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September 20, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even for detectives hardened by the trivialities that can lead to street violence, these crimes defied reason. In an effort to become the most feared Asian gang in Los Angeles, a group of young men are alleged to have engaged in a spate of violence--shooting and wounding strangers, conducting running gun battles on freeways and staging a deadly ambush against a rival gang. "They did it just for fun," Los Angeles Police Det. Larry Dolley said. "They called it summer madness."
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September 21, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to become the most feared Asian gang in Los Angeles, a group of young men are alleged to have engaged in a spate of violence--shooting and wounding strangers, conducting running gun battles on freeways and staging a deadly ambush against a rival gang. Even for detectives hardened by the trivialities that can lead to street violence, these crimes defied reason. "They did it just for fun," Los Angeles Police Det. Larry Dolley said. "They called it summer madness."
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NEWS
January 21, 1989 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Councilman Michael Woo and California Highway Patrol officials announced a new program Friday to improve the driving habits of Asian immigrant motorists forced to contend with unfamiliar laws, signs and traffic conditions on Los Angeles County roadways. "As our population grows, it's important to reach out to our many drivers, among them immigrants from Asia who don't fully understand our driving system," Woo said during a City Hall press conference.
NEWS
September 20, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even for detectives hardened by the trivialities that can lead to street violence, these crimes defied reason. In an effort to become the most feared Asian gang in Los Angeles, a group of young men are alleged to have engaged in a spate of violence--shooting and wounding strangers, conducting running gun battles on freeways and staging a deadly ambush against a rival gang. "They did it just for fun," Los Angeles Police Det. Larry Dolley said. "They called it summer madness."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UCLA council will investigate student complaints against an engineering lecturer who asked his Asian students to submit a photo with their final project because he had difficulty matching Asian names and faces. The chairman of the mechanical aerospace nuclear engineering program also has come under fire for waiting more than two months to respond to student complaints about the incident.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1989 | JAN BRESLAUER
Dance among the various Asian communities of Los Angeles is characterized by its arch-American efforts to preserve old country traditions in the context of the new land. The majority of individual artists and groups rely on school or studio affiliations, both out of financial necessity and the determination to pass on the traditional forms to new generations.
NEWS
February 1, 1997 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities will begin mailing notices Monday to about 1 million elderly and disabled legal immigrants who now receive Supplemental Security Income, informing them their monthly benefit checks will be terminated this summer if they have not attained U.S. citizenship or do not otherwise qualify under special exemptions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996
About 30 community activists, ministers and residents gathered outside a Vermont Avenue wig and hat shop in South-Central Los Angeles Tuesday and announced that they will call for a boycott of the store if the owners do not apologize for allegedly refusing to wait on a black man. The Rev. Lee May, a pastor at the First AME Church in Pasadena, said at the gathering that on Jan. 20 he walked into Accessory House in South-Central to buy his wife a hat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic Little Tokyo church have signed a lease, with remodeling of the building scheduled to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and the East West Players, one of the leading Asian American theater companies in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1994
The Los Angeles Public Library, which owns one of the nation's largest popular collections of Asian language books and materials, has introduced catalogue cards in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The cards are used at seven branches that serve a large part of the city's burgeoning Asian population. The branches are in the Koreatown area, Granada Hills, Northridge, Chinatown and Little Tokyo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented action, Asian American leaders from throughout Southern California held a "voter registration summit" Saturday in a concerted effort to establish an Asian equivalent of a Latino voter registration group. Organizers said the decision to start the Asian American Voter Registration Coalition of Southern California was spurred by the campaign fund-raising controversy that has occupied center stage in national politics and the front pages of major newspapers for more than a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gathering on a breezy afternoon overlooking a sprawling bed of pink lotus flowers adrift on Echo Park Lake, thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate the 20th annual Lotus Festival. The event, promoted as a cultural exchange between Asian and Pacific Islander communities, took its name from the flowers, which in some Asian cultures symbolize growth, purity and rebirth.
NEWS
February 1, 1997 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities will begin mailing notices Monday to about 1 million elderly and disabled legal immigrants who now receive Supplemental Security Income, informing them their monthly benefit checks will be terminated this summer if they have not attained U.S. citizenship or do not otherwise qualify under special exemptions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1996
Each fall, a sprawling bed of lotus plants in Echo Park Lake is cut down to below the surface of the water. "The water is really yucky and mucky and disgusting and gross," said Maile Marquand, "but in the spring, up come these beautiful green leaves and in June, July and August you get absolutely beautiful lotus flowers." In celebration of the blooming of the elegant flowers, Marquand is coordinating a free festival this weekend in Echo Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996
About 30 community activists, ministers and residents gathered outside a Vermont Avenue wig and hat shop in South-Central Los Angeles Tuesday and announced that they will call for a boycott of the store if the owners do not apologize for allegedly refusing to wait on a black man. The Rev. Lee May, a pastor at the First AME Church in Pasadena, said at the gathering that on Jan. 20 he walked into Accessory House in South-Central to buy his wife a hat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic Little Tokyo church have signed a lease, with remodeling of the building scheduled to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and the East West Players, one of the leading Asian American theater companies in the country.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
The Times Poll, conducted Oct. 9-14, interviewed 731 Anglos, 261 blacks, 226 Latinos and 110 Asians. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Because of sampling limitations, some earlier polls--used here to identify trends--did not include Asians.* According to the survey results, people have become less satisfied with the quality of their lives in the six months since the riots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gathering on a breezy afternoon overlooking a sprawling bed of pink lotus flowers adrift on Echo Park Lake, thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate the 20th annual Lotus Festival. The event, promoted as a cultural exchange between Asian and Pacific Islander communities, took its name from the flowers, which in some Asian cultures symbolize growth, purity and rebirth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1995 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amenities, amenities. The sales people selling some of the county's newest suburban tract homes are happy to point them out. * The low cabinet in the foyer. The number "8" appearing twice in the address. Check out the huge bin by the kitchen sink. And the staircase that makes a last-minute curve away from the front door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something thwacky is going on at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra. The shuttlecock is muscling out the pigskin. Thanks to an infusion of Asian immigrant students and the dedication of an ex-football coach, Keppel has been the top high school badminton team in America for the last five years with a 97-game winning streak. The suburban high school, where two-thirds of the student body is of Asian descent, has become an international magnet for players.
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