July 22, 1990
Reading the article "Lack of Hospitality," by Arnold Stone (June 24), reminded me of our drive last July from Vancouver, B.C., through Washington, Oregon and into California. There were many helpful directions and signs for tourists all through Washington and Oregon, but the moment we crossed the border into California, the first sign we saw was "$500 Fine for Littering." Very few directional signs were evident along the California coast. Winding through the hills near Bodega Bay, we were strictly on our own, fervently hoping that we were heading for San Francisco.
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June 5, 1990 |
Nowhere in Orange County is there more campaign paraphernalia than in Huntington Beach. Surf City is plastered from vacant lot to telephone pole with colorful placards for the 10 candidates in two competitive races in today's election. "We're inundated," said Arnie Samardich, a code enforcement officer for the city. "There're definitely people who don't like it much."
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June 21, 2013 |
Hoping to dissuade despondent people from leaping to their deaths from the Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena officials plan to install signs that encourage those considering suicide to instead call for help. City workers will install two 12- by 18-inch metal signs at each end of the storied century-old bridge sometime over the next two months, Assistant City Manager Steve Mermell said. Proposed designs display the number of a suicide prevention hotline and messages such as “Life is worth living” and “There is hope” against a background image of the bridge on a sunny day. “If we can save even one life with one reasonable step we can take, we should,” said Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison, one for four elected city leaders to endorse the signs during a public meeting on Monday.
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March 21, 2013 |
Hollywood boulevardier Joshua Wattles was taking his daily constitutional along the Walk of Fame when he stopped to point at a pole bristling with parking signs. "It's predatory signage," said Wattles' companion, whom he called his "ghostwriter. " "It's gotcha signage," Wattles said, turning to his friend. "How's that? Is that better?" "No, predatory signage," the friend corrected him. The two men were talking about the confusing and contradictory parking signs proliferating in our city.
April 16, 2014 |
Chris Johnson has gone from the Tennessee Titans to the onetime New York Titans. The former 2,000-yard running back signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, potentially adding punch to an offense ranked 25 th in total yards last season. The Jets were the only team Johnson visited after being released by the Titans almost two weeks ago. Johnson, 28, is coming off a down season in which he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry and didn't have a run longer than 30 yards.
June 26, 2013 |
New USC basketball Coach Andy Enfield has added a transfer from UNC Charlotte to his roster. Sophomore Darion Clark, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward, will have to sit out the 2013-2014 because of NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility left for the Trojans. Enfield said Wednesday, "Darion fits our style of play. We're excited to have him. " Clark played in 32 games as a freshman and started in 18 games for Charlotte. He averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.6 minutes a game, shooting 54.2% from the field.
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November 29, 1992
In response to the Nov. 15 story, "Sign Patrol Cracks Down on Illegal Advertisements": Are you kidding me? I can't believe Orange County is actually paying someone our tax dollars to remove signs, especially in a recession. Times are tough, and if I need to sell some old stuff to pay bills, I'm going to do everything in my power to do just that, including hanging signs to advertise. I also find it hard to believe that a sign is any more dangerous to our children than a tree branch or a car or any other danger of the street.
March 16, 1986
The telltale signs of spring are becoming increasingly evident. Extended periods of precipitation are giving way to sunnier skies and balmy temperatures. A myriad assortment of wildflowers are blooming in the normally arid and seemingly lifeless deserts of Southern California. The majestic winged eagle is venturing from her cozy nest in search of food for her offspring born during the harsh winter months past. A melancholic spirit of optimism and good feeling is naturally rejuvenating all of God's creatures.
September 4, 2013 |
The California Republican Party, long given up for dead, is showing surprising signs of life. The last two decades have marked a slow, steady decline for a party that once yielded such national figures as Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Its registration rolls have fallen substantially. Worse is the recent record of statewide futility, a nearly unbroken skein of losses save for the 2003 election of Arnold Schwarzenegger under extraordinary circumstances (a snap recall vote)
June 8, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Meredith Vieira signed off from "Today" for the final time. ( Today ) After three seasons, Laurence Fishburne has had enough "CSI. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Is Jennifer Love Hewitt really the worst actress of all time? The critics on Rotten Tomatoes seem to think so. ( Los Angeles Times ) Eminem has decided to take on Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in his new single. Why not throw Jennifer Love Hewitt in there too?