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June 7, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the past several years, Nick Lopez has become the keeper of a slice of little-remembered history: The story of how this high desert town, one of Southern California's aviation pioneers, and the British Royal Air Force combined to help wage the Allied air campaign during World War II. The collection of memorabilia is perhaps the least known of its kind in the region, literally having been locked away for years in a rather unlikely locale.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday decided to chip in $100,000 toward regional lobbying efforts to keep the federal government from closing the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. The 12-0 vote sent $50,000 each to the Southern California Committee to Save Our Shipyard and the South Bay Assn. of Chambers of Commerce, which are trying to get the facilities removed from the Department of Defense's list of potential base closures this year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwards Air Force Base is on the cutting edge of aerospace technology with its high-flying experimental jets and sophisticated hardware. But as a place to live and work for more than 21,000 people, this vast desert expanse leaves a lot to be desired, some inhabitants say. With a remote locale 30 miles from Lancaster, and a barren, sun-baked Mojave Desert landscape, Edwards is a challenge even for those accustomed to the rigors of military life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 100 people, mostly civic and business leaders, gathered at Blackbird Airpark Friday for a pep rally in support of Air Force Plant 42, subject of a study to determine whether it should be closed. While the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center said all along the study was nothing more than a "what if" review, and a recent letter from a top Air Force official confirmed this, officials said the community needs to show its support for keeping Plant 42 operating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday decided to chip in $100,000 toward regional lobbying efforts to keep the federal government from closing the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. The 12-0 vote sent $50,000 each to the Southern California Committee to Save Our Shipyard and the South Bay Assn. of Chambers of Commerce, which are trying to get the facilities removed from the Department of Defense's list of potential base closures this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN and SHARON MOESER
Adding fuel to the debate over what would happen if the Air Force shuts down a major testing and production facility here, Assemblyman William J. (Pete) Knight (R-Palmdale) said closing the operation, called Plant 42, could be a blessing in disguise. Few Antelope Valley leaders, however, share Knight's views. Many of them fear that shutting down the region's second-largest employer would eliminate badly needed local jobs and scare away new investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1990
Denying a Little League player the right to receive his championship uniform because he was injured and unable to play through no fault of his own (Morning Briefing, Aug. 3) seems to be the ultimate cruelty. Maybe the rest of the team should return their uniforms in protest. It is too bad that Channel 2 commentator Bill Stout passed away recently. I have no doubt whatsoever as to whom his July 1990 "Turkey of the Month" would be awarded. FRED BAPTISTE Redlands
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | FAYE FIORE and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal commissioner who will help decide the fate of military facilities nationwide in less than three weeks toured two sites on the Pentagon's "hit list" on Monday, drawing support from community leaders in Tustin but reproach in Long Beach. In Long Beach, the battle to save the naval station, shipyard and hospital there from closure took on an air of desperation as local officials spent five hours pleading their case to retired Air Force Gen. Duane Cassidy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle to save the Long Beach Naval station shipyard and hospital from closure took on an air of desperation Monday as local officials spent five hours pleading their case to a federal commissioner who will help decide the fate of the military facilities in less than three weeks. The half-day visit by retired Air Force Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1989
The Lancaster City Council has unanimously approved proposals that may allow construction of 1,450 homes below flight paths of an Air Force facility, despite protests by Air Force officials and residents who call the proposals a blueprint for conflict. The developments still must go through several stages of review.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN and SHARON MOESER
Adding fuel to the debate over what would happen if the Air Force shuts down a major testing and production facility here, Assemblyman William J. (Pete) Knight (R-Palmdale) said closing the operation, called Plant 42, could be a blessing in disguise. Few Antelope Valley leaders, however, share Knight's views. Many of them fear that shutting down the region's second-largest employer would eliminate badly needed local jobs and scare away new investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the past several years, Nick Lopez has become the keeper of a slice of little-remembered history: The story of how this high desert town, one of Southern California's aviation pioneers, and the British Royal Air Force combined to help wage the Allied air campaign during World War II. The collection of memorabilia is perhaps the least known of its kind in the region, literally having been locked away for years in a rather unlikely locale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to warnings that housing encroachment could kill Air Force Plant 42, the area's biggest employer, the Lancaster City Council has voted to drastically limit construction on 730 acres north of the airfield. The 5-0 vote Monday night was the first major policy decision on housing around the 5,700-acre base by the present council, which has two new members following the April election. It reversed the prior council's policy of permitting extensive development there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During months of debate over the closing of military bases across the country, the commanding general at Edwards Air Force Base went serenely about his job, never once worrying that the federal budget-cutting ax might fall on his neck. When a Pentagon commission made its decisions earlier this month, Maj. Gen. John P. Schoeppner Jr. was proven correct. His Mojave Desert installation--the home of swift jets, first flights and test pilots--escaped unscathed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edwards Air Force Base is on the cutting edge of aerospace technology with its high-flying experimental jets and sophisticated hardware. But as a place to live and work for more than 21,000 people, this vast desert expanse leaves a lot to be desired, some inhabitants say. With a remote locale 30 miles from Lancaster, and a barren, sun-baked Mojave Desert landscape, Edwards is a challenge even for those accustomed to the rigors of military life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping years of debate, the Lancaster City Council has voted to approve the controversial development of more than 1,000 houses just north of Air Force Plant 42, despite opposition from military officials who warned that many residents will suffer from jet noise. The council's 2-0 decision Monday night represented a major and apparently decisive victory for Kaufman and Broad, one of the state's largest home builders.
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April 23, 1987 | MIKE MILLS, Times Staff Writer
A Senate Armed Services subcommittee approved a $27.5-million plan Wednesday to build a Navy home port in San Francisco and to upgrade the one in Long Beach. A House committee turned down a similar provision in its version of the legislation earlier this month but is now showing growing acceptance of the idea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 100 people, mostly civic and business leaders, gathered at Blackbird Airpark Friday for a pep rally in support of Air Force Plant 42, subject of a study to determine whether it should be closed. While the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center said all along the study was nothing more than a "what if" review, and a recent letter from a top Air Force official confirmed this, officials said the community needs to show its support for keeping Plant 42 operating.
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July 1, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG and FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A hot summer breeze swept through the modest home of Louis Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon as he and two dozen co-workers from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard gathered around the television set. On the screen were seven suit-clad men, members of a government commission, meeting 3,000 miles away in the nation's capital. In the corner of the den, on a table draped in a festive pink cloth, were a dozen bottles of Andre's Extra Dry Champagne on ice that slowly melted as the televised meeting dragged on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | FAYE FIORE and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal commissioner who will help decide the fate of military facilities nationwide in less than three weeks toured two sites on the Pentagon's "hit list" on Monday, drawing support from community leaders in Tustin but reproach in Long Beach. In Long Beach, the battle to save the naval station, shipyard and hospital there from closure took on an air of desperation as local officials spent five hours pleading their case to retired Air Force Gen. Duane Cassidy.
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