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October 12, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis. By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the city alone would be destroyed, exposing thousands to injury or death. A cross-section of the city lives and works in them: seamstresses in downtown factories, white-collar workers in Ventura Boulevard high-rises and condo dwellers on Millionaires' Mile in Westwood.
March 17, 1994
If you think you might want to attend a different high school next fall, now is the time to act. Under a new state law, students can attend a school other than their neighborhood school. The open-enrollment policy stipulates that transfer students be selected on a random, or lottery-type, basis. Most districts have put together brochures or flyers to explain the new policy.
June 13, 1997
Some colleges and universities have made their athletic programs for men and women roughly equal without a lot of fuss. Many have not. Cal State Northridge, firmly in the second group, this week axed four men's sports--the school's respected baseball program, volleyball, soccer and swimming. Many will no doubt blame the laws that mandate equal participation opportunities for men and women, such as the landmark Title IX.
November 30, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
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.
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.
December 25, 2005 | Eva Vergara, Associated Press Writer
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.
February 25, 1988 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
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.
February 3, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
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.
Sheldon Otis, a criminal defense lawyer who waged courtroom battles for some of the 1970s' most prominent radicals, including Angela Davis and Huey Newton, died of congestive heart failure March 1 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was 69. He was the lead defense attorney for Steven Soliah, an associate of the Symbionese Liberation Army who was acquitted in 1976 at trial over a Carmichael, Calif., bank robbery that left a woman dead.
February 5, 1989 | KAREN EVANS, Karen Evans is a San Francisco writer.
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.
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