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November 23, 1993
Calvin O. Walters Jr., a Southern California business executive who served as president and chief executive officer of the Tejon Ranch Co. from 1977 to 1986, has died. He was 57. Walters died Friday at his home in Mendocino of kidney cancer. Tejon Ranch, a corporation partly owned by Times Mirror Co., comprises about 270,000 acres in the Tehachapi Mountains and has operations in cattle, farming, mineral production, timber and real estate development. A native of Savannah, Ga.
November 24, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors denied a request from Northrop Grumman Corp. to delay final approval of a major solar project in the Antelope Valley near the military contractor's facility for testing radar-evading stealth aircraft. On a voice vote, supervisors rejected Northrop's appeal Tuesday, opting to let plans for the 2,100-acre complex of photovoltaic solar panels proceed. Final approval is expected Dec. 7. The company argued that the project would "adversely impact the military mission" of the sensitive, 1970s-era testing center, just south of the Tehachapi Mountains in Kern County.
December 28, 1986 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
All six people aboard a private, twin-engine plane died Saturday when the aircraft plunged into San Francisco Bay, and one person died when a single-engine plane en route to Bakersfield from Hawthorne crashed at the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains, authorities said. The only survivor of the two crashes was John Erick Howerton, 34, of Hawthorne, the pilot of the single-engine plane, authorities said.
November 14, 1997 | Special to The Times
Four young California condors are set to be released today into the Los Padres National Forest, joining 15 adult condors who already range the area where northern Ventura and Santa Barbara counties meet Kern and San Luis Obispo counties. With an estimated 116 condors remaining in the world, "releasing these four is a big step," said Jane Hendron of the Ventura-based California Condor Recovery Program.
June 1, 1990
A load of dry sulfur spilled and caught fire Thursday morning on the Golden State Freeway, forcing the closure of all lanes of the freeway near the northern Los Angeles County line for much of the day and backing up traffic for miles. The California Highway Patrol closed all northbound lanes at 9:30 a.m. when a tractor-trailer pulling two flatbed trailers skidded during a light rain and dumped two pallets of 50-pound bags of sulfur across four lanes.
March 8, 1987
A San Diego area woman, injured in a single-engine plane crash in the Tehachapi Mountains Friday that killed the pilot, was able to find her way down to Interstate 5 and direct searchers to the wreckage Saturday morning, authorities said. Susan Crook, 25, suffered facial lacerations and a fractured right arm in the crash, a nursing supervisor at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield said. She was listed in fair condition Saturday night.
To avoid flooding in the San Joaquin Valley south of Huron, the State Water Resources Department announced Wednesday that it may have to allow some storm runoff containing naturally occurring asbestos to flow into the California Aqueduct. Department spokesman Jeff Cohen said the runoff had been carried from the Arroyo Pasajero, a watercourse that drains lower mountain ranges on the west side of the valley, into a collection basin next to the aqueduct near Huron in western Fresno County.
March 1, 1987
Biologists captured one of two known remaining California condors in the wild Friday and brought it to the San Diego Wild Animal Park to join a captive-breeding program for the highly endangered species. The bird, known both as AC-5 and as the Sequoia Male, was caught in a net around sunset while feeding on private land in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern Kern County, said Joe Dowhan, an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Condor Research Center.
March 1, 1987 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Biologists have captured one of two known remaining California condors in the wild and brought it to the San Diego Wild Animal Park to join a captive-breeding program for the highly endangered species. The bird, known both as AC-5 and as the Sequoia Male, was caught in a net on private land while feeding in the Tehachapi Mountains in southern Kern County around sunset Friday, said Joe Dowhan, an official with the Condor Research Center of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
October 9, 1985 | JOHN NIELSEN
Workers have begun repairs on a historic concrete spillway that collapsed over the weekend, Department of Water and Power officials said Tuesday. Parts of the base of the 150-foot-wide Cascades spillway, christened in 1913 by former chief city engineer William Mulholland, apparently collapsed under a heavy water flow Friday evening, DWP spokesman Mitchell M. Kodama said. The spillway links the first Los Angeles aqueduct to the city's water system.
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