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September 1, 2009 | Amy Orozco
Situated among acres upon acres of agricultural fields, Guadalupe is a sleepy, dusty crossroads in northern Santa Barbara County that depends on a good rain for its livelihood. It also serves as a jumping-off point for adventures in the coastal wilderness. There's history to explore too, which is evident when those rains expose the original advertisements painted long ago on community's brick buildings. Coastal dune wilderness Guadalupe's real claim to fame is serving as gateway to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, a vast expanse of coastal sand dunes.
April 24, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
The vast majority of Ukrainian voters oppose Russian military intervention in their country, even in the east and south where large Russian minorities live, a U.S.-funded poll by a Gallup affiliate showed Thursday. The April 3-12 survey of 1,200 randomly selected Ukrainians of voting age by Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization found a nationwide average of 85% against any Russian military intervention, the International Republican Institute said in a summary of the poll paid for by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
October 23, 1998
A vast right-wing conspiracy? No, it's half-vast. When it's over, Kenneth Starr can hide in a witless protection program. JAMES ASHLEY SHEA Topanga
April 21, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The key lines in the final report of the Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection, which was released late Friday and comes before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, may be two sentences that don't use the words "foster care," "child death," "Dependency Court" or "early intervention. " They deal instead with the question of just why a government with vast resources at its disposal can't seem to put them together to protect children from abuse and neglect. "The problem is not that county leaders and workers do not care," the report says.
January 15, 2002
Faced with vast energy and budget deficit problems, Gov. Gray Davis once again offered only half-vast solutions in his State of the State speech (Jan. 9). It is clearly time for a change in leadership. Jerry Jensen Visalia
September 9, 1990
What is a guggenheim fellow what is a poem what is a poet can one is who is not a poet write a poem can a poet write a poem which is not if I say what I write is a poem is it if I write a cute piece on tenure if I spice it with italics latin, archaic verbs CAPITALS display my vast eclectic cultural range from Shakespeare to Charlie Parker vast oh vast indeed fracture phrases in...
August 20, 1989
Dan Larsen's letter (Aug. 6) claimed that he voted against naming the convention center in honor of Martin Luther King because the "vast majority" of San Diegans had informed him by letters "that they did not want their convention center named after anyone." I recently spent two days at the Port Commission reviewing the letters received on this issue and was shocked by the content of the letters from the opposition. It is appalling to think that Commissioner Larsen believes that these disgusting letters represent the majority of San Diegans.
November 12, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The state has agreed to pay U.S. Sugar Corp. $1.34 billion, instead of the $1.75 billion originally proposed, under a revised deal to buy up vast tracts of farmland to restore the Everglades, the company said in a statement. Environmentalists praised the new deal.
November 14, 1986
Now that the electorate has passed the initiative making English the official language of our state, will those same people who voted for it so resoundingly, demand that the governor and the Legislature now spend the millions of dollars necessary to hire teachers, buy instructional materials and provide classroom space for the vast number of immigrants who are only too eager to learn this "official language," but to whom we have offered severely limited...
November 10, 1985
On "The Timeless Thames" in Traveling in Style: I knew that area well about 25 years ago. Around 1960 the Old Tithe Barn attached to the Benedictine monastery at Hurley was a luxurious private home which was rented to U.S. service personnel from the nearby S.A.C. Base at High Wycombe. I spent many happy evenings there, sitting before a roaring log fire in the vast fireplace. GORDON SHADRICK Toluca Hills
April 6, 2014 | By Julie Cart
SHAFTER, Calif. - A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees. It's all been hustled into service to solve a tantalizing riddle: how to tap into the largest oil shale reservoir in the United States. Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, oil exploration sites have popped up in agricultural fields and on government land, driven by the hope that technological advances in oil extraction - primarily hydraulic fracturing and acidization - can help provide access to deep and lucrative oil reserves.
