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March 28, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
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.
April 4, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
Dan Finsel's intriguing show at Richard Telles revolves around a 1974 book he found in his parents' collection: "The Inward Journey/Art as Therapy for You. " The sculptures, paintings and photographs that Finsel created in response seem to be a Freudian exploration of family dynamics, with plenty of references to the inputs and outputs of at least two important orifices. They are also send-ups of the notion of art as a direct conduit to self-discovery. The show opens with a faux copy of the book, its title translated into pig Latin, and a portrait of Finsel sitting at a table with a variety of clay objects.
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.
June 11, 2012 | By Karin Klein
San Onofre's two nuclear-power units have been down for months and will stay that way for months more. Late last week, Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that after early hopes that the reactors would be running safely in time for the summer energy load, it isn't going to happen. They'll have a plan by midsummer for reopening Unit 2, but then the plan will have to go through the lengthy regulatory process. And no one seems even remotely confident of when Unit 3 might return, and if it does, at what level of power?
June 19, 2012 | Abby Sewell
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.
October 31, 2009 | David Hay
Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena are no strangers to the art world. The Los Angeles-based architects' recent commissions include exhibitions in New York and Minneapolis for the photographer Sharon Lockhart, among other artists, and a new space for the Blum & Poe gallery on South La Cienega Boulevard in L.A. On this house project -- essentially a series of elegant tubes stacked on a Glassell Park hillside -- they found kindred spirits in art-world...
September 14, 1985 | (UPI)
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.
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