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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1998 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kaz Suyeishi will never forget the quiet peace of that cloudless August morning in 1945. The 18-year-old was in the front garden of her Hiroshima home, chatting with a friend, when a gleam of silver in the sky caught her attention. "It looked like an angel," she said. "It was the most beautiful airplane. It looked like heaven and peace." The plane was the Enola Gay, dropping the world's first atomic bomb over the Japanese city. That morning, the B-29 released the weapon known as "Little Boy."
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NEWS
October 12, 1992 | MICHAEL S. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of about 4,000 protesters arrayed along the city's waterfront, supported by boats and kayaks that blocked off entrance to the harbor, prevented the re-enactment of Columbus' landing that was scheduled as part of a quincentennial Columbus Day celebration. Egg-throwing demonstrators also provoked violence along the route of the annual parade through the city's heavily Italian North Beach district.
SPORTS
June 19, 1998 | LINDA WHITMORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a story of how two Bruins became Trojans. Julian Wolf, 73, was a member of the crew team while he attended UCLA. But after he graduated, he enrolled in law school at USC. There, Wolf, along with Bob Hillen, his coach at UCLA, started the Trojan men's crew team in 1948.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years after Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles grappled with the assassination anew Friday, dredging up the emotion and suspicion that continue to haunt the killing and its legacy. In Pasadena, the brother and lawyer of Sirhan Sirhan sought support for their attempts to gain a new hearing for the man convicted of the killing.
WORLD
July 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
China on Thursday marked the 68th anniversary of the start of World War II fighting against Japanese invaders, commemorations that come at a time of tense relations with Tokyo. A senior Communist Party leader, Li Changchun, attended a ceremony at a war memorial near the Marco Polo Bridge southwest of Beijing, where Japanese soldiers attacked Chinese forces on July 7, 1937. A moment of silence was held for the millions of Chinese war dead, and 3,000 gray doves were released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994 | DANA PARSONS
So I'm on vacation last week, watching TV around midnight, when an infomercial came on commemorating this summer's 25th anniversary of Woodstock. (Can there be more compelling proof of our nation's spiritual decline than the fact that "Woodstock" and "infomercial" can now appear in the same sentence?) Maybe I over-invested in the revolution, but it just seemed a bit bourgeois that "operators are now standing by" to help me experience Woodstock all over again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993 | ED BOND
In 1953, when Evelyn Briggs founded the Family Service Agency in Burbank, she had a hard time convincing city officials there was a need for a publicly funded agency to handle domestic problems. Back then, Burbank was a booming suburb with numerous defense-related factories founded during World War II. The city had the image of a vibrant, prosperous part of the Southern California dream.
NEWS
April 3, 1999 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some clock in the soul always reminds them that the anniversary has come again. It was this month in 1965 when the men of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 appeared on the cover and in the pages of Life magazine in a famous, wrenching photo essay that helped awaken the nation to the reality of the Vietnam War. There's the handsome young helicopter crew chief, James Farley, shown with one hand on a jammed machine gun, the other seeming to hover powerlessly over a dying comrade.
NEWS
April 25, 2002 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues is where the cameras will come this week to document the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. This is where the first rocks were thrown, the first injuries were recorded and the first loot was grabbed hours after four police officers accused of beating Rodney G. King were acquitted.
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