March 22, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
HAMILTON CITY, Calif. - A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China, but this is Northern California at the onset of severe drought. The scene is a testament to the inequities of California's system of water rights, a hierarchy of haves as old as the state. PHOTOS: The water diversion debate Thanks to seniority, powerful Central Valley irrigation districts that most Californians have never heard of are at the head of the line for vast amounts of water, even at the expense of the environment and the rest of the state.
March 16, 2014 | By Hannah Kuchler
Like bacteria, big data are lurking in the stomachs of cows. Some farmers are using sensors and software to analyze it and predict when a cow is getting ill. Just like customers, cows do not always speak out when something is wrong. But companies can use data to predict potential risks and opportunities in cows and customers alike. The message of a new book, "Big Data @Work," by Thomas H. Davenport, a fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, is that companies are only beginning to understand the questions they can ask of their vast stores of data - and how to build the internal structures to make the most of it. "Big data" is a fashionable, sometimes overused term for the vast amounts of information that can now be stored because of the growth of online activity and the low cost of storage.
March 14, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive; [760] 767-4205,
March 11, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Grace Southerland was an excellent student. For 20 weeks, she wasn't tardy and had only three absences. The eighth-grader took such classes as U.S. history, spelling and sewing. Her grades weren't labeled A's and Bs but "excellent" and "good. " That's because Grace's report card dates to 1900. And so do many other pieces, some later in the century, being showcased at the Los Angeles Unified School District's "Heritage House" exhibit, which opened Tuesday. Grace's barely smudged, intact report card was on display, along with a shiny 1950 decorated teapot used by girls in a home economics class.
March 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Despite a wealth of technology, crews trying to find the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner must cover a large swath of the South China Sea that varies widely in depth and is subject to fast-moving currents that could carry debris more than 50 miles a day, experts say. The search for the missing Boeing 777 off the southern coast of Vietnam had yielded nothing by early Tuesday. Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities said they had yet to find anything linked to the airliner that carried 239 passengers and crew, and that the search area was being expanded and the operation "intensified.
July 20, 1986
There is a tenet in American law that indicates that even though some people may use a product irresponsibly, the vast majority who can use that product with intelligent restraint are not to be denied it. Thus, though some people regularly have car accidents, the automobile is not to be removed from the market. Though some people are alcoholics, those who can use alcohol responsibly are not to be denied its pleasures. The vast, vast majority of Americans are not reduced to slavering idiots obsessed with sex when they read pornography.
June 17, 1991
Thanks very much for Edwin Chen's excellent article on the re-evaluation of Big Science projects, which is currently going on across the country ("Big Science Faces Big Troubles," Column One, June 5). Such a re-evaluation is long overdue. Although scientific research is invariably portrayed and justified as serving the cause of mankind, bettering the human race or whatever, two facts are very much in evidence: a) the vast majority of the problems afflicting the human race and the planet are ones which can be solved by applying what we know right now, and b)
February 27, 2014
BY SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES STAFF WRITER TIMES PHOTOGRAPHS BY DON BARTLETTI he boy does not understand. His mother is not talking to him. She will not even look at him. Enrique has no hint of what she is going to do. Lourdes knows. She understands, as only a mother can, the terror she is about to inflict, the ache Enrique will feel and finally the emptiness. What will become of him? Already he will not let anyone else feed or bathe him. He loves her deeply, as only a son can. With Lourdes, he is a chatterbox.
January 30, 2014 | By Reed Johnson
The beautiful game first revealed itself to Franklin Sirmans in the lightning-bolt shots of Giorgio Chinaglia. In the gazelle-like strides of Franz Beckenbauer. And in the audacious inventiveness of the Brazilian forward Pelé. It was the late 1970s, and Sirmans was a New York City high school soccer player who supported the Cosmos, the Gotham squad that was a melting pot of global talent. Its fan base, likewise, was a veritable United Nations of fútbol obsessives. Even during the few years he lived in Albany, Sirmans says, his love of soccer and the Cosmos bound him to a broader, more cosmopolitan concept of humanity.
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