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July 23, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
World War III, if it ever comes to Los Angeles, will mean megatons of hell. To Soviet war planners, Southern California is loaded with attractive targets: nuclear weapons facilities, military bases, defense plants, military command centers and even a civil defense command center. Except for Washington, Los Angeles would be the ripest urban area in the United States for an attack by the Soviet Union. Theodore A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
The federal government is to pay the South Coast Air Quality Management District more than $579,000 in outstanding pollution permit fees for four military bases and an additional $110,000 as a penalty under a federal district court settlement. March Air Force Base in Riverside County, Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino County and the Tustin and El Toro Marine Corps bases in Orange County refused to pay annual emission fees in 1988, contending that they were exempt from such payments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
The federal government is to pay the South Coast Air Quality Management District more than $579,000 in outstanding pollution permit fees for four military bases and an additional $110,000 as a penalty under a federal district court settlement. March Air Force Base in Riverside County, Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino County and the Tustin and El Toro Marine Corps bases in Orange County refused to pay annual emission fees in 1988, contending that they were exempt from such payments.
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February 24, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, contaminated by radioactive waste and other hazardous materials, will remain one of the 94 national environmental priority sites under a Department of Defense cleanup program, according to a report released Friday. For the first time, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego County has been proposed for the cleanup list because of ground-water and soil contamination from PCBs, pesticides, solvents and fuels.
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February 24, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, contaminated by radioactive waste and other hazardous materials, will remain one of the 94 national environmental priority sites under a Department of Defense cleanup program, according to a report released Friday. For the first time, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in San Diego County has been proposed for the cleanup list because of ground-water and soil contamination from PCBs, pesticides, solvents and fuels.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Auto manufacturer Kia Motors America has agreed to relocate its national parts distribution center from Chino to Meridian Business Park in Riverside, the park's developer said Tuesday. The business park is being built on land that was formerly part of March Air Reserve Base, one of several Southern California military bases that are being fully or partially converted to civilian use.
NEWS
January 25, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An investigation into two high-ranking officials at the Marine air base here has focused almost exclusively on their questionable use of military aircraft, a defense attorney said Thursday, prompting surprise among some service personnel that this would be enough to drive one of the officers to suicide. Military sources stressed, however, that the number of flights taken by Marine Cols. Joseph E. Underwood and the late James E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1986 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Four Southern California military bases remain in the running as a possible home complex for the proposed Midgetman missile system as the Department of Defense nears a recommendation on where to base the movable arsenal. Edwards Air Force Base near Palmdale, Ft. Irwin near Barstow, the China Lake Naval Weapons Center and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center near Twentynine Palms were given mixed assessments in an environmental study made public this week.
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April 13, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proposal to close the massive Marine Corps Air Station here triggered a wave of speculation among real estate experts Friday that was slowed only by the realization that major problems threaten to complicate any sale. The base is on prime property, centrally located in a rapidly developing county where flat, buildable land is becoming scarce. But closing the base won't simply be a matter of turning around and selling it to a developer.
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December 22, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Thousands of Americans had died in Vietnam and years of warfare had passed by the late 1960s before most religious leaders became actively involved in the movement to stop the fighting. Yet, within weeks after Iraq invaded Kuwait, ranking clerics ranging from Catholics to Lutherans to Episcopalians began opposing the possible use of military force by U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. With U.S. troops still amassing in Saudi Arabia and Iraq facing a U.N. deadline to pull out by Jan.
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July 23, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
World War III, if it ever comes to Los Angeles, will mean megatons of hell. To Soviet war planners, Southern California is loaded with attractive targets: nuclear weapons facilities, military bases, defense plants, military command centers and even a civil defense command center. Except for Washington, Los Angeles would be the ripest urban area in the United States for an attack by the Soviet Union. Theodore A.
NEWS
March 10, 1991 | NANCY WRIDE and DEAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The first of 52,000 Orange County area soldiers came home from war Saturday, welcomed as heroes at Southern California military bases where thousands of relatives and patriotic strangers wildly waved ribbons and flags in a giant collective thank-you.
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