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February 7, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After living in Orange County 16 years, enjoying the lifestyle but feeling a strong sense of racial isolation, Xerox executive Betty Arnold, an African American, has found a sense of community. As the new president of the Orange County chapter of the National Conference--formerly called the National Conference of Christians and Jews--Arnold has found people who share her commitment to diversity, if not her culture and color.
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SPORTS
December 10, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
Maybe it was the day her son, Andre Stewart, called back to San Jose and found out that his best friend, a friend so close that Andre still refers to him as a cousin, was locked up in juvenile hall, another victim of the streets, of the trouble with drugs and gangs that Sonja William saw too much of.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in county history, an African American has been selected to head the Orange County Grand Jury. Joseph Gatlin, 67, a longtime Santa Ana resident, will head the most ethnically diverse grand jury in years. The 19-member panel, which will be impaneled in July, is about 40% minority and includes three Latinos and two Asian Americans. Gatlin's selection and the jury's diversity have drawn praise from community groups who have criticized the makeup of this year's all-white jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Prideful Days Black History Month begins today, and its most high- profile event, a history fair and parade, takes place on Saturday. Parade details: * When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fair admission: $2 Information: (714) 440-8943. * Some other events celebrating Black History Month: Black Experience Radio Program When: Saturday, 9 p.m. Where: Station KSRB (88.5 FM) * Community Forum When: Monday, 6 p.m.
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December 24, 1996 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up on the tough streets of the Bronx were not the best years of Richard Borden's life. Despite hardships and run-ins with the law, Borden became a Navy lieutenant through a youth program run by the 100 Black Men organization. The group "didn't give me a handout, they gave me a hand and helped pull me out of my situation," Borden said Monday at a gala held in Irvine to honor those who have supported the group's Orange County chapter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1996
Hate Report The Orange County Human Relations Commission documented 175 hate crimes in 1995. One quarter of the incidents were directed at blacks. Overall,most of the crimes were instances of vandalism or verbal abuse. Blacks: 44 Jews: 36 Asians: 19 Latinos: 17 Lesbians and gays: 12 Multiple victims: 38 Others*: 9 * Includes attacks against three whites, two Arabs and one each Iranian, AmericanIndian, Jehovah's Witness and Christian.
NEWS
February 18, 1994 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County district attorney's office, under attack by minority groups over its investigation into the Christmas Day shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, announced Thursday that it is turning the politically charged case over to a grand jury. The 19-member panel will begin hearing evidence March 2 to decide whether criminal charges should be filed against Deputy Brian J.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1992
After attending one of the Elton John concerts at Dodger Stadium last weekend, I must commend Robert Hilburn on his insightful, poignant and emotional profile of one of the most popular rock performers around ("Elton's Exorcism," Aug. 23). John has been able to overcome the adversity of his personal tragedies and addictions, and he proved during his performance that he has come back stronger than ever. He again showed the energy and vitality that most fans have been longing for for a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
With the month nearly over, the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities has approved a resolution designating February as African-American History Month. The resolution was passed unanimously last week by representatives of each city at the division's monthly meeting at Anaheim Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1993
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People honored individuals and organizations Saturday for their contributions to the black community. At an banquet in Santa Ana, the NCAAP presented African-American Citizens of Distinction awards to the following six individuals and two organizations for their work in such areas as education, religion, youth and social services: * The Rev. James Carrington, who has served as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Yorba Linda.
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