CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001
An escaped zebra that bounded onto a suburban San Diego highway was struck and killed by a passing car, police said. The 18-month-old female zebra escaped Wednesday from the nearby farm of James Whipple, who said he has raised the animals as a hobby for 10 years. The driver, a 70-year-old resident of nearby Julian, said the 400-pound zebra ran into the path of his sport-utility vehicle at dusk, according to the California Highway Patrol.
September 3, 2001
Low-frequency radio waves can kill zebra mussels, which cause millions of dollars in damage by clogging water intake pipes at power plants and other installations, researchers reported Tuesday at an American Chemical Society meeting. Zebra mussels in an aquarium that were exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic waves--about 60 hertz, similar to what is emitted by a power outlet--died within 40 days, according to researchers from Purdue University-Calumet in Hammond, Ind.
February 24, 2013 |
Robert the Talking Zebra from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will speak to you at the L.A. Times Travel Show on Sunday but if you want to see some real animals, you can see them at the booth every 45 minutes starting about 11 a.m. Animal guests include a python, a cockatoo and a cerval. The show closes at 5 p.m. (Robert talks with L.A. TImes Travel Editor Catharine Hamm in the above clip.)
November 10, 1991 |
QUESTION: When I was in the hospital recently, I received a zebra plant as a gift. When I took it home it was full and bushy and had a beautiful yellow flower. Less than two months later the flower has died and all the lower leaves have fallen off. What did I do wrong and is there anything I can do to save it? ANSWER: Nothing, and yes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
An old postal Jeep with black-and-white zebra stripes has been identified as the vehicle used in a double hit-and-run accident Thursday night in San Diego, police said. An unidentified couple, described as in their 30s, were walking in the area of Palm Avenue and Hollister Street about 10:30 p.m. when they were hit by the Jeep, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Witnesses told police the Jeep's steering wheel was on the right side.
July 15, 1995
Alfonso Zirpoli, 90, a U.S. district judge in San Francisco known for his ruling halting wholesale questioning of African Americans in the 1974 "Zebra Killer" racial slayings. In that series of murders, 14 white people were killed and five black men were eventually convicted. But San Francisco police had indiscriminately stopped about 600 African Americans in a search for the killers. In a case brought by the National Assn.
January 15, 1990 |
A tiny, astoundingly prolific Eastern European shellfish has invaded the Great Lakes, permanently altering the fragile aquatic ecosystem and threatening a water supply that tens of millions of Americans and Canadians depend upon for drinking, electricity, industry and recreation. Zebra mussels--pinto bean-sized mollusks marked with brown and white zigzag stripes--are creating environmental havoc in the Midwest now.
October 6, 1998 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the registration statement of Eltron International in Simi Valley, and a special meeting of shareholders to vote on its merger with Zebra Technologies will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Radisson Hotel in Simi Valley. The Eltron board of directors has selected Sept. 4 as the record date for eligibility to vote at the shareholder meeting. Both Eltron and Zebra plan to announce third-quarter earnings before the meeting date.
March 4, 1987 |
Hoping to spur sales of its Zebra computer line, General Automation Inc., the once financially ailing computer maker, has established a $10-million lease-purchase fund for its dealers through Wells Fargo Leasing Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co. in San Francisco.
February 7, 2014 |
Lily Allen attracted a fair bit of controversy in November with the music video for her song " Hard Out Here ," which was accused of objectifying black women even as the song criticizes what Allen views as a culture of objectification. Perhaps that's why the British pop star plays it somewhat safer in her new video. PHOTOS: Musician feuds: The dirt and the detials Posted Thursday on YouTube, Allen's "Air Balloon" clip finds her hanging out in a field with some bearded hippie types, a swarm of brightly colored butterflies and several zebras, one of which she takes a moment to feed by hand.