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July 31, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Pacific Transportation Co. has kept a low profile as it tries to ride out the storm of criticism after the historic railroad's second serious chemical spill from a derailed train in two weeks. It has already quietly lifted a temporary, self-imposed ban on transporting the pesticide that killed virtually all life along 45 miles of the Sacramento River in the first spill.
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July 31, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Pacific Transportation Co. has kept a low profile as it tries to ride out the storm of criticism after the historic railroad's second serious chemical spill from a derailed train in two weeks. It has already quietly lifted a temporary, self-imposed ban on transporting the pesticide that killed virtually all life along 45 miles of the Sacramento River in the first spill.
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January 30, 1992 | JANET BERGAMO
To assure its share of future state water supplies, Fillmore will spend $7,000 for new studies on how to import the water, the City Council decided Tuesday. Fillmore has already spent $16,000 on studies begun last year. Casitas Municipal Water District, the city of Ventura and United Water Conservation District have spent $320,000 exploring strategies for bringing 20,000 acre-feet of Northern California water to Ventura County each year.
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January 3, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Los Angeles County facing the largest payment, counties across the state are being asked to refund the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads $52.5 million in back property taxes since 1978, the State Board of Equalization announced Tuesday.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1989
JANUARY A presidential commission headed by Nicholas F. Brady issues a call for stock market reform. Its report on the stock market crash of October, 1987, recommends "circuit breakers" to limit price movements, new rules for buying securities on credit and other measures. Swiss pharmaceutical giant Hoffmann-La Roche bids $4.2 billion for Sterling Drug, the maker of Bayer aspirin, but weeks later Eastman Kodak wins Sterling for more than $5 billion.
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October 14, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
How to Get a Gate Put at a Railroad Crossing 1. Write a letter to: Mr. Raymond Toohey, Senior Transportation Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, 107 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif. 90012. Explain why you think a gate should be put at the crossing. If you know of any accidents or deaths that may have occurred at the crossing, be sure to mention that. Provide as much detail as possible in the letter. 2.
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