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September 28, 2003
Re "Fighting Virus Could Let Rats Roam," Sept. 5: Southern California has an effective, easy and, best of all, free method of rat control available at its disposal right now: the opossum. While some people consider the opossum just a big rat itself, nothing could be further from the truth. Rats do not thrive where there is a healthy opossum population. They compete for the same food (insects, spiders, garbage, carrion), and though the opossum is extremely docile and not a hunter by nature, it will eat infant rats in the nest when it comes upon them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock. The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases reported in the region. Last month, positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the city of Arcadia and from three chicken flocks in Arcadia, Irwindale and Monterey Park, according to the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock. The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases reported in the region. Last month, positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in the city of Arcadia and from three chicken flocks in Arcadia, Irwindale and Monterey Park, according to the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A Torrance marsh has been temporarily closed amid heightened concerns over West Nile virus and the first confirmed death this year in Los Angeles County attributed to the disease. City officials said the closure of Madrona Marsh, effective immediately, was “a precautionary measure” and that the marsh will remain closed until the city receives more data from local vector control officials. Two weeks ago, one of the marsh's sentinel chickens contracted West Nile, according to vector control officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A Torrance marsh has been temporarily closed amid heightened concerns over West Nile virus and the first confirmed death this year in Los Angeles County attributed to the disease. City officials said the closure of Madrona Marsh, effective immediately, was “a precautionary measure” and that the marsh will remain closed until the city receives more data from local vector control officials. Two weeks ago, one of the marsh's sentinel chickens contracted West Nile, according to vector control officials.
BOOKS
December 6, 1987 | William J. Hochswender
I-LAND: MANHATTAN IN MONOLOGUE by Sonia Pilcer (Ballantine Books: $6.95, paper; 224 pp.). A waiter in the theater district: "Look, it's not like I thought it would be a piece of cake. But I've paid my dues. I got rid of my accent, right? There isn't a trace . . . I do my scenes at Actor's Studio. I work out. I take voice, jazz at Luigi's . . . Do you think Joe Papp will even look at me? . . . Would you like some freshly ground pepper?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1993
If the increased vector tax was intended to eliminate political bureau-rats I would gladly pay. THERON COLLIER La Habra
BUSINESS
February 3, 1987
The Westlake Village-based company, a pioneer in the personal computer business, said that it will dissolve under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Vector filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court nearly 14 months ago and stopped making computer equipment shortly thereafter. Vector said it has no money to distribute to unsecured creditors or stockholders and that its assets are worth no more than $275,000 for secured creditors, about $1.5 million short of what they are owed.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1986
Once a leader in the personal computer industry, the Westlake Village firm said it was unable to reorganize or pay its debts. The company said it sold its service and repair business to Service Intelligence Corp., also of Westlake Village. Vector, which filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court on Dec. 23, said it will net $925,000 from its sale of assets.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1985
Under an agreement in principle announced in February, Eric Tang, representing a group of companies, would guarantee repayment of $1.7 million of secured debt on which the financially troubled Thousand Oaks-based microcomputer maker is in default. In exchange, the Tang group would have received a major stock and voting position. Vector also reported that it has signed an agreement in principle with Dual Systems Control of Berkeley for the merger of Dual into Vector.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2012 | By William D'Urso, Los Angeles Times
The bidding war for Quest Software Inc. continued, this time with a mystery buyer making a more than $2.3-billion offer for the company that makes software for businesses and governments. The latest bid of $27.50 a share came from a "strategic bidder," Quest said, and is nearly $2 higher than the June 15 offer of $25.75 from private firms Insight Venture Partners and Vector Capital. Quest, which is based in Aliso Viejo, declined Monday to say who the new offer was from. It marked the fourth bid since Insight started the bidding at $23 a share in March.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Register.com Inc. shareholder Mark Cuban said Wednesday that he planned to vote against the company's proposed sale to Vector Capital Corp., saying the $200-million transaction would be disastrous to investors. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, said last month that he held a 14% stake in Register.com and sought a seat on the board. Register.com, which manages 2.
NEWS
December 16, 2004 | Pete Metzger, Times Staff Writer
The second annual Spike TV Video Game Awards, held Tuesday evening at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar and broadcast live, had all the traditional awards-show trappings: packed-to-the-gills red-carpet entrances, a celebrity-filled audience and an A-list host, rapper Snoop Dogg. So maybe the best thing is to compare it to the Oscars. Best picture? That would be game of the year, won by Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
With West Nile virus making its advance on Southern California, mosquito control agencies have been preparing themselves for as long as two years to increase efforts to kill the insects, which carry the disease. The Orange County Vector Control District has hired 24 temporary inspectors, twice the number added last year to destroy mosquitoes in marshlands, sewers, aqueducts and other areas with standing water.
OPINION
January 18, 2004
Re "Pay Up for Fire Ant Battle," Jan. 11: I was pleased to see that the Los Angeles Times recognizes the importance of continuing the battle against the red imported fire ant. All true are the statements about the fire ant problem being best managed as a statewide program; the cost, if it is not handled while we still have a chance; and the ongoing costs associated with living with fire ants. Every Orange County resident has a stake in this fight, and it is important we all understand we need to share the responsibility or we will certainly all share the costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Vector Control District has decided not to pay bonuses to its employees this year and instead use the money -- about $80,000 -- toward eradicating the red imported fire ant. The agency had been criticized for paying bonuses to employees with money it earned doing work for such agencies as the state Department of Transportation, UC Irvine and Disney's California Adventure theme park. In 2002, the district disbursed its first round of bonuses, a few thousand dollars per employee.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1986
The Westlake Village-based company, once a leader in the personal computer industry, said it will halt production next month. The company also said it will sell all of its assets outside of its spare parts and computer system support businesses. Vector Graphic said it is continuing to investigate merger opportunities that would allow it to reorganize. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993
They're after us again! And once again they are blaming Proposition 13. I received a card from the Orange County Vector Control District (as will all property owners) which says that they plan to increase a "per parcel service charge." And I didn't know there had been an "original" charge to pay for their services. Apparently, they have done this since Proposition 13. And the reasoning? The state Legislature established a special fund, allocated to the Board of Supervisors, for redistribution to special districts.
OPINION
September 28, 2003
Re "Fighting Virus Could Let Rats Roam," Sept. 5: Southern California has an effective, easy and, best of all, free method of rat control available at its disposal right now: the opossum. While some people consider the opossum just a big rat itself, nothing could be further from the truth. Rats do not thrive where there is a healthy opossum population. They compete for the same food (insects, spiders, garbage, carrion), and though the opossum is extremely docile and not a hunter by nature, it will eat infant rats in the nest when it comes upon them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
State and local officials met Monday in Santa Ana to discuss the future of Orange County's fight against the red imported fire ant, a fight that last week lost its state funding. Without emergency funding, the four-year effort to eliminate the venomous, stinging insect in the county probably would be shut down, a spokesman for the Orange County Vector Control District said Monday.
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