April 12, 1989 |
Exxon pulled out of a commitment to appear at a town meeting, televised statewide to 98% of Alaska's population, to discuss its 10-million-gallon oil spill off the coast of Alaska. "That was our headliner. That was everybody's headliner," KIMO-TV news director Dave Patrick said of Exxon after the show that aired Tuesday night despite the lack of a representative from the world's largest oil company, which dropped out five hours ahead of air time. "I'm angry that Exxon isn't here," one member of the Valdez audience said to applause.
August 20, 2013 |
When Elmore Leonard died Tuesday -- at 87, still working on his 46th book -- we asked some of our favorite authors to share their thoughts about him. Robert Crais, the bestselling author of the 2012 thriller "Suspect" and the Elvis Cole crime series that began with "L.A. Requiem," has this remembrance. Most people knew him from "Get Shorty" or "Justified," or "Be Cool" or "Bandits," and so this may surprise you, me being a crime writer and all, but my favorites are his westerns, "Valdez Is Coming" and "Hombre.
February 18, 2010 |
When some of the world's best-known companies faced disputes over secondhand smoke, toxic waste in the jungle and asbestos, they all turned to the same source for a staunch defense: Exponent Inc. Now that same engineering and consulting firm has been hired by Toyota Motor Corp. as it seeks to fend off claims that sudden acceleration in its vehicles could be caused by problems in its electronic throttle systems. A 56-page report that Menlo Park, Calif.-based Exponent sent to Congress on Feb. 9 found that the system behaved as intended and that Exponent was "unable to induce . . . unintended acceleration or behavior that might be a precursor to such an event."
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.
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.