CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996
Local black-owned banks are urging African Americans throughout Los Angeles to participate in "Change Bank Day," scheduled for this Saturday. Carlton Jenkins, president of the Founders National Bank, said he and other bank officials are urging African Americans to switch their accounts to one of five black-owned banks or credit unions "to become more fully engaged in recycling their dollars in the spirit of the 'Million Man March.'
January 8, 1995
Gladys Owens Smith, 99, the great-granddaughter of Biddy Mason, a woman who was one of the first African Americans to own land in Los Angeles. Mrs. Smith was born to affluence based on her ancestors' ownership of Downtown real estate. But the wealth diminished as family members died, and Mrs. Smith worked for 50 years at various jobs, including millinery and floral designing and testing food recipes for the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
February 25, 1986 |
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.
June 5, 2005 |
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
October 28, 2009 |
Asian Americans in Los Angeles County turned out in record numbers for the 2008 general election thanks to a mobilization campaign targeting the fast-growing but underrepresented community, according to a new survey released Tuesday. Turnout for Asian American voters soared 39%, up from about 211,000 in 2000 to 293,000 in last year's presidential election, according to the survey by the Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Among the key findings of the report, 63% of Asian American voters supported Barack Obama for president and 90% expressed support for universal healthcare.
November 28, 1993 |
Scholars and activists from the city's ethnic communities spoke on their perspectives last weekend at a symposium designed to identify obstacles to multiethnic coalition-building and prospects for cooperation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 |
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.
October 5, 2011 |
An ambitious downtown center created to celebrate the role of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles culture and history opened with great fanfare six months ago, fueled by more than $36 million in public funds and boasting a prominent board of directors. Today the center, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, is staggering. Its chief executive was let go in August, and he's accused of mismanagement. Attendance has been sparse. The private foundation set up to run it hasn't raised much money.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
March 27, 2010 |
By restoring some 1920s bungalow courts slated for demolition, the Hollywood Community Housing Corp. created homes for low-income people with special needs. Now that work is being recognized with a Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. The Hollywood Bungalow Courts project is one of eight that the conservancy recognized. One other residential project, the Rudolph Schindler Bubeshko Apartments in Silver Lake, also was honored. In Hollywood, three bungalow courts on Serrano Avenue were to be replaced with condominiums, but the Community Redevelopment Agency stepped in, and they were spared, along with a bungalow court on Kingsley Drive.