CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1989
Either inept or virtually invisible at the outset, the Exxon Corp. 's public relations campaign to offset the stigma of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound last March 24 seems to be working at last. There is a growing body of opinion being expressed in the media that Exxon probably has done as well as anyone could have in coping with the awful mess left by millions of gallons of Alaska North Slope crude oil along 1,100 miles of pristine Alaskan shoreline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1994
The Exxon Valdez court award ("Exxon to Pay $287 Million to Alaska Fishermen," Aug. 12) brings two things to mind: One oil spill can ruin your whole bay. What goes aground comes aground. RUSSELL TRAVIS Bakersfield
November 21, 1985
Rene Arredondo, the World Boxing Council's No. 1 junior-welterweight contender, warmed up for a possible shot at the title with a second-round knockout of Eduardo Valdez Wednesday night at the Olympic Auditorium. Arredondo (37-1), of Michoacan, Mexico, knocked down Valdez (15-3-2), of Newark, N.J., in both rounds before referee Chuck Hassett stopped the fight at 2:23 in the second round of the 10-rounder.
September 23, 2007
I am blown away by the beautifully written piece "Driven to Distraction" (Sept. 16) about artist Vincent Valdez and his Chavez Ravine opus for Ry Cooder. Most art stories are as dull as watching paint dry, but Lynell George gave us a compelling and thoughtful account of this artist's process, creative battle and journey. Valdez is very talented, but I now appreciate and understand the thought and action behind each brush stroke. His creation is valorous, and so was the article.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1989
Investigations into the tanker Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound on March 24 will continue for months, but the angry comment of one fishing boat captain on April 12 helps to explain a major part of the problem: "We are out here working our hearts out without accomplishing anything because there's no one in charge and that's the real problem." That was nearly three weeks after the grounding of the Exxon Valdez on Bligh Reef. On the next day, Admiral Paul A. Yost, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Valdez to take charge of the federal government's role in the cleanup of the 240,000-barrel oil spill.
December 23, 2006 |
A federal appeals court Friday cut in half a $5-billion jury award for punitive damages against Exxon Mobil Corp. in the 1989 Valdez oil spill. The case, one of the nation's longest-running noncriminal legal disputes, stems from a 1994 decision by an Anchorage jury to award the damages to 34,000 fishermen and other Alaskans. Their property and livelihoods were harmed when the oil tanker Valdez struck a charted reef, spilling 11 million gallons of oil. It was the third time the U.S.
June 20, 1998 |
Boxing is back at the Warner Center--for now, at least. This time with some new faces and, perhaps, more pizazz. Oxnard promoter Robert Valdez, still on his feet trying to eke out a career in the fight game, climbed into a new arena this week when he announced his next program will take place Aug. 15 at L.A. Fitness Center in Woodland Hills.
May 31, 2004 |
Ismael Valdez made a small adjustment to his motion, and it made all the difference. He pitched seven strong innings for his first victory in more than a month, leading the San Diego Padres over the Brewers, 5-2, Sunday at Milwaukee. "I kept the ball down, and my pitches were working a lot better. My body was going toward first base instead of toward home plate," Valdez said, adding that he also moved to the left side of the rubber to help his balance.