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September 10, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 60% of its funds marked for Southern California, a hotly debated $1.9-billion bond issue to provide massive investment in new water supplies, pollution protection and flood control easily passed the state Senate late Thursday and headed for the Assembly. Hours earlier, an enthusiastic Gov. Gray Davis announced his support, calling the issue an important milestone in the state's drive to upgrade long-neglected facilities.
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September 10, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 60% of its funds marked for Southern California, a hotly debated $1.9-billion bond issue to provide massive investment in new water supplies, pollution protection and flood control easily passed the state Senate late Thursday and headed for the Assembly. Hours earlier, an enthusiastic Gov. Gray Davis announced his support, calling the issue an important milestone in the state's drive to upgrade long-neglected facilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Downstairs at the Hollywood Park Casino early on a Thursday morning, the night-shift workers moved in on the poker tables. The hard-core regulars, the guys with the creased jeans and pointed boots, greeted them and the morning the same way some of them looked to have greeted the night--with the blank gazes and silent mumbles of sure losers. Upstairs, the soft click of chips was replaced by real noise. A little jazz trio kicked out a bluesy wake-up call to go with the coffee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Downstairs at the Hollywood Park Casino early on a Thursday morning, the night-shift workers moved in on the poker tables. The hard-core regulars, the guys with the creased jeans and pointed boots, greeted them and the morning the same way some of them looked to have greeted the night--with the blank gazes and silent mumbles of sure losers. Upstairs, the soft click of chips was replaced by real noise. A little jazz trio kicked out a bluesy wake-up call to go with the coffee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A regional water board voted Wednesday to use its surplus to fund infrastructure improvements in 43 cities in Los Angeles County rather than return $50 million to customers. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California, which supplies ground water to 3.5 million people in a 430-square-mile area from Redondo Beach to City of Commerce, accumulated a $60-million budget surplus last year--in part because of El Nino storms that bolstered underground water supplies.
NEWS
July 5, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call themselves a support group, they meet monthly at the local, turn-of-the-century Methodist church, and if they have a single prayer, it's for faith in the giant dams being built down the road. The focus of their anxiety is the largest earth-and-rock dam project in the history of the United States, now under construction to create a huge reservoir. These neighbors take little comfort in being told by engineers that the dams will be 99.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The average rainfall in Southern California for the month of October is less than a quarter of an inch. But for Los Angeles County flood control officials it's the start of the rainy season. "From here on out, we've got to be ready to move," said Larry Ammon, who heads the flood control maintenance system for the Department of Public Works.
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 2001
WEDNESDAY Legal Issues, Answers The Institute of Real Estate Management, Los Angeles chapter, will give a legal update at the organization's monthly meeting, including breakfast. The Top 10 issues faced by real estate owners, fair-housing practices and telecommunications programs also will be discussed. Location: The Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles Time: 7 a.m.
TRAVEL
December 19, 1993 | JOHN McKINNEY
On the boundary between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, between Angeles and Los Padres national forests, is a land almost no one knows, where almost no one goes. Oak Flat is the name of this easily accessible, yet often overlooked, escape from Interstate 5. A path departs mellow Oak Flat Campground and climbs through a geologically fascinating area to a ridge-top viewpoint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A regional water board voted Wednesday to use its surplus to fund infrastructure improvements in 43 cities in Los Angeles County rather than return $50 million to customers. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California, which supplies ground water to 3.5 million people in a 430-square-mile area from Redondo Beach to City of Commerce, accumulated a $60-million budget surplus last year--in part because of El Nino storms that bolstered underground water supplies.
NEWS
July 5, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call themselves a support group, they meet monthly at the local, turn-of-the-century Methodist church, and if they have a single prayer, it's for faith in the giant dams being built down the road. The focus of their anxiety is the largest earth-and-rock dam project in the history of the United States, now under construction to create a huge reservoir. These neighbors take little comfort in being told by engineers that the dams will be 99.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The average rainfall in Southern California for the month of October is less than a quarter of an inch. But for Los Angeles County flood control officials it's the start of the rainy season. "From here on out, we've got to be ready to move," said Larry Ammon, who heads the flood control maintenance system for the Department of Public Works.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1986 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
It was way back in 1924 when farmers and other folks in these parts first proposed building a dam on the Santa Margarita River. But try as they might, the darn thing just never got built. In the decades since the idea found favor in Fallbrook, legal snafus, troubles with government financing and opposition from environmentalists have conspired to keep the Santa Margarita flowing free. Again and again, the dam came close to getting built, even winning approval in the U.S. Senate in 1983.
NEWS
March 28, 2002 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he often does in the company of giants, Greg Mitre proceeded gingerly. He slowly drove his 105-foot-tall crane alongside a vessel which stretched further than three football fields. The crane groaned and swayed on the Long Beach wharf as it hoisted 30-ton containers--called "cans" by the dockworkers--onto the ship. Working from his sky-high cab, Mitre stacked the cans five high and just inches apart, each touching down with a thunderous boom.
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