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June 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater told the nation's mayors today his party is "not opposed to spending more money on the cities" and will actively recruit blacks as mayoral candidates. Atwater said Republicans hope to establish "a political beachhead" in the cities by winning the New York mayoral race this year. Atwater, at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, steered clear of the Bush Administration's differences with Republican and Democratic mayors on guns and taxes but said the President would be responsive to cities.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
Pyromaniacs, at ease: No firefighters actually appear in Tommy Smith's new play “Firemen,” in a world premiere by the formerly nomadic Echo Theater Company in its new home, Atwater Village Theatre. There are a few references to an offstage character said to be a fireman, but otherwise the flames in this black comedy are all metaphorical. Playwright Smith, evidently a provocateur, makes a counterintuitive attempt to frame a grown woman's exploitative affair with a middle-school student as a tender love story.
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NEWS
June 9, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
President Bush said Thursday that Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater "looked me right in the eye" and said that he did not know about the preparation of a memo by a high GOP official that attacked Speaker Thomas S. Foley by innuendo. "And so, I accept that," the President said. Bush's comments on the Foley attack, made in the President's nationally televised press conference, were intended to blunt demands by some Democrats for Atwater's resignation because of the incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Los Angeles police searched Friday for the drivers of two vehicles that struck a man in what they called a "gruesome" fatal hit-and-run near Atwater Village. A man crossing Riverside Drive just south of Fletcher Drive about 10 p.m. Thursday was hit by two vehicles traveling south on Riverside, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Police believe the man was lying on the street after being struck by the first vehicle when the second hit him and dragged his body a short distance, officials said.
NEWS
July 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater named veteran GOP political consultant Charles Black to serve as his "designated spokesman" while Atwater continues his struggle against a brain tumor. It was the first official recognition by party officials of a problem that many Republicans have discussed privately--that the GOP has been handicapped by Atwater's prolonged absence.
NEWS
June 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republicans today commended GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater for his aggressive leadership and said he had been subjected to "unremitting attacks" from Democrats. Members of the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution commending Atwater's leadership. In debate on the resolution, Jack London, the GOP national committeeman from Arizona, praised what he called Atwater's courage and asked, "Why do you think the Democrats want to get rid of him?" 'Promote This Party' Atwater pledged that "every ounce of energy I have is going to be dedicated to doing the best job I can to promote this party."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1989
Political chickens don't always come home to roost, but Atwater and Bush are hosts to at least a small pullet, as moral consequences are measured these days, in the election of Duke to the Louisiana legislature. It was Atwater who invoked the atavistic fear of blacks in the white voters of this country, which was crucial in winning the presidency for George Bush, by making Willie Horton the nightmare issue he became. Was it a certain sense of guilt that made him and Bush (and Ronald Reagan, too)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
From the wonderful people who based a presidential campaign on Willie Horton, we now have the snide, sneaky tactic of smearing Foley with a homosexual brush because he's a "liberal" (gasp!), just like admitted homosexual Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts. The underling in the Republican National Committee who dreamed up the dread memo (all by himself in the dead of night, of course) was fired by Atwater. Terrific! President Bush expressed disgust. Bravo! Now that we've reached the nadir of dirty politics, let's face it, folks--Atwater is Bush's boy and the President should fire him. LORRAINE SCHULBERG Beverly Hills
NEWS
April 23, 1989
Howard University President James E. Cheek announced that he will retire after 20 years as leader of the nation's most prominent black college, the Washington Post reported. Cheek, 56, who according to sources is being considered for the post of U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, said his resignation would be effective June 30. During the Cheek era, he and a small group of advisers directed a large-scale expansion of the Washington university, almost doubling its physical size and quadrupling the faculty.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
It is, to say the least, an audacious thought. Imagine, the Republican Party as the party of blacks and Latinos. Too much to swallow? Well, how about Republicans as the party of a growing fraction of up-and-coming, entrepreneurial, baby-boomer minorities--blacks, Latinos and Asians--perhaps just enough to shut the door on Democratic hopes of occupying the White House again this century? "This for the long run and winning those elections we've got right now are my top priorities," said GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater, President Bush's top political operative.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Ten neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Chatsworth (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 0.6 over the last three months. Atwater Village (K) topped the list of two neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 12 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 4.5 over the last three months.
HEALTH
December 13, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Lush smells, comfy semi-dark rooms and a sense of self-indulgence make a spa treatment appealing. But here are three treatments that aim to do more than merely pamper. Hot oil and needles If acupuncture seems more doctor's office than salon, perhaps it might sound more appealing if combined with a hot oil treatment. That's what you get under the care of Elisa Angelone at the Exhale spa in Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel. I have had acupuncture treatments for headaches and other issues in various settings, including sitting on a doctor's stool in a brightly lighted office.
NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Claudio Blotta and his wife Adria Tennor of barbrix restaurant and wine bar and Cooks County plan to open a new restaurant in Atwater Village this spring. The site is the former Acapulco on Glendale Boulevard. “We don't have a name yet. The project is that new,” says Blotta. “It will be Italian and we'll have a wood-burning oven for pizza, a wood-burning grill - and a full bar. I'm excited about that. I love a Negroni.” Architect Osvaldo Maiozzi (Rivera, Petty Cash, Republique, etc.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Tuesday identified a driver killed in an Atwater Village car crash as Alejandro Rong, 22, of Los Angeles. Rong died early Sunday after allegedly running a red light and crashing into a pickup truck, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner's office. He was driving a 1991 Acura Integra on Glendale Boulevard at Revere Street at 6:49 a.m. when his car collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck, said Sgt. Kevin Custard of the Los Angeles Police Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Roost: Because you like drinking with your grandpa - or just that guy at the end of the bar who looks like him. A dyed-in-the-wool dive in Atwater Village, the Roost is the kind of place you go to get lost. It's dark inside, day and night, with the sole illumination coming from a series of hanging lights equipped with dim red bulbs that make the place feel comfortingly womb-like. Worn, red booths line the walls, and the tables are topped with faux-wood Formica that is peeling up at the corners.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By John Verive
There's a new local brew that's made for Summer fun: Golden Road Brewing's Cabrillo Kolsch is now available in cans, and the Atwater Village brewery is celebrating with a no-cover, all-ages concert at the Roxy on Tuesday, June 4th. Kolsch beers are known for being light and crisp with a subtle fruitiness from the cool fermentation. They are a delicate style that is approachable, easy drinking, and perfect to help you cool-off during the warm summer days. Jesse Houck -- the new brewmaster at Golden Road -- is known for his dry, hoppy beers.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
A Republican Party official, accused of attempting to smear House Speaker Thomas S. Foley by innuendo in a widely circulated memo, resigned Wednesday amid a bipartisan backlash and President Bush's description of the document as "disgusting." Mark W. Goodin, director of communications for the Republican National Committee, admitted using "extraordinarily bad judgment" but said he acted without the knowledge or approval of his boss, GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater. But Ron Brown, head of the Democratic National Committee, called on the President to demand Atwater's resignation on grounds that a single staff aide could not take the entire blame for a Republican Party "up to its knees in sewer-style politics."
NEWS
February 24, 1987
A jury "could reasonably conclude" that the police baton blow to the head that killed an Atwater area man was accidental, the district attorney's office said in closing its file on the case. William Roy Retana, 26, died after he was struck Oct. 19, 1985, by Los Angeles Police Officer Vincent C. Rodriguez, 24, who had gone to the 3900 block of Glenfeliz Boulevard to assist another officer after Retana reportedly tried to force his way into a neighbor's house while drunk.
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