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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1992
Two grand marshals--a descendant of Christopher Columbus and an American Indian--lead Tournament of Roses Parade . . . White supremacist Tom Metzger begins six-month jail term for unlawful assembly in connection with a cross-burning . . . Authorities uncover scheme to kill Police Commission President Stanley K. Sheinbaum . . . Snowstorms in mountains strand thousands . . . First captive-bred California condors freed in the wild . . .
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BUSINESS
January 3, 1993 | DAVID W. MYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Southern California real estate market, 1992 wasn't just a year to forget. Repression doesn't seem strong enough to expunge its awfulness. But like so many bad dreams, this one will probably recur. In 1993, for example. "There's still an oversupply of homes for sale in most areas and a lot of people are still worried about their jobs," said Frederick Cannon, chief economist for Bank of America. "Nervous people just don't buy homes."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
1. "Mi Vida Loca," Chris Gaffney (Hightone). Honky-tonk laments, danceable Tex-Mex, witty instrumentals and pumping rock anthems. A funny, poignant, uncategorizable and brilliantly played roots-rock album that, taken with the equally grand 1990 effort, "Chris Gaffney & the Cold Hard Facts," establishes this unassuming Costa Mesa musician as one of this country's (not to mention this county's) most unjustly overlooked achievers. 2. "Fuzzy Little Piece of the World," Pontiac Brothers (Frontier).
NEWS
April 16, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City dwellers, who already have had to cope with rationing, may face even greater hardship if the drought continues next year because of contracts stipulating that farms and cities will have to share the conservation burden equally. Until now, the hardship of California's tenacious five-year drought has been eased somewhat for urban customers because contracts require agriculture to take the first and most severe cuts in water deliveries when there is a shortage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
The top religion story of 1992 as assessed by religion reporters was the November victory of two Southern Baptists, President-elect Bill Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore Jr. Their victory, after a campaign that dealt partly with family values, was the first time both posts went to members of the Southern Baptist denomination. However, Clinton and Gore differed with its stands condemning abortion and homosexual behavior. Also linked to the No.
NEWS
December 31, 1992 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE
Santa Fe, N.M., sculptor Glenna Goodacre (View, April 29) is right on schedule with the seven-foot bronze she is producing for the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington. She's about a third of the way through the process of molding clay onto a steel framework. Goodacre's figurative design includes an Army nurse sitting on sandbags, cradling a wounded GI in her lap. A second woman stands nearby, scanning the sky for a medevac helicopter; a third woman kneels, a helmet in her hand.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New-home sales in Orange County--a key indicator of the county's economic health--fell about 17% this year from 1991's total to make the year the worst for the home-building industry since 1989, a prominent real estate consulting firm reported Tuesday. Figures released by Meyers Group, a regional real estate consultant, show that through Dec. 15 a total of 5,983 new home and condominium sales contracts were reported by builders in Orange County, down 17.
BUSINESS
January 1, 1992 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The overriding consideration in most thinking about the economy and markets in 1992 is that it's a presidential election year. Indeed, the stock market lately has been playing Hail to the Chief almost every day, pinning its hopes on the President's supposedly magical powers to command the economy. But a triumphal march is premature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993
The number of reported crimes by precinct from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County jazz fans are fortunate. The opportunities to hear and see a diverse range of what's nowadays considered jazz--performances ranging from sizzling, beat-heavy fusion sessions to foot-stomping Dixieland revivals--overshadow those of other West Coast metropolitan areas, places that claim to be jazz hot spots (take that , San Francisco, Portland and Seattle). Let's take a minute and count those blessings.
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