CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1990 |
A group of health professionals has launched a unique project to find 100 colleagues each in dentistry, medicine and mental health to help the Orange County Head Start program expand its services to low-income children. "We're not after money, we're after personal involvement," said Jim Swanson, UC Irvine professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and social science, who has dubbed the effort "A Hundred Points of Light."
January 11, 1997 |
Passengers arriving at El Salvador's only international airport are divided into two groups to pass through immigration: citizens and diplomats. There is no line for tourists. "That is because we do not have a tourism mentality," said Edgardo Suarez, who, as president of the new, government-owned Salvadoran Tourism Corp., is in charge of developing that mentality. "We don't know what a tourist is, much less how to treat one."
January 20, 1989 |
"Catch air." That's what they came to see Saturday night, when people of all ages met on common ground, packing the floor of the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. What brought a crowd of about 1,600 fans together was the Vision Street Wear 2-Hip King of Vert Finals--a freestyle bicycle competition that favored those who could soar the highest and pull off incredible airborne tricks aboard their BMX bikes.
December 14, 1994 |
Independent Assemblyman Paul Horcher, who holds the balance of power in the Legislature's lower house, says he might still vote for a Republican to break the partisan deadlock that has paralyzed the Assembly in a leadership struggle now in its second week. But Horcher, a Diamond Bar attorney who bolted from the GOP to vote for Democrat Willie Brown on Dec.
March 28, 1992 |
Each weekend for the past month, Sam Johnson has climbed into his seven-year-old Mazda and driven off on a one-man barnstorm across California on behalf of someone who may or may not run for President: Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1998 |
When Larry Bennett, a veteran LAPD detective, arrived at the scene of a brutal rape late last year, the images were enough to sicken even a hardened cop. "It was just a violent, bloody scene," Bennett recalled. According to police reports, a 19-year-old woman had entered a shop on Venice Boulevard near downtown to buy candy when a man inside grabbed her, stabbed her repeatedly and raped her.
December 5, 1997 |
Jesus Blancornelas, one of Mexico's most respected journalists, lies in a hushed intensive care unit, taking forced breaths from a respirator, struggling to recover from the bullet wounds of a botched assassination attempt by the Tijuana drug cartel. Outside, poker-faced security forces with semiautomatic weapons surround the hospital to prevent drug gunmen from returning to finish off the job.
August 13, 2001 |
The old house with its spacious courtyard and pointy rooftop used to be the nicest in town. Three centuries of wear and tear have turned it into a dilapidated shanty, like all the other houses in this dying river village. Yet its stature has never diminished in the eyes of the Wen family. Twelve generations of Wen children were born there, raised there, married there and expected to die there. The house is the family. The family is the house. But not for much longer. The deluge is coming.
April 19, 1998 |
Water should be an acid test for those who aspire to be governor of California. Whether the candidates are willing to build the fresh-water canal around the Sacramento Delta recommended by a state and federal task force, "Cal-Fed," would determine if they truly represent California's diverse population, or only its privileged elite. So far, there only has been silence. Contrary to popular belief, California does not have a water shortage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997 |
Amid an uproar from Burbank Airport opponents, the Burbank City Council has voted to fire 62-year-old homemaker Margie Gee, one of the city's most hard-line representatives on the airport commission. The 3-2 vote taken after two hours of sometimes-raucous public testimony seems yet another sign that local leaders are bent on taking a softer approach to the dispute over the airport's planned expansion, despite mounting public pressure to the contrary.