CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2013 |
He was headed downtown, traveling along the 110 when - just like in the cartoons - a light popped on over Pervaiz Lodhie's head. If this city truly wants to improve the look of the busy industrial landscape, he decided, it should at least replace the burned-out and flickering fluorescent tubes in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena sign that towers 160 feet above the freeway. Lodhie then went a step further. He agreed to supply the light bulbs. Lodhie, who owns a Torrance-based LED lighting business, made the commitment when he met with representatives of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in early 2011 to discuss development of a "green corridor" between downtown Los Angeles and the harbor.
June 2, 1989
Hughes Aircraft Co. in Torrance won a $926,800 contract from the Air Force to supply traveling wave tubes.
June 25, 1987
The New Jersey Supreme Court broadly expanded the right-to-die guidelines it first laid down in the Karen Quinlan case, ruling that the wishes of a comatose or terminally ill person to refuse artificial life-support must be respected.
November 18, 2012 |
Upcycled fashion is no longer just for hard-core environmentalists. The idea of wearing items made from cast-off skateboards, inner tubes, plastic trash bags, car seat belts - even wartime bombs and bullets - is no longer considered bizarre but beautiful, as consumers pick up today's conservationist zeitgeist. "Upcycling" means taking something disposable and creating something of higher value with it - making a purse from a tire, for instance. (Recycling, on the other hand, decomposes items into materials that can then be used to create something else, such as turning wood chips into paper.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2012 |
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, citing serious concerns about equipment failures at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, has prohibited Southern California Edison from restarting the plant until the problems are thoroughly understood and fixed. The plant has been shut down for two months, the longest in San Onofre's history, after a tube leak in one of the plant's steam generators released a small amount of radioactive steam. Since then, unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2012 |
Faulty computer modeling caused the equipment problems that are expected to keep the San Onofre nuclear plant dark through the summer, federal regulators said Monday. Officials from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave their first public account of the initial findings of their investigation into the plant's problems at a meeting in San Juan Capistrano. What they did not give was any indication of how long the plant is likely to remain out of service, saying there are still questions plant operator Southern California Edison needs to answer and more inspections the NRC must do. The plant has been out of service since Jan. 31, when operators discovered a small leak in one of the thousands of steam generator tubes that carry hot, radioactive water used to create steam to turn turbines that generate electricity.
September 14, 1985 |
The Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and the Monday editions of the Inquirer and Daily News will not be published because company officers and nine striking unions have not reached contract agreements, a newspaper spokesman said Friday. "Sunday's paper is down the tubes, Monday's paper is down the tubes," Bill Broom, spokesman for Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., said. The company had hoped to reach a settlement by noon Friday with the 4,700 union employees who walked off the job eight days ago.
September 23, 1998
Another victory for convenience--and laziness. Yoplait's Gogurt Portable Yogurt requires no spoon and little effort to eat. The squeezable yogurt in a tube can be eaten cold and creamy straight from the refrigerator or frozen and eaten like a yogurt Popsicle. If you plan on sending it in lunch boxes, Yoplait recommends freezing the tubes first. Gogurt Portable Yogurt from Yoplait; look for it in the dairy case of your grocery store.
September 4, 1997 |
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis. * More than 4 million Americans are infected annually, most of them sexually active adolescents and young adults. * Most men with chlamydia have a burning sensation while urinating or a discharge from the penis; some men have no symptoms. * In men, infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis (a tube that carries sperm from the testis), causing pain and fever.