Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsAmericans Los Angeles
IN THE NEWS

Americans Los Angeles

NEWS
February 25, 1986 | BOB BAKER and PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writers
Like their countrymen half a world away, many Filipino-Americans in Los Angeles rejoiced today at the news that Ferdinand E. Marcos had resigned his presidency during the night and was at a U.S. air base, poised to leave the island nation he had ruled, sometimes harshly, for 20 years.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Frederick Murph of Brookins Community AME Church on Wednesday became the second African American leader in as many days to say he will consider supporting secession by the San Fernando Valley, harbor area and Hollywood. Murph, who has criticized Mayor James K. Hahn for his failure to support Police Chief Bernard C. Parks for a second term, said he was forming an exploratory committee to present information about the secession movements to African Americans throughout the city.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2005 Sidney Hillman Awards in New York, honoring print and broadcast journalists and authors who investigate issues related to social justice and progressive public policy. This year's award winners are Jason DeParle for his book "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare"; Sarah Karp for the article "Our Next Generation" in the Chicago Reporter; Peter G.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2012 | By Michael Woo
The Chinatown War Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871 Scott Zesch Oxford University Press: 272 pp., $29.95 You know about the 1965 Watts riots (34 deaths) and the 1992 Los Angeles riots (53 deaths). But you probably know less about the shocking violence that stained the mean streets near the current locations of Union Station, Olvera Street and the Civic Center on the night of Oct. 24, 1871. Los Angeles had few pretensions in those days. In the early 1870s, California's new wealth generated by the Gold Rush, the growth of agriculture and the expansion of transcontinental railroads and trans-Pacific shipping made San Francisco the dominant urban center of the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons and Doug Smith
When Henry Hearns moved to Lancaster in the 1960s, the city's reputation for racism compelled him to go door to door, warning neighbors that he was black. "I wanted them to know I love my wife, I love my children and I don't want any problem," he said. But the prejudice he anticipated faded as the years passed, he said. Hearns, a pastor, was even, for a time, the city's only black mayor. His experience points to a little-known distinction of this high desert city: Lancaster, population 157,000, leads Los Angeles County in black-white integration.
OPINION
May 12, 1996
I was disappointed by "Riots' Effects Are Still Smoldering in Koreatown" (April 29). The article's overemphasis on the generation gap among Korean Americans suggested that the main reason first-generation merchants did not recover was due to miscommunication with the "1.5" and second generations. Hundreds of younger Korean Americans began working for their communities as a direct result of the civil unrest. We need to recognize their contributions and encourage their involvement. And to truly understand the problems of the first-generation Korean American merchant, we must dig wider and deeper, for the problems persist and the solutions lie far outside this population.
NEWS
October 29, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lillian Baker, a controversial conservative author and lecturer who maintained that Japanese Americans were not incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II, has died. She was 75. Baker died Oct. 21 at her home in Gardena, said a spokesman for the Americans for Historical Accuracy, which Baker founded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shots were fired into the homes of two Hawaiian Gardens families this week, less than two months after one of the houses was firebombed in an apparent racial attack. Both families, tired of threats, taunts and racial graffiti, plan to move away, they said. No one was injured in the shootings. But to the two African-American families, it was a clear message. They are not wanted in this mostly Latino city, said Joyce Dennis, one of the victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
For thousands of years, Gabrielino Indians say, they have lived in the Los Angeles Basin. They survived the Spanish missions, Mexican settlers and white developers. Now, a tribe that nearly disappeared is mired in a legal battle over who has the right to control its destiny -- and what role gambling might play in its future.
NEWS
February 7, 2001 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1985, more than a century after the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in California, the City Council of Monterey Park considered the adoption of a law that would require all public signs to be in English. Ironically, Asian Americans constituted a majority of the population, but a few irate citizens were apparently annoyed at the sight of Chinese characters on the signage that decorates the city streets.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|