketball West Regional is played there next week. Russell Beecher, security and public safety manager at the Pond, said the stepped-up measures were in response to the war in Iraq, NCAA security requests and the arena's position in the Disneyland resort corridor, considered the No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2001
Please federalize the airport inspection process. It is likely that the New York World Trade Center destruction and Pentagon attacks by hijacked aircraft could not have occurred if stringent inspection by professionally trained federal officers had taken place. In most countries of the world inspections are done by the government. The inspectors are well trained, follow stringent procedures and have the ability to use deadly force to protect citizens. S.D. Roe San Marino Tuesday's events sicken me, but even more, they make me so angry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy and the Harbor Police will work together to tighten security and improve monitoring of maritime activity on San Diego Bay. The $3-million Joint Harbor Operations Center is slated to begin round-the-clock monitoring in January out of Coast Guard headquarters, where a response to everything from illegal fishing to terrorist threats would be coordinated.
WORLD
June 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The presidents of China, Russia and four Central Asian nations met in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to bolster a security alliance and open an anti-terrorism center. The one-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization marked what Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said was the start of the group's work to become a vital international institution. Chinese President Hu Jintao offered $900 million in credit to alliance countries, which include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Berlin's Deutsche Oper canceled four planned November performances of Mozart's "Idomeneo" out of concern that the production's reference to world religions, including Islam, raises an "incalculable security risk." "To avoid endangering its audience and employees, the management has decided against repeating 'Idomeneo' in November 2006," the opera house said in a press release.
SPORTS
January 29, 2002 | Associated Press
The federal government agreed to send about 50 more security officers to the Salt Lake City Games, the top Olympic security officer said Monday night. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft agreed with local law enforcement officials that more security was needed in one undisclosed area outside the venues, said Robert Flowers, the commander of the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command. "We're talking about enhancing something that is already there, not creating something new," Flowers said.
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