October 25, 1992 |
As the large truck pulled onto the one-acre lawn at La Sierra University Terri Whittaker's eyes grew wide with anticipation. Heaped high in the back of the truck were her treasures: a filthy mattress, a tattered vinyl chair and, the crowning glory, a brown couch, its insides bursting through a four-inch gash and its right arm broken and dangling to one side. "We've also got a really gaudy striped couch," she told a visitor proudly.
July 5, 2005 |
The voice seems inescapable. In the middle of the night, it haunts TV screens. At rush hour, it beckons from the radio dial: "I'm Dr. Greg Cynaumon." For nearly two years, Cynaumon and his diet pill infomercials have saturated the airwaves, proclaiming CortiSlim's ability to slash weight by controlling stress. To some, the pitches have become as obnoxious as Sit 'n Sleep's "You're killing me, Larry" spots.
January 27, 2008
Your implication is correct that nuclear power works best and safest in a democracy ("New energy behind nuclear power," Jan. 21). Your statistics about mining coal in China are also chilling. We cannot control the rest of the world, which is going to move strongly to use nuclear power regardless of what we think or do. What we can do is be a leader in that technology by developing safe and economical plants that we can both market and control overseas. Edwin A. Karlow Professor of physics La Sierra University Riverside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2011 |
Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself. " She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the songs that conveyed her people's ancient stories. "My race," she told The Times in 2000, "is dying. " Now Saubel, long its feistiest guardian, has died. "It's a huge loss … the end of an era," said Nathalie Colin, an ethno-historian at the Malki Museum near Banning, which Saubel co-founded more than 45 years ago to preserve Cahuilla history and traditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002 |
Darwood Kenneth Smith, who played Waldo in the "Our Gang" series, was killed by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday morning as he was taking a stroll through his Riverside neighborhood, authorities said. Smith, 72, a part-time pastor at La Sierra University Seventh-day Adventist Church, was walking along Arlington Avenue when a small, tan truck drove onto the sidewalk and hit him.
February 4, 2007
Re "Idea to 'cage' atomic plants is rejected," Jan. 30 Now the anti-nuclear groups are counting on absurdity to stop nuclear power. Their idea to encase nuclear plants, already inside thick concrete and steel structures, would add nothing except to our electric bills. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has figured out that an air attack would not cause any radioactive leakage. Nuclear facilities are way ahead of others in preparing for any terrorist act. Let us put our security resources into real risks and stop trying to use scare tactics to stop a technology that is critical to our economic and environmental wellbeing.