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November 4, 1990
Kudos to Bob Sipchen on "Baby Insane and the Buddha." It was a fascinating, insightful and emotional piece. Getting inside the minds and hearts of gang members is the only, ultimate solution to this national malaise, and I appreciate your letting us know how Birse did it in San Diego. The article on Maurice Sendak was great, too. SKIP PRESS Redondo Beach
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SCIENCE
June 20, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
The tricolored blackbird was once among the most common birds in California, with vast colonies of the colorful and highly gregarious species nesting and foraging year-round in marshes and rangelands. Scientists have been worried about a decline in tricolored blackbirds for years now, and the latest statewide surveys show that things are worse than they thought. The entire population dropped from an estimated 400,000 birds in 2008 to roughly 258,000 in 2011. “The next statewide survey will be conducted in 2014, and the results will be alarming,” said Robert Meese, staff research associate at UC Davis' department of environmental science and policy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1988
I'm thankful that state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) has, for the second time, withdrawn her ill-conceived Bolsa Chica developer-welfare bill, (SB 1517). Perhaps now Sen. Bergeson will help us with the ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica problem--a public/private purchase of the entire 1,600-acre property for posterity. It will actually be cheaper this way. JAN D. VANDERSLOOT Huntington Beach
SCIENCE
June 14, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
An estimated 65,000 rare, tricolored blackbirds - roughly one-fifth of the species' entire global population - were saved this year when six Central California dairy farmers were paid to delay harvesting their silage crops through the nesting season. With help from Audubon California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Tulare and Kern County farmers were paid about $393 per acre for the resulting disruptions to their labor schedules and drop in the quality of grain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1992
The ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica controversy is not the proposed development plan which would place 4,884 homes on this ecologically sensitive land. Rather, the solution lies in efforts by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust to acquire, preserve, restore and manage the entire 1,700-acre parcel as permanent open space in perpetuity. Interest in this concept has been high because it provides a win-win solution. Bolsa Chica, the crown jewel of ecological open space in coastal Orange County is preserved, and the landowners receive a fair price for the property.
TRAVEL
November 8, 1987
My husband and I recently returned from an in-depth visit to the English countryside and Scotland. The trip was tailor-made for us by Colin Bowles of English Country Holidays. He will make all the arrangements or follow your itinerary. He aims to please, and does. After many years of do-it-yourself vacation driving through strange lands with different laws and customs, we have found that leaving the task to someone experienced in the area is the ultimate solution. Next spring we plan to sign up with him for a tour in parts of the Continent where he is also experienced.
OPINION
April 30, 2007
Re "For motherless kittens, spring's a desperate time," April 26 The ultimate solution to the needless killing of motherless kittens is simple: the mandatory spaying and neutering of all cats. AB 1634, which was passed by the state Assembly Committee on Business and Professions last week and sent on to the Appropriations Committee, would mandate the spaying or neutering of all cats and dogs over the age of 4 months, unless the owners obtain a special permit. Not surprisingly, the groups opposing this measure are primarily breeders, fearful of losing profits.
SCIENCE
June 14, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
An estimated 65,000 rare, tricolored blackbirds - roughly one-fifth of the species' entire global population - were saved this year when six Central California dairy farmers were paid to delay harvesting their silage crops through the nesting season. With help from Audubon California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Tulare and Kern County farmers were paid about $393 per acre for the resulting disruptions to their labor schedules and drop in the quality of grain.
SCIENCE
June 20, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
The tricolored blackbird was once among the most common birds in California, with vast colonies of the colorful and highly gregarious species nesting and foraging year-round in marshes and rangelands. Scientists have been worried about a decline in tricolored blackbirds for years now, and the latest statewide surveys show that things are worse than they thought. The entire population dropped from an estimated 400,000 birds in 2008 to roughly 258,000 in 2011. “The next statewide survey will be conducted in 2014, and the results will be alarming,” said Robert Meese, staff research associate at UC Davis' department of environmental science and policy.
