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November 30, 1991 |
A sudden, blinding dust storm trapped hundreds of holiday motorists on Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley on Friday, leaving at least 14 people dead and 114 injured in a series of chain-reaction accidents, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP officials said at least 93 cars and 11 big-rig trucks slammed into one another at 2:30 p.m. along a 1 1/2-mile stretch of the highway approximately 45 miles north of Coalinga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 |
The city's first park-and-ride station has been established for car and van-pool participants. About 50 spaces are now being set aside for commuters by the Ramada Inn at 35 Calle de Industrias, near Interstate 5's Avenida Pico interchange. "We felt the area needed a park-and-ride," said Maria Lopez, spokeswoman for the South Orange County Transportation Management Assn.
May 30, 2000 |
It crushes the competition on sidelines, finish lines and checkout lines. Its name is as synonymous with sports drinks as Kleenex is with tissues and Frisbee with flying discs. Long the thirst-quencher of choice for jocks and other heavy sweaters, Gatorade has become a powerhouse product in supermarkets and convenience stores. It has only one real rival. "The biggest enemy is tap water," pronounced Robert S. Morrison, chief of Gatorade's parent, Quaker Oats Co., during a recent interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1995
I have thought about writing you for some time in the hope of motivating business owners to put the names of their stores and firms in a prominent place and to display an address that is big enough to be read from a passing car. This is not being done, and it is very frustrating. More than once I just quit looking for a particular business because I could not find the address when having to watch the traffic. It is inexpensive to place an address in a conspicuous place, not to mention a prominently displayed name so a motorist can see it from a short distance and be on the lookout for a parking space.
September 15, 2004 |
NBC's "LAX" took off with decent numbers and ABC's "The Benefactor" had an acceptable debut Monday, but the latter show may need more than Mark Cuban's millions to become a breakout hit as the fall '04 television season continues its slow rollout. "LAX," which stars Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood, averaged 13.1 million viewers, comparable to what "Las Vegas" debuted to last year in the 10 p.m. Monday time slot. "Las Vegas" returned for its sophomore season at 9 p.m.
November 3, 2007 |
Comet Holmes, ordinarily a rather unremarkable space wanderer that can only be seen with a telescope, can now be seen with the naked eye. The comet threw off its cloak in late October. It had already made its closest pass to the sun and was on its way back out between Mars and Jupiter when it erupted, becoming a million times brighter. Astronomers suspect it was either hit by a space rock or its surface cracked open, permitting the escape of internal gases.