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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.
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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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2003 | Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writer
When Elsa Rafikova arrived in California eight years ago from Uzbekistan in Central Asia, her desire to meet "real" Koreans led her to Koreatown. But when Koreans tried to communicate with her, Rafikova felt embarrassed. An ethnic Korean and the second generation in her family born in the former Soviet Union, Rafikova could not speak Korean. Her mother tongue is Russian. "Because my face and skin look Korean, they automatically thought I was Korean," said Rafikova, 58, whose maiden name is Choi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bert Corona, a sometimes fiery labor organizer, community activist and educator who championed the rights of undocumented workers, Mexicans and other Latinos in the United States for more than seven decades, has died from complications of kidney failure. He was 82. Corona died Monday night at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hollywood, where he was transferred after being stricken Dec.
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
December 16, 2010 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Lakers star Kobe Bryant's two-year endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines has sparked protest among Armenian Americans in Los Angeles and nationwide, some threatening to boycott the basketball player unless he backs out of the contract. In a statement announcing the deal, Turkish Airlines described Bryant as a "global brand ambassador. " The airline is seeking to publicize the start of nonstop flights in March between Istanbul and Los Angeles with the basketball star appearing in a blitz of TV, billboard, print and online ads early next year.
NEWS
February 20, 1985 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Gung hay fat choy! The Chinese new year begins today, celebrated by many of the estimated 100,000 Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles County. As the year 4683, year of the ox in the Chinese lunar calendar, begins, several traditions are followed to clear out the bad luck of the old year and make way for the good luck of the new. Debts are paid, houses are swept clean and special foods prepared. Firecrackers are lighted to ward off evil spirits.
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