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February 6, 2014 | By Evan Halper and Marc Lifsher
Shooters armed with assault rifles and some knowledge of electrical utilities have prompted new worries on the vulnerability of California's vast power grid. A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley's power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the facility's owner. Gunfire from semiautomatic weapons did extensive damage to 17 transformers that sent grid operators scrambling to avoid a blackout.
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November 23, 2003 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
In a glass case at the swanky Copia food and wine museum in Napa, an aluminum TV dinner tray sparkles under a spotlight. On loan from the Smithsonian Institution, it's billed as one of the earliest Swanson trays, circa 1953. That part everyone agrees on. But the nearby sign explaining who invented the TV dinner is another matter. This fall, as Swanson celebrates the 50th anniversary of its famous frozen meal, there is no shortage of people taking credit.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
During the silent era, William S. Hart was the epitome of the honest, loyal cowboy in such film classics as "Tumbleweeds." But in the new book "Silent Players" (University Press of Kentucky), film historian Anthony Slide says it was all an act. "I don't think he was a very nice person," Slide says. "He was obsessed with his leading ladies, and he wanted to marry them.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2011 | Cyndia Zwahlen
Tax preparation will be more complicated this year for some small-business owners. State rules have been newly tightened because of California's budget shortfall. And talk about new ? some federal tax incentives were not passed until just days before the end of 2010. "Literally, we couldn't file individual returns that had itemized deductions a week ago because the forms weren't ready because the politicians in Washington jerked around until December to make this thing happen," said Robert S. Seltzer, a certified public accountant in Beverly Hills whose clients include small-business owners and entertainment industry professionals.
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August 22, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each year, Lamps Plus manufactures and sells about 3 million units of lighting products. But not all of the revenue comes in through the company's 40 retail stores. Lamps Plus Inc., through a division called Pacific Coast Lighting, is also the largest supplier of lighting for hotels in the country. Lamps Plus Centennial, another division, makes lamps for the home construction business.
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October 27, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration approved export licenses for computers and software that helped design Iraq's notorious supergun and a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and other Middle East countries, according to documents and congressional investigators. The export license for the computers was granted in the fall of 1989 to a Maryland company controlled by artillery wizard Gerald Bull, who was assassinated six months later outside his apartment in Belgium.
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