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July 7, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY
Six members of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression protested Friday the death of Duane Johnson, a psychiatric patient with heart disease who died in February after being shocked with stun guns by Ventura police officers while tethered to a hospital gurney.
August 14, 1997
An open house will be held today to celebrate the Teen Reading Mentors, a program that uses teenagers to teach young children how to read through the use of phonics. "I really enjoy doing this and giving something back to the community," said mentor Angela Davis, 18, who will attend Cal State Northridge. "The kids listen to you and look up to you as a role model. It makes me feel good that I'm helping them out. Every day I go home, and I feel so proud of the them."
December 23, 1990
I am appalled by the excerpts I've read from "American Psycho" and hope no one reads it. However, as a bookseller and a supporter of NOW, I cannot condone a blanket boycott of Random House. Does NOW really wish to imply that all Random House's publications are tainted by a single book? Vintage (a Random House imprint) publishes authors like Angela Davis, Antonia Fraser, Maxine Hong Kingston and Kazuo Ishiguro. Under other imprints, Random House publishes thousands of books.
March 3, 1998
A Sierra Madre man who collected nearly $500,000 from firms that owed money to a bankrupt fish company has pleaded guilty to eight bankruptcy fraud counts, a federal prosecutor said. Michael Knighton, 33, also pleaded guilty to one felony count of using a false Social Security number to open a bank account in San Diego, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Angela Davis.
June 14, 2008 | Jeff Weiss, Special to The Times
Roughly three quarters of the way through her triumphant two-hour set Thursday night at the Greek Theatre, Erykah Badu paused to explain the meaning of the word "vortex" to the capacity crowd. According to Badu, a vortex is a "swirling cloud of energy that sucks everything into its orbit." Further explaining the nomenclature behind "The Vortex Tour," her two-month jag across the United States, Badu declared that there are five natural vortices on the Earth and "whenever this tour isn't near one, we're going to create one of our own using the energy of the audience."
April 22, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A Castaic man was convicted of two counts of fraud Wednesday for failing to disclose assets--including a Cessna 310 airplane--in a bankruptcy petition, the U.S. attorney's office said. The federal jury found that Faramarz Taghilou, 39, claimed he had only $11,100 in assets--neglecting to disclose ownership of the plane, which was insured for $120,000, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Angela J. Davis. Taghilou now faces a maximum 10 years in federal prison and fines up to $500,000.
It was an Internet fraud scheme that in just seven months cost telephone and Internet service providers throughout the country more than $9 million, prosecutors say. But Monday a judge ordered a Riverside businessman to pay it all back. Gregory D. Evans, 33, will also serve two years in federal prison on charges of federal conspiracy and wire fraud. "This was a very serious case," said Assistant U.S. Atty.
Sheldon Otis, a criminal defense lawyer who waged courtroom battles for some of the 1970s' most prominent radicals, including Angela Davis and Huey Newton, died of congestive heart failure March 1 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was 69. He was the lead defense attorney for Steven Soliah, an associate of the Symbionese Liberation Army who was acquitted in 1976 at trial over a Carmichael, Calif., bank robbery that left a woman dead.
November 23, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture. "The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years later. "Boys gawked at me, and girls tittered behind my back. Black teachers shook their heads in pity, and White teachers stared in amusement or in wonder. " Books became her precious refuge but were hard to come by because the libraries, she noted, "discouraged Negro readers.
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