April 20, 1986
Lee Olsen, former head of the Pacific Southwest District of the Unitarian-Universalist Assn. and a veteran pastor of that liberal denomination, died Wednesday in Sun City. He was 83. Olsen studied at the Crane Theological School at Tufts University, was ordained in 1932 and held several pastorates in the East and Arizona before coming to California in 1963.
September 22, 1998 |
Louis Peter Martini, a pioneering figure in the California wine industry and chairman of the Louis M. Martini Winery, died Monday at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was 79. Martini was one of the first vintners to develop vineyards in the Carneros growing region and the first to bottle Merlot wine in the United States. He was an early user of mechanical methods of harvesting wine grapes on the North Coast and was a pioneer in the use of stainless steel fermenting tanks.
December 18, 2010 |
When we last checked in on Patch.com , the fastest-growing news outfit in America was staffing up and making the most robust media foray into suburbia in years. Patch this week opened its 600th hyper-local website, in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. The sites, which provide basic news coverage and ask readers to bolster reportage on their towns, have opened in 105 California communities, with more launching every day. The remarkable thing about Patch, besides its explosive growth in recent weeks (it had 565 sites just one week ago)
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May 21, 2013 |
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A conservative Republican, Russell served 32 years in the Legislature, including 10 years in the Assembly and 22 years in the Senate, where he represented the communities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Temple City, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and part of Pasadena.
October 10, 1985 |
Fourteen years ago, Mike Minore worked on a rescue squad at Olive View Hospital after the Sylmar earthquake, but nothing he encountered then, he said this week, would have prepared him for the gruesome devastation he saw in Mexico City. Minore, a Los Angeles County Fire Department captain, joined 19 other firefighters and rescue personnel--six from Los Angeles County, six from Orange County and eight from Sacramento--on a weeklong rescue operation after the Sept.
July 19, 1987
Eligible California veterans can now borrow up to $90,000 from the state at 7% interest to buy a home through the Cal-Vet home-loan program. The previous limit of $75,000 had been in effect since June, 1983, said Jesse G. Ugalde, director of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans seeking loans above the new $90,000 limit can obtain a second mortgage from another lender, and the combined interest rates will still be lower than those offered by most lenders, Ugalde said.