CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2012 |
In a standoff with federal forest officials, Caltrans is proposing to abandon a popular, cliff-hanging highway in the San Gabriel Mountains because it is too expensive to maintain. The proposal to walk away from California Highway 39, enjoyed by an estimated 3 million people a year, comes as the state struggles to close a $9.2-billion budget shortfall. To avoid closure, the California Department of Transportation is trying to persuade the U.S. Forest Service or Los Angeles County to take over the roadway, which runs 27 miles from the city of Azusa nearly to the crest of the San Gabriels.
October 23, 1988
Tom Warde scored 4 goals to lead UC Irvine to a 10-8 victory over UC Santa Barbara Saturday in a Big West Conference water polo match at Santa Barbara. Irvine (11-8, 3-1 in conference) took a 4-1 lead in the first quarter, but Santa Barbara pulled to within 6-4 at halftime. Tony Bell scored 3 goals for Irvine. Scott Burt had 6 goals for Santa Barbara. Goalkeeper Andy Nott made 11 saves for the Anteaters. In the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Assn.
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.
September 23, 1985
The U.S. National team defeated Stanford, 8-4, to win the 19th Annual UC Irvine Water Polo Tournament at Irvine's Heritage Park on Sunday. Former Anteater John Vargas scored two goals for the U.S. in the championship match against the Cardinal. The U.S. broke open a close game by outscoring Stanford, 4-1, in the second half. David Imbernino scored twice to lead the Cardinal, which is the nation's top-ranked college water polo team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2008 |
Public access to some of the inner workings of Los Angeles County government diminished this week when Chief Executive Officer William T Fujioka ended his weekly media briefing. The briefings have been held since 1993 by Fujioka and his predecessors, and they provided reporters an opportunity to ask about county issues. Fujioka cited "scheduling conflicts" for his decision to end the practice and said he would be available to talk about news items by phone.