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May 10, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
* Special Olympics California's Snow Valley Easter carnival and ski race March 31 raised $8,000 for the California Special Olympics Winter Games. The event was emceed by Maclovio Perez of KCBS. * Women's Clinic netted $3,000 at its first wine and cheese fund-raiser at the clinic on Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills on April 22. Opened in 1972 to serve female patients' medical and counseling needs, the clinic expanded its services to men in 1982.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of a city panel on Wednesday called for reform of the way the Los Angeles convention bureau books major events and pays bonuses to its sales staff and executives. The changes were proposed by members of the city Convention Center Commission as City Controller Laura Chick announced she is auditing the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau.
SPORTS
October 21, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Venus Williams won her 34th consecutive tennis match, beating unseeded Yelena Likhovtseva of Russia, 6-3, 6-2, Friday in the quarterfinals of the Generali women's tournament at Linz, Austria. Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport also advanced in the $535,000 event after hometown favorite Barbara Schett was forced to withdraw because of a sprained toe. She was trailing, 6-2, 4-1, when she withdrew. Fifth-seeded Chanda Rubin advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Henrieta Nagyova of Slovakia.
NEWS
September 18, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas, leading pleas by leaders of the legal profession for action on the drug problem, called Sunday for more courts and judges to handle a soaring increase in drug-related cases that threatens to clog the California judicial system. Lucas, appearing at the annual meeting of the State Bar of California, called President Bush's drug program "laudable," but noted that efforts to arrest more drug dealers inevitably would lead to greater reliance on the courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The city of Los Angeles was ordered Thursday to pay owners of Yellow Cab, once the city's largest taxicab company, $4.5 million for refusing to allow it to operate unless it settled a strike called by Teamsters union drivers in 1981. The labyrinthine case, one of the longest in Los Angeles history, began when the Teamsters prevailed on the Los Angeles City Council not to renew a franchise with the company's corporate parent, Golden State Transit Corp.
SPORTS
October 21, 2002 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Somewhere on the Mediterranean island of Corsica this morning, Greg Vanney will be smiling. Perhaps he will even put in a call to Paul Caligiuri. Somewhere near Acapulco, Mexico, this afternoon, Jorge Campos will grin for no apparent reason. Perhaps he will even send Cobi Jones an e-mail. Somewhere in Denver today, Robin Fraser will nod knowingly to himself and, not for the first time, will mumble "finally." Perhaps he will even call Dan Calichman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Former Iranian hostage Jerry Plotkin settled his libel lawsuit Tuesday against the former owners of the Los Angeles Daily News, ending a case that triggered national debate on journalism ethics and touched on several of the major free press legal issues of the decade. Plotkin filed the lawsuit after the newspaper printed a story stating that Plotkin had been under investigation for drug trafficking. The Van Nuys Publishing Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1986 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
A Sherman Oaks insurance adjuster, who was the only private citizen among 52 Americans held hostage by Iranian militants from 1979 to 1981, is still a private citizen, not a public figure, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling makes it easier for Jerry Plotkin, 57, to pursue his $60-million damage suit against a San Fernando Valley newspaper that he says libeled him in a story published the day after release of the hostages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Geoffrey Martinez wasn't too upset that his "banana kick"--a trick shot on goal that must be angled around a wall of defenders--missed its mark. The 10-year-old had a lot of company. Geoffrey was one of 2,000 youths Thursday getting their kicks at SoccerFest, a giant soccer theme park, and many of his peers watched their shots bounce off the simulated defenders. Geoffrey was undeterred.
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