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October 3, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
Starting today, residents can drop off their monthly water and sewer bill payments at a new, high-security deposit box at City Hall. The new box "will allow customers to pay their water bills without leaving their cars," City Treasurer Paul Gudgeirsson said, noting that residents often slip their payments under the door on weekends. Payments will be collected twice daily during business hours. Payments deposited in the box before 4 p.m.
July 1, 1994 | KURT PITZER
In an effort to avoid massive cuts in next year's budget, the Agoura Hills City Council this week adopted a controversial tax on the use of electricity, gas and telephone service. At its regular meeting Wednesday night, the council unanimously gave final approval to a 4% tax on utility use for residents and a 3.5% tax on commercial utility use.
Accusing Democrats of taking "cheap shots" at Vice President Dick Cheney and the energy program he is helping to push, House Republicans on Wednesday defeated an effort to block a change in payment of his official residence's utility bills. After an emotional, bitterly partisan debate, the House voted, 285 to 140, against a Democratic amendment to block an administration proposal to have the Navy assume the full cost of those bills, now split between the Navy and the vice president's office.
February 21, 1988 | Dale Baldwin
Low temperatures in December and January prompted Southland residents to use more gas and electricity than they normally do to heat their homes. And when the monthly bills arrived, there must have been some shocked homeowners. All of which leads to the subject of insulation. Most of us would like to be paying less for energy but short of turning off lights and appliances, we don't know how to go about it.
March 21, 1997
In a confidential memo written by a city administrator, Inglewood Councilman Curren Price was chastised for repeatedly not paying his home water bill and for not paying an overdue $1,250 cellular telephone bill months after the city gave him funds to pay it. The memo, written by Assistant City Manager Norman Cravens on March 10, also noted that Price's printing business at one time owed $2,000 to the Inglewood Police Department in charges resulting from responses to false alarms.
April 29, 2003 | Jim Shea, Hartford Courant
In case you missed it, the Poincare Conjecture may have been solved. (I'll pause here so everyone can catch their breath.) According to published reports, a Russian mathematician named Grigori Perelman may have deciphered the Poincare Conjecture, which is one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics. Just what exactly the Poincare Conjecture is, we'll get to in a bit -- sort of.
April 1, 1992 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
When Larry R. Etherington decided to audit his home utility bills, he didn't find many errors. Nevertheless, he was able to save nearly $300 annually on his electric costs. And Etherington, who is president of Utilities Auditing Services in Phoenix, maintains that many consumers would be able to realize similar savings by investigating their options and, possibly, making a few minor alterations in their utility usage.
January 1, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
The bad news was that residential electricity will cost about $3 more per month in 1985. The good news was that gas costs will drop by about $2. That was the New Year's Eve ruling by the state Public Utilities Commission, which decided Monday exactly how its previously announced rate changes would be distributed to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. customers. The ruling means that, starting today, the typical residential customer of SDG&E will pay about $1.
February 26, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN
Trying to ease the burden for some quake victims, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to offer relief on water, power and sewage bills for homes and businesses ravaged by the Northridge temblor. "This is about encouraging people to stay and rebuild," said San Fernando Valley Councilwoman Laura Chick, who recommended the relief proposals. The relief only applies to the billing period that includes Jan. 17, the day of the quake.
October 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mineola store owner was charged with aggravated harassment for sending in his utility bill along with reams of newspaper clippings scrawled with the message "Stop wasting our money!" Kip Kohn, 44, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which could get him a year in prison. The company that handles bills for the Long Island Power Authority received the bulky package this month and evacuated its mailroom. A bomb squad crew was called in to inspect the parcel.
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