CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 |
A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that there is no danger in restarting a reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, despite the discovery of three broken bolts in the supports that hold up its "thermal shield." Greg Cook, public affairs officer for the NRC's Western office, said the NRC is prepared to allow the start-up of reactor unit No. 1 if Southern California Edison submits written documents agreeing to conditions worked out in a meeting between the utility and the NRC Monday.
January 29, 2009 |
The California Endowment has committed more than $95,000 to support start-up activities for the recently launched Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation, it was announced Wednesday. The foundation, which bears the name of a homeless musician profiled by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, will support organizations that provide arts programs to the mentally ill.
June 18, 2009 |
A start-up automobile company plans to assemble a new fuel-efficient car in Louisiana and employ an estimated 1,400 people once production starts, state and company officials announced. San Diego-based V-Vehicle Co. will take over a vacant plant in Monroe, Gov. Bobby Jindal said. Former Oracle Corp. executive Frank Varasano, who founded V-Vehicle in 2006, said the company has applied for $340 million in loans from the federal government. Company Vice President Horst Metz said production would begin in about 18 months.
May 17, 2002
I thought I had heard it all. A leaking bottle of vodka causes evacuation of the Fluor Daniel engineering facility and requires a hazardous rescue team to treat the victims (May 14). Where are the men and women who worked in the design and start-up of chemical plants throughout the world? I hope that there are a few old engineers still there who can explain to these babies what a bottle of vodka is and what it is good for. Don Knypstra Studio City
March 15, 1992
Tom Petruno poses a number of rhetorical questions regarding the proposed capital gains tax reduction, "A Return to Rational Rates" (Jan 29): "If I risk my money in a productive business, shouldn't I be rewarded? Shouldn't one be rewarded for investing in a start-up business, or in the stock market?" I think, for most people, the answers would be yes. The key phrase here, however, is "productive business." I'm no economist, but I do know quite a number of wealthy people. And I can tell you, none of them invest in start-up businesses.
August 24, 1997
Kenneth J. Artingstall ("Understanding the Critical Role of Capital Is Essential," Letters, Aug. 3) makes a reasonably good argument for capital gains tax cuts, except he forgets that capital gains, and, yes, losses, for most individuals come from buying and selling listed stocks on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. I would like someone to explain how my purchase of 3M, Xerox or MCI from an unknown seller, who may have bought it only three days before, has improved economic growth or helped create jobs.