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Michael Collins

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  • $533 million Everglades land deal gets initial go-ahead

    South Florida water managers today gave the initial go-ahead to Gov. Charlie Crist's scaled-down, $533 million land deal for Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District now must negotiate the final details with U.S. Sugar Corp....
  • Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense

    Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense
    Aircraft used to manage water supplies from Orlando to the Keys also give rides to high-ranking public officials, flying at taxpayer expense. Trips by the South Florida Water Management District's governing board include flights with only one passenger,...
  • Funerary urns as modern art

    Funerary urns as modern art
    They may be cast in steel, assembled out of driftwood, machined on industrial lathes or hand-carved out of salt, but ultimately all of these urns have two common purposes: to contain and to heal. Rather than be burned, buried or sequestered in a...
  • Questioning the endorsements

    The Valley Sun on Feb. 3 reported that the La Cañada Flintridge Republican “committee” endorsed three City Council candidates (“Republicans endorse three for council” by Joe Piasecki). Al Restivo and his La Cañada Flintridge...
  • 2010: Plainfield, 20 years after the tornado

    2010: Plainfield, 20 years after the tornado
    For longtime Plainfield residents, Aug. 28, 1990, is a touchstone, an indelible memory like where you were when the jets hit the World Trade Center or when Kennedy was shot. The tornado touched down outside Oswego about 3:15 p.m., and the 200 mph winds...
  • Giving residents a quake-up call

    Giving residents a quake-up call
    It is a matter of when, not if. That was the message Thursday at Providence High School in Burbank, where representatives of Chile's emergency services division joined local and state officials for a simulated earthquake response. The drill was in...
  • 'Sniper: Reloaded'

    'Sniper: Reloaded'
    Usually when a made-for-video sequel to a theatrical movie is developed, it doesn't involve most of the actors who were in the original picture. That makes this effort different, since Billy Zane - who starred in the initial story - returns as a now-...
  • Should Hale still run the tourism board?

    Your article "Inseparable, now separate" (April 24) suggests why Baltimore should have a new chairman of the Baltimore Convention Center and Tourism Board. Ed Hale couldn't run his own bank and had to sell his unit in Canton Square because of his...
  • One goal enough for Spartans win

    Goals were hard to come by for the La Cañada High boys' soccer team in its first league game of the season against Temple City. When the first and only goal of the game did come, it was scored off the back of a Rams defender. "Sometimes you have to...
  • Moon landing's 40th: Science 'cool again'

     
    by Mark Silva On this 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with President Barack Obama intent on making math and science "cool again,'' he recalled his boyhood in Hawaii and the returning moon missions splashing in the Pacific......
  • Collins expected to exit South Florida water board

     
    The South Florida Water Management District next month is expected to lose an outspoken, long-time leader. Michael Collins has served on the district???s appointed board for 11 years and his latest four-year term expires in March. First appointed by Gov.....