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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.
June 9, 1999
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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.
April 4, 2012 | By Mary Rourke and Valerie J. Nelson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96. Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols of the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, said her eldest son, Francisco. Her imposing blend of art and social consciousness mirrored that of German painter Max Beckmann, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and other artists of the mid-20th century who used art to critique power structures.
February 28, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
So lionized in Europe that France put him on a postage stamp but almost unknown in this country except to left- and right-wing zealots who either esteem or excoriate him, Mumia Abu-Jamal would be the perfect subject for an investigative documentary that explored his life and thought with a calm and even hand. "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" is not that film. Instead, filmmaker Stephen Vittoria has presented Abu-Jamal as a revered revolutionary who is in it for the long haul, someone whose extraordinary qualities are so much a given that he becomes an object of awe and wonder.
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.
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.
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.
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