CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2006 |
When radar screens suddenly went dark at Palmdale's regional air traffic center on Tuesday, controller Bruce Bates and his colleagues knew instinctively what to do: They grabbed their cellphones and started calling for help. The simple solution to a high-tech problem played out as pilots flying at high altitudes over Southern California and much of Nevada and Arizona tried in vain to reach controllers in the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, where even the radios were dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2012 |
When Virginia Jo Miller first saw the high desert community of Sun Village in 1962, her heart sank. There were no streetlights, no paved roads. Many homes had no electricity. The setting was desolate, "nothing but tumbleweed, jackrabbits and snakes," recalled Miller. The rest of Southern California was booming, with working families similar to hers settling into comfortable subdivisions. But Miller, 68, and her husband, Jerry, were denied that life: They were African American at a time when discriminatory real estate practices throughout Southern California confined black home buyers to certain, often undesirable areas.
October 24, 1988
Tom Warde scored 5 goals and Tony Bell scored 4 to lead UC Irvine to an 11-6 victory over Pepperdine in a Big West Conference water polo match Sunday at Heritage Park in Irvine. Warde scored twice in the first quarter and the score was tied, 2-2. But Irvine (12-8 overall and 4-1 in conference play) scored 5 goals and shut out Pepperdine in the second quarter to lead, 7-2, at halftime.
September 26, 1988
Erik Blum scored three goals to lead Stanford to a 16-8 victory over UC Irvine Sunday in the championship game of the U.S. Air Force water polo tournament at Colorado Springs, Colo. Stanford (10-3), the fourth-ranked team in the nation, led, 4-1, at the end of the first quarter and 7-3 at the half. Tom Warde, Tony Bell and Kevin Wood scored two goals each for Irvine (7-4), the sixth-ranked team in the nation.
September 30, 1987
The UC Irvine water polo team, ranked third in the nation, geared up for a big weekend against Stanford (No. 1) and California (No. 2) by easily defeating Cal State Los Angeles, 16-2, in a nonconference match at Heritage Park in Irvine. Junior Kevin Wood led the Anteaters (5-2) with five goals and senior Mike Doting added three. Juniors Tony Bell and John Redd each had two.
November 26, 1988 |
Zoltan Berty scored twice in the last 1 minute 44 seconds to give third-seeded USC a 13-11 victory over UC Irvine in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. water polo tournament at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach. USC led, 7-2, before Irvine rallied. The Anteaters tied it, 9-9, 10-10 and 11-11. Robert Lynn led USC with 4 goals. Skylar Putman and Chris Morgan scored 3 goals, Tony Bell and Tom Warde 2 each and Mark Herman 1 for Irvine.
November 9, 1987
Dan Smoot scored four goals to lead third-ranked UC Irvine over second-ranked USC, 12-6, in a nonconference water polo match Sunday at Heritage Park in Irvine. The Anteaters, who are 2-1 against the Trojans this season, never trailed, securing a 12-5 lead late in the fourth quarter. Tony Bell helped Irvine (14-7) with three goals; Mike Doting added two, and goalkeeper Chris Duplanty had eight saves. The Trojans (17-7) were led by Rob Carver with four goals. In Pacific Coast Athletic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2009 |
Responding to a long-running pattern of child abuse deaths that might have been prevented, Los Angeles County supervisors unanimously ordered a renewed attempt Tuesday to ease communication among agencies that deal with troubled families. The order calls for an interlinked computer system that would expand child abuse investigators' ability to access records showing a family's criminal, educational and medical histories, including critical clues about dangers faced by children. Child advocates have pushed for such reforms for more than 18 years, to little avail.