CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1996 |
The Gary Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by offering more services to families in need. On Fridays, 100 to 200 families stop by the center, at 341 Hillcrest St., to buy a bag of groceries for $1. Center officials said the food giveaway is growing as the number of poor in the city increases.
November 28, 1989 |
Leftist parties that include former guerrillas and political prisoners celebrated dramatic election gains Monday and claimed to have broken Uruguay's traditional two-party system. The National Party, the perennial underdog of the two main centrist parties, won the presidency from the long-dominant Colorado Party in Sunday's elections. The Colorados also suffered serious setbacks in congressional and mayoral races around the country.
February 25, 1988 |
Former Glendale Bar Assn. president Eugene M. Giometti, charged with stealing more than $250,000 from a dozen clients, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 11 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. In a plea bargain, the court will dismiss 16 other counts of grand theft and forgery committed against the same clients, Deputy Dist. Atty. Walter H. Lewis said. Sentencing is scheduled in June. Giometti faces up to four years in state prison, Lewis said.
December 25, 2005 |
This old mining town high in the Andes has no streets. It has stairs. Its houses and shops spread across two mountain slopes at an elevation of 7,250 feet, too steep for vehicles. Seen from a distance, the town looks like a huge pyramid of steps flanked by buildings painted in vivid colors of green, yellow, red and blue. There is little life in the "Town of Stairs" these days, though.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2008 |
Artie Samish never ran for public office, but for decades he was one of the most powerful -- and colorful -- players in California politics. Before California had a full-time Legislature and when special interests could quietly give unlimited amounts of money to elect favored candidates, he was a consummate string-puller, a hired gun working for the highest pay.
June 1, 1986 |
Get on the first and only westbound entrance to Oahu's H-3 Highway and a familiar red and blue interstate highway sign is one of the first things you see. A few hundred yards later is another sign. It reads: "Freeway Ends, 1/2 mile." Cars must exit through an awkward one-lane loop lined with orange pylons. Twenty-six years after it was first proposed, less than two miles of the planned 14-mile freeway have been built. Controversy over it has coincided with much of Hawaii's statehood.
February 5, 1989 |
PHUNG THI LE LY OF KY LA, Vietnam, is now Le Ly Hayslip of Escondido. The one-time teen-age Viet Cong collaborator is now an American citizen living in a ranch-style house, high atop a hill, surrounded by palm trees and the dry, rolling California landscape. She is worlds away from the rice paddies of war-torn Ky La. The memories, however, are never far away.
January 1, 1991 |
George Allen, the steely personification of the victory-obsessed football coach, who motivated underachieving Los Angeles Rams and over-the-hill Washington Redskins teams into perennial powerhouses and came back this year to post one last winning season as coach of the Cal State Long Beach 49ers, died Monday. Allen, a physical fitness buff who never fulfilled his elusive dream of building a national fitness academy, died of natural causes at his Palos Verdes Estates home. He was 72.
September 15, 1991 |
Four-year-old Rhenita Brade doesn't know what an epidemic is, but she's seen measles firsthand. "My friend Samantha, she got those little measles on her face. And then it started itching," she said, rubbing the spot on her arm where she had just been immunized. "I don't want to get no measles." She probably won't, but thousands of other children already have become ill in what federal epidemiologists say is the worst outbreak in nearly two decades.
December 20, 1986 |
This Christmas, 25,000 children of men and women who are in prison will receive gifts from people they have never met, thanks to a growing project sponsored by Prison Fellowship Ministries, a Christian outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Persons wanting to give presents select paper "angels" decorating Project Angel Tree Christmas trees set up in churches and other locations.