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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman Wednesday night described how the utility was able to keep power flowing after shots were fired at a San Jose-area substation in an April attack that a former federal official said was an act of terrorism. Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the Associated Press that his conclusion was based on briefings from Defense Department experts about shots fired at the substation and the snipping of AT&T fiber-optic lines.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.
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NEWS
November 13, 1986 | KENNETH J. FANUCCHI, Times Staff Writer
The commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division has proposed establishment of a substation in the new $150-million Melvin Simon & Associates development to discourage crime there. Capt. Robert Taylor said in an interview that the presence of police officers at the 900,000-square-foot center would act as a deterrent to auto thefts, petty thefts and purse-snatchings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman Wednesday night described how the utility was able to keep power flowing after shots were fired at a San Jose-area substation in an April attack that a former federal official said was an act of terrorism. Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the Associated Press that his conclusion was based on briefings from Defense Department experts about shots fired at the substation and the snipping of AT&T fiber-optic lines.
NEWS
December 20, 1987 | GLEN WARCHOL, United Press International
It happened in September but Mike Weflen says it seems like it has been one long day since his wife, Julie, a Bonneville Power Administration worker, disappeared from a remote substation north of Spokane. "I work on it from the time I get up to the time I go to sleep," Weflen, 32, said of the search. "It's the only thing that keeps me going." Weflen, a painting contractor, quit working to spread more than 100,000 posters and buttons with Julie's picture throughout the Pacific Northwest.
NEWS
December 4, 1986 | Associated Press
An explosion and fire at an electric utility substation Wednesday killed one worker, critically burned another and briefly knocked out power to part of the city, officials said.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
Moulder Bros., Glendale, has received two contracts totaling $1 million from the city of Lakewood for site rejuvenation of the community center complex, including the Sheriffs Department substation, city hall and library and along Civic Center Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
A 19-year-old man who was burned over 90% of his body, after coming into contact with 138,000 volts of electricity, died early Friday, officials said. Phillip Daniels of El Cajon was climbing on top of a San Diego Gas & Electric substation in Lakeside about 4 a.m. Thursday when he touched the high-voltage equipment. The contact caused an explosion and triggered an alarm. An employee responding to the alarm found Daniels, clad only in tennis shoes; his clothing had burned off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Southern California Edison hopes to complete repairs at a Moorpark substation by Thursday, but until then some communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties could continue to face rolling blackouts, company officials said Monday. The affected areas include Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Malibu, Calabasas and Newbury Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1986
A power outage in Miramar left 13,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the dark Friday morning, a spokeswoman for SDG&E said. All the customers served by the substation in the 8800 block of Miramar Road were without power when the circuits at the substation closed about 9:30 a.m. Power was restored at 10 a.m. for 80% of the customers, said Karen Duncan, a SDG&E spokeswoman. The remaining customers had electricity by 11 a.m. "The cause of the outage is under investigation," said Duncan.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
At least 22 people were injured Sunday by an apparent suicide bombing in the heart of Turkey's premier city, Istanbul, Turkish media reported. The 10:30 a.m. explosion struck Taksim Square, a vast transportation and commercial hub that is the city's busiest node. The apparent targets were police officers at a law enforcement substation at the square's northern end. At least 10 of those injured were police, and two of the wounded face life-threatening injuries. Istanbul police chief Huseyin Capkin said more bombs were found in the square, according to Turkey's semi-official Anatolia news agency.
OPINION
November 23, 2009
Twenty-four-year-old Mitrice Richardson of South Los Angeles walked out of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's station in the wee hours of Sept. 17 and has been missing ever since. Sheriff Lee Baca insists that deputies followed procedures to the letter: Richardson, who was accused of refusing to pay her bill at a high-end Malibu restaurant and possessing a small amount of marijuana, insisted on leaving after being booked and released, despite invitations to spend the night in an empty cell or in the station's lobby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Four reputed gang members were booked on suspicion of murder Thursday in connection with a shooting at a Santa Monica park that left one man dead and prompted police to beef up patrols in the area, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday at Virginia Avenue Park, next to a police substation and recreation center where the city's Police Activities League sponsors sports programs to help keep youths out of trouble. Santa Monica police said they had teamed up with Los Angeles Police Department detectives to determine whether the attack was connected to a deadly shooting several hours earlier in Venice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2009 | Carla Hall
Mitrice Richardson is afraid of the dark and always has been, says her mother, Latice Sutton, who remembers that quirk when she thinks about her daughter's release from a jail cell at a Los Angeles County sheriff's substation in Calabasas in the predawn hours of Sept. 17. Wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt, Richardson, 24, had no car, no cellphone and no purse as she left the station about 1:25 a.m. The nearest Starbucks and fast-food restaurants are about a mile away in a shopping area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2009 | Jean Merl
Edward S. Cobb, a prominent civil engineer and civic leader in the early part of the last century, might be more than a little surprised to see the fanciful new life bestowed on an electrical substation he designed circa 1906 for the no-nonsense purpose of powering streetcars. These days the imposing brick Huron Substation, located a block off bustling Figueroa Street in Cypress Park, hosts movie shoots, art shows and other "special events." And it's a unique home for owner Meike Kopp, her son, Anton, 12, her mother and the family's cat and two dogs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2008 | Sam Quinones
Thieves stole 300 feet of copper grounding wire from a Southern California Edison substation Monday forcing workers to shut down the plant and cut power to more than 19,000 customers. The cutoff lasted nearly four hours, darkening homes and businesses and causing confusion at traffic intersections where stoplights were deactivated. Power workers discovered the missing wires about 1:30 p.m., according to company spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady. Although the substation continued to operate, the absence of the ground wires posed a hazard and workers shut the station down while the wires were replaced and other repairs were made.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | Associated Press
An estimated 360,000 people were left without electricity in subzero temperatures for several hours Friday after a utility substation exploded in flames, cutting off power to a 36-square-mile area of southeast Denver. Three public schools closed because the power outage left buildings cold and dark. Firefighters put out the smoky blaze 1 1/2 hours after being summoned to the Leetsdale substation at 7:25 a.m. No one was injured. Public Service Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1989 | GINGER THOMPSON, Times Staff Writer
In an experiment designed to combat crime in the city's housing projects, the Los Angeles Police Department intends to open a tiny substation this week in Imperial Courts--if the arsonists don't strike again. Twice last week, fires were set at the one-unit apartment that is to serve as the substation, blistering the walls and causing smoke damage throughout. Police officials interpreted the fires as unsubtle indicators that the presence of 10 officers at Imperial Courts will not be welcomed by all. Sgt. Jerry Goodrich, who will be in charge of the substation, said the fire attacks "were probably attempts to scare us away--but they only made us more determined to get in there."
WORLD
May 26, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
An explosion at an electricity substation triggered extensive power outages in Moscow and nearby cities Wednesday, throwing the capital's public transportation into chaos and disrupting work at factories, hospitals and other institutions. President Vladimir V. Putin quickly accused top management of the state-run power monopoly of being too focused on restructuring the firm at the expense of running it properly. The corporation, Unified Energy System of Russia, is headed by Anatoly B.
NEWS
May 5, 2005 | Don Shirley
The Actors' Gang is the front-runner in the race to become the resident company at the Ivy Substation, a coveted 99-seat venue operated by the Culver City Redevelopment Agency. The agency's review panel is recommending the Gang, and the agency's board will meet Monday evening to consider final approval. The two-year contract would begin on July 1. The Gang was selected from a field of 14 applicants.
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