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October 1, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A videotape played Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom showed that Latasha Harlins had turned away from a scuffle with a Korean grocer when the black teen-ager was shot in the back of the head. "This is not television. This is not the movies. This is real life," Deputy District Attorney Roxane Carvajal had warned the jury. "You will see Latasha being killed. She will die in front of your eyes."
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SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
What did it mean? The half-page ad--echoing the tone of loyalty oaths that cowardly television networks made their employees sign during the "Red-scare" frenzy in the decade following World War II--appeared in several hundred newspapers Nov. 4-5. Out of the blue. No explanation. This was the title: "An Open Letter to the American People." This was the text: "Burger King wishes to go on record as supporting traditional American values on television, especially the importance of the family.
NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Is this the end of designer dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and charity fashion shows at the Beverly Hills Hotel?  If high-profile members of the fashion community have their way, maybe. Several vocal personalities, including Decades boutique co-owner Cameron Silver and designers Brian Atwood and Peter Som have taken to social media to call for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel and a host of other high-end Dorchester Collection properties around the globe with ties to the sultanate of Brunei.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1997
Berkeley justifies its silly use of multiple boycotts based upon its "success" in helping to end apartheid in South Africa (July 22). I've got some news for the Berkeley City Council. As an L.A. native who lived in Johannesburg during those boycott years, I can say that U.S. economic sanctions did little if anything to contribute to the fall of apartheid. If anything the boycotts made South Africa more self-sufficient. When U.S. corporations divested, they simply sold out--at fire-sale prices--to rich South Africans who kept the businesses running.
SPORTS
June 7, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Matt Birk stands by his convictions. The retired, six-time Pro Bowl center opted not to visit the White House this week with his Baltimore Ravens teammates because he disagrees with President Obama's stance on abortion. The Ravens visited the White House on Wednesday, in keeping with the tradition of Super Bowl champions. Birk, a Harvard graduate and winner of the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2012, is a devout Catholic and father of six. He was particularly angered by what Obama said at the end of a speech at a Planned Parenthood conference in April: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2009 | Matea Gold
Fox News host Glenn Beck used his popular show Monday to attack the background of Van Jones, a White House environmental advisor and co-founder of an African American political advocacy group that organized an advertising boycott of his program. Beck did not address the boycott spearheaded by Color of Change to protest the talk show host's remark last month that he believes President Obama is "a racist." Instead, he spent a large share of his program suggesting that Jones, who co-founded Color of Change in 2005, is a radical.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1997
Regarding Disneyland's sagging attendance figures (July 18): We're as mad as hell and were not going to pay it anymore! MITCH ROBINS Irvine Surely the boycott of Disney by church groups wasn't a factor. Or could it be? And Disney won't admit it? BILL SIMMONS Dove Canyon Disneyland is presently being boycotted by several groups based on Disney's new family values, which include dirty movies, necrophilia lyrics on records, supporting homosexuals and so forth.
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | CONNIE KOENENN
Although some boycotts end with clear-cut victories, others run out of steam or just disappear.
NEWS
December 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ivory Coast held a largely peaceful parliamentary election after a week dominated by political and ethnic bloodshed, but a protest boycott prevented polling in many parts of the Muslim north. Security was tight at flash points in the West African nation's main city, Abidjan, and in the north after the exclusion of Muslim former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara from the poll because of doubts about his nationality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
  SACRAMENTO -- The decision by the Sacramento Press Club to exclude from a debate three of the seven candidates for secretary of state led Tuesday to a call by one watchdog group for all contenders to boycott the event. The protest action was proposed by the nonpartisan Independent Voter Project, headed by former state Sen. Steve Peace and former Assemblyman Jeff Marston. The debate scheduled for Wednesday features state Sen. Alex Padilla and former Common Cause director Derek Cressman, both Democrats, as well as former Fair Political Practices Commission Chairman Dan Schnur, running as a “no party preference" candidate, and Republican Pete Peterson, executive director of the Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University.
OPINION
April 22, 2014 | Doyle McManus
One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of the victims were young women who had been sewing low-priced clothes for Western brands, earning a minimum wage of about $9 a week. It was the worst disaster in garment industry history. In the year since Rana Plaza, inspectors commissioned by U.S. and European clothing companies have scoured Dhaka, checking factories that supply brands to Western retailers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Oldham tells Pop & Hiss that the decision reflects “an equal measure of both” his feelings about how the institution has changed over the years and how his induction has been handled this year. As outlined in a previous Pop &; Hiss post , Oldham, who produced the Stones'  albums and  singles from 1963 to 1967, remarked recently that he objects to the way the ceremony has changed since cameras were allowed to record highlights for subsequent airing as cable TV specials.
WORLD
March 28, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - From beach vacations to entertainers, all things Malaysian are being boycotted in China in protest of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and what many consider the bungled investigation that has followed. Major Chinese ticketing agencies this week banned sales of airplane tickets to Malaysia, with one of them, eLong, saying it will maintain the stricture “indefinitely until the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines release every piece of information they have in order to find out the truth of the missing flight as soon as possible.
WORLD
February 3, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM--The debate over Scarlett Johansson's Super Bowl ad has hit The Wall. The actress' ad for SodaStream, an Israeli company that does some of its manufacturing in the West Bank, has kicked off a rock 'n' roll battle pitting Israel's rock community against Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. The ad for SodaStream, whose kitchen appliances turn tap water into seltzer, drew the ire of activists who support a boycott of products made in Israeli-occupied territories. It prompted Waters to post an open letter to Johansson on Facebook, challenging her decision to endorse an Israeli company and posing a long list of questions about Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
OPINION
February 2, 2014 | By Barry Goldman
The Shah of Persia refused to be taken to the Derby Day, saying "It is already known to me that one horse can run faster than another. " - William James, "The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2" I'm with the shah on this one. I feel the same way about the Super Bowl. I fail to see the point in watching a bunch of tatted-up millionaires knock each other down. PHOTOS: 10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages But I understand they are expecting an audience of 100 million people.
NEWS
January 19, 1992 | Reuters
Prospects of a quick solution to Haiti's crisis faded Saturday when the post-coup rulers boycotted talks with exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and he insisted on the removal of the "criminal" who ousted him. "A golden opportunity has been lost," Joao Baena Soares, secretary general of the Organization of American States, said after the talks with Aristide, ousted in a coup and forced into exile Sept. 30.
NEWS
October 30, 1990
Olympic officials from across black Africa are scheduled to meet Saturday in the Zimbabwe capital to discuss the future of the sports boycott against South Africa. The African National Congress wants the sports boycott--which is seen as having had the greatest psychological effect of all the attempts to isolate Pretoria over the years--to continue until it is convinced that President Frederik W. de Klerk's reforms are "irreversible."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
New mom Kristen Bell is in "mama bear" mode, and she and husband Dax Shepard are urging fans to boycott magazines that publish unauthorized photos of children of celebrities. The "House of Lies" actress and "Parenthood" actor, who welcomed their baby girl Lincoln last March , sat down with NBC News' "Today" to discuss the topic and its ramifications in an interview that aired Friday. In September, following Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner's testimony in August , California's state legislature passed SB 606, aimed at preventing paparazzi from taking unauthorized photos of celebrities' kids, and the bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.
WORLD
January 30, 2014 | By Kate Linthicum
JERUSALEM - It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs Palestinians to produce seltzer-making machines in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The company, SodaStream International Ltd., is a target of a growing boycott movement of products made on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War and claimed by Palestinians for a future independent state.
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