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December 7, 1990 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Harold V. Brown abruptly resigned Thursday as chairman of the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board, declaring that he wanted "to get rid of some of the hassles." Mark Abramowitz, a member of the five-member panel and a former leader of the Venice-based Coalition for Clean Air, was elected to succeed Brown effective Jan. 1. Abramowitz will serve through June 30.
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July 24, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Southern California officials urged a Senate panel Tuesday to provide more federal funds for desalination research, noting that current methods of purifying seawater and waste water tend to be too costly for most communities to consider. Several seawater desalination plants already are in operation or under construction in California, including a Santa Barbara facility expected to supply up to a third of the city's water needs, said Neil M.
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January 9, 1988 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Signaling a "new era in air pollution control," the South Coast Air Quality Management District board Friday unanimously approved a far-reaching strategy intended to replace up to 400,000 diesel- and gasoline-powered fleet vehicles with those that run on cleaner-burning fuels or electricity beginning in 1993. Approval of the clean fleet proposal--part of a five-year clean fuels demonstration program--came at the first meeting of the new 11-member AQMD governing board, which was sworn in Friday.
NEWS
December 7, 1990 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Harold V. Brown abruptly resigned Thursday as chairman of the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board, declaring that he wanted "to get rid of some of the hassles." Mark Abramowitz, a member of the five-member panel and a former leader of the Venice-based Coalition for Clean Air, was elected to succeed Brown effective Jan. 1. Abramowitz will serve through June 30.
NEWS
July 24, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Southern California officials urged a Senate panel Tuesday to provide more federal funds for desalination research, noting that current methods of purifying seawater and waste water tend to be too costly for most communities to consider. Several seawater desalination plants already are in operation or under construction in California, including a Santa Barbara facility expected to supply up to a third of the city's water needs, said Neil M.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
City Manager Don McIntyre has agreed to personally repay the city the $2,334 car allowance that was given to Deputy City Manager Ed Aghjayan without the approval of the Board of Directors. McIntyre said that when he hired Aghjayan in August, 1985, he promised him a $350-a-month car allowance, $150 more than other city executives received.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The nation's first detailed plan for warning the public of imminent earthquakes and valid quake predictions was issued today by California emergency officials who hope the document will help them save lives and reduce damage. The 140-page Short-Term Earthquake Prediction Response Plan "provides clear policy and procedures for responding to credible, scientific earthquake predictions," the state Office of Emergency Services said.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may seem that any campaign to fight suburban sprawl in Southern California is about a century late. The region already stretches for 100 miles in many directions, jammed with a mishmash of shopping malls, parking lots, warehouses and tract homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banding together in an effort to isolate and defeat Mayor Richard Riordan, a broad coalition of Southern California government officials has sketched a blueprint for the region's air transportation future that spreads out its growth rather than concentrating it at Los Angeles International Airport. Leaders of governments from El Segundo to San Bernardino intend to unveil their efforts Wednesday.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1990 | HERBERT NADEL, HERBERT NADEL is chief executive and president of the Nadel Partnership, an architecture, planning, and interiors firm based in Los Angeles. and
The City of Los Angeles recently approved construction of Watt City Center, a 1.6-million-square-foot office complex located downtown, west of the Harbor Freeway. As part of the deal, the developers agreed to include an on-site day-care center, implement a state-of-the-art traffic management system and pay $38 million in fees and taxes. That added about $24 a square foot to the cost of construction. Nonetheless, some citizens groups wanted the city to impose even greater taxes and fees.
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Signaling a "new era in air pollution control," the South Coast Air Quality Management District board Friday unanimously approved a far-reaching strategy intended to replace up to 400,000 diesel- and gasoline-powered fleet vehicles with those that run on cleaner-burning fuels or electricity beginning in 1993. Approval of the clean fleet proposal--part of a five-year clean fuels demonstration program--came at the first meeting of the new 11-member AQMD governing board, which was sworn in Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Onofre nuclear power plant is one of the most visible--and potentially deadly--targets in Southern California, yet government officials haven't added some of the extra protections put in place at the nation's other nuclear facilities since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Southern California Edison has stepped up security at its plant south of San Clemente by adding more private, armed security guards.
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