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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's population explosion of the 1980s occurred mainly in the inner cities and in outlying "exurbs," while many suburban cities lost population or barely held their own, according to a state analysis released Thursday. Gov. Pete Wilson's Council on Growth Management, in analyzing the 1990 census, also noted a dramatic shift in the state's racial and ethnic makeup, as immigrants from Asia and Latin America poured into the state.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As recently as two decades ago, mainstream America's perceptions of Asian-Americans were more likely than not a mixed bag of images forged out of "Kung Fu," Don Ho tunes and forays to the local Chinese restaurant. But sparked by the economic rise of the Far East and the influx of Asian immigrants over the last decade, a surprising transformation has occurred that has refocused attention on Asian America--from within and without.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
About 300 Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander educators are gathering for three days in Newport Beach to discuss the changing ethnicity in schools and other issues. The conference, which kicked off Thursday night with a reception honoring Latino elected officials from Orange County, will conclude Sunday morning.
NEWS
September 19, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recognizing that cultural and language barriers are keeping many Asian residents from reporting crimes, the state Legislature has endorsed a novel plan to create a statewide toll-free hot line that will allow Asian callers to report crimes in their native languages. Activists in the Asian community say Asians fail to turn to police for help for a number of reasons, ranging from a mistrust of authorities bred in their native land to a desire to keep misfortunes private.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
The setting smacked of bureaucracy and the Establishment: To the right of the Monterey Park City Hall lobby sat the Police Department complaint desk. Scattered about the ground-floor lobby were offices of planners, building inspectors and other government enforcers.
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California is the nation's most racially diverse state, with a greater percentage of Asian and Latino residents than any other state and the second-highest number of blacks and American Indians of any state, census figures show. According to data compiled from the 1990 census and released this week, the 29.8 million people living in California listed themselves as 69% white, 9.6% Asian, 7.4% black, 0.8% native American and 13.2% "other." The state's 2.
NEWS
May 11, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anglos and Asians in California more commonly own their homes, while Latinos and blacks usually rent, according to preliminary data from the 1990 census. For people of any race or ethnicity, home ownership has become an elusive goal for a majority of California's baby boomers. They were age 25 to 44 when the census was conducted, and in that group only 45% who are the head of a household own their home.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stooped over her vegetable patch, face tucked against the wet wind, the old woman spares no glance for the low-flying B-52. She has lived with the roar of American bombers a long time, in the Laos highlands and now in San Joaquin Valley almond country. Her patch of bok choy and onions grows on the edge of Merced, under the flight path of Castle Air Force Base. The long skirt, head scarf and shawl identify her as one of the peasants who is changing cowboy land .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1991 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The growing ethnic diversity of California society, as reflected in newly released 1990 census numbers, is now visible in suburbs and small towns, agricultural counties and desert subdivisions--almost everywhere, except in the corridors of power.
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