Plan for Calif. ForestSAN FRANCISCO - The Wilderness Society has issued a scathing critique of a proposed plan to manage the 2.1-million acre Shasta-Trinity National Forests, calling it a "fire sale" of irreplaceable natural resources.
"Practically the entire forest . . . is going to be subject to intensive development," said Peter Coppelman, legal counsel for the Wilderness Society.
The proposed 50-year plan was unveiled by the Forest Service last August. Timber industry officials said more territory should be open to harvest. The Forest Service agreed to accept public comment on the plan until Jan. 16.
Plans Can-Lid Plant
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A subsidiary of brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos.
plans to build an 83,000-square-foot plant near Riverside Municipal Airport to make aluminum can lids.
The Metal Container Corp. plant is expected to employ about 100 people, said Robert Wales, Riverside's assistant city manager-development.
Denver Company Wins
Rail Tunnel Contract
LOS ANGELES - A $26.3 million contract to build twin tunnels between downtown Los Angeles Metro Rail subway stations has been awarded to the Denver firm of Shank-Ohbavashi, Rapid Transit District officials said.
Shank-Ohbavashi's bid came in $12 million under projected costs estimated by RTD engineers, said Marc Littman, RTD spokesman.
The contract calls for the Denver firm to build twin tunnels from Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street to the 7th Street and Flower Street station. The tunnels will stretch about 4,700 feet. Construction of the stations was not included in the contract.
San Francisco Reports
Crime Rate Down 3 percent
SAN FRANCISCO - The city's crime rate declined by about 3 percent in 1986, although there was a significant increase in murders and auto theft over those for the previous year, according to San Francisco Police Department statistics.