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
When I open the cold water tap in our bathroom, I get a trickle of water. A diminishing trickle. I've been watching this happen for a couple of years, pretending there was nothing seriously wrong, but I can't do that any more. The water pressure in our bathroom wouldn't break a piece of tissue paper. I know what this means. We live in a 35-year-old house, part of a tract in which the houses sold originally for less than $10,000. The pipes that carry our water are old, of questionable quality and probably irrevocably clogged.
OPINION
April 30, 2007
Re "For motherless kittens, spring's a desperate time," April 26 The ultimate solution to the needless killing of motherless kittens is simple: the mandatory spaying and neutering of all cats. AB 1634, which was passed by the state Assembly Committee on Business and Professions last week and sent on to the Appropriations Committee, would mandate the spaying or neutering of all cats and dogs over the age of 4 months, unless the owners obtain a special permit. Not surprisingly, the groups opposing this measure are primarily breeders, fearful of losing profits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1992
The ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica controversy is not the proposed development plan which would place 4,884 homes on this ecologically sensitive land. Rather, the solution lies in efforts by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust to acquire, preserve, restore and manage the entire 1,700-acre parcel as permanent open space in perpetuity. Interest in this concept has been high because it provides a win-win solution. Bolsa Chica, the crown jewel of ecological open space in coastal Orange County is preserved, and the landowners receive a fair price for the property.
MAGAZINE
November 4, 1990
Kudos to Bob Sipchen on "Baby Insane and the Buddha." It was a fascinating, insightful and emotional piece. Getting inside the minds and hearts of gang members is the only, ultimate solution to this national malaise, and I appreciate your letting us know how Birse did it in San Diego. The article on Maurice Sendak was great, too. SKIP PRESS Redondo Beach
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
When I open the cold water tap in our bathroom, I get a trickle of water. A diminishing trickle. I've been watching this happen for a couple of years, pretending there was nothing seriously wrong, but I can't do that any more. The water pressure in our bathroom wouldn't break a piece of tissue paper. I know what this means. We live in a 35-year-old house, part of a tract in which the houses sold originally for less than $10,000. The pipes that carry our water are old, of questionable quality and probably irrevocably clogged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1988
I'm thankful that state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) has, for the second time, withdrawn her ill-conceived Bolsa Chica developer-welfare bill, (SB 1517). Perhaps now Sen. Bergeson will help us with the ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica problem--a public/private purchase of the entire 1,600-acre property for posterity. It will actually be cheaper this way. JAN D. VANDERSLOOT Huntington Beach
TRAVEL
November 8, 1987
My husband and I recently returned from an in-depth visit to the English countryside and Scotland. The trip was tailor-made for us by Colin Bowles of English Country Holidays. He will make all the arrangements or follow your itinerary. He aims to please, and does. After many years of do-it-yourself vacation driving through strange lands with different laws and customs, we have found that leaving the task to someone experienced in the area is the ultimate solution. Next spring we plan to sign up with him for a tour in parts of the Continent where he is also experienced.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1986 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
About 15 years ago, as legend has it, an ambitious screenwriter crept up to a fence surrounding the Bel-Air home of movie director George Cukor and tossed a small package into Cukor's garden. In the package was a script. In the garden was Cukor's guest, a famous actress. In the writer's head was a familiar dream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1992
I am writing to voice my opposition to Prop. 161. I agree with the California Medical Assn. and the medical community in denouncing Prop. 161 for its lack of patient safeguards. We as a society must do everything in our power to protect the aged and terminally ill from abuse. Prop. 161 is a fraud that must be stopped. Don't be fooled by those who want to glorify suicide as the ultimate solution to life's problems. Vote "no" on 161. SUZANNE LAMBERT RN Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1986 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
About 15 years ago, as legend has it, an ambitious screenwriter crept up to a fence surrounding the Bel-Air home of movie director George Cukor and tossed a small package into Cukor's garden. In the package was a script. In the garden was Cukor's guest, a famous actress. In the writer's head was a familiar dream.